SEASON
14-15
Renowned. Renewed. Restored

After two years of historic renovations, the Wisconsin Union Theater is not just raising the curtain on a new season for the arts, we’re raising the bar! The Wisconsin Union Theater wing now includes the following spaces:

  • Shannon Hall, named after a generous gift from Michael and Mary Sue Shannon
  • A newly designed and much improved Fredric March Play Circle
  • A brand new Shannon Sunset Lounge with beautiful views of Lake Mendota
  • A brand new rehearsal and multiple use space, Studio Room

Tickets for the 2014-15 celebratory season will be available on August 1, 2014

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SEASON
HIGHLIGHTS

Bandaloop
Bandaloop - 9/12 & 9/13

Yo Yo Ma
Yo Yo Ma - 10/18

ANNOUNCING THE 2014-15 SEASON

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SEPTEMBER 2014

BANDALOOP

BANDALOOP

On the Wisconsin Union Theater
Four performances, Times TBA
Cost: FREE!

Masters of “vertical dance,” soaring over and on the Wisconsin Union

Madison World Music Festival

Memorial Union and Willy Street Fair
Times TBA
Cost: FREE!

Hear and see some of the world's best performers—for free!

Snarky Puppy

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
9 pm

A not-to-miss Grammy-winning music collective

Pro Arte Quartet

with Charles Neidich, clarinet Pierre Jalbert's Clarinet Quintet

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm
Pre-concert conversation: 7:15, FREE!

   
OCTOBER 2014

 

Don McLean and Judy Collins

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Two American greats unite

Musical Theatre
Open Mic

with Four Seasons Theatre

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm
Cost: FREE!

Belt out your favorite Broadway tunes

Travel Adventure Film

Sudan: The Inside Story with Karin Muller

The Marquee, Union South
7:30 pm

Please note: no dinner for this film

Edgar Meyer and
Chris Thile

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Two masters join forces

 

Yo-Yo Ma, cello with Kathryn Stott, piano

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Cabaret @ the Circle

with Four Seasons Theatre

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Enjoy an intimate experience at the new Fredric March Play Circle

VishtÈn

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

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

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Powerhouse showcase of women in jazz!

Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Broadway's Next Hit Musical

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
11/21 - 8 pm and 11 pm
11/22 - 8 pm

Brilliant improvisation—with your help!

Travel Adventure Film

The Great American Southwest with Dennis Burkhart

The Marquee, Union South
Dinner — 5:30 pm
Film — 7:30 pm

JANUARY 2015

Musical Theatre Open Mic

with Four Seasons Theatre

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm
Cost: FREE!

 

 

FEBRUARY 2015

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

The dazzling dance company returns to the Union Theater

Zap Mama and Antibalas

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Zap Mama is back—with Afrobeat giants Antibalas

2Cellos

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

A viral internet sensation since 2011. Enjoy them live!

Chanticleer

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

The Nile Project

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm
Cost: FREE!

UW-Madison's
Musical Idol

with Four Seasons Theatre
and MTM

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm
Cost: FREE!

Become UW Madison’s Next Best Musical Star!

TakÁcs Quartet

Fan Taylor Memorial Concert

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

   
MARCH 2015

Travel Adventure Film

Cruising France with Clint Denn

The Marquee, Union South
Dinner — 5:30 pm
Film — 7:30 pm

20 Years of Freedom

featuring Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

The men who sang against Apartheid return to the Wisconsin Union Theater.

The Acting Company Presents Macbeth

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
3/7 - 7 pm and 11 pm
3/8 - 7 pm

Altan

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
7 pm and 9:30 pm

Traditional Irish music greats

Kronos Quartet

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Grammy winner for "Best Chamber Music Performance" return to the theater

Marcia Légère Student Play Festival

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
Times TBA
Cost: FREE!

Showcasing students writing, acting, and directing plays

Sharon Isbin, guitar, and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Presented in collaboration with Madison Opera

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

   
APRIL 2015

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Charming, playful, comedic and virtuosic

Travel Adventure Film

The Heart of San Francisco with Sandy Mortimer

The Marquee, Union South
Dinner — 5:30 pm
Film — 7:30 pm

Cabaret @ the Circle

with Four Seasons Theatre

Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
7:30 pm

Ashokan Farewell creators, back by popular demand

 

 

MAY 2015

The JACK Quartet

"In the Dark," String Quartet No. 3 by Georg Friedrich Haas

Fredric March Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Experience music performed in the dark!

The JACK Quartet

World Premiere of "Creature Quartet" by Laura Schwendinger

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band

Shannon Hall, Wisconsin Union Theater
8 pm

Latin Jazz percussion phenomenon returns

JUNE 2015

Isthmus Jazz Festival

Memorial Union
Time TBA
Cost: FREE!

 

 

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