Young Auditorium

2019-20 Season

Comedy   Broadway   Dance   Theatre   Family   Music   Special Event

Opening Night Celebration

September 20, 2019 | 6:00 PM 

Food, refreshments, and an all-around great atmosphere highlight Young Auditorium's opening night pre-concert party!


Derek Byrne and Paddygrass

September 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

Join us as some of Wisconsin’s very best Irish musicians help kick off Young Auditorium’s 2019-2020 season! Derek Byrne and Paddygrass take the stage with an energetic mix of Irish, Bluegrass, and Gospel music.


Hiplet Ballerinas

September 25, 2019 | 7:30 PM  - Q&A Session Following Performance

With a dance style that needs to be seen to be believed, Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles.


Rhapsodie Quartet

October 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

The Rhapsodie Quartet brings together some of the brightest stars of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 13, 2019 | 3:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

Not too scary for your kindergarteners, but still jokey enough for older children, this GreatWorks Theatre adaptation is truly a performance the whole family can enjoy.


Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series

October 15, 2019 | 7:30 PM - Q & A Session Following Performance

The Unauthorized Biography Series is a musical project that celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical hip hop songs. Each chapter captures the legacy of a positive and influential iconic figure.


Animal Quest

October 19, 2019 | 3:00 PM - Never Too Young Series

Join us for this hands-on animal experience where your kids get up-close –and-personal with some nature’s most amazing creatures!


South Chicago Dance Theatre - Dancing Beyond the Borderline: An Immersive Performance Experience

October 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

Dancing Beyond the Borderline is an interdisciplinary work that examines aspects of the human condition.


Pam Tillis Acoustic Trio

November 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

Country music superstar Pam Tillis brings her unmistakable sound to Young Auditorium for an intimate acoustic performance.


1984 - Aquila Theatre Company

November 6, 2019 | 7:30 PM 

Big Brother is sure to be watching this cautionary tale performed by one of the nation’s premiere theatre companies.


Judy Moody and Stink

November 15, 2019 | 7:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

The dynamic sister and brother duo of Judy Moody and Stink take audiences on a hilarious new adventure, learning an important lesson about true friendship along the way.


Gala Holiday Concert

December 7, 2019 | 6:00 PM-Dinner / 7:30 PM-Performance

An annual holiday tradition, this evening of holiday music features a dinner, concert, and silent auction, as well as nearly every student ensemble playing throughout the building.


It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre

December 18, 2019 | 7:00 PM 

This clever stage adaptation breathes new life into the poignant story of George Bailey and Bedford Falls.


The Greatest Showman Sing-Along Film

January 25, 2020 | 3:00 PM 

Experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can sing along as loud as you want!


Cinderella - Florentine Opera

January 26, 2020 | 3:00 PM - Never Too Young Series

The Florentine Opera presents this amazing children’s opera based on the classic fairly tale...Cinderella!


Russian National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet & Carmen

January 29, 2020 | 7:30 PM  

Enjoy two separate one-act ballet performances as the elegant dancers of this world-renowned ballet company perform their versions of Romeo and Juliet and Carmen.


Axiom Brass

February 11, 2020 | 7:30 PM 

Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, Axiom Brass has quickly established itself as one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.


Yao Yao -Family Valentine Event

February 13, 2020 | 6:00 PM - Never Too Young Series

Take part in a family-friendly Valentine's Day celebration featuring Yao Yao, a playful blend of reality and imagination using advanced screen art technology and live music.


Finding Neveland

February 16, 2020 | 7:00 PM 

Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking Broadway show is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.


Family Fun Day at Young Auditorium

February 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM 

Free day of kid friendly activities and events designed to excercise the body and the mind!


Missoula Children's Theatre - Pinocchio

February 29, 2020 | 2:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

The nation's largest touring children's theatre makes it's annual stop at Young Auditorium...with a unique theatre experience where your kids are the stars!


GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio

March 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM 

Dynamic three-part harmonies and epic arrangements are brought to life by this fantaistic trio of young tenors.


The Grapes of Wrath - American Shakespeare Center

March 11, 2020 | 7:30 PM - Q&A Session Following Performance

Ground breaking theatre company blends renaissance era stage craft with modern sensibility, giving audiences a true taste of a Shakespearean theatre-going experience.


The BFG

March 15, 2020 | 3:00 PM - Horizons Family Series

A heart-warming story about a tribe of child-eating monsters - and the outcast among them who teams with an orphan girl to beat them at their own game.


Drum Tao 2020

March 18, 2020 | 7:30 PM 

Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.


EmiSunshine

April 3, 2020 | 7:30 PM 

Critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EmiSunshine is taking the nation by storm with her unique blend Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country music.


The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) - Reduced Shakespeare Company

April 17, 2020 | 7:30 PM 

From the high-brow to the low, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) covers comedy through the ages


An American in Paris

May 3, 2020 | 7:00 PM 

Romance! Adventure! Gershwin! Who could ask for anything more! Romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns in this Tony Award-winning Broadway production.


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