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Overture Center for the Arts

201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
(608) 258-4177 http://overturecenter.com

November 2015

Madison Opera’s “La Bohème”

November 15, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $129

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The greatest love story in opera, La Bohème remains eternally young. Set to a ravishing score, Puccini's classic opera tells of the lives, loves, and losses of a group of young artists in a Bohemian quarter of Paris. If you are new to opera, don't miss the chance to see why audiences have acclaimed this moving work for over a century. If you are an opera omnivore, revel…

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The Bridal Show at the Overture Center

November 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25

Type: *Informational This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Bridal Show at Overture is Madison's first and only luxury wedding showcase. The Bridal Show is an exclusive event for the elite clientele and for select wedding professionals who set the standard of excellence in their respective fields. Brides and grooms will have the opportunity to explore the newest trends and distinct details in an intimate setting. The Overture Center's sophisticated yet comfortable setting will provide the…

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Vienna Boys Choir

November 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$15 – $35

Type: *Music This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBT community The illustrious group of child musicians has been delighting music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and popular repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases these gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites.

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Mythbusters

November 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$45 – $150

Type: *Theater *Performance Art *Informational This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBT community The all-new, live stage show MythBusters© – Jamie & Adam Unleashed, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters©, promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. Fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science. MythBusters© – Jamie & Adam…

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January 2016

Madison City Sessions: Tony Castenada Latin Jazz Sextet

January 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Sextet has been honoring and keeping alive the latin jazz tradition for over 10 years, playing the music of what some call the Golden Age of Latin Jazz (1940’s-1960’s). Constantly searching for the obscure gems of that era, the band felt a responsibility to present these treasures to a new audience with new vigor and life! The Afro-Cuban Jazz arrangements of that period…

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International Festival 2016

January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Performance * Music * Festival This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community When world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli built Overture Center, he intentionally created a nearly-white marble building. It was a blank canvas, he said, upon which the people of Madison would provide the color. International Festival brings this vision to vivid reality, weaving a rich tapestry of performances, crafts and foods with sounds, smells and flavors as colorful as the vibrant costumes that adorn the…

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Vocalosity

January 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$35 – $45

Type: * Music * Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community VOCALOSITY is the all-new live concert event that celebrates the wonder of the human voice from the creative mind of a cappella guru Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off). This fast-paced theatrical production features 12 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements.

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Frostiball 2016

January 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - January 31, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$75 – $125

Type: * Social * Fundraiser * Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Circle Saturday, January 30, 2016 on your calendar. That’s the night you’ll be here at Overture, dancing to live music, noshing on gourmet hors d’oeuvres, sipping signature craft cocktails and rubbing elbows with Madison’s best-dressed social butterflies — all while supporting the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts. While you’re circling dates, circle November 2 as well — that’s…

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February 2016

Madison Opera Presents: Little Women

February 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $112

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. An adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, the opera is a showpiece for the young cast who portray the four March sisters and their suitors, featuring moving arias, comic exchanges, and emotional confrontations. Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women follows…

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Madison Opera Presents: Little Women

February 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $112

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents the company premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women on Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. An adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, the opera is a showpiece for the young cast who portray the four March sisters and their suitors, featuring moving arias, comic exchanges, and emotional confrontations. Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women follows Jo March and her…

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April 2016

Opera Up Close: The Tales of Hoffmann Preview

April 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20

Type: *Music *Theater *Informational This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Come even closer with a behind-the-scenes preview of The Tales of Hoffmann. General Director Kathryn Smith and members of the cast and creative team will take you into the history of the opera, as well as into the rehearsal process and their own connections to the piece. Don’t miss your opportunity to get “Up Close” with Madison Opera!

