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2015-2016 Concert Series Announced

After two years of historic renovations, the Wisconsin Union Theater is not just raising the curtain on a new season for the arts, we’re raising the bar!

Tickets for Season 2014/15 are available now!
608-265-ARTS (2787) or online

Featured Events

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Monday, Apr 20, 7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee

General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy MortimerSandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant turned news personality, has traveled all around the world documenting and touring for her films.


Tuesday, Apr 21, 7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee

General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy MortimerSandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant turned news personality, has traveled all around the world documenting and touring for her films.


Friday, Apr 24, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $19; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $15; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $17; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.

Cabaret @ The Circle with Four Seasons Theatre: Real Men Sing ShowtunesFour Seasons Theatre is proud to launch a new series: Cabaret @ the Circle. The Play Circle Theater provides the perfect setting for FST's vocalists to bring you an intimate cabaret experience, full of songs and stories. The theme is "Real men sing showtunes." Performers include Michael Brunner, Luke Landgraf, John Jajewski, Jace Nichols, Adam Shelton, and Bart Terrell.


Saturday, Apr 25, 7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

Jay Ungar and Molly MasonThe busy duo, creators of the Emmy-nominated Ashokan Farewell and hosts of the radio show "Dancing on the Air," return to the theater after their last sold-out show. Their music has been featured in many soundtracks, including Legends of the Fall and Brother's Keeper.


Thursday, Apr 30, 7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall

Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.

Legally Blonde - The MusicalJoin us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!


Friday, May 01, 7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall

Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.

Legally Blonde - The MusicalJoin us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!


Sunday, May 03, 2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall

Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.

Legally Blonde - The MusicalJoin us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!


Thursday, May 07, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

General Public: $15; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $12; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $13; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

The Jack Quartet Succumb to your senses in the Fredric March Play Circle as the JACK Quartet perform String Quartet No. 3 by Georg Friedrich Hass in complete darkness. Known for their innovative techniques and daring, the JACK quartet's performance will offer new music at its best.


Friday, May 08, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

General Public: $30, 26, 20; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $26, 22; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $28, 24; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

The Jack Quartet - World Premiere of Part of JACK Quartet's mission is to introduce and perform new works of music, and for this concert the group will be debuting works by Laura Schwendinger, a professor of composition and at our very own University of Wisconsin-Madison. Schwedinger's composing has been called "Punchy, imaginative, subtle, stirring, [and] evocative," by Colin Clarke of Fanfare. "Creature Quartet" is made up of four larger movements which are framed by smaller movements, each one an ode to an extinct, endangered or mythical creature.


Friday, Jun 19, 12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

Isthmus Jazz FestivalThis season's Isthmus Jazz Festival is on Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2015 at the Memorial Union. Festival headliner Freddy Cole is everything a jazz legend should be - smooth, charming, and casually brilliant. The younger brother of Nat King Cole, Freddy lends warmth and style to treasured classics with a captivating confidence. The New York Times calls him "the most maturely expressive jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." His trio will be joined by UW's own Jazz Orchestra. Other artists will play free concerts on both days.


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