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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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Thursday, Nov 06, 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 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.


Friday, Nov 07, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $23; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $19; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $21; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

VishtenAcadian music from the Canadian Magdalene and Prince Edward Islands


Friday, Nov 07, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

$30 UW-Madison Students with ID and Union Members; $35 General Public. Prices do not include fees. Reserved Seating

WUD Performing Arts Committee, Frank Productions, and True Endeavors Present: Ingrid Michaelson Ingrid Michaelson is an American, New York-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. Her first album Slow the Rain was released in 2005 and since then she has released five albums, Girls and Boys, Be OK, Everybody, Human Again and her most recent, Lights Out. Her two highest charting singles are "The Way I Am" and "Girls Chase Boys" at No. 37 and No. 52 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.


Saturday, Nov 08, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $40, 36, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $36, 32; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $38, 34; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

Mosaic Project featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Lizz Wright, Gretchen Parlato, and Ingrid JensenPercussion diva and professor Terri Lyne Carrington's new CD, The Mosaic Project, has won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She bring with her other jazz women greats - piano virtuoso Allen, vocalists Wright and Parlato and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen - in this powerhouse showcase of feminine talent. Presented in collaboration with Madison Music Collective.


Wednesday, Nov 19, 7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater

$10 UW Madison students; $15 for Union Members; $17 for everyone else. Prices do not include fees.

True Endeavors in partnership with WUD Performing Arts Committee present Horse Feathers with Special guests John Mark Nelson and Sara Jackson-HolmanHorse Feathers was formed after Justin Ringle moved to Portland in 2004. Having played with rock bands in his native Idaho, Ringle found himself drawn to a softer, more folk-based sound in the Pacific Northwest and began combining stark lyrics (he cites Cormac McCarthy as an influence) with subtle acoustic arrangements.


Thursday, Nov 20, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $45, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $40; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $42; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.

Valentina Lisitsa, pianoBorn in Kiev, Ukraine, classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa had her first solo recital at the age of four, and has been dazzling audiences ever since. From her unique start as an Internet sensation to playing with Hilary Hahn, to her creative interpretations of celebrated classics, Lisitsa pushes the limits of the classical world. This is her third visit to the theater.


Friday, Nov 21, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. 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.

Broadway's Next Hit MusicalThis unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.


Friday, Nov 21, 11:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. 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.

Broadway's Next Hit MusicalThis unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.


Saturday, Nov 22, 8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. 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.

Broadway's Next Hit MusicalThis unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.


Monday, Nov 24, 7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee

Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17. Prices do not include fees.

Travel Adventure Series - The Great American Southwest with Dennis BurkhartDennis Burkhart goes beyond the expected in his travel films, taking audiences on an adventure that reveals the fascinating and often surprising depths of the locale he's exploring. An avid traveler and lover of nature, Burkhart has worked and played around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer, an underwater excavator, a mountaineer, a photographer and filmmaker, and a travel guide. Burkhart's photographs have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, and he has produced several award-winning videos. In The Great American Southwest, Burkhart takes us on a journey through the not-so-distant land of the American South, from the archaeological wonders of Mesa Verde to the breath-taking wilderness of the Grand Canyon. Dennis Burkhardt will offer a free min-course titled Must See National Parks, Sunday, 6:30pm, Nov. 23rd, Union South.


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