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October 27, 2008

This week at Overture…

Dixie’s Tupperware Party

Nightly Through November 2

Promenade Hall 

Playbill magazine called Dixie’s Tupperware Party “a unique hybrid of improv, drag show, social satire and Tupperware Party—complete with lids that burp.” Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good old fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. See for yourself how Ms. Longate became the #1 Tupperware seller in the U.S. and Canada as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products! “Not your grandmother’s Tupperware Party!”–NBC Today Show

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Madison Symphony Orchestra          

Samuel Hutchinson & The Rhapsodie Quartet

Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. • $15

Overture Hall

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Capitol Steps

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30 p.m. • $12 – $35

Overture Hall

Composed of current and former Congressional staffers, The Capitol Steps puts a hilarious musical spin on current events, proving once again that you can’t make up stuff that’s as funny as what takes place in our halls of government. See for yourself when The Capitol Steps mine the national headlines for comedy gold just in time for the presidential election.

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Song & Dance Ensemble of West Africa

Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. • $20 – $35

Overture Hall

The diverse cultures of West Africa have contributed some of the most colorful and beautiful oral and musical traditions the world has ever seen. The two dozen singers, dancers and instrumentalists who make up the Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa create a rhythmic feast drawing on a variety of influences.

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Wisconsin School Music Association Honors Concerts

Thursday, October 30

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Kids in the Rotunda The Madgadders – Rock ‘n Roll Costume Party

Saturday, November 1, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. • FREE

Rotunda Stage

Every Saturday during the school year, Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. Our popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers. The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. This week features a Rock ‘n Roll Costume Party with The Madgadders. This event is FREE.

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Jason and the Argonauts

Sunday, November 2, 1 p.m. • $10 – $19

Overture Hall

Jason’s uncle is not a nice guy. He’s murdered his brother, the king, and stolen the kingdom, and now nobody dares stand up to him. But look out: Jason is back, and he wants the throne that’s rightfully his! Climb aboard the Argo and sail back to ancient Greece in search of the famous Golden Fleece. Scotland’s Visible Fictions, one of the UK’s finest children’s theater companies, brings mythology to life with their version of Jason and the Argonauts, complete with dragons, monsters and an angry sea. It’s a rollicking adventure from a time when heroes were heroes and monsters were monsters.

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