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The Tales of Hoffman

April 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $129

Type: *Theater *Music This Event: *May be of interest to the LGBTQ community As he sits in a tavern, the poet Hoffmann recounts the stories of his three loves: a doll, a singer, and a courtesan. His adventures take him from Munich to Venice, always accompanied by his most faithful love, his muse. Offenbach’s masterpiece moves in a fantasy world, with showpiece arias for the bravura cast, the gorgeous “Barcarolle,” and a truly moving tribute to what it means to…

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The Tales of Hoffman

April 17, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $129

Type: *Music *Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community As he sits in a tavern, the poet Hoffmann recounts the stories of his three loves: a doll, a singer, and a courtesan. His adventures take him from Munich to Venice, always accompanied by his most faithful love, his muse. Offenbach’s masterpiece moves in a fantasy world, with showpiece arias for the bravura cast, the gorgeous “Barcarolle,” and a truly moving tribute to what it means to…

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June 2016

Gypsy

June 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $45

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Musical based on the stage life of Gypsy Rose Lee with Broadway star, Michelle Ragusa, as Mama Rose. Jeff Whiting, Director, also has many Broadway credits to his name. Andrew Abrams, Capital City Theatre Artistic Director, will be music director and conductor. W Earle Smith, Madison Ballet Artistic Director, will choreograph. In addition to the evening performances on Jun 17 and Jun 18, there will be a matinee…

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July 2016

Kinky Boots

July 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 12, and runs through Sunday, July 17. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world…

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Kinky Boots

July 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 12, and runs through Sunday, July 17. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world…

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Kinky Boots

July 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday, July 12, and runs through Sunday, July 17. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots has won every major Best Musical Award and is represented around the world…

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Diana Ross at Overture

July 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Presented by Frank Productions & True Endeavors DIANA ROSS: In The Name of Love Tour With special guest Rhonda Ross Overture Hall – Overture Center for the Arts – MADISON, WI THURSDAY, JULY 28th, 2016 Door Time 6:30 pm Show Time 7:30 pm -TICKETS- ON-SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH 2016 @ 11 AM TICKET LOCATIONS Tickets may be purchased online at OvertureCenter.org, by phone at 608-258-4141, and at the…

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September 2016

Overture Center’s Rising Stars

September 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$10

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture Center announced the 2016/17 Rising Stars finalists. They will perform on the Capitol Theater stage Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Members of Madison and the surrounding communities are encouraged to attend and support their neighbors, friends or family. Overture's Rising Stars 2016 Finalists: Adult Music Finalists Chloe Webster* from DeForest Dr. Roderquita K. Moore* from Madison Scott Lewis* from Madison BOUND TO BE FREE* from…

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October 2016

Latino Art Fair

October 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibition * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The 4th Annual Latino Art Fair will be Friday, October 7th from 5:00 – 9:00pm at the Overture Center on the second floor. It will be a wonderful evening at Overture with Cinderella as the Broadway musical in Overture Hall, Maraca and His Latin Jazz All Stars playing in the Capitol Theater, and it will be Gallery Night at…

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November 2016

Forward Theater’s “4000 Miles”

November 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20. Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey…

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Forward Theater’s “4000 Miles”

November 4, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20. Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey…

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Madison Opera’s “Romeo & Juliet”

November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $130

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Verona, 14th century. Romeo meets Juliet in a crowded ballroom, setting in motion a chain of events that will change both their families. Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to the stage of Overture Hall in its most famous operatic setting. With soaring arias, impassioned scenes, and plenty of sword fights, Gounod's gorgeous opera brings this tragic tale of young love to vivid life.

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Duck Soup Cinema

November 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$3 – $7

Type: * Film * Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture Center’s 2016/17 Duck Soup Cinema 30th Anniversary celebration continues with the showing of the first silent film to play in Capitol Theater when it opened in 1928, Her Wild Oat, with live Grand Barton organ accompaniment and vaudeville acts on Saturday, November 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets, $7 for adults and $3 for children, are available in person at the Overture Center…

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Forward Theater’s “4000 Miles”

November 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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various

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20. Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey…

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Forward Theater’s “4000 Miles”

November 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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various

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20. Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey…

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Madison Opera’s “Romeo & Juliet”

November 6, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Verona, 14th century. Romeo meets Juliet in a crowded ballroom, setting in motion a chain of events that will change both their families. Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers comes to the stage of Overture Hall in its most famous operatic setting. With soaring arias, impassioned scenes, and plenty of sword fights, Gounod's gorgeous opera brings this tragic tale of young love to vivid life.

