WELCOME TO OUR 54 TH SEASON! This is truly one for the record books. Every production is a celebration. Every story a triumph. Every show an invitation to a magical adventure. We’re proud to provide the finest family entertainment produced right here in Madison. Professional adult actors perform alongside exceptionally talented young people from our community. You and your family will be up close and personal in the intimate Playhouse, and awe-inspired by the beauty of the Capitol Theater – two fantastic theaters in our home, the exquisite Overture Center for the Arts. And as an early buyer, you’ll get the deepest discounts and the best seats. Plus, free exchanges give you great flexibility when plans need to change. So come to a place where dreams are born. Where all you need is love… and a little bit of pixie dust. Take flight and soar – second star to the right and straight on til morning – to CTM! See you soon!
OUR PRE-SEASON SALE STARTS AUGUST 21ST!
UP TO 40% OFF WHEN YOU BUY 2 OR MORE SHOWS. TRULY SOARING SAVINGS!
Just beat the
OCTOBER 2 ND
deadline and get these benefits: Get the best seats in the house! Enjoy ultimate flexibility with FREE ticket exchanges! Choose the dates and times you want!
PICK TWO OR MORE PLAYS BY OCTOBER 2 ND AND SAVE BIG!
CT M’ S FA MI LY PAC K SAVE S YO U U P TO 40% Our most popular option with the best savings of the season is back once again. The Family Pack is available to buyers of two or more plays. Here’s how to do it: • Bundle two or more of our season’s shows • Buy at least three tickets to a Family Pack show And that’s it, you qualify. There’s a limited supply of seats to select performances, so get them while you can. FAMILY PACK DATES AND TIMES ARE CLEARLY INDICATED ON OUR CALENDAR BY A “ “ ON PAGE 19
T HE A N Y TH I NG GOE S DE AL B UY T WO S H OWS , S AVE 35% Any ticket. Any seat. Any show. Save 35% on every ticket when you buy any two shows – no ticket minimums, no order restrictions. Act now – first come, first served.
T H E ON E S HOW & AWAY W E G O S PE C I A L! 25% SAVINGS ANY TICKET. ANY SEAT. ANY SHOW. No restrictions. Just buy one of our shows, any amount of tickets, and SAVE 25%.
ALL PRE-SEASON SPECIALS INCLUDE THESE BENEFITS: F R E E T IC K ET E XC H A NG E S Just let the Overture Center box office know 48 hours before the original show, and you can exchange your tickets for free (subject to availability). Your desired new seats must be of equal value.
B E ST S E ATS I N T H E HOUS E Ordering early guarantees the best available seats. The early bird definitely gets the best seats all year. So hurry!
U LT I M AT E AVA I L A B I L I T Y Any day, any time, any performance you want â€“ and like we said the best seats available!
A L L S PE C I A LS E X PI R E OC TOB E R 2 N D
SHOW POWER! ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA October 11–27
An extraordinary girl proves that you can change your story and your destiny!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 7–22
Step back in time to Victorian England with one of Madison’s most treasured family traditions.
MOCKINGBIRD February 22–March 1
A young artist on the autism spectrum finds healing and community following the loss of her brother.
PETER PAN March 14–22
The timeless musical flies into the Capitol Theater for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
BEAT BUGS: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE April 24–May 10
Five singing pals go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields… Forever! 8
X BE BOLD!
MATILDA THE MUSICAL OCTOBER 11–27
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, with a vivid imagination, a clever mind and dreams of a better life. With the help of her friends and the support of her kind-hearted teacher, Matilda boldly steps up to set things right. Packed with high energy dance and wonderful songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled by this Broadway hit and winner of 16 Best Musical awards! Enjoyed by everyone ages 8 and up. Book by Dennis Kelly ✦ Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin Directed & Choreographed by Brian Cowing *Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
THE TRADITION CONTINUES!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL DECEMBER 7–22 The spirit of the season is calling! Travel back to Victorian England as the ghosts of Scrooge’s past, present, and future remind us of the power of generosity and the joy of giving. It’s our grandest production of the year – a true family tradition! Presented in the elegant Capitol Theater. Featuring Jonathan Daly as Ebenezer Scrooge. Enjoyed by everyone ages 8 and up. By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Colleen Madden
Directed by James Ridge
THE POWER OF RESILIENC Y
MOCKINGBIRD FEBRUARY 22–MARCH 1 Eleven-year old Caitlin is a talented young artist on the autism spectrum. Her older brother Devon always helped Caitlin make sense of the world. He was her best friend. But when a tragic school shooting takes Devon’s life, Caitlin must navigate the world without his guidance. A must-see story about community, healing, and the power of resiliency. Enjoyed by everyone ages 10 and up. ✦
Based upon the National Book Award
winning novel by Kathryn Erskine
Directed by Erica Berman
Produced by special arrangement with Gurman Agency LLC.
