Calendar of Events

Travel Adventure Series - Cruising France with Clint Denn
Monday, Mar 02,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17. Prices do not include fees
Having been to every continent, Clint Denn certainly qualifies as a world traveler. Filming above and below water, the former high school and college teacher uses his deep passion for people, wildlife and all things water to bring the world to his audience. See France from a whole new perspective in this film. Enjoy a pre-film dinner food from the region.

Travel Adventure Series - Cruising France with Clint Denn
Tuesday, Mar 03,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6; Dinner: $17. Prices do not include fees
Having been to every continent, Clint Denn certainly qualifies as a world traveler. Filming above and below water, the former high school and college teacher uses his deep passion for people, wildlife and all things water to bring the world to his audience. See France from a whole new perspective in this film. Enjoy a pre-film dinner food from the region.

20 Years of Freedom featuring Huh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela
Friday, Mar 06,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
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. Prices do not include fees.
Playing the flugelhorn and trumpet since age 14 and later emerging as a bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice, Hugh Masekela's career has spanned more than five decades. With over 40 albums to his name and collaborations with such artists as Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Herb Alpert, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder and the late Miriam Makeba, Masekela's musical pedigree is uncontested. His anti-apartheid anthem 'Bring Home Nelson Mandela' served as a rallying cry around the world while currently he is using his global reach to promote heritage restoration in Africa. Building his first guitar from fishing line and a cooking oil can and teaching himself how to play, Vusi Mahlasela responded to the massacre of more than 200 black South Africans in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 with his music, writing songs of justice, freedom, revolution, love, and peace. Eventually he became known as "The Voice" of the anti-Apartheid movement. Now these two South African musical ambassadors and freedom fighters join forces for a celebration of 20 years of democracy in their homeland, performing music of the anti-apartheid movement with a stellar backing band.

The Acting Company Presents Macbeth
Saturday, Mar 07,  7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.

The Acting Company Presents Macbeth
Saturday, Mar 07,  11:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.

The Acting Company Presents Macbeth
Sunday, Mar 08,  7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy students and adults alike - the perfect presentation for both first timers as well as Shakespeare buffs. One of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political impact of when evil is chosen to satisfy the ambition for power.

An Evening with Ezra Klein
Monday, Mar 09,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
FREE
Ezra Klein is Editor-in-Chief of Vox.com, a general news website he recently founded which focuses on giving the public crucial contextual information necessary to understand what's happening in the world today. Prior to starting Vox.com, Klein oversaw the Washington Post?s Wonkblog. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg News and a regular contributor/policy analyst for MSNBC. In 2011, TIME named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year. In 2012, GQ named him to their 50 Most Powerful People in Washington, calling him "a singular journalistic force." This event is sponsored by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, and is free and open to the public.

Altan
Thursday, Mar 12,  7:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $29; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $25; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $27; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $9. Prices do not include fees.
Traditional Irish music greats, formed in 1981 by the late, great Irish flautist Frankie Kennedy and his wife Mairead Mi Mhaonaigh, the group continues to pay tribute to Kennedy?s talent and charm with their lively, haunting traditional tunes. The band performs in venues around the world, but its music has a light-hearted, unpretentious intimacy that seems to come straight from the back porches and living rooms of their native Ireland. From ballads to jigs, Altan brings a heartfelt intensity to every note.

Altan
Thursday, Mar 12,  9:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $29; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $25; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $27; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $9. Prices do not include fees.
Traditional Irish music greats, formed in 1981 by the late, great Irish flautist Frankie Kennedy and his wife Mairead Mi Mhaonaigh, the group continues to pay tribute to Kennedy?s talent and charm with their lively, haunting traditional tunes. The band performs in venues around the world, but its music has a light-hearted, unpretentious intimacy that seems to come straight from the back porches and living rooms of their native Ireland. From ballads to jigs, Altan brings a heartfelt intensity to every note.

University Opera and the UW Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's The Magic Flute
Friday, Mar 13,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $22; Senior: $18; Student: $10
Mozart's popular, family-friendly masterpiece features some of his most sublime music. Prince Tamino, accompanied by his bird-catcher sidekick, Papageno, is charged with rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night from the sorcerer, Sarastro.

University Opera and the UW Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's The Magic Flute
Saturday, Mar 14,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $22; Senior: $18; Student: $10
Mozart's popular, family-friendly masterpiece features some of his most sublime music. Prince Tamino, accompanied by his bird-catcher sidekick, Papageno, is charged with rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night from the sorcerer, Sarastro.

Kronos Quartet
Saturday, Mar 14,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
General Public: $44, 40, 28. Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $40, 36. UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $42, 38. UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Since its formation in 1973, the Kronos Quartet has played, collaborated and performed with a list of artists so long and diverse it seems to encompass the entire international musical community. From Bartok to Thelonious Monk, David Bowie to Nine Inch Nails, Inuit throat singers to Chinese pipa masters, the quartet bridges musical divides and defies classification.

