Upcoming theater schedule in Madison

Elliott Puckette, Arts Editor

Theater fans have much to look forward in the upcoming weeks in Madison, WI. Here’s just a sampling of some of the shows in the city’s theater schedule.

Marriage-Ability | Encore Studio
Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is one of the only professional theater companies in the country that puts on productions by and with people with disabilities. Their new show is a musical comedy on love and relationships, written and directed by Encore’s Executive and Artistic Director Kelsy Schoenhaar, that spans musical genres and romantic perspectives.
Feb. 5-20. Tickets $10 with student ID
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The Rocky Horror Show | Bartell Theatre
OUT!Cast and Mercury Players Theatre collaborate to bring their own creative twist to one of the most enduring and beloved cult classics of all time. Steve Noll, director and Madison College marketing instructor, brings his own vision to the gender-smashing musical that embraces some of the old traditions while contributing a unique flair.
Feb. 12-27. Tickets $20-$25
Visit bartelltheatre.org

Psycho Beach Party | Bartell Theatre
The Bartell just can’t get enough gender-bending camp this month. On the theater’s smaller stage Charles Busch’s wacky comedy combines ‘50s thrillers, ‘60s beach movies and ‘70s slasher films. Split personalities and dumb surfer kids, what more could you want on a cold February evening?
Feb. 12-27. Tickets $15-$20
Visit bartelltheatre.org

Monster Boogie | Broom Street Theater
The final edition of Rob Matsushita’s experimental Boogie series. Each Boogie takes spoken word and children’s albums and features a team of actors lip-syncing and providing a visual to the crazy stories that before only lived in words and voices. This Boogie focuses on classic monster stories, from vampires to serial killers to busters of ghost.
Feb. 12-March 5. Tickets $11
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The Mojo & The Sayso | Overture Center
Theatre LILA collaborates with Milwaukee’s Bonzeville Arts Ensemble to bring audiences the story of an African American family whose son is killed by a white police officer. The story by Aishah Rahman takes on this difficult subject, with humor, magic, and language and contributes to the ongoing conversation taking place across the nation.
Feb. 18-21. Tickets $15 with student ID
Visit overturecenter.org

An Evening’s Affair: Shakespeare’s Betrayals | Various Locations
Madison Shakespeare Compnay delivers it’s second installment in their traveling anthology series “An Evening’s Affair.” Last summer they toured eight scenes by the Bard highlighting love and conflict. This time their back with 10 scenes of gut-wrenching betrayal from Macbeth to The Tempest to Titus Andronicus in venues all over Madison.
Feb. 18-28. Suggested $10 contribution
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