Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director; Krystal Lonsdale, Managing Director


Take the Journey of a Lifetime!

The 2017 Season

 

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

By Lanie Robertson

March 31-April 8, Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center


Anthony Rapp, original star of the smash-hit musical RENT, and most recently seen on Broadway in IF/THEN, brings his solo concert to Madison.  Join Anthony for an intimate evening of songs and stories, from Broadway and beyond, that have shaped his life.

Capital City Theatre Students from the Advanced "Find Your Light" class will perform one piece with Anthony during his concert!

August 4, 2017, Promenade Hall, Overture Center


Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is about an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Full of true comedic genius and touching stories from their home lives, the misfit tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words providing one unforgettable experience.

Music/lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin

September 22-October 1, 2017; Location TBD

 


Education, and collaboration with other Madison Arts organizations are two important steps toward making Madison a destination for the Arts. Our vision is that people will travel from down the street and from around the world to experience Capital City Theatre. Madison residents, students who attend classes, and vacationing audience members will immerse themselves in the world of Madison’s imagination.

You can make this happen.
— Andrew Abrams, Artistic Director

Rent a score, rent a costume, buy the set, or pay a star's salary! Be a part of Capital City Theatre in 2017!  See how your donations become gifts to the audience, delivered by top notch artists and stage craft professionals.

Capital Club Members are angels who donate $1000 or more in order to fund key operational expenses and support long-term business sustainability. Club Members get perks like special reserved seating, and VIP invitations to backstage events.


Corporate Sponsorship open in the show program, advertising, and more.
Email gail@capitalcitytheatre.org for more information.


Michele Ragusa, the incredible cast of Gypsy, and our students -- light up the stage!


Gypsy Reviews!

Michele Ragusa not only embodies Mama Rose in Capital City Theatre’s production, she dazzles the audience with every overbearing word, every calculating move and every desperate song. Her singing voice is reminiscent of Judy Garland in her prime.
— Ithaca Journal


Artsy Shenanigans


Former Managing Director, Stef Dickens; Artistic Director, Andrew Abrams; Director of Education, Gail Becker; Communications Director, Chris Giese (left to right)

Former Managing Director, Stef Dickens; Artistic Director, Andrew Abrams; Director of Education, Gail Becker; Communications Director, Chris Giese (left to right)

  A portion of Find Your Light T-shirt sales go toward our education programs.

 

A portion of Find Your Light T-shirt sales go toward our education programs.

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.

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Education

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.

EVENTS!

THE COOL HAPS.

Check here for our latest events, from full productions, to student shows, to artist and donor dinners, showcases and galas. We put on great shows and events with partners like ETC, Campo di Bello Winery and Farm and other wonderful hosts throughout the year.

 

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There is a special place in our hearts -- and in our theatre seats -- for you!

There is a special place in our hearts -- and in our theatre seats -- for you!

Take Action

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!