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Overture Center

201 State Street, Madison, WI, USA
Seats (approximate)
2255

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
The 2,251-seat performance hall is designed and constructed for exceptional acoustics and an intimate theater experience. Materials and shapes in Overture Hall were purposely manipulated to influence how sound reverberates and reflects inside the space, and control and isolate noise. As a result, the hall delivers rich, true sound throughout, reaching even to the back balcony. The design produces exemplary sound for unamplified orchestral and opera performances. Adjustable acoustical components are used to accommodate amplified shows. Scaled to be a comfortably intimate hall, Overture is designed for people to see and be seen. Even from the balconies, stage and performers seem close. Before the lights go down, audience members can enjoy unobstructed views of each other, from the main level to balcony and boxes. Side circulation areas serve as minilobbies, informal gathering spots that provide a fluid, lively transition between spaces.
Media
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Come From Away
Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 09, 2020
Musical Original
The Play That Goes Wrong
May 12, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Play Original Comedy
My Fair Lady
Apr 21, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
Mar 11, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Hamilton - Philip
Nov 19, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Anastasia
Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 04, 2019
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
A Bronx Tale The Musical
May 14, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Chazz Palminteri; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original Drama
Miss Saigon
Apr 02, 2019 - Apr 07, 2019
Musical Revival Drama
School of Rock The Musical
Nov 20, 2018 - Nov 25, 2018
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Julian Fellowes; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original
Waitress
Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Music by Sara Bareilles; Book by Jessie Nelson; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Musical Original Drama
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
May 15, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine; Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Musical Original
Les Misérables
Apr 03, 2018 - Apr 08, 2018
Musical Revival Drama
An American in Paris
Feb 27, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018
Musical Original
A Night with Janis Joplin
Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
Book by Randy Johnson
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Mar 21, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
The Phantom of the Opera
Jan 25, 2017 - Feb 05, 2017
Musical Original Drama
Jersey Boys
Jan 03, 2017 - Jan 08, 2017
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Nov 22, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Kinky Boots
Jul 12, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
The Lion King - Gazelle
May 10, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Motown The Musical
Mar 01, 2016 - Mar 06, 2016
Musical Original Drama
The Sound of Music
Feb 02, 2016 - Feb 07, 2016
Musical Revival Drama
Wicked - Munchkinland
Oct 21, 2015 - Nov 01, 2015
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Newsies The Musical
Sep 15, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Musical Original Comedy
Dirty Dancing
May 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
I Love Lucy
Jan 06, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Play Original Comedy
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2014
Nov 25, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Once
Oct 07, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Musical Original Romance
War Horse
Jun 10, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Songmaker: John Tams
Play Original Drama
Million Dollar Quartet
May 13, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Musical Original
Flashdance The Musical
Feb 25, 2014 - Mar 02, 2014
Music by Robbie Roth; Book by Robert Cary, Tom Hedley; Lyrics by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary
Musical Original
Sister Act
Jan 14, 2014 - Jan 19, 2014
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Oct 01, 2013 - Oct 06, 2013
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
May 21, 2013 - Jun 09, 2013
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
Mary Poppins
Mar 12, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013
Musical Original Spectacle
Jersey Boys
Nov 06, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Billy Elliot The Musical
Jul 10, 2012 - Jul 15, 2012
Music by Elton John; Book by Lee Hall; Lyrics by Lee Hall
Musical Original
The Addams Family
May 01, 2012 - May 06, 2012
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Musical Original
Les Misérables - 25th Anniversary
May 10, 2011 - May 15, 2011
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Original French text by Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel; Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Musical Revival Drama
Young Frankenstein
Feb 22, 2011 - Feb 27, 2011
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Wicked - Munchkinland
Sep 21, 2010 - Oct 10, 2010
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Winnie Holzman; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Original
The Lion King - Gazelle
Apr 27, 2010 - May 23, 2010
Music by Elton John; Book by Irene Mecchi, Roger Allers; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original
Grease
Feb 23, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010
Musical Revival Comedy
Rent - Mark
Jan 26, 2010 - Jan 31, 2010
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Little House on the Prairie
Jan 19, 2010 - Jan 24, 2010
Music by Rachel Portman; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by Donna Di Novelli
Musical Original
Grease
Dec 10, 2009 - Dec 13, 2009
Musical Revival Comedy
The 39 Steps
Nov 10, 2009 - Nov 15, 2009
Play Original Comedy
Avenue Q
Oct 21, 2008 - Oct 26, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Monty Python's Spamalot
May 13, 2008 - May 18, 2008
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Apr 18, 2008 - Apr 20, 2008
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Movin Out
May 30, 2006 - Jun 04, 2006
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Apr 12, 2006 - Apr 15, 2006
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Oct 28, 2005 - Oct 30, 2005
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
The Producers - Leo
May 03, 2005 - May 08, 2005
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Jesus Christ Superstar
Nov 12, 2004 - Nov 14, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama