UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR "XANADU"!
December 16 & 17
Mercury Players Theatre
All performances at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St. in Madison, Wisconsin
TICKETS FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
