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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)

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Upcoming Events

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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.

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September 13th | 12:00pm

The Mystical Arts Of Tibet – Sand Mandala

Memorial Union
Watch a sand mandala being drawn, constructed and dismantled. Participate in the opening and closing ceremonies and get your own baggie of mandala sand.

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September 15th |

Madison World Music Festival Free!

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

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September 15th | 5:30pm

LIFE IS WAITING: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara

Memorial Union
Directed by Iara Lee, this piece documents a struggle for self-determination, life, and the pursuit of peace.

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September 15th | 6:45pm

Enyedi-Salamon Ensemble

Terrace at the Memorial Union
Learn some Hungarian dance moves before you watch the Enyedi-Salamon Ensemble perform traditional Hungarian music on the Terrace!

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September 16th | 5:30pm

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara

Terrace at the Memorial Union
In this unique opportunity to hear music from Zanzibar, Rajab Suleiman & Kithara bring a mix of sacred and dance music.

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September 16th | 7:30pm

Alsarah & the Nubatones

Terrace at the Memorial Union
Originally from Sudan, Alsarah and her band offer music from that country and the region. Come hear some “East African Retro Pop.”

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September 16th | 9:30pm

The Dhol Foundation

Terrace at the Memorial Union
Traditional Indian dhol drums, whirling arms and thunderous beats! This is the mighty muscle powerhouse of the bhangra playing Dhol Foundation!

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September 17th | 2:30pm

Willy Street Fair Music Lineup


Music of Patagonian Argentina, Yemenite Jews, and virtuosic Mexican brothers. It’s all part of the Madison World Music Festival!

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September 17th | 8:00pm

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Beautiful costumes and sacred music and dance from Tibet close the residency of the Tibetan Monks. Don’t miss this incredible artistic and spiritual performance in Shannon Hall.

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September 17th | 9:30pm

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Terrace at the Memorial Union
Three young sisters from Israel recreate the music of their Yemenite ancestors. The band adds a contemporary sound for an experience reminiscent of Ofra Haza yet totally fresh.

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September 23rd | 8:00pm

Nasim Pedrad and Sara Schaefer

Wisconsin Union Theater
Comedian known from Saturday Night Live, New Girl and Fox's Scream Queens. With Sara Schaefer.

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September 29th | 7:00pm

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Terrace at the Memorial Union
The band and its dancer return 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

Troker

Terrace at the Memorial Union
This “Noisy, chaotic, sprawling, messy, and altogether wonderful” band from Mexico (All About Jazz) closes the festival! A mix of jazz and mariachi, this is one cool group.

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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.