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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!

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Featured Events

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Sunday, Sep 21, 7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall - Union Theater

$10 UW-Madison students (limited quantity), $15 Memorial Union Members, $20 General Public.

True Endeavors in partnership with WUD Music and Performing Arts Committee Present: Kongos with Special Guest, Young Rising Sons on September 21, 2014, 7:30pmThe brothers KONGOS -- multi-cultural, multi-faceted, multi-instrumentalists -- craft a unique and irresistible sound spawned from shared DNA, diverse influences and spot-on melodic and lyrical sensibilities. On "Lunatic," their 12-song Epic Records debut, the band's talent shines on "Come With Me Now"; the title an impossible-to-resist aural summons, the rock-alt crossover tune kicking off with the accordion, jumping into foot-stomping, staccato rhythms, slide guitar, and soaring epic soundscapes reminiscent of U2. "I'm Only Joking," whose lyrics hint at the album's title, hits the mark with decisive tribal rhythms and Pink Floyd-esque mysterious modern rock.


Friday, Sep 26, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater

Free!

Pro Arte Quartet with Charles Neidich, clarinetThe Pro Arte Quartet continues to maintain an 85-year tradition of dedication to classical and contemporary string chamber music. Pre-concert conversation: 7:15pm


Saturday, Oct 04, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater

General Public: $54, $48, $35; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $48-42; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $50-44; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 (limited number of student tickets).

Don McLean and Judy CollinsDon McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Judy Collins, the award-winning singer-songwriter, is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions.


Friday, Oct 10, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Free

Musical Theatre Open Mic with Four Seasons TheatreFour Seasons Theatre brings its popular Musical Theatre Open Mic Night to the Play Circle Theater. FST provides the pianist, you provide the voice! Bring in your favorite scores and sheet music and share in a night of music-making with fellow Broadway enthusiasts.


Monday, Oct 13, 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

Travel Adventure Series: Sudan - The Inside Story with Karin MullerFilmmaker Karin Muller spent three months in Sudan living in villages, humanitarian aid bases, and refugee camps, and traveling with the Chadian military. After learning both Arabic and French, Muller was able to talk to and befriend an incredible range of locals and capture their stories in over 30 hours of raw footage. Known for her fearless curiosity, amazing lingual skills, and knack for adapting to new environments, Muller gives her audiences a riveting look into one of the most complex and conflict-ridden countries in Africa. The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to invite her back after her popular showing of Cuba: The Inside Story in 2014. Karin Muller will offer a free mini-course titled Images for a Lifetime, Sunday, 6:30pm, October 12, at Union South.


Tuesday, Oct 14, 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

Travel Adventure Series: Sudan - The Inside Story with Karin MullerFilmmaker Karin Muller spent three months in Sudan living in villages, humanitarian aid bases, and refugee camps, and traveling with the Chadian military. After learning both Arabic and French, Muller was able to talk to and befriend an incredible range of locals and capture their stories in over 30 hours of raw footage. Known for her fearless curiosity, amazing lingual skills, and knack for adapting to new environments, Muller gives her audiences a riveting look into one of the most complex and conflict-ridden countries in Africa. The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to invite her back after her popular showing of Cuba: The Inside Story in 2014. Karin Muller will offer a free mini-course titled Images for a Lifetime, Sunday, 6:30pm, October 12, at Union South.


Wednesday, Oct 15, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

General Public: $42, 38, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $38-34; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $40-36; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 (limited number of tickets).

Edgar Meyer and Chris ThileAcclaimed mandolinist Chris Thile has joined forces with award-winning double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer to weave a mix of musical roots into playful, compelling melodies. Says Country Standard Time, "'Masters' is a well-worn phrase describing talented musicians, but Meyer and Thile deserve the titles."


Saturday, Oct 18, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

General public tickets are sold out. UW-Madison student tickets go on sale September 6, 2014 at 11:30am and are $25. Student tickets available on-line and at the box office locations while supplies last.

Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn StottThe legendary Yo-Yo Ma returns for his seventh performance at the Wisconsin Union Theater, this time with pianist Kathryn Stott.


Thursday, Oct 30, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

UW Madison Students (limit 1 per ID): $23; Union Members/UW Fac Staff: $30; General Public: $34. Price does not include $2 facility fee. General Admission

WUD Performing Arts presents: Bo BurnhamBo Burnham is an American comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Writing comedic and satirical songs with a politically incorrect slant, he achieved fame when his YouTube videos took off and received more than 124 million views by January 2014.


Thursday, Nov 06, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $19; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $15; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $17; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6.

Cabaret @ The Circle with Four Seasons TheatreFour 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.


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