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Organist Greg Zelek with Madison Symphony Orchestra

November 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$10 – $20

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Symphony Orchestra Presents Organist Greg Zelek, Making His Overture Organ Debut 2016-17 MSO Overture Concert Organ Series, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 MADISON, WI ̶ Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) welcomes acclaimed organist Greg Zelek for a debut recital Tues., Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, 201 State Street. Zelek will perform works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Dvořák, and Liszt, among others. Praised for his “effortless facility on…

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Forward Theater’s “4000 Miles”

November 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Forward Theater Company will debut its upcoming season with the 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist 4000 Miles, by Amy Herzog. This earnest and humorous play will be presented in the Playhouse at Overture Center, November 3 – 20. Free-spirited 21-year-old Leo sets off from the West Coast on an epic cross-country bike adventure. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, his journey…

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Madison Symphony’s Free Community Christmas Carol Sing

November 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Music * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites the entire community to celebrate the season and sing together with the Overture Concert Organ at a free Christmas Carol Sing in Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Tuesday, November 29, at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome and no registration or tickets are required. The Christmas Carol Sing will feature holiday favorites including Joy to the World, Angels We…

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December 2016

A Madison Symphony Christmas

December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$16 – $87

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Music Director John DeMain as they kick off the holiday season with the much-loved tradition — A Madison Symphony Christmas — with concerts on Dec. 2, 3, and 4 in Overture Hall. Celebrate the holidays with a variety of music from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to exciting Gospel selections. Highlights will also include Franck’s Panis Angelicus, selections from John Rutter’s Magnificat and…

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Four Seasons Theatre’s “Big Fish”

December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20 – $35

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community December 2-11, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2pm A father’s story. A son’s journey. Life’s epic adventure. Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to explore his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him – except for his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find…

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Four Seasons Theatre’s “Big Fish”

December 3, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20 – $25

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community December 2-11, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2pm A father’s story. A son’s journey. Life’s epic adventure. Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to explore his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him – except for his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find…

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Four Seasons Theatre’s “Big Fish”

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20 – $35

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community December 2-11, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2pm A father’s story. A son’s journey. Life’s epic adventure. Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to explore his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him – except for his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find…

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A Madison Symphony Christmas

December 4, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$16 – $87

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Music Director John DeMain as they kick off the holiday season with the much-loved tradition — A Madison Symphony Christmas — with concerts on Dec. 2, 3, and 4 in Overture Hall. Celebrate the holidays with a variety of music from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus to exciting Gospel selections. Highlights will also include Franck’s Panis Angelicus, selections from John Rutter’s Magnificat and…

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Four Seasons Theatre’s “Big Fish”

December 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20 – $35

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community December 2-11, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2pm A father’s story. A son’s journey. Life’s epic adventure. Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to explore his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him – except for his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find…

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January 2017

Patti LaBelle at Overture

January 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$50

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture Center announced that living legend Patti LaBelle, known for belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets, will perform in Overture Hall on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Throughout her over 50-year career, LaBelle has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and garnered many awards, including two Grammy Awards; Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Vocal Performance. LaBelle also…

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32nd Annual Madison & Dane County King Holiday Observance

January 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Lecture * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Keynote speech by Mary Frances Berry Presentation of MLK Humanitarian Awards MLK Community Choir Hosted by the King Coalition on behalf of the City of Madison and Dane County. Dr. Mary Frances Berry challenges and inspires everyone to stand up, stand tall and to never give up the fight. For over four decades, Dr. Berry has been a leader in social justice movements.…

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The Phantom of the Opera

January 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$46

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Madison engagement at Overture Center. When Overture Center opened its doors in 2012, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was the first Broadway show to play on the new Overture Hall stage. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new…

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The Phantom of the Opera

January 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$46

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Madison engagement at Overture Center. When Overture Center opened its doors in 2012, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was the first Broadway show to play on the new Overture Hall stage. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new…

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The Phantom of the Opera

January 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$46

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Madison engagement at Overture Center. When Overture Center opened its doors in 2012, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was the first Broadway show to play on the new Overture Hall stage. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new…

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The Phantom of the Opera

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$46

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Madison engagement at Overture Center. When Overture Center opened its doors in 2012, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was the first Broadway show to play on the new Overture Hall stage. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new…

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The Phantom of the Opera

January 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$46

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Madison engagement at Overture Center. When Overture Center opened its doors in 2012, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was the first Broadway show to play on the new Overture Hall stage. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new…

