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The Madison Savoyards presents Princess Ida
Thursday, Jul 31,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
The Madison Savoyards presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.

The Madison Savoyards presents Princess Ida
Friday, Aug 01,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
The Madison Savoyards presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.

The Madison Savoyards presents Princess Ida
Saturday, Aug 02,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
The Madison Savoyards presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.

The Madison Savoyards presents Princess Ida
Sunday, Aug 03,  3:00 PM
Music Hall
The Madison Savoyards presents Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida.

Four Seasons Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate
Friday, Aug 22,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
KISS ME, KATE will reopen the historic Union Theater in August 2014, after two full years of renovations, and help them kick off their 75th season in style. In a nod to the Lunt and Fontanne production of The Taming of the Shrew that opened the Wisconsin Union Theater in 1939, Four Seasons Theatre presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. This show-within-a-show follows Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lili Vanessi as they fight, perform, and romance each other in a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Join in the fun with wonderful Porter tunes such as "So In Love", "Too Darn Hot", and "Always True to You in My Fashion"!

Four Seasons Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate
Saturday, Aug 23,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
KISS ME, KATE will reopen the historic Union Theater in August 2014, after two full years of renovations, and help them kick off their 75th season in style. In a nod to the Lunt and Fontanne production of The Taming of the Shrew that opened the Wisconsin Union Theater in 1939, Four Seasons Theatre presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. This show-within-a-show follows Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lili Vanessi as they fight, perform, and romance each other in a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Join in the fun with wonderful Porter tunes such as "So In Love", "Too Darn Hot", and "Always True to You in My Fashion"!

Four Seasons Theatre presents Kiss Me Kate
Sunday, Aug 24,  12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
KISS ME, KATE will reopen the historic Union Theater in August 2014, after two full years of renovations, and help them kick off their 75th season in style. In a nod to the Lunt and Fontanne production of The Taming of the Shrew that opened the Wisconsin Union Theater in 1939, Four Seasons Theatre presents Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate. This show-within-a-show follows Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lili Vanessi as they fight, perform, and romance each other in a production of The Taming of the Shrew. Join in the fun with wonderful Porter tunes such as "So In Love", "Too Darn Hot", and "Always True to You in My Fashion"!

Madison World Music Festival
Friday, Sep 12,  4:00 PM
Memorial Union
Free!
Hear and see some of the world's best performers - for free! Schedule TBA.

Bandaloop
Friday, Sep 12,  4:30 PM
Memorial Union
Free!
Masters of "vertical dance" soaring over and on the Wisconsin Union.

Madison World Music Festival
Saturday, Sep 13,  12:00 PM
Memorial Union
Free!
Hear and see some of the world's best performers - for free! Schedule TBA.

Bandaloop
Saturday, Sep 13,  5:00 PM
Memorial Union
Free!
Masters of "vertical dance" soaring over and on the Wisconsin Union.

Snarky Puppy
Thursday, Sep 18,  9:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $22; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $18; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $20; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10;
A collective of musicians in Dallas and New York City playing an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music. Music to move the brain and booty.

True Endeavors in partnership with WUD Music and Performing Arts Committee Present: Kongos with Special Guest, Young Rising Sons on September 21, 2014, 7:30pm
Sunday, Sep 21,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall - Union Theater
$10 UW-Madison students (limited quantity), $15 Memorial Union Members, $20 General Public.
Tickets ON-SALE to UW-Madison students starting Friday, July 18th at 11:30am. Tickets ON-Sale to general public Monday, July 21st at 11:30am.

Pro Arte Quartet with Charles Neidich, clarinet
Friday, Sep 26,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Free!
The Pro Arte Quartet continues to maintain an 85-year tradition of dedication to classical and contemporary string chamber music. Pre-concert conversation: 7:15pm

Don McLean and Judy Collins
Saturday, Oct 04,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $54, $48, $35; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $48-42; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $50-44; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 (limited number of student tickets).
Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Judy Collins, the award-winning singer-songwriter, is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions.

Musical Theatre Open Mic with Four Seasons Theatre
Friday, Oct 10,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Belt out your favorite Broadway tunes.

Travel Adventure Series: Sudan - The Inside Story with Karin Muller
Monday, Oct 13,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Tickets on Sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6
Filmmaker Karin Muller spent three months in Sudan living in villages, humanitarian aid bases, and refugee camps, and traveling with the Chadian military. After learning both Arabic and French, Muller was able to talk to and befriend an incredible range of locals and capture their stories in over 30 hours of raw footage. Known for her fearless curiosity, amazing lingual skills, and knack for adapting to new environments, Muller gives her audiences a riveting look into one of the most complex and conflict-ridden countries in Africa. The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to invite her back after her popular showing of Cuba: The Inside Story in 2014. Karin Muller will offer a free mini-course titled Images for a Lifetime, Sunday, 6:30pm, October 12, at Union South.

Travel Adventure Series: Sudan - The Inside Story with Karin Muller
Tuesday, Oct 14,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Tickets on Sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6
Filmmaker Karin Muller spent three months in Sudan living in villages, humanitarian aid bases, and refugee camps, and traveling with the Chadian military. After learning both Arabic and French, Muller was able to talk to and befriend an incredible range of locals and capture their stories in over 30 hours of raw footage. Known for her fearless curiosity, amazing lingual skills, and knack for adapting to new environments, Muller gives her audiences a riveting look into one of the most complex and conflict-ridden countries in Africa. The Wisconsin Union Theater is pleased to invite her back after her popular showing of Cuba: The Inside Story in 2014. Karin Muller will offer a free mini-course titled Images for a Lifetime, Sunday, 6:30pm, October 12, at Union South.

Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile
Wednesday, Oct 15,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets on Sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $42, 38, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $38-34; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $40-36; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 (limited number of tickets).
Acclaimed mandolinist Chris Thile has joined forces with award-winning double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer to weave a mix of musical roots into playful, compelling melodies. Says Country Standard Time, "'Masters' is a well-worn phrase describing talented musicians, but Meyer and Thile deserve the titles."

Yo-Yo Ma with Kathryn Stott
Saturday, Oct 18,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $125; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $110; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $116; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $25 (Limited number of tickets).
The legendary Yo-Yo Ma returns for his seventh performance at the Wisconsin Union Theater, this time with pianist Kathryn Stott.

Cabaret @ The Circle with Four Seasons Theatre
Thursday, Nov 06,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $19; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $15; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $17; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6.
Four Seasons Theatre is proud to launch a new series: Cabaret @ the Circle. The Play Circle Theater provides the perfect setting for FST's vocalists to bring you an intimate cabaret experience, full of songs and stories.

Vishten
Friday, Nov 07,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $23; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $19; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $21; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
Acadian music from the Canadian Magdalene and Prince Edward Islands

Mosaic Project featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Lizz Wright, Gretchen Parlato, and Ingrid Jensen
Saturday, Nov 08,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $40, 36, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $36, 32; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $38, 34; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
Percussion diva and professor Terri Lyne Carrington's new CD, The Mosaic Project, has won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She bring with her other jazz women greats - piano virtuoso Allen, vocalists Wright and Parlato and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen - in this powerhouse showcase of feminine talent. Presented in collaboration with Madison Music Collective.

True Endeavors in partnership with WUD Performing Arts Committee present Horse Feathers on November 19, 2014
Wednesday, Nov 19,  7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
Tickets go on sale on August 1, 2014 at 11:30AM. $10 UW Madison students; $15 for everyone else. There is a $1 facility fee.
Horse Feathers was formed after Justin Ringle moved to Portland in 2004. Having played with rock bands in his native Idaho, Ringle found himself drawn to a softer, more folk-based sound in the Pacific Northwest and began combining stark lyrics (he cites Cormac McCarthy as an influence) with subtle acoustic arrangements.

Valentina Lisitsa, piano
Thursday, Nov 20,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $45, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $40; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $42; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa had her first solo recital at the age of four, and has been dazzling audiences ever since. From her unique start as an Internet sensation to playing with Hilary Hahn, to her creative interpretations of celebrated classics, Lisitsa pushes the limits of the classical world. This is her third visit to the theater.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Friday, Nov 21,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
This unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Friday, Nov 21,  11:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
This unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.

Broadway's Next Hit Musical
Saturday, Nov 22,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10.
This unique theater experience goes beyond musical comedy, enlisting the audience?s help in an improvised "awards show" to determine the name of the "next hit musical." The cast, which includes such improv greats as Deb Rabbai, Rob Schiffmann and Robert Z. Grant, then puts on an impromptu performance of the next hit musical ? each song, dance, and line is made up on the spot. Broadway's Next Hit Musical brings the thrill of spontaneity to musical performance, keeping audiences around the country on their toes as their sides are splitting.

Travel Adventure Series - The Great American Southwest with Dennis Burkhart
Monday, Nov 24,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17.
Dennis Burkhart goes beyond the expected in his travel films, taking audiences on an adventure that reveals the fascinating and often surprising depths of the locale he?s exploring. An avid traveler and lover of nature, Burkhart has worked and played around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer, an underwater excavator, a mountaineer, a photographer and filmmaker, and a travel guide. Burkhart?s photographs have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, and he has produced several award-winning videos. In The Great American Southwest, Burkhart takes us on a journey through the not-so-distant land of the American South, from the archaeological wonders of Mesa Verde to the breath-taking wilderness of the Grand Canyon.

Travel Adventure Series - The Great American Southwest with Dennis Burkhart
Tuesday, Nov 25,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Tickets on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am. General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17.
Dennis Burkhart goes beyond the expected in his travel films, taking audiences on an adventure that reveals the fascinating and often surprising depths of the locale he?s exploring. An avid traveler and lover of nature, Burkhart has worked and played around the world as a Peace Corps volunteer, an underwater excavator, a mountaineer, a photographer and filmmaker, and a travel guide. Burkhart?s photographs have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, and he has produced several award-winning videos. In The Great American Southwest, Burkhart takes us on a journey through the not-so-distant land of the American South, from the archaeological wonders of Mesa Verde to the breath-taking wilderness of the Grand Canyon.

Musical Theatre Open Mic with Four Seasons Theatre
Friday, Jan 30,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Belt out your favorite Broadway tunes.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Saturday, Feb 14,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets go on sale August 1, 2014 at 11:30am.
Born from the collaboration of two visionary choreographers, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company skillfully blends elements of dance, music, theater and art. "Rarely has one seen a dance company throw itself onto the stage with such kinetic exaltation," raves the New York Times. This riveting performance will be accompanied by live chamber music by UW-Madison musicians.


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