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WELCOME TO OUR 52ND SEASON! Wild adventures & memorable journeys await you. Three fabulous musicals, the timeless story of Mr. Scrooge, and a heartwarming tale of a rabbit named Edward make up this year’s menu of great productions. We’re proud to provide exceptional family entertainment for our community – inspiring, engaging and transforming the lives of young people through the experience of theater. Onstage, seasoned adult actors perform alongside talented youth, gracing the stages of Overture Center, our home. The intimate Playhouse and the elegant Capitol Theater invite you to escape into magical worlds filled with surprise and delight. As an early buyer, you’ll get the deepest discounts and the best seats. So come along on the adventure. DREAM. IMAGINE. PLAY. Thank you for making CTM part of YOUR family’s adventures!

Roseann Sheridan

Allen Ebert

Artistic Director

Executive Director


PRE-SEASON SAVINGS ARE HERE

UP TO 45% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE SHOWS. Order early to get the best seats available. Just beat the deadline of OCTOBER 1.


PICK 2 OR MORE PLAYS BY MIDNIGHT, OCT. 1 AND ENJOY 4 BENEFITS: 1 . 35% SAVINGS Any ticket. Every seat. Any show. Save 35% on every ticket. For the best seats in the house, order now! Act now — First come, first served.

2 . F R E E TICKET EXCHANGES Get free ticket exchanges. Just let the box office know 48 hours before the original show. We’ll trade tickets, as long as your desired new seats and show are equally priced.

3 . BE ST SEATS IN THE HOUSE When you order early, you get your pick of the best seats in the house. So be an early bird!

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4. SAVE UP TO 4 5 % W ITH T HE CTM FA MILY PACK! Our most popular option - The CTM Family Pack is available only to buyers of two or more plays. Here’s how you do it: • Bundle two or more of our season’s shows • Purchase at least three Family Pack tickets to a show There’s a limited supply of seats to select performances, so get them while you can. See available dates on page 12.

THE ‘ONE SH OW & AWAY W E GO ’ SP ECIA L! 2 5 % SAVINGS ANY TICKET. ANY SEAT. ANY SHOW. Buy one show, save 25% on every ticket.

A L L S PE C I A LS E X PI R E OC T. 1 AT M I DN IG H T Hey Kids! You may have noticed this booklet is filled with lots of stars. Try and count them. Then, you or your folks should like us on Facebook, and send us a message clearly stating your “Star Count.” You could win a prize!

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D RE A MWORKS

MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

OCTOBER 6–22 Join your favorite crack-a-lackin’ characters from the blockbuster DreamWorks film. Follow four furry friends who find themselves on an unexpected journey to the “wild” world of Madagascar from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, and an upbeat score, Madagascar is the perfect way to kick off our 52nd season for the whole family. Enjoyed by everyone ages 5 and up

Book by Kevin Del Aguila Original Music & Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture

Sponsored by

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL OUR GRANDEST PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR

DECEMBER 9–23 Madison’s finest holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol is also CTM’s grandest production of the year. It’s a mark-it-on-the-calendar and get-a-little-dressed-up kind of date. The elegant Capitol Theater transports us back in time to Victorian England for a wild seasonal ride. Take the journey with Scrooge from curmudgeonly miser to all-around good guy. Music, dancing, and plenty of Bah Humbug! Featuring David Daniel from American Players Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge. Enjoyed by everyone ages 7 and up (or younger if you think ghosts are cool!)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Colleen Madden Sponsored by

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TUCK EVERLASTING WOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR EVER?

FEBRUARY 16–25 Join us for the exciting regional premiere of this Broadway musical! Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster longs for adventure. When she meets the Tuck family and discovers they hold the secret to immortality, she faces an extraordinary choice: return to her own family, or join the Tucks on their never-ending journey. Based on the award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, the production features gorgeous music, beautiful dancing, and an enchanting story that will live with you forever. Enjoyed by everyone ages 10 and up.

Book by Claudia Shear & Chris Federle Music by Chris Miller Lyrics by Nathan Tysen Based on the novel ‘Tuck Everlasting’ by Natalie Babbitt

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DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY ESCAPE TO YOUR OWN BACKYARD

MARCH 10–24 Kids of all ages will love this rock ‘n’ roll romp in a big bug’s world. Is Spider getting too big for his own skin? Will Fly find her superhero powers in time to save her Aunt Rita from danger? Will Worm learn to stand on his own two feet…even though he doesn’t have feet? This delightful new musical celebrates diversity while also teaching about the fascinating world of bugs. Turns out a bug’s life isn’t all that much different from ours! Enjoyed by everyone ages 3 and up.

