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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!

June 30

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

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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March 25

A Message From Our Director: COVID-19

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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March 2

Where Student Life Gets Lived Professionally

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

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March 2

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is Here to Play

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain knows how to have a good time. Since their creation in 1985, the group has been strumming, singing and laughing their way to international success.

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February 3

A Night for Everyone: Valentine's Day Dance

As a newcomer to the Madison area, the Wisconsin Union was a delightful surprise to me.

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February 3

World Music with a Russian Soul

This season at the Wisconsin Union Theater, we are celebrating the rich history of classical music performers in our 100th Anniversary Concert Series.

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January 7

What does it mean to be Jewish in America?

January 31st, 2020, I will ascend to the stage as the character Lemml in the musical Indecent, kvelling to the audience, “we have a story we want to tell you...

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January 7

Dance Theater Aboard the Pequod, the Flat Earth Movement, and Climate Inaction

I’m building a dance to curb emissions. If that seems unlikely, well then at least to curb passivity, or worse yet, conspiratorial thinking about our climate crisis.

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January 7

Lunch with Emanuel Ax

While driving to the Concourse Hotel on a brisk November morning, questions were running through my head.

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December 3

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio Shapes Future Performers

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio is well-known for their incredible performances on the biggest stages. Their debut performance as a trio was at the White House for President Carter’s inauguration in 1977.

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