University Opera and the UW Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's The Magic Flute
Sunday, Mar 15,  3:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $22; Senior: $18; Student: $10
Mozart's popular, family-friendly masterpiece features some of his most sublime music. Prince Tamino, accompanied by his bird-catcher sidekick, Papageno, is charged with rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night from the sorcerer, Sarastro.

An Evening with Tavi Gevinson
An Evening with Tavi Gevinson
Tuesday, Mar 17,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
FREE
Tavi Gevinson is a writer, actress, and editor-in-chief of Rookie (rookiemag.com), a magazine for teenage girls she founded in 2011. A precocious writer, she took the fashion world by storm as a pre-teen with her influential blog Style Rookie before focusing her efforts on Rookie (the third print edition of which comes out in October) and more recently on acting. She has appeared in the Broadway and Steppenwolf Theater productions of This Is Our Youth alongside Michael Cera and the 2013 film Enough Said. She has written for publications including The Believer, ELLE, and the Chicago Tribune, and spoken at TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, the New Yorker Festival, and the Melbourne Writers Festival. This free public lecture is sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Please note the revised date.

University Opera and the UW Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart's The Magic Flute
Tuesday, Mar 17,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $22; Senior: $18; Student: $10
Mozart's popular, family-friendly masterpiece features some of his most sublime music. Prince Tamino, accompanied by his bird-catcher sidekick, Papageno, is charged with rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night from the sorcerer, Sarastro.

Marcia Legere Binns Student Play Festival
Saturday, Mar 21,  12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Our annual weekend-long event showcasing students writing, acting, and directing plays in the Wisconsin Union Theater's brand new Play Circle. Times TBA.

Sharon Isbin, guitar, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Saturday, Mar 21,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
General Public: $50, 25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $44; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $46; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Classical guitar great and head of Julliard's Guitar department Sharon Isbin returns to the Theater, this time with mezzo-soprano Isadora Leonard. Recipient of the Marilyn Horne Foundation award in 2005, Isbin is considered the most influential American guitarist alive. Joining her is mezzo-soprano Isadora Leonard, recently returned from the Metropolitan Opera's 2013-14 Cosi fan tutte as Dorabella.

Marcia Legere Binns Student Play Festival
Sunday, Mar 22,  12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
Free
Our annual weekend-long event showcasing students writing, acting, and directing plays in the Wisconsin Union Theater's brand new Play Circle. Times TBA.

An Evening with Danielle Allen
Tuesday, Mar 24,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
FREE
Danielle S. Allen is a MacArthur Award-winning classicist and political theorist who examines issues of contemporary citizenship and argues for the importance of connecting people across racial, socioeconomic, educational and religious divides. Her recent book, Our Declaration, is an incisive re-reading of the Declaration of Independence that restores equality to its rightful place alongside freedom as a foundational principle of democratic governance. (Source: UW Center for the Humanities) This lecture is co-sponsored by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series Committee and the UW Center for the Humanities, and it is free and open to the public.

Li Chiao-Ping's Armature: Bodies of Hope
Thursday, Mar 26,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public - $15 (+ $1 Facility Fee); Seniors, Students, and Children - $11 (+$1 Facility Fee)
Armature: Bodies of Hope will feature works both old and new as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of performance in Dane County. Enjoy seeing selections from some of your favorite works like Venous Flow: States of Grace and Grafting as well as new works, among which is Bodies of Hope - a series of dances focusing on women wherein dancers from the community and our professional company have explored their own experiences with change, transformation, resilience, and hope.

Li Chiao-Ping's Armature: Bodies of Hope
Friday, Mar 27,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public - $15 (+ $1 Facility Fee); Seniors, Students, and Children - $11 (+$1 Facility Fee)
Armature: Bodies of Hope will feature works both old and new as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of performance in Dane County. Enjoy seeing selections from some of your favorite works like Venous Flow: States of Grace and Grafting as well as new works, among which is Bodies of Hope - a series of dances focusing on women wherein dancers from the community and our professional company have explored their own experiences with change, transformation, resilience, and hope.

Li Chiao-Ping's Armature: Bodies of Hope
Saturday, Mar 28,  2:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public - $15 (+ $1 Facility Fee); Seniors, Students, and Children - $11 (+$1 Facility Fee)
Armature: Bodies of Hope will feature works both old and new as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of performance in Dane County. Enjoy seeing selections from some of your favorite works like Venous Flow: States of Grace and Grafting as well as new works, among which is Bodies of Hope - a series of dances focusing on women wherein dancers from the community and our professional company have explored their own experiences with change, transformation, resilience, and hope.

Li Chiao-Ping's Armature: Bodies of Hope
Saturday, Mar 28,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public - $15 (+ $1 Facility Fee); Seniors, Students, and Children - $11 (+$1 Facility Fee)
Armature: Bodies of Hope will feature works both old and new as we celebrate our 20th anniversary of performance in Dane County. Enjoy seeing selections from some of your favorite works like Venous Flow: States of Grace and Grafting as well as new works, among which is Bodies of Hope - a series of dances focusing on women wherein dancers from the community and our professional company have explored their own experiences with change, transformation, resilience, and hope.

