Take the Journey of a Lifetime.
with Capital City Theatre
Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director
Stef Dickens, Managing Director
Drama Critics Circle Award
Lucille Lortel Award
Violet, written by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley, was recently on Broadway and nominated for Best Musical Revival of 2014. The musical is the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith.
WHAT WE DO
Balancing both cutting edge and classic works, Capital City Theatre is Madison, Wisconsin's newest professional musical theatre company. We employ top national and local talent, and groom young, future stars to keep the arts vibrant and exciting for audiences in Madison -- and around the country. We are the place for great artists to showcase their performing, writing, composing, directing, and design talent and explore new projects and ideas.
Developed and run by Artistic Director, Andrew Abrams and Director of Education, Gail Becker, our successful and long-running Find Your Light and College Prep 101 programs help prepare high school, college, and young professionals for a auditions, careers, and avocations in the wonderful world of music theatre.
Programs for ages 13-15, 14-18, 16-Adult.
The inaugural 2015-2016 season began with the critically acclaimed, Violet. This show captured the hearts of audiences and the media, as they experienced the birth of a brand new theatre company. Keep up with Cap City Theatre's future events, educational showcases and shows. All are sure to thrill, inspire, and move you to laughter and tears. You might even hum to yourself for weeks after each event.
We have a special place in our hearts -- and in our theatre seats -- for you! Get pre-sale discounts for ALL Capital City performances, reserved, premium seating, cast meet-and-greets, private set and backstage tours, discount vouchers to share with friends, show posters, 10% discounts, and more!
Ticket sales only support about 40% of a theatre company's expenses. Our goal is to be Madison's first professional, regional musical theatre company, bring inspiring and engaging musical theatre to our audiences, and make Madison a go-to place for creators in the arts. You can help share your love of stagecraft, dance, and song!
Our deepest thanks to the cast, creative team, crew, and audience for making Capital City's inaugural show, Violet, such a success. Scroll through the photos and step onto the stage with the incredible cast of characters created for this award winning show. To see the reviews, click here.
Photo credits: Chris Giese for Capital City Theatre.
A year ago Capital City promised Madison a big show with Broadway talent, and they’ve definitely delivered. It’ll be interesting to see if they’re able to build on it.
"Capital City Theatre's new production of the musical "Violet," which closes this weekend in Music Hall, features an impressive cast of singers and a winning score with shades of gospel and bluegrass."
"Capital City Theatre was not about to open their first season quietly. They've merged Broadway marquees with Madisonian charms. Violet has arrived in our own capital city and her layover extends through the next week. I suggest you visit her before she departs on another adventure."
"With a uniformly impressive cast, a genius set and many heartfelt performances, Capital City Theatre launched a solid inaugural production, Violet, in Music Hall on the UW Madison campus."
"As the physically scarred and emotionally damaged Violet, an earnest Leigh Ann Larkin immediately draws the audience in. Her clear, haunting singing voice is as straightforward as her character. . . .""Equally stunning is Violet’s younger self, played with exceptional poise by local high school student Olivia de Waart.
Tonight is OPENING NIGHT!! Click to see our first onstage picture gallery.
We can't wait to share this amazing story with you, but this picture gallery is a sneak preview of what's to come so get those tickets ready!
Madison Magazine says "Abrams, Capital City succeed to stage major musical with mix of Broadway, local/regional talent."
...and some audience opinions are in from last night's opening!
"Beautiful set, incredible characters and flawless voices, terrific staging and choreography.. honestly, the most polished, professional and classy performance I have seen in Madison--short of a high caliber B'way touring show."
"Run, don't walk to get your tickets for Violet! It's simply marvelous! The cast is superlative, the production is fantastic! It's a four star delight! You don't want to miss Capital City Theatre's masterful premier!"
*Tickets available at www.capitalcitytheatre.org/tickets, by calling (608) 265-ARTS or at the theatre 1 hour before show time. Music Hall - 925 Bascom Mall*