Book, music & lyrics by Joan Cushing Adapted from the Diary of a Worm series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss Sponsored by

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THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE A TIMELESS TALE OF THE ENDURING POWER OF LOVE

MAY 4–20 Edward Tulane is a very dignified china rabbit, remarkable in every way except one: he doesn’t know how to love. When he is swept away from the child who loves him, a transformative journey teaches him about family, friendship and the gift of an open heart. Captivating. Breathtaking. Miraculous. A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, this adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s award-winning book is destined to be one of CTM’s most memorable productions! Enjoyed by everyone ages 8 and up.

Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford From the novel by Kate DiCamillo Sponsored by

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ACCESS FOR ALL BUILDING BRIDGES TO THE ARTS FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS We offer dedicated sensory-friendly performances for youth on the autism spectrum or for those with sensory or communication needs. CTM provides support inside & outside the theater to enable children & their families to be able to attend the performance together. We also offer ASL-interpreted performances for the hearing-impaired.

STAGE SKILLS ARE LIFE SKILLS Confidence, collaboration, creative self-expression and more — CTM invites all students to our theater classes, regardless of financial circumstances. Tuition assistance is available for all programs. Apply today!

STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES OFFER AFFORDABLE FIELD TRIPS This popular program provides teachers and students the experience of live theater as part of the school day. We provide curriculum tie-ins, study guides, pre-show workshops, post-show discussions, and more. Contact matinees@ctmtheater.org for more information. Learn about these programs and more at

ctmtheater.org Helping fund all these programs is our annual event

Join us at the Edgewater, Friday, April 13, 2018. To sponsor, purchase tickets, or buy a table, connect with development@ctmtheater.org 11


PICK TWO OR MORE PLAYS Buy two or more plays by October 1 and get great perks. SAVE 35% on every ticket you buy. BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE - order early, get great seats. FREE TICKET EXCHANGES to use when you need to.

THE FAMILY PACK (our deepest discount). Save up to 45%! To qualify: •Pick a play from the Family Pack dates below. •Purchase 3 or more tickets to the play you selected. •Pick any other play(s) in our season and purchase tickets. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose another Family Pack date, you SAVE 45%! All other dates SAVE 35%. Madagascar A Musical Adventure Friday, Oct 6 at 7pm Saturday, Oct 7 at 2:30pm Saturday, Oct 14 at 2:30pm

A Christmas Carol

Tuck Everlasting

Saturday, Dec 9 at 7pm Sunday, Dec 10 at 2:30pm Friday, Dec 22 at 2:30pm

Friday, Feb 16 at 7pm Saturday, Feb 17 at 2:30pm Sunday, Feb 18 at 2:30pm

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly Saturday, Mar 10 at 4:30pm Sunday, Mar 11 at 2:30pm Saturday, Mar 17 at 1:30pm Friday, Mar 23 at 6:30pm

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Friday, May 4 at 7pm Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 Sunday, May 13 at 2:30pm

These special offers are only available until October 1st.

‘ONE SHOW & AWAY WE GO’ SPECIAL! Buy any one play and get this great perk:

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These special offers are only available until October 1st.


ORDER BY OCTOBER 1

SAVE UP TO 45% DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED AT ORDER CHECKOUT

PLAYHOUSE SHOWS Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Tuck Everlasting Diar y of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

REGULAR PRICE

BEFORE OCT 1

Youth age 12 & under. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28. . . . . $18.25 Adults, Seniors & Students age 13+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40. . . . . $26 FAMILY PACK PER TICKET for all ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A . . . . . $19.50 (see calendar for Family Pack dates)

CAPITOL THEATER A Christmas Carol

REGULAR PRICE

BEFORE OCT. 1

Mezzanine (Balcony). . . . . . . . . . . . $28. . . . . $18.25 Circle (Balcony). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37. . . . . $24 Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51. . . . . $33.25 Prime Center (first 11 rows). . . . . . . $58. . . . . $37.75 FAMILY PACK PER TICKET Mezzanine (already discounted). . . . . . . . N/A. . . . . $16 Circle (already discounted) . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A. . . . . $20.50 Orchestra (already discounted) . . . . . . . . N/A. . . . . $30 (see calendar for Family Pack dates)

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ORCHESTRA PRIME CENTER

Order Online CTMTHEATER.ORG OR CALL (608) 255-2080 / MON-FRI, 9AM-5PM Pre-seaon sale ticket price reflects the Pick Two 35% discount and Family Pack 45% discount. All prices include sales tax and Overture Center facility fees.

