ALL PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS ARE CANCELED UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN

Updated November 5, 2020

Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff. In response to the current COVID-19 global health crisis, we are taking an “intermission” by suspending performances and in-person programs until further notice.

  • In an act of financial preservation, we have reduced our workforce by 65% with some employees being furloughed, laid off or having their hours reduced, and some positions have been eliminated. We have reduced overhead expenses by more than 60% and suspended the search for a new CEO/President. Through these cost-saving measures, we are working to secure a positive future for Overture and our employees.
  • We are working closely with our resident arts companies to support their plans. By working together, we hope to ensure Overture maintains its central role in the artistic community.
  • While the building is closed, our mission will continue. We are finding ways to promote the arts and share the joy of the arts within our community.
  • Our social media platforms continue to engage patrons with new content. View our digital programming and let us know what you like.
  • Ticketholders for Overture Presents and Broadway at Overture will be contacted regarding individual performance status and options as shows confirm their changes. Many patrons have donated the value of tickets for canceled shows as a gift to Overture, and we are deeply appreciative of their support.
  • We will follow city, state and national guidelines and will reopen when it is safe to do so.

We remain committed to providing you “something to look forward to” in a safe environment. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


See below for a detailed list of affected performances and events.

Curious about what to do with tickets to canceled shows? Read our TICKET FAQS.


How You Can Help

You can make a difference in Overture’s future. Now through the end of the year, we aim to raise $1.5 million to help cover operating expenses, support digital programming and ensure we are able to continue our mission to support and elevate our community’s creative culture, economy and quality of life through the arts. Please consider investing in Overture’s efforts to heal the community through art. Click here to learn more about our Intermission Campaign.


Affected performances and events

Broadway

MEAN GIRLS: Rescheduled for JAN 11-16, 2022
CHICAGO: Canceled and replaced with Fiddler on the Roof AUG 10-15, 2021
OKLAHOMA!: Rescheduled for NOV 16-21, 2021

Overture Presents

Water Street Dance Milwaukee: Canceled
Vienna Boys Choir: Canceled
The Second City’s Imperfect Union: Canceled
Doodle POP: Canceled
Joey Taranto: Canceled
Alton Brown: Canceled
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Canceled
National Geographic Live: The Secret Life of Bears: Rescheduled for TUE, APR 6, 2021
National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World: Rescheduled for TUE, SEP 21, 2021
A Simple Space: Canceled
Big Band Holidays: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rubén Blades: Canceled
NASSIM: Canceled
Ranky Tanky: Canceled
It’s Okay to Be Different: Canceled
Duck Soup Cinema: Go West: Canceled
Chris Mann: Phantom Voices: Canceled
Nicholas Rodriguez: All is Fair in Love…: Canceled

Presenting Partners

Carol Burnett: Rescheduled for THU, JUN 22, 2021
Stars of the Sixties: In the process of rescheduling
An Evening with David Sedaris: In the process of rescheduling
Mike Birbiglia Live!: Rescheduled for SAT, APR 10, 2021

Resident Companies

Forward Theater
Forward Theater Company – 45 Plays for America’s First Ladies: Rescheduled to May 2021

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra presents John O’Conor: Canceled

Madison Symphony Orchestra
Madison Symphony Orchestra – Ravishing Rhapsody: Canceled
Madison Symphony Orchestra – Grand Panorama: Canceled
A Madison Symphony Orchestra Christmas: Canceled
Beyond the Score®: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring: Canceled