Overture’s Rising Stars has been canceled for 2020.
During its absence, we encourage you to continue to support Rising Stars—local artists—in our community. If you are a local artist looking for timely resources, please view our Artists Resources, a curated list of webinars, research, technology recommendations, local peer groups and more.
Overture Center is committed to the safety of our guests, resident organizations, artists, volunteers and staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented time.
Stay tuned for Overture’s Rising Stars 2021!
See Water Street Dance Milwaukee, the 2019 Grand Prize Winners, perform at Overture on SAT, OCT 24!
Overture’s Rising Stars is a statewide program aimed to discover, develop and celebrate the wealth of talent in our communities.
- Develop your talent with guidance from industry pros
- All skill levels and talents welcome (ages 6+)
- Audition locations statewide
- $750 cash prizes in three age categories
- Grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 prize, booking opportunities, a digital marketing consultation, the chance to perform at Overture and more!
Auditions are held at statewide locations, each with a panel of local celebrity judges. Acts selected from the preliminary auditions will be invited to The Callback at Overture. The Workshop gives those moving on another opportunity to perform and receive constructive feedback from industry professionals before they put it all on the line at The Finals at Overture. The finalists will come together on the historic Capitol Theater stage to perform for the community, win cash prizes, be seen by talent buyers and more! Plus, one grand prize winner will earn $1,000, a digital marketing consultation and the opportunity to perform at Overture!
This project is supported by Arts Access, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Madison-Kipp Corporation and Dane Arts with additional contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Contact Programming and Community Engagement Coordinator Emily Goretski