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February 2017

OUT at the Symphony

February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40 – $60

Type: * Music * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Sat., February 18, at 8:00 pm Join members and friends of Madison's LGBTQ community for a classical music concert and after-party! CONCERT: Ultimate Tchaikovsky: The Last Symphony Pianist Stephen Hough returns to Madison for a memorable performance of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 (The Egyptian). The MSO opens the program with Barber’s dramatic Second Essay and closes with Tchaikovsky’s final…

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International Festival

February 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Festival * Music * Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community International Festival, a free event that has been hosted by Overture Center for more than 30 years, returns on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The festival celebrates Madison’s rich cultural heritage with returning and new performers and vendors who call Dane County home. There is no charge for admission to the Festival, which provides an opportunity to learn about the many…

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March 2017

DRUMline Live

March 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $45

Type: * Music * Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture welcomes DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the music team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movie, Drumline, for one night only on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall, with Madison’s own Black Star Drum Line performing as an opening act. “We’ve taken the excitement of an HBCU football game halftime show, increased the intensity by a thousand watts, and…

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Decades Rewind

March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$35 – $45

Type: * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Relive the best times of your life through music, videos, and over 100 costume changes of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. All live. No background tracks. 6 brilliant musicians and 8 amazing musical and. Your music. Your memories. Your life.

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April 2017

The Magic Flute

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $130

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A prince, a princess, a bird-catcher, and a host of other fascinating characters invite you into a fantastical world of charmed musical instruments, mystical rituals, and a quest for enlightenment and wisdom. Written in the last year of his life, Mozart’s sublime opera is part fairytale, part adventure story, and all enchantment. Come revel in this glorious music that has been enjoyed around the world for over two…

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June 2017

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until June 18, 2017

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$45

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture Center, Broadway Across America and producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that tickets will be available for individual sale Saturday, April 8 for the the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful—The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Beautiful will make its Madison, Wis., premiere at Overture Center for the Arts for one week Tuesday, June…

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August 2017

Andrew Keenan-Bolger in Concert

August 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$50

Type: Performance This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community An intimate evening of songs and stories from Broadway and Beyond. Andrew Keenan-Bolger,actor, director, author and filmmaker brings his solo concert to Madison! He recently starred as “Jesse Tuck” in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway and created the role of “Crutchie” in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies and in the record-breaking film, Newsies: The Broadway Musical. Andrew’s other Broadway shows include: Mary Poppins,…

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QPOC Pride Networking Reception

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Networking * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LBGTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Our Lives and Intellectual Ratchet are proud to present the first-ever networking reception for our QPOC Pride honorees, and all queer people of color interested in attending, in order to meet, network, build new and old relationships, and strengthen the support for and work of QPOC in our community. Light hors d'oeuvre will be served. Details…

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October 2017

Latino Art Fair

October 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibit * Informational * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County and [email protected] artists from the Greater Madison area at the 5th Annual Latino Art Fair. Attendees will be able to meet the artists and view and purchase unique paintings, photography, prints, jewelry, textile arts, and more. We'll celebrate Latino heritage and our affinity for the arts. All are…

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7th Annual Dress for DAIS Fashion Show

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $100

Type: * Fundraiser * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Our runway show is not to be missed - the Dress for DAIS Fashion Show features local women modeling the latest fall collections from your favorite local boutiques. Enjoy a night of fun and fashion in support of survivors of domestic violence in Dane County. 6 PM - VIP Receiption & Early Entry 6:30 PM - Doors Open Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and raffle tickets…

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November 2017

Madison Opera’s “Carmen”

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $130

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 3 at 8pm and Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm in Overture Hall.  With some of the most famous music in opera, Bizet’s passionate opera is a vivid story of love, jealousy, and betrayal. Set in 19th century Seville, the opera follows a gypsy determined to live life on her own terms – whatever her fate may be.  On a…

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Madison Opera’s “Carmen”

November 5, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $130

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents Georges Bizet’s Carmen on Friday, November 3 at 8pm and Sunday, November 5 at 2:30pm in Overture Hall.  With some of the most famous music in opera, Bizet’s passionate opera is a vivid story of love, jealousy, and betrayal. Set in 19th century Seville, the opera follows a gypsy determined to live life on her own terms – whatever her fate may be.  On a…

