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Performing Arts

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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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performingarts@union.wisc.edu

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Committee Meetings

Wednesdays, 7pm (check TITU)
Fall kick off is Sept 21st!

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Upcoming Events

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September 29th | 7:00pm

Madison World Music Festival: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Terrace at the Memorial Union
The band returns for a performance of Greek-Italian music and dance on the Terrace. Don’t miss the fun!

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September 29th | 9:00pm

Madison World Music Festival: Troker

Terrace at the Memorial Union
This “Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful” band from Mexico closes the festival!

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September 30th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Festival: Russ Johnson's "Headlands"

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.

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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.

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October 7th | 8:00pm

David Grisman and Del McCoury

Wisconsin Union Theater
Two legends of bluegrass come together for a night of celebration.

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October 13th | 8:00pm

Mike Marshall and Darol Anger

Wisconsin Union Theater
Masters of contemporary strings come together to show their brilliance.

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October 14th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Festival: Major Vistas/Anders Svanoe Trio

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.

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October 21st | 7:00pm

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

Wisconsin Union Theater
Two founders of APT perform signature Shakespeare scenes.

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October 22nd | 8:00pm

Lionel Loueke - Eric Harland - Dave Holland - Chris Potter

Wisconsin Union Theater
Four brilliant musicians make up this one-of-a-kind jazz quartet.

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October 28th | 10:00pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) w/ LIVE SHADOW CAST

Wisconsin Union Theater
A special presentation of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall w/ live shadow cast!

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October 30th | 7:30pm

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution

Wisconsin Union Theater
Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution

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November 4th | 7:30pm

InDIGenous Jazz Festival: Nuggernaut

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.

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November 5th | 8:00pm

Joshua Bell, violin & Alessio Bax, piano

Wisconsin Union Theater
One of the most celebrated violinists in the world performs alongside pianist Alessio Bax.

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November 10th | 8:30pm

Black Music Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
<p>UW Madison’s Black Music Ensemble is a student music group directed by world-renowned jazz bassist Richard Davis.</p>

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November 12th | 8:00pm

Mandolin Orange with My Bubba

Wisconsin Union Theater
North Carolina's singer/songwriter duo combine bluegrass, gospel, folk, country and pop.