AL CE L LE PE BR RF AT AS OR IN FA M A G C M N OM IL C E M Y PA S A U N C VA KS IL IT Y ! AB LE
Adapted by Julie Jensen
R! E PI I TO N T H L TH E E AT C A
NEVER GROW UP!
PETER PAN MARCH 14–22
One of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, this high-flying Tony Award-winning musical will perform in the grand Capitol Theater. A magnificent one-of-a-kind experience. Featuring Marcus Truschinski as Captain Hook! Enjoyed by everyone ages 5 and up. A musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie Betty Comden and Adolph Green by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Carole Leigh; Additional lyrics by
Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap; Additional music
Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins Directed by Roseann Sheridan
Presented by special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
A MUSICAL ADVENTURE APRIL 24–MAY 10 Five pals go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields! Based on the popular Netflix series, this delightful musical will have you singing and cheering from beginning to end. Featuring iconic Beatle’s songs like “All You Need Is Love”, “Come Together”, “We Can Work It Out”, “Help!”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and many more. Perfect for the little ones and their Beatle-loving grownups! Enjoyed by everyone ages 3 and up. Created by Josh Wakely
Written by Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti
Based on the T V show inspired by music made famous by The Beatles Based on the Netflix Original Series “Beat Bugs”
Directed by Roseann Sheridan
ACCESS FOR ALL BUILDING BRIDGES TO THE ARTS FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
CTM offers sensory-friendly performances for children on the autism spectrum and for those who have sensory processing disorders. These performances provide added support and a safe space for children and families to enjoy live theater together. Every mainstage show includes an ASL-interpreted performance for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices are also available. ELIMINATING FINANCIAL BARRIERS FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Making arts education accessible on every level is a core value of CTM. Tuition assistance is available for all CTM education classes. Our partnerships with Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Education Center provide children in the community with free theater programming. LIVE THEATER EXPERIENCES FOR EVERY CHILD
Our student matinee program provides students an affordable way to experience live theater as part of the school day. Discounted tickets for our public performances are also available through numerous community partners.
BECOME A CTM SPOTLIGHT CLUB MEMBER DURING THE PRESEASON Add $50 to any ticket order to become a Spotlight Member. Join the Spotlight Club and become a special part of the CTM family with access to unique benefits including:
• Invitations to special events • Member-only newsletter with behind-the-scenes information and interviews
• Member-only discounts on tickets throughout the year • Early Summer Stage class registration • Early access to next year’s Preseason Sale Best of all your membership is an investment in creating vibrant and enduring theater experiences for young people, making memories that will last a lifetime!
SUPPORT US Your support of Children’s Theater of Madison plays a critical role in transforming lives through theater. Please Consider: •An ongoing monthly gift to CTM of $5, $10, or $25 •A gift of financial aid for students to attend theater classes •Include CTM in your will or estate planning •Become a Spotlight Club member (see above) To learn more, contact Kathy at email@example.com
PICK TWO OR MORE PLAYS Just pick two by October 2nd and you’ll save big!
THE FAMILY PACK SAVE UP TO 40%!
To qualify for our deepest discount: •Pick a play from the Family Pack dates and times on our calendar, on page 19. •Purchase 3 or more tickets to the play you selected. •Pick another play in the season and add those ticket(s) to your order. PLEASE NOTE: If you choose another Family Pack, you’ll save up to 40% on that too, all other dates SAVE 35%.
FAMILY PACK DATES AND TIMES ARE LISTED ON OUR CALENDAR, PAGE 19
THE ANYTHING GOES SPECIAL
PICK 2, SAVE 35% Our most flexible deal – buy two or more plays by October 2nd and SAVE 35% on every ticket you purchase – any ticket quantity, any date, any time. No limits. No date or time restrictions!