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Free Community Carol Sing in Overture Hall

November 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Music * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will offer a free Carol sing in Overture Hall, 201 State Street, Monday, November 27, at 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome. MSO Principal Organist and Curator Greg Zelek leads the Carol Sing with the Overture Concert Organ. Familiar carols will be sung, and solo organ works will include Richard Purvis’ Carol Rhapsody and an arrangement of “Bring a Torch,…

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January 2018

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

January 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 7, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New Year will kick off at Overture Center with the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, from Tues., Jan. 2-Sun., Jan. 7, 2018. RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world.  A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow…

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Frostiball 2018

January 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$150

Type: * Fundraiser * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture’s Frostiball 2018 fundraising gala on Sat., Jan. 27 benefits the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts, which features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries, is home to ten resident organizations and offers more than 20 programs, many free and low-cost, which engaged individuals in 660,000 artistic and educational experiences last year. Proceeds support Overture’s community programming such as Kids…

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February 2018

2018 International Festival & Ladysmith Black Mambazo

February 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Free – $25

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community International Festival, an annual free, day-long festival that celebrates the cultural heritage in the community, returns to Overture Center for 2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24., from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in conjunction with an 8 p.m. performance by South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo. International Festival | Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Overture Center | FREE Celebrate the rich cultural heritage in the community and enjoy more than…

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Ani DiFranco

February 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: Music This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Ani DiFranco Sunday, February 25th 2018 | Doors 7:30pm | Show 6:30pm Capitol Theater – Overture Center for the Arts – MADISON, WI Tickets on-sale FRIDAY, November 17th, 2017 at Noon TICKET LOCATIONS Tickets may be purchased online at Overture.org, by phone at 608-258-4141, and at the Overture Center Box Office. TICKET PRICES $65 | $49.50 | $39.50 "My last record was very…

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April 2018

Kanopy Dance Company presents “Radiance”

April 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$14

Type: Performance Art This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kanopy Dance presents Radiance With Featured Guest Artists: Lonnie Joseph Gordon, Director of GORDONDANCE, and Winifred Haun & Dancers, Chicago. Celebrate 50 years of Lonny Joseph Gordon’s trailblazing transcultural danceworks/ Heed the trappings of excess and clutter in Winifred Haun’s critically acclaimed “Trashed”; and be inspired and uplifted with new choreography by members of Kanopy Dance Company and guest artists, Kiro Kopulos and Georgia Corner. Program Highlights:…

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Kanopy Dance Company presents “Radiance”

April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$14

Type: Performance Art This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kanopy Dance presents Radiance With Featured Guest Artists: Lonnie Joseph Gordon, Director of GORDONDANCE, and Winifred Haun & Dancers, Chicago. Celebrate 50 years of Lonny Joseph Gordon’s trailblazing transcultural danceworks/ Heed the trappings of excess and clutter in Winifred Haun’s critically acclaimed “Trashed”; and be inspired and uplifted with new choreography by members of Kanopy Dance Company and guest artists, Kiro Kopulos and Georgia Corner. Program Highlights:…

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Kanopy Dance Company presents “Radiance”

April 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$14

Type: Performance Art This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Kanopy Dance presents Radiance With Featured Guest Artists: Lonnie Joseph Gordon, Director of GORDONDANCE, and Winifred Haun & Dancers, Chicago. Celebrate 50 years of Lonny Joseph Gordon’s trailblazing transcultural danceworks/ Heed the trappings of excess and clutter in Winifred Haun’s critically acclaimed “Trashed”; and be inspired and uplifted with new choreography by members of Kanopy Dance Company and guest artists, Kiro Kopulos and Georgia Corner. Program Highlights:…

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October 2018

Latino Art Fair 2018

October 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Art Exhibit * Performance * Music * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The annual Latino Art Fair, organized and sponsored by the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County in partnership with Overture Center for the Arts, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event, in its sixth year, celebrates the rich roots of Latino art in culture. Artists…

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November 2018

Randy Rainbow Live

November 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$39.50 – $49.50

Type: Performance This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international acclaim and over a hundred million views. He’s been called “the best thing about the 2016 GOP race” by Dan Savage and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate…

