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The Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee plans and promotes events for the historic Wisconsin Union Theater stage, ranging from modern dance and classical concerts, to travel adventure films and Broadway musicals. The Performing Arts Committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, and the Madison area community.

Through the Concert Series, Jazz Series, World Stage Series, and special events, our committee selects a season that offers artistic integrity, diversity, and campus outreach and involvement between the performers and students.

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Committee Meetings

Wednesdays, 7pm (check TITU)

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Upcoming Events


September 4th | 8:00pm

The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! Free

Wisconsin Union Theater
One of the nation's top touring illusionists! His magic thrills thousands of people every year and leaves the audience in complete disbelief as he creates one impossible illusion after another.


September 16th |

Madison World Music Festival. Free!

Wisconsin Union Theater
Great music and more from around the globe at Memorial Union and Willy Street Fair.


September 23rd | 8:00pm

Nasim Pedrad and Sara Schaefer

Wisconsin Union Theater
Comedian and actress best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, New Girl and Fox's new series Scream Queens.


October 6th | 7:30pm

Four Seasons Theatre Open Mic. Free!

Wisconsin Union Theater
Come to sing or come to listen! Four Seasons Theatre brings its popular Musical Theater Open Mic to the Frederic March Play Circle. You bring your favorite scores and sheet music, FST provides the pianist, and we all share in a night of music-making with fellow Broadway enthusiasts.

This event is free and open to the public.


October 7th | 8:00pm

David Grisman and Del McCoury

Wisconsin Union Theater
These two legendary musicians have shared nearly 50 years of bluegrass friendship.


October 13th | 8:00pm

Mike Marshall and Darol Anger

Wisconsin Union Theater
Two masters of contemporary strings come together to show their seasoned brilliance through bluegrass music and more.


October 21st | 7:00pm

The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare

Wisconsin Union Theater
Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso perform “The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare.”


October 22nd | 8:00pm

Lionel Loueke - Eric Harland - Dave Holland - Chris Potter

Wisconsin Union Theater
This one-of-a-kind jazz quartet has collectively won several Grammys, collaborated with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time and is coming together to perform a contemporary jazz show that you won’t want to miss.


November 5th | 8:00pm

Joshua Bell, violin & Alessio Bax, piano

Wisconsin Union Theater
Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists in the world, is joined by pianist Alessio Bax on November 5th.


November 12th | 8:00pm

Mandolin Orange

Wisconsin Union Theater
North Carolina's singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Martin along with violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz offer a powerful mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country and pop that invokes the sounds of Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, and the gothic Americana of The Civil Wars.