An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuesday, Apr 07,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
FREE
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive writers in America. With rich emotional depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity, Coates is "the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation" (Walter Mosley). His 2014 Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," is one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. His Atlantic blog has been named by Time as one of the 25 Best in the World. Currently working on his first novel, Coates has published a critically-hailed memoir, The Beautiful Struggle. This lecture is co-sponsored with the UW Center for the Humanities and is free and open to the public.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Saturday, Apr 11,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
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. Prices do not include fees.
If ukuleles make you think of hula skirts and leis, think again. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain takes this beautifully simple instrument to new heights with their vast repertoire of unexpected cover tunes. You haven't really heard the Talking Heads' Psycho Killer - or Lady Gaga's Born This Way, or Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit - until you've heard it played by an orchestra of ukes. The unexpected depth and range of this diminutive instrument is brought out in full force in the group's playful, virtuosic and often comedic renditions, selling out shows from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy Mortimer
Monday, Apr 20,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.
Sandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant turned news personality, has traveled all around the world documenting and touring for her films.

Travel Adventure Series - The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy Mortimer
Tuesday, Apr 21,  7:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
General Public: $12; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.
Sandy Mortimer, multi-award-winning producer and travel lecturer, explores the people, history, and places in the city that invented blue jeans. Mortimer, a flight attendant turned news personality, has traveled all around the world documenting and touring for her films.

Cabaret @ The Circle with Four Seasons Theatre
Friday, Apr 24,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $19; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $15; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $17; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6. Prices do not include fees.
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.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Saturday, Apr 25,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $25; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $21; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $23; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
The busy duo, creators of the Emmy-nominated Ashokan Farewell and hosts of the radio show "Dancing on the Air," return to the theater after their last sold-out show. Their music has been featured in many soundtracks, including Legends of the Fall and Brother's Keeper.

Legally Blonde - The Musical
Thursday, Apr 30,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall
Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.
Join us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!

Legally Blonde - The Musical
Friday, May 01,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall
Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.
Join us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!

Legally Blonde - The Musical
Sunday, May 03,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater - Shannon Hall
Adult $23; Senior Citizen $21; Friend of UT $16; Student $16; Children (5-17) $16.
Join us as we close our season in style with the blockbuster hit "Legally Blonde"! From a beloved film to a darling of Broadway, University Theatre is proud to bring this musical sensation to Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. Follow Elle Woods through her hilarious and touching journey through Harvard Law School - but don't underestimate this blonde bombshell. There will be only four chances to see "Legally Blonde," so get your tickets fast!

The Jack Quartet
Thursday, May 07,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Fredric March Play Circle
General Public: $15; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $12; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $13; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Succumb to your senses in the Fredric March Play Circle as the JACK Quartet perform String Quartet No. 3 by Georg Friedrich Hass in complete darkness. Known for their innovative techniques and daring, the JACK quartet's performance will offer new music at its best.

The Jack Quartet - World Premiere of
Friday, May 08,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
General Public: $30, 26, 20; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $26, 22; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $28, 24; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Part of JACK Quartet's mission is to introduce and perform new works of music, and for this concert the group will be debuting works by Laura Schwendinger, a professor of composition and at our very own University of Wisconsin-Madison. Schwedinger's composing has been called "Punchy, imaginative, subtle, stirring, [and] evocative," by Colin Clarke of Fanfare. "Creature Quartet" is made up of four larger movements which are framed by smaller movements, each one an ode to an extinct, endangered or mythical creature.

Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band
Saturday, May 09,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
General Public: $30; Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $26; UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $28; UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees.
Taking his inspiration from jazz legends Chano Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie, percussionist Poncho Sanchez is a musical giant in his own right, lending a heady infusion of Latin flavor to the elements of traditional jazz. Like a good dance partner, Sanchez's music keeps you on your toes without missing a beat. Growing up in L.A. with a range of influences, from John Coltrane to James Brown, Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums and timbales, eventually finding true love with the congas - a love that would earn him the title "King of the Conga."

Cycropia prsents
Friday, Jun 05,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia prsents
Saturday, Jun 06,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia prsents
Saturday, Jun 06,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Isthmus Jazz Festival
Friday, Jun 19,  12:00 AM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
This season's Isthmus Jazz Festival is on Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2015 at the Memorial Union. Festival headliner Freddy Cole is everything a jazz legend should be - smooth, charming, and casually brilliant. The younger brother of Nat King Cole, Freddy lends warmth and style to treasured classics with a captivating confidence. The New York Times calls him "the most maturely expressive jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." His trio will be joined by UW's own Jazz Orchestra. Other artists will play free concerts on both days.


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