ALL PERFORMANCE AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH JUNE 30
Updated May 15, 2020
Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be closed until further notice. Currently, all scheduled events through June are canceled. Moving forward we will continue to closely monitor the situation so that when we do re-open, the decision will be based on what is in the best interest of our performers, resident organizations, guests and staff. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented time.
See below for a detailed list of affected performances and events.
If you have tickets for an upcoming performance, our ticket office will contact you (by email, if applicable) to outline your options: receive a refund, receive a gift certificate or donate your tickets back to Overture. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process.
Please note: refunds are only available for tickets purchased directly through Overture Center. We are not responsible for the refund practices of secondary ticket brokers (e.g., StubHub, Vivid Seats, etc.) If the tickets were transferred or forwarded to you, the refund will be applied to the credit or debit card used for the original purchase.
If you have a ticket for one of Overture’s resident organizations for an upcoming affected event, you will be contacted directly by the organization regarding your options. Our resident organizations are Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Children’s Theater of Madison, Forward Theater Company, Kanopy Dance Company, Li Chiao-Ping Dance, Madison Ballet, Madison Opera, Madison Symphony Orchestra, James Watrous Gallery and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to ensure the health and well-being of our guests, artists and staff before anything else.
Although our building doors are locked and most of our employees are working from home, we are finding ways to promote the arts and share the joy of the arts within our community. Our galleries remain active with new digital versions of exhibits and our social media platforms continue to engage patrons with new content.
How You Can Help
You can make a difference in Overture’s future.
Many of our patrons have asked how they can help Overture during this crisis. We are reflecting on how we will support our community when we reopen. How will we deal with everything that has happened? How will we process it, memorialize it and make sense of it? The arts are a vital element to our healing process—and access to the arts is more important than ever.
Overture’s mission to “support and elevate our community’s creative culture, economy and quality of life through the arts” comes alive in our 20 community programs, making it possible for schools, families and individuals of all ages to engage in the arts. Each year, we serve nearly 300,000 community members of all ages and backgrounds through these free and low-cost programs.
With the current economic uncertainty, the great influx of people experiencing layoffs and lost jobs, the demand for these opportunities will only increase. We want to be ready to meet that demand.
To do that, we need your help!
Our spring match campaign is underway with our Corporate Champion, Bell Laboratories, and Local Legend, Dianne Christensen (in honor Sandra Gajic), matching gifts (up to $200,000) made through June 30. During the next three months, every dollar you donate will be matched, doubling your impact when we need it the most.
Please consider investing in Overture’s efforts to heal the community through art.
Affected performances and events
• One Night of Queen: Rescheduled for WED, MAR 31, 2021
• The Flying Karamazov Brothers Present 4 PLAY: Rescheduled for FRI, JUN 4, 2021
• Step Afrika!: Canceled
• Duck Soup Cinema: The Social Secretary: Canceled
• Monkey Baa’s ‘Diary of a Wombat: Canceled
• Listen Local: Halo O Malo: Canceled
• National Geographic Live: From Summit to Sea with Andy Mann: Canceled
• Plena Libre: Canceled
• Air Play: Rescheduled for WED, MAY 5, 2021
• Classic Albums Live performs AC/DC’s Back in Black: In the process of rescheduling
• RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: Rescheduled for WED, APR 21, 2021
• The Finest Hour featuring Davina & The Vagabonds and Hot Club of Cowtown: Rescheduled for FRI, OCT 23
• Kathy Mattea: Rescheduled for THU, AUG 27
• Alonzo King Lines Ballet: Canceled
• National Geographic Live: Hidden Wild: Canceled
• Star Wars Live in Concert: Canceled
• The Best of The Second City: Late Night Edition: Canceled
• The Second City’s Laughing (For All The Wrong Reasons): Canceled
• Alysha Umphress “a girl with standards”: Canceled
• Scooby-Doo! And the Lost City of Gold: Rescheduled for THU, OCT 15
• The MadHatters Spring 2020 Concert: Canceled
• BANFF Centre Film Festival World Tour: Canceled
• An Evening with David Sedaris: Rescheduled for MON, DEC 7
• Mike Birbiglia Live!: In the process of rescheduling
• Children’s Theater of Madison – Peter Pan: All shows canceled
• Forward Theater Company – The Amateurs: All shows canceled
• Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents Yolanda Kondonassis: Canceled
• Madison Symphony Orchestra – Dvorák Requiem: Canceled
• Madison Symphony Orchestra – Piano Power: Canceled
• Madison Symphony Orchestra – Greg Zelek with The Diapason Brass & Timpani: Postponed
• Madison Ballet – A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Canceled
• Madison Opera – Orpheus in the Underworld: Canceled
• Kanopy Dance Company – The Far-Out Prophecies of Nostradamus: Canceled
• Children’s Theater of Madison – Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure: Canceled
• Kanopy Dance Company – The Next Generation: Canceled
• Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra – Masterworks IV featuring Eric Silberger: Canceled
• Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra – Masterworks V featuring Andrew Balio: Canceled
• Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 2020 Season: Canceled
• Overture Galleries: Clear Cut – The Wages of Dominion: Rescheduled as a webinar
• Overture Galleries: Earthly Kin Playhouse Gallery Recetion: In the process of rescheduling
• Overture Galleries: Poetic Justice: Words on Environmental Crisis: In the process of rescheduling
• Overture Galleries: The Truth About Recycling: Here and Around the World: In the process of rescheduling
Kids in the Rotunda
• Kids in the Rotunda – The Handphibians: Canceled
• Kids in the Rotunda – Lullaby Project: In the process of rescheduling
• Kids in the Rotunda – Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble: Canceled
• Kids in the Rotunda – Wagging the Tail: Canceled
• Kids in the Rotunda – Ken Lonnquist: Canceled
• Kids in the Rotunda – Davey Doodle & the Red Hots: Canceled