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TEN DAYS IN A MADHOUSE: The Workshop podcast
"Energy rightly applied will accomplish anything." Be part of the creation of a new musical. Writing team Jennifer Hedstrom and Karen Saari continue to bring this new work to life with local professionals, focusing in on concept, renderings, and staging with significant audience feedback. The story is of Nellie Bly, now infamous 1800s reporter who got herself committed to expose the atrocities of a mental institution. Chilling music, deeply moving characters, and an inspiring lead are taking this production smoothly on its way to its full production in summer of 2021. Don't miss your chance to participate in its creation!
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We can't believe it's fall! This year has been and continues to be a celebration of new artists and new ideas. Below are the two projects we've got coming by the time the year is out, PLUS four opportunities for you to enjoy virtual content we've created in 2020 and 2021: A podcast and audio drama, a film about trailblazing women, an album that explores America through varied lenses, and a film of the one hour musical The Yellow Wallpaper!
Get information below, and we thank you for being part of this awesome season!
BEYOND THE INGENUE: TRAILBLAZERS
Virtual Concert filmed fall 2020
$10 on demand. Proceeds go to our Artist Fund.
"Well-behaved women rarely make history." After an audience-loved curated revue in 2018, Beyond the Ingenue is back. In this rendition, Wisconsin-based composers have worked with local performers to create musical theatre pieces about the women who inspire them, From actors to advocates, writers to philanthropists, rulebreakers to game-changers, this concert takes you into the lives of ten extraordinary people who challenged the rules, defied the odds, and made history. With Beyond the Ingenue: Trailblazers, we prove once again that, on stage, women deserve better stories.
AN AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY
A professionally recorded concept album
$15.99 to own
Myths are traditional stories explaining histories, beliefs, or lessons. Myth is also a fallacy. In America, who are the mythological characters? The characters we so often hear of as good or evil? The people who set our sometimes false belief systems? BBIPOC composers from all over Wisconsin explore this idea through stories from their own cultures and points of view. As is true with all myths, there is more than meets the eye.
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
A new horror musical, filmed from the August 2021 production