Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by James Lapine
July 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30pm
Fredric March Play Circle, 2nd floor
Wisconsin Union, 800 Langdon St.
General admission: $25 Students (with ID): $21
*Tickets ordered online or by phone are subject to a $4 convenience fee paid to the Union Theater. Buy in person to bypass fees.
Click here to read the Isthmus review.
Click here to read the Madison Magazine review.
Click here to see the "Backstage With Bruno" segment from Channel 3.
"A New Brain" is the final show in MTM’s 10th anniversary season, and it’s a great example of why they’ve become so crucial to the local theater scene. This isn’t a show that any other Madison company would likely have staged nearly as well." - Madison Magazine
"Delightful", "Stunning," "Imminently hummable tunes," "Strong, distinct voices," "Excels at dark comedy," "no-holds-barred exuberance." "It's easy to see why [MTM] wanted to bring this show to Madison audiences." -The Isthmus
A broken robot tango. A woman pretending to be a ventriloquist's dummy singing about penises. A synchronized swimming MRI machine. A guy in a frog suit riding a scooter. And some of the most beautiful music in contemporary musical theatre.
A New Brain tickets are sold through the Campus Arts Box Office. They can be ordered online here, by phone at 608-265-ARTS, or in person at the Campus Arts Box Office locations at the Memorial Union (800 Langdon St.) or Vilas Hall (821 University Avenue on the East Campus Mall side of the building.) Click here for complete information and box office hours.
Online and phone orders are subject to a $4 per ticket convenience fee paid the the Union Theater. This fee can be waived by purchasing tickets in person.
The famous Memorial Union Terrace is open during construction at the Union! Enjoy dinner, drinks, snacks, live music and a gorgeous view before A New Brain, after, or both!
For a complete list of Terrace events, click here.
There are many parking spaces in proximity to the Union. Click here for a map and updates on road closures.
FINDING THE THEATRE:
There is a set of doors facing Langdon St. near the corner of Langdon and Park Streets. Enter through those doors and take the elevator to the second floor.
ABOUT THE SHOW
When composer Gordon Schwinn collapses into a plate of ziti, he is told he has a devastating brain disease that may take his life. With time running short, he strives to write the perfect song while his brain plays hilarious tricks on him. This delightful, heartwarming musical from the composer of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and one of the writers of INTO THE WOODS features catchy tunes, heartfelt moments, and a guy in a frog suit. It's the perfect way to celebrate the gifts of heart and music.
Directed by Meghan Randolph
Music Direction by Mark Wurzelbacher and Jennifer Hedstrom
Choreography by Jayme Shimooka
Cast: Dennis Yadon (Gordon), Alyson Barrett (Lisa), Alyssa Beasley (Minister), Jake Caceres (Dr. Jafar Berensteiner), Paige Hutchison Fecteau (Rhoda), Kurtis Hopp (Roger), Dee King (Mr. Bungee), Krystal Lonsdale (Waitress/Nancy D.), Roberta Riportella (Mimi) and J. Adam Shelton (Richard.)
>>Charlie Rose interview on A NEW BRAIN
>>Clips from the recent City Center Encores production
GALLERY (Click to enlarge)
Paige Hutchison Fecteau, Krystal Lonsdale, Dennis Yadon
Dennis Yadon and Roberta Riportella
Kurtis Hopp and Dennis Yadon
J. Adam Shelton
Kurtis Hopp and Dennis Yadon
Alyssa Beasley and Dennis Yadon
Dee King and Dennis Yadon
Paige Hutchison Fecteau and Dennis Yadon
Support for this production provided by: