June 16, 2021

We look forward to reopening this fall. We have announced our fall/winter Overture Presents shows along with 2021/22 Broadway, National Geographic Live and Cabaret series. Subscriptions are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale this summer.

Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff. While we begin to ramp up in preparation for fall shows, our building remains closed except for private events and resident company activity.

We continue to work 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.

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

Per Broadway Across America: Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue. Other COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance, including, without limitation, required: temperature checks, testing, confirmation of prior travel to restricted areas and/or confirmation of no known symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19. We reserve the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Any ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol may be required to leave the theater, and his/her ticket will not be refunded. Guests with accessibility questions or who require additional assistance related to the venue’s COVID-19 policies may email tickets@overture.org or call (608) 258-4141. Please note: Events are being planned at full capacity, subject to applicable law and governmental approval.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against Event Organizers, The John Gore Organization, Inc., John Gore Theatrical Group, Inc. d/b/a Broadway Across America, the Venue, the Presenter, the Event, the Event Producers and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, successors and assigns and their respective officers, employees, contractors and agents.

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. Overture Center is an independent 501©(3) organization and much of our comeback and success depends on support from our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our organization, closing our doors since March 13, 2020. Donations enable us to offer 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 support a strong future for the arts in our community.

Affected performances and events


COME FROM AWAY: Rescheduled for TUE, SEP 28 – SUN, OCT 3, 2021
MEAN GIRLS: Rescheduled for TUE, JAN 11 – SUN, JAN 16, 2022
CHICAGO: Canceled and replaced with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on TUE, NOV 16 – SUN, NOV 21, 2021
OKLAHOMA!: Canceled and replaced with HAIRSPRAY on TUE, FEB 22 – SUN, FEB 27, 2022
THE PROM: Rescheduled for TUE, MAR 22 – SUN, MAR 27, 2022
DEAR EVAN HANSEN: Rescheduled for TUE, MAY 10 – SUN, MAY 15, 2022
AIN’T TOO PROUD: Rescheduled for TUE, JUN 14 – SUN, JUN 19, 2022

Overture Presents

The Second City’s Imperfect Union: Canceled
Doodle POP: Canceled
Joey Taranto: Canceled
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
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite Duo: Canceled
A Quest for Freedom performed by Nai-Ni Chen & the Ahn Trio: Canceled
What the Constitution Means to Me: Canceled
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Canceled
One Night of Queen: Canceled
Afrique en Cirque: Canceled
Duck Soup Cinema: Why Worry: Canceled
RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: Canceled
Trinity Irish Dance Company: Canceled
The Flying Karamazov Brothers present 4 PLAY: Canceled
Air Play: Canceled
Tori Scott is Pickled!: Rescheduled for THU, JUNE 2, 2022

Presenting Partners

Carol Burnett: Canceled
An Evening with David Sedaris: Rescheduled for SAT, DEC 11, 2021
Mike Birbiglia Live!: Rescheduled for SAT, NOV 6, 2021
Scooby-Doo! And the Lost City of Gold: Canceled

Resident Companies

Forward Theater
Forward Theater Company – 46 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