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A BELL LABORATORIES CELEBRITY SERIES EVENT

Patti LuPone The Gypsy In My Soul Conceived and Directed by SCOTT WITTMAN Musical Direction JOSEPH THALKEN Musical Arrangements by JONATHAN TUNICK AND JOSEPH THALKEN

WED, FEB 1, 2012 | Overture Hall

Overture’s Holiday Lights are generously sponsored by MGE Foundation

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PATTI LuPONE Patti LuPone most recently starred on Broadway opposite her Evita co-star Mandy Patinkin in a critically acclaimed run of their concert An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Miss LuPone also tours in three other onewoman concerts Matters of the Heart, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda and The Lady With The Torch. STAGE: New York – The Seven Deadly Sins (guest soloist with NY City Ballet), Joanne in Company (NY Philharmonic), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Gypsy (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards), John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Passion, Candide, Can Can, Noises Off, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), The Old Neighborhood, Master

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Class, Patti LuPone on Broadway (Outer Critics Circle Award), Pal Joey, Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), Oliver!, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Woods, Edmond, The Cradle Will Rock, Evita (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Working, The Water Engine, The Robber Bridegroom (Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations). London – Matters of the Heart, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard (Olivier Award nomination) and Les Miserables (RSC world premiere production) & The Cradle Will Rock (Olivier Award for her performances in both productions). OPERA: Jake Heggie’s To Hell and Back for San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Weill-Brecht’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny for the Los Angeles Opera (debut) and Marc Blitzstein’s Regina (The

Simply Barbra Starring Steven Brinberg

More interpretation than impersonation, with the wonderful music you love and a showmanship you can’t deny, this is sure to be unlike any performance you’ll see all season!

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PATTI LuPONE (cont.) act. She is a founding member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman’s The Acting Company. Miss LuPone is the author of the NY Times best-selling autobiography, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, which was recently published in paperback.

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Kennedy Center). FILM: City By The Sea, David Mamet’s Heist and State and Main, Just Looking, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness. TV: “Glee,” “30 Rock,” “Ugly Betty,” “Will & Grace,” the Emmy winning telecasts of “Passion” & “Sweeney Todd, “ “Oz,” “Monday Night Mayhem,” “Evening At the Pops” with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma, “Frasier” (Emmy nomination), “Law & Order,” “The Water Engine,” “L.B. J” and “Life Goes On.” Recordings include: Patti LuPone Live, Heatwave with John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pal Joey, Matters of the Heart, Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic’s Special Editions label), the 2006 and 2008 recordings of Sweeney Todd and Gypsy and the Ghostlight Records release of The Lady With The Torch and Patti LuPone at Les Mouches, a digitally remastered live performance cd of her now-legendary 1980 nightclub

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An Evening With Groucho

Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante channels one of the comedic greats of all time. His timing on classic one-liners and famous songs match Groucho’s originals with stunning precision!

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JOSEPH THALKEN Joseph Thalken is an award-winning composer whose latest musical, And The Curtain Rises (with book by Michael Slade, lyrics by Mark Campbell) recently made its world debut in March at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Thalken is also the composer of the musicals WAS (book and lyrics by Barry Kleinbort, based on the novel by Geoff Ryman), Harold And Maude (book and lyrics by the estimable Tom Jones of The Fantasticks) and Borrowed Dust (libretto by Martin Moran) which will have its world premiere in New York in early 2012. The Shen Family Foundation included Mr. Thalken in their Musical Theater Composers Initiative, a select group, including the legendary Stephen Sondheim, that has received grants and commissions to create new works and expand the musical theater art form. He has also received support from the Gilbert &

Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the National Endowment for the Arts. On Broadway, Mr. Thalken served as conductor for Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli, and most recently for Gypsy with Patti LuPone. As a pianist or conductor, he has worked with Bernadette Peters, Barry Manilow, Polly Bergen, Rebecca Luker, Kristin Chenoweth, Faith Prince, opera stars Catherine Malfitano and Elizabeth Futral, and acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, among others. He has provided orchestrations for the albums of Howard McGillin, Kathy Lee Gifford, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn and Judy Collins. And he can be heard as a pianist on various cast albums, including My Favorite Year, Babes in Arms, Tip-Toes, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Bernstein’s New York, Call Me Madam, St. Louis Woman and Oh, Kay!

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A Cabaret Dinner Series Event

thu, may 3, 7pm $75, Price includes dinner capitol theater Stage

Chanteur

with Lee Lessack International singer Lee Lessack presents an outstanding cabaret of mixed French and American tunes with French flavor.

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Overture Center for the Arts would like to recognize

our 2011/12 Community Partners and thank them for all they do to support Madison’s thriving arts community.

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Event Staff Stagehand services in Overture are provided by members of Local 251 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Volunteer usher and other services for Overture are provided by Overture Friends. For information, visit overturecenter.com/ contribute/volunteer or call 608.258.4177. RESIDENT ORGANIZATIONS Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society bachdancinganddynamite.org | 608.255.9866 Children’s Theater of Madison ctmtheater.org | 608.255.2080 Kanopy Dance Company kanopydance.org | 608.255.2211 Li Chiao-Ping Dance lichiaopingdance.org | 608.835.6590 Madison Ballet madisonballet.org | 608.278.7990 Madison Opera madisonopera.org |608.238.8085 Madison Symphony Orchestra madisonsymphony.org | 608.257.3734 Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery wisconsinacademy.org | 608.265.2500 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra wcoconcerts.org | 608.257.0638

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Conceived and Directed by SCOTT WITTMAN Musical Direction JOSEPH THALKEN A BELL LABORATORIES CELEBRITY SERIES EVENT WED, FEB 1, 2012 | Overt...

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