Young Auditorium

2017-18 Season

Comedy   Broadway   Dance   Theatre   Family   Music   Special Event

World Music Festival - Maria Pomianowska and ReBorn

September 19, 2017 | 4:00 PM - Presented by Young Auditorium and Cultural Affairs

Outstanding multi-instrumentalist and composer from Poland leads an incredible folk ensemble.

World Music Festival - Sahba Motallebi w/ Naghmeh Farahmand

September 19, 2017 | 5:30 PM - Presented by Young Auditorium and Cultural Affairs

Music for the Iranian lute performed by one of the few female solists in the world!

World Music Festival - Xabier Diaz & Adufeiras de Salitre and Pascuala Ilabaca (co-headliners)

September 19, 2017 | 7:00 PM - Presented by Young Auditorium and Cultural Affairs

Spanish harmonies and contemporary Chilean singer-songwrtier close out the annual World Music Fesitval

25th Anniversary Fundraiser premiering My Antonia Song Cycle

September 23, 2017 | 4:30 PM - Formal attire requested - Make Your Online Donation Today!

Join us for an evening of celebration as Young Auditorium celebrates its 25th anniversary!


September 30, 2017 | 3:00 PM - Never Too Young Series

Zoozort is an interactive experience that invites children and adults to get up close-and-personal with some of nature’s wildest creatures.

The Saint and the Sultan author Paul Moses

October 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Paul Moses speaks about his award winning book: The Saint and The Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace.

The Sultan and the Saint - Movie Premiere

October 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

Watch the story of St. Francis and the Sultan of Egypt play out onscreen in the Wisconsin premiere of the feature film The Sultan and The Saint.

A Summit of Faith - Panel Discussion

October 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

Bringing Christians and Muslims together for an open panel discussion about compromise, filtered through the lens of yhe book, The Saint and the Sultan.

Rose Ensemble - Il Poverello: The Life and Legacy of St. Francis of Assisi

October 5, 2017 | 7:30 PM - Bramblett Chamber Series

In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Il Poverello explores the life and deeds of the religious icon with this unique musical performance.

Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles Experience

October 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM - Presented by Cultural Affairs

The music of the Beatles takes center stage in this all-new interactive concert experience where YOU create the setlist!

One Drop of Love

October 16, 2017 | 7:00 PM - Presented By Contemporary Issues

A multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class, and gender in search of truth, justice, and LOVE.

It Gets Better - Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles

October 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM - Post event Q&A - Presented by Contemporary Issues and Cultural Affairs

A moving musical theatre performance featuring pignant narratives of growing up gay.

Jersey Boys

October 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

The Broadway musical that takes you behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Opera for Toddlers - Up in the Mountains

November 3, 2017 | 10:00 AM / 11:15 AM  -  November 4, 2017 | 1:00 PM / 2:30 PM / 4:00 PM - Never Too Young Series

From the Oslo Opera House, to San Francisco Opera, to Young Auditorium...this a one-of-a-kind Opera for Toddlers is sure to be a memorable experience for you and your children!

United States Army Field Band - Jazz Ambassadors

November 5, 2017 | 3:00 PM - Presented by WJVL/WCLO/Janesville Gazette

This 19-member ensemble is the official touring 'big band' of the United States Army!


November 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM - Presented By Cultural Affairs

An unforgettable Broadway dance and percussion experience for audiences of all ages.

Sense & Sensibility - Aquila Theatre Company

November 8, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Aquila Theatre’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s most popular novel.

Hamlet - Aquila Theatre Company

November 9, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Aquila Theatre brings a style all its own to their celebrated production of Hamlet.

Truly Remarkable Loon - Comedy Juggler

November 11, 2017 | 3:00 PM - Kachel Center - Never Too Young Series

Entertaining families for over forty years, The Truly Remarkable Loon combines awe-inspiring juggling with hilarious comedy!

Judy Collins

November 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

See ‘Judy Blue Eyes’ herself in this fresh yet nostalgic performance

The Tamburitzans

November 20, 2017 | 7:30 PM 

Authentic folk dances, live music, and exceptional costumes!


December 9, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

The sensational tale of fame, corruption, and all that jazz!

The Nutcracker - The Dance Factory

December 16, 2017 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM 

Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballet is performed annually at Young Auditorium by accomplished dancers from The Dance Factory.

Sing-A-Long Sound of Music

January 27, 2018 | 3:00 PM 

Watch the original 1965 movie with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your hearts out!

Country Royalty - Jason Petty and Katy Deal pay tribute to Hank WIlliams and Patsy Cline

February 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM - Presented by Cultural Affairs

In a show like no other, Petty and Deal honor the two most influential singers in country music history.

A Busy Bee - Florentine Opera

February 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM - Seating on Young Auditorium Stage - Never Too Young Series

Based on the delightful children’s story, this operatic world premiere celebrates the importance of teamwork, respect for others, and never giving up.

Urban Bush Women - Hair & Other Stories

February 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM 

Urban Bush Women weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African-Americans

Missoula Children's Theatre - Jack and the Beanstalk

February 24, 2018 | 2:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

A unique theatre experience...where your kids are the stars!

M5 Mexican Brass

February 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM - Bramblett Chamber Series - Presented by Cultural Affairs

Latin America’s most successful brass quintet is taking the Young Auditorium stage!

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

March 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM 

See the Broadway musical that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.

Taming of the Shrew - American Shakespeare Center

March 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM - Presented by Cultural Affairs

The American Shakespeare Center delivers one of Shakespeare’s most compelling and controversial comedies.

Macbeth - American Shakespeare Center

March 14, 2018 | 7:30 PM - Presented by Cultural Affairs

The American Shakespeare Center presents one of the bard’s fiercest tragedies.

The Cat in the Hat

April 8, 2018 | 3:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

The whole family is sure to enjoy this adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss book!

Lightwire Theater - Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

April 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM - Presented By Cultural Affairs

When the lights go out, Lightwire Theater shines with its own brand of illuminated storytelling.

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