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Forward Theater presents “Fun Home”

November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$30

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community FUN HOME Music by Jeanine Tesori | Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel November 1 -25, 2018 Featuring Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo | Wisconsin Premiere Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s father was a volatile and brilliant man whose secrets defined her family and her life. Bruce taught high school English,…

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MSO’s Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:30 pm, repeating until November 11, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Leonard Bernstein is remembered, honored, and celebrated by friend and Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) conductor John DeMain in an event that explores Bernstein’s music contributions as a American composer and conductor. Originals from Bernstein’s repertoire will be performed by the MSO, beginning with Candide, succeeding to On The Town, and finally, his Age of Anxiety featuring pianist Christopher Taylor. The program will conclude with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony…

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MSO’s Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

November 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Leonard Bernstein is remembered, honored, and celebrated by friend and Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) conductor John DeMain in an event that explores Bernstein’s music contributions as a American composer and conductor. Originals from Bernstein’s repertoire will be performed by the MSO, beginning with Candide, succeeding to On The Town, and finally, his Age of Anxiety featuring pianist Christopher Taylor. The program will conclude with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony…

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Soweto Gospel Choir’s “Songs of the Free”

November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$20

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Overture Center for the Arts will present SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall as part of their Songs of the Free tour in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 100thbirthday. This celebrated choir brings joy and jubilation across the US, bringing audiences to their feet. The performance features a free pre-show concert with the Fall Gospel Fest Choir from 6-7 p.m. in the…

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December 2018

The Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$35 – $45

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community On Saturday, Dec. 1, Chicago’s legendary comedy theatre The Second City will appear at Overture Center for the Arts in downtown Madison at 8 p.m. Madison native Terrence Carey will return to his hometown for the one-night-only performance. The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue delivers a healthy dose of seasonal satire where neither holiday film classics, family gatherings nor Christmas carols are too sacred for a show that…

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January 2019

34th Annual Madison & Dane County King Holiday Observance

January 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: * Music * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Program features keynote speaker, MLK Community Choir and presentation of the MLK Humanitatian Award by County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Paul Soglin. There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not required. KEYNOTE SPEAKER Cheryl Brown Henderson Brown v. Board of Education Originator & Civil Rights Activist Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Reverend Oliver…

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February 2019

Madison Opera’s “A Little Night Music”

February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents Stephen Sondheim’s classic A Little Night Music on Friday, February 8 at 8pm and Sunday, February 10 at 2:30pm in the Capitol Theater. One of the most popular stage pieces of the 20th century, this modern operetta waltzes through a story of the complications of love across generations, spiced with sparkling wit and rueful self-awareness. Set in Sweden in the early 1900s, A Little Night…

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March 2019

Haters Roast: The Shady Tour

March 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: Performance Art This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Haters Roast – The Shady Tour. It’s an outrageous evening of unapologetic comedy starring the contestants from the reality television show on VH1. They’re all sisters when they walk on stage, but that’s when everything changes as the queens read each other for filth – all in good fun. All ages welcome, however – adult content. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm. There…

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Orchestral Brilliance: Three Virtuosi

March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until March 9, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $93

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community "Our orchestra is truly top notch — and when they play, you get the feeling it’s not just their job, it’s their passion. This concert throws focus on the musicians of the Madison Symphony, both collectively, and individually. This year we feature more than one artist, with the spotlight shining on three remarkable members, all soloists in their own right — Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, Principal Clarinetist JJ Koh,…

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Orchestral Brilliance: Three Virtuosi (matinee)

March 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $93

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community "Our orchestra is truly top notch — and when they play, you get the feeling it’s not just their job, it’s their passion. This concert throws focus on the musicians of the Madison Symphony, both collectively, and individually. This year we feature more than one artist, with the spotlight shining on three remarkable members, all soloists in their own right — Concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, Principal Clarinetist JJ Koh,…

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Romeo & Juliet: A Theatre LILA Invention

March 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until March 17, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $39

Type: Theater This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Love is love. But what if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? And what if your first love was someone of the same gender? Both are forbidden. And yet...undeniable. Theatre LILA’s diverse cast of actors will explore — and explode— Shakespeare’s poetry, re-imagining it through movement and music to create an unforgettable, immersive theatre experience. This dual language…

