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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!

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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December 3

Dance Wisconsin: A Nutcracker Family

It is Sunday, September 8th and nervous young boys and girls begin entering the home school of Dance Wisconsin, Monona Academy of Dance, to have their height measured, receive an...

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November 5

The Women of the World Series... WOW!

The Women of the World (WOW) series celebrates different cultures and how women break barriers to share their music and express themselves.

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November 5

Bridging the Gap: The Crisis of Climate Change and Performance Art

The Seldoms are coming back to the Wisconsin Union Theater with their newest production, and I couldn’t be more excited! Their new show, titled FLOE, is a dance performance that...

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November 4

The Greatest War: World War One, Wisconsin, and Why It Still Matters

Artistic Director of The Greatest War: World War One, Wisconsin, and Why It Still Matters, Ken Fitzsimmons wrote most of the original music and created video content for the show.

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September 27

Rocking Out for Student Success

UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science offers students a little bit of everything. From the natural and social sciences, tech, arts & humanities, Badgers at UW-Madison’s largest college experience an...

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