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The Green Room

Behind the Scenes of the Wisconsin Union Theater

The green room. Every venue in show business has one. It's a place for performers to relax before, during and after a show and the energy varies, depending on which artist walks through the door: Excited, nervous, calm. We welcome you to join us and take a look at what goes on behind the scenes look at the theater. Welcome to the green room!

A Wisconsin Union Theater-Exclusive, Solo Performance by Okaidja Afroso

Okaidja Afroso’s music may be some of the most beautiful songs in the world. Okaidja is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumental, whose talent we can experience first-hand during his Wisconsin...

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Internationally Acclaimed Meccore String Quartet Brings Award-Winning Talent to Our Virtual Stage

When the Meccore String Quartet performs virtually for the Wisconsin Union Theater on Feb. 28, it will not only bring years of exceptional musical and performing experience but also a...

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A Spotlight on the Theater Team: Heather Macheel

Heather Macheel, our second feature on our theater team story series, joined the Wisconsin Union team in 2005 as a student stagehand.

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Willy Street Chamber Players will Kick Off New Pilot Video Series Wisconsin Sound on Jan. 24

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is excited to pilot “Wisconsin Sound,” a new video concert series featuring musicians from our very own state.

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A Spotlight on the Theater Team: Kendra Ramthun, General Manager

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In a new article series, our writing team will introduce you to Wisconsin Union Theater team members.

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A Message From Our Director: December 2020

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As a supporter of the arts, you understand the role the Wisconsin Union Theater plays in the community we serve.

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A Different World: MWMF Goes Online

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The lineup for the 2020 Madison World Music Festival was finalized in February, the earliest date ever in the festival’s 17 years. I thought I could relax.

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A Message From The Team: Acting Now and Committing to Change

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Over these past few weeks, the staff of the Wisconsin Union Theater have been listening, reflecting, learning, and planning. Silence is complicity, and so we say loudly and directly:

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A Message From Our Director: COVID-19

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The Wisconsin Union Theater’s role is to present the highest quality performing arts to our University faculty, staff, and students and to our Madison community.

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Where Student Life Gets Lived Professionally

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One of the greatest parts of the Wisconsin Union is the way students make it their home.

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