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A ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND THANKS SEASON SPONSOR

SEASON SUPPORTERS

SPOTLIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

IN-KIND SEASON SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNERS

THE LOGO

Logo Types

Primary/Vertical Every day, Wisconsin Public Radio helps listeners make connections. Whether we do it by bringing together diverse viewpoints, unexpected topics or simply allowing people separated by geographic, language, cultural or ideological distances to engage one another, we are all about internal and external connections. The new WPR logo represents an abstract expression of those connections. Three sets of seven concentric circles represent the diversity of our services and people we serve. We have three networks. We have thee ways we serve (on-air, online, in the community.) We have three formats (news, talk, music.) And we have seven regional offices.

TICKET POLICIES 2017-2018

The design reflects our clean and modern sensibility with a nod to our past. Some see broadcast tower beacons. Some see soundwaves from speakers, people talking on the corner. Some see vinyl records. Some see X-Ray specs. Whatever you see, our logo does not define us, it is simply a distinctive mark and a design element.

Box Office: Purchase discounted tickets to two or more of this season’s plays through CTM by midnight, October 1, 2017, online at ctmtheater.org, by phone at 608.255.2080, or by mail to 228 State Street, Madison, WI 53703. Purchase discounted tickets to one play through the Overture Center Box Office by October 1, 2017, online at ctmtheater.org, by phone at 608.258.4141 or in person at 201 State Street. 8

Service Charges: Tickets purchased through CTM during this limited pre-season offer are subject only to a one time handling charge, but are free of any other additional fees or charges. Tickets purchased through the Overture Center Box Office, online or by phone are subject to additional fees and charges for each ticket. Ticket Policies/Exchanges: All sales are final, no refunds are available. However, tickets purchased by midnight, October 1, 2017 are eligible for free exchanges. Tickets purchased after midnight, October 1, 2017 can be exchanged through the Overture Center Box Office. Tickets must be exchanged at least 48 hours before the first performance involved in the exchange. Tickets may only be exchanged for a CTM 2017-2018 season performance of comparable or greater value, provided the additional value is paid, if applicable. Cancellations: Cancellations are at the discretion of the Overture Center. Cancelled performances are eligible for a refund or tickets can be exchanged for another CTM 2017-2018 season performance (based on availability). Service charges are non-refundable. Special Needs: Wheelchair seating, large print programs and assisted listening devices are available. Please make your accommodation requests when ordering your tickets. There will be one ASL performance for each production: October 15 at 2:30pm, December 17 at 2:30pm, February 25 at 2:30pm, March 18 at 2:30pm, and May 19 at 2:30pm. Age Restrictions: Our shows are recommended for children 3 years and up, and we do not allow any lap seats. All patrons need to purchase a seat. For the enjoyment of all, any disruptive patron may be asked to leave as a courtesy to our actors and other patrons.

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2017-2018 SEASON CALENDAR MADAGASCAR A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

OCTOBER 6-22

DECEMBER 9-23

6

7:00 PM

20

7:00 PM

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

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2:30 PM 7:00 PM

15

2:30 PM

21

2:30 PM

22

11:00 AM 2:30 PM

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2:30 PM

22

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

9

7:00 PM

10 2:30 PM

16

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

17 2:30 PM

23

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY

FEBRUARY 16-25

MARCH 10-24

7:00 PM

23

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FRIDAY

TUCK EVERLASTING FRIDAY

16

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

FRIDAY

7:00 PM

SATURDAY

17

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

24

2:30 PM 7:00 PM

SUNDAY

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FRIDAY

2:30 PM 2:30 PM

23

6:30 PM

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

10

1:30 PM 4:30 PM

17

1:30 PM 4:30 PM

24

1:30 PM 4:30 PM

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2:30 PM

18

11:00 AM 2:30 PM

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE LEGEND

MAY 4-20 FRIDAY

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7:00 PM

7:00 PM

SATURDAY

5

SUNDAY

2:30 PM

6

2:30 PM

12

2:30 PM

13

2:30 PM

19

11:00 AM 2:30 PM

20

2:30 PM

Family Pack Sign Language Interpreted Sensory-Friendly Performance

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Children's Theater of Madison 2017/18 Season Brochure  

Three fabulous musicals, the timeless story of Mr. Scrooge, and a heartwarming tale of a rabbit named Edward make up this year's menu of gre...