CONTINUED INTERMISSION FOR OVERTURE’S RISING STARS
Rising Stars will not be returning in the 21/22 season and will remain in intermission until further notice. The arts industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and Overture is working to restore what was lost. Some of our programs will take time to return, and others may not return. We are carefully considering many factors, including available budget and staff capacity.
We encourage you to continue to support Rising Stars – local artists—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.
See Water Street Dance Milwaukee, the 2019 Grand Prize Winners, perform at Overture on SAT, OCT 23!
Overture’s Rising Stars was a statewide program aimed to discover, develop and celebrate the wealth of talent in our communities.
- Develop talent with guidance from industry pros
- All skill levels and talents welcome (ages 6+)
- Audition locations statewide
- Cash prizes in three age categories
- Grand prize winner received a cash prize, booking opportunities, a digital marketing consultation, the chance to perform at Overture Center and more.
Auditions were held at statewide locations, each with a panel of local celebrity judges. Acts selected from the preliminary auditions were invited to The Callback at Overture Center. The Workshop gave 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 Center. The finalists came together on the historic Capitol Theater stage to perform for the community, win cash prizes, be seen by talent buyers and more.
Contact Manager of Artistic Experiences Emily Goretski