Calendar of Events

An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuesday, Apr 07,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
FREE
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive writers in America. With rich emotional depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity, Coates is "the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation" (Walter Mosley). His 2014 Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," is one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. His Atlantic blog has been named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. Currently working on his first novel, Coates has published a critically-hailed memoir, The Beautiful Struggle. This lecture is co-sponsored with the UW Center for the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

Yoni Ki Baat
Yoni Ki Baat
Thursday, Apr 09,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Yoni Ki Baat is a set of monologue performances in which womyn of color share their experiences on race, class, gender, and sexuality through spoken word, theater, and dance.

Yoni Ki Baat
Yoni Ki Baat
Friday, Apr 10,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Yoni Ki Baat is a set of monologue performances in which womyn of color share their experiences on race, class, gender, and sexuality through spoken word, theater, and dance.

Yoni Ki Baat
Yoni Ki Baat
Saturday, Apr 11,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Yoni Ki Baat is a set of monologue performances in which womyn of color share their experiences on race, class, gender, and sexuality through spoken word, theater, and dance.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Saturday, Apr 11,  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. Prices do not include fees.
If ukuleles make you think of hula skirts and leis, think again. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain takes this beautifully simple instrument to new heights with their vast repertoire of unexpected cover tunes. You haven't really heard the Talking Heads' Psycho Killer - or Lady Gaga's Born This Way, or Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit - until you've heard it played by an orchestra of ukes. The unexpected depth and range of this diminutive instrument is brought out in full force in the group's playful, virtuosic and often comedic renditions, selling out shows from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy Mortimer
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.
Sandy 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.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy Mortimer
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.
Sandy 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.

Cabaret @ The Circle with Four Seasons Theatre: Real Men Sing Showtunes
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.
Four 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.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
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.
The 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.

Legally Blonde - The Musical
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.
Join 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!

Legally Blonde - The Musical
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.
Join 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!

Legally Blonde - The Musical
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.
Join 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!

The Jack Quartet
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.
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.

The Jack Quartet - World Premiere of
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.
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.

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band
Saturday, May 09,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
General Public: $30; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $26; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $28; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Taking his inspiration from jazz legends Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie, percussionist Poncho Sanchez is a musical giant in his own right, lending a heady infusion of Latin flavor to the elements of traditional jazz. Like a good dance partner, Sanchez's music keeps you on your toes without missing a beat. Growing up in L.A. with a range of influences, from John Coltrane to James Brown, Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums and timbales, eventually finding true love with the congas - a love that would earn him the title "King of the Conga."

Cycropia presents
Friday, Jun 05,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia presents
Saturday, Jun 06,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia presents
Saturday, Jun 06,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Violet: The Musical
Friday, Jun 12,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 13,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 13,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Sunday, Jun 14,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Thursday, Jun 18,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Isthmus Jazz Festival
Friday, Jun 19,  12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
This 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.

Violet: The Musical
Friday, Jun 19,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 20,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 20,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Friday, Aug 21,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Saturday, Aug 22,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Sunday, Aug 23,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls


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