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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.


All free events sponsored by WUD Performing Arts Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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Committee Meetings

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

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Upcoming Events


February 23rd | 8:00pm

Shadowland by Pilobolus

Wisconsin Union Theater
Legendary modern dance with multimedia, projected shadow play, and front-of-screen choreography.


February 24th | 7:30pm

Four Seasons Theatre Cabaret with Wendy Jones Hill

Wisconsin Union Theater
These singers create an intimate musical theatre cabaret experience.


February 25th | 8:00pm

The Gerald Clayton Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Young pianist keeps the tradition of jazz alive through his musical influences.


March 2nd | 7:30pm

Marcia Légère Student Play Festival

Wisconsin Union Theater
Student talent and the art of live theatrical performance are celebrated during this one-act play festival.


March 5th | 7:30pm


Wisconsin Union Theater
Celtic music with unique arrangements and compelling original works.


March 9th | 8:00pm

Rise Up and Sing!

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join Ruthie Foster & The Heritage Blues Orchestra for timeless Blues & Gospel.


March 13th | 7:30pm

Travel Adventure Film Series

Union South
Travel Adventure Films presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater Performing Arts Committee.


March 30th | 7:30pm

UW Jazz Orchestra

Wisconsin Union Theater
UW Jazz Orchestra with guest trumpeter Clay Jenkins and the Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Ensemble.


March 30th | 8:00pm

Mnozil Brass

Wisconsin Union Theater
Part of the WUT Concert Series, this Austrian group combines comedy with brass jazz and classical artistry.


March 31st | 7:30pm

Madison Musical Idol

Wisconsin Union Theater
Do you have what it takes to be Madison’s next great musical theatre star? Four Seasons Theatre (FST) and Music Theatre of Madison (MTM) join forces to present a Musical Theatre Idol competition where local singers belt it out Broadway style—and the audience chooses the winner.


April 20th | 8:00pm

King Sunny Ade and His African Beats

Wisconsin Union Theater
Named the "king of juju music," he’s one of music’s greatest influences today.


April 22nd | 8:00pm

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Performing many diverse genres, they’re “the best guitar quartet in the world.”


April 27th | 8:00pm

Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma

Wisconsin Union Theater
Masters teaming up to show their artistry of classic Indian instruments.


April 30th | 7:30pm

Lea Salonga

Wisconsin Union Theater
This iconic musical theater star is known for her roles on Broadway and Disney.


May 4th | 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>