THE ONE SHOW & AWAY WE GO SPECIAL! Buy any play and get this great perk. SAVE 25% on seats for any single show. Order early, get the best seats! All specials expire October 2ND. 16
ORDER BY OCTOBER 2 ND
SAVE UP TO 40% DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED AT ORDER CHECKOUT
PLAYHOUSE SHOWS MATILDA THE MUSICAL MOCKINGBIRD
Youth age 13 & under ................................... $31 .............. $20 Adults, Seniors & Students age 14+ .......... $42 .............. $27.25 FAMILY PACK PER TICKET
for all ages N/A............... $21.75
OUR YOUNGEST AUDIENCE SHOW:
BEAT BUGS: A MUSCIAL ADVENTURE Youth age 13 & under .....................................$26............. $16.75 Adults, Seniors & Students age 14+ ............$34............. $22 FAMILY PACK PER TICKET
for all ages
CAPITOL THEATER A CHRISTMAS CAROL PETER PAN
Mezzanine (Balcony) . . . . . . . . . . . .$34 . . . . . $22 Circle (Balcony). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42 . . . . . $27.25 Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$58 . . . . . $37.50 Prime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$65 . . . . . $42.25 FAMILY PACK PER TICKET Mezzanine (already discounted) . . . . . . . Circle (already discounted) . . . . . . . . . . . Orchestra (already discounted) . . . . . . . For Peter Pan only: Prime Family Pack . . . . . . . . .
. . . . $20 . . . . $25 N/A . . . . . $35
N/A . N/A .
. . . .$39
SEE CALENDAR ON PAGE 19 FOR FAMILY PACK DATES AND TIMES
Or d e r Online CTMTHEATER.ORG OR CALL (608) 255-2080 / MON-FRI, 9AM-5PM Pre-season sale ticket price reflects the Pick Two 35% discount and Family Pack discount. All prices include sales tax and Overture Center facility fees.
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND THANKS SEASON SPONSOR
IN-KIND SEASON SPONSOR
ART & SONS TICKET POLICIES 2019-2020 BOX OFFICE: Purchase discounted tickets to two or more of this season’s plays through CTM by Midnight, October 2, 2019, online at ctmtheater.org. All phone support or phone orders must be complete by October 2, 2019 no later than 5pm – at 608.255.2080; Purchase discounted tickets to one play through the Overture Center Box Office by October 2, 2019, online at ctmtheater.org, by phone at 608.258.4141 or in person at 201 State Street. All ticket orders after October 2, 2019 should be placed through the Overture Center Box Office. SERVICE CHARGES: Tickets purchased through CTM during this limited pre-season offer are subject to a one time online or by phone handling charge, but are free of any other additional fees or charges. Tickets purchased through the Overture Center Box Office, are subject to additional fees and charges for each ticket. TICKET POLICIES/EXCHANGES: All sales are final; no refunds are available. Purchased tickets are eligible for free exchanges and need to be exchanged through the Overture Center Box Office, not CTM. Please call 608-258-4141 for box office hours. Tickets must be exchanged at least 48 hours before the first performance involved in the exchange. Tickets may only be exchanged for a CTM 2019-20 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 2019-20 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: See the calendar for dates/times on the facing page (page 19). AGE RECOMMENDATIONS AND SEAT 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.
Design and Illustration by Art & Sons Production photos by Tom Klingele and Ross Zentner
2019-2020 SEASON CALENDAR ROALD DAHLâ€™S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
2:00 PM 7:00 PM
2:00 PM 7:00 PM
1:00 PM 6:30 PM
PM 7:00 26 2:00 7:00 PM 24 7:00 25
2:30 PM 7:00 PM
2:30 PM 7:00 PM
2:30 PM 6:30 PM
11:00 AM 2:30 PM
2:30 PM 6:30 PM
2:30 PM 6:30 PM
2:30 PM 7:00 PM
2:30 PM 7:00 PM
22 2:30 PM
APRIL 24 - MAY 10
BEAT BUGS: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
20 7:00 PM
FEBRUARY 22 - MARCH 1 FRIDAY
2:00 PM 7:00 PM
2:00 PM 7:00 PM
LEGEND Family Pack Sign Language Interpreted Sensory-Friendly Performance
Assisted Listening devices available on all performances.
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SALE STARTS AUGUST 21ST
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Childrenâ€™s Theater of Madison 228 State Street Madison, WI 53703 608.255.2080 / ctmtheater.org
Explore the soaring 2019/20 season featuring titles such as Roald Dahl's Matilda and Peter Pan!