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April 2019

Madison Opera presents “Rusalka”

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18

Type: * Performance * Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison Opera presents Antonín Dvořák’s luxurious masterpiece Rusalka on Friday, April 26 at 8pm and Sunday, April 28 at 2:30pm in Overture Hall. Inspired by the classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid, the story travels from a mythical forest to a palace and back again. Its lush score includes the famous “Song to the Moon.” Set in a mythical realm, Rusalka is about a water…

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May 2019

On the Town

May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until June 1, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $55

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday, Capital City Theatre, in collaboration with Madison Ballet, presents the musical, "On the Town", May 30 – June 2 at the Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts. "On the Town" tells the story of three young sailors who debark for their one day of shore leave in New York City. The Big Apple inspires dreams of adventure and fun…

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June 2019

On the Town

June 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until June 2, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $55

Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday, Capital City Theatre, in collaboration with Madison Ballet, presents the musical, "On the Town", May 30 – June 2 at the Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts. "On the Town" tells the story of three young sailors who debark for their one day of shore leave in New York City. The Big Apple inspires dreams of adventure and fun…

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John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons”

June 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$50

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Following its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run seen by thousands, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will play Overture Hall in Madison FRI, JUN 28 at 8 PM. Tickets for the Madison engagement go on sale FRI, APR 5 at 11 AM. For more information, please visit Overture.org. The WOW Agency brings LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS to Madison as part of a North American…

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July 2019

An Evening with Jane Fonda

July 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$40

Type: * Performance * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join two time Oscar award-winning actress Jane Fonda for a career retrospective live on stage in Overture Hall. Clips from her storied career will be shared, along with stories and an audience Q&A as we celebrate one of the profession’s best. Not limited to the big screen, Jane has influenced society in many ways. Off screen, she is an impassioned activist supporting a number of…

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September 2019

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy

September 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$30

Type: * Music * Performance * Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Directed and reimagined by renowned theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that appeared on Broadway to critical acclaim. The astounding feats performed in this action-packed adventure are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. A wildly imaginative journey comes to life in a…

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The Book of Mormon

September 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 19, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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The Book of Mormon

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 19, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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The Book of Mormon

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until September 19, 2019

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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The Book of Mormon

September 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until September 21, 2019

One event on September 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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The Book of Mormon

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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The Book of Mormon

September 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the…

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October 2019

Kittel & Co.

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$30

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, also nominated for a Grammy for, “Best Instrumental Composition” in 2018, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. For…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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Boulet Brothers: Dragula Tour

October 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$27.25 – $124.50

• Has LGBTQ content • Is LGBTQ hosted • May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Get ready to see all your favorite spooky monsters from the reality show including contestants from the all new Season 3 of Dragula. Get the VIP Experience! VIP tickets include a premium reserved seat in the first few rows on the main floor, plus meet all the queens and take pics (before the show), score autographs and receive an official tour poster and…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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Mariachi Herencia de México

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$25 – $35

Type: Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Nobody could have anticipated the success of the first album by Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of student musicians from Chicago’s Mexican-American barrios. Released in 2017, their debut disk Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) received a Latin Grammy nomination, attracted local and national news coverage, and created new demand for appearances around the country. Since then, the group has performed in major mariachi festivals in Chicago, Orlando, Los…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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The SpongeBob Musical

October 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 12, 2019

One event on October 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Type: Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The musical The New York Timesdeclares, “BRILLIANT!” Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in “a party for the eyes and ears” (Daily…

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Syndee Winters – Lessons: From A Lady

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$125

Type: * Performance Art * Social * Music * Theater This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community “New York born, Miami raised, Syndee Winters has the privilege of touring the world doing what she loves. Her career began shortly after high school, as a dancer for NBA team, The New York Knicks City Dancers. She also danced behind American Idol Jordan Sparks. Syndee would be nowhere without her love of music. Reflections of The Fugees, The Marleys,…

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Black Violin: Impossible Tour

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$30 – $55

Type: * Performance * Music This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers. In the past 12 months, the band…

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November 2019

Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$33.50 – $172

• Has LGBTQ content • Is LGBTQ hosted • May be of interest to the LGBTQ community “Smoke & Mirrors,” Sasha Velour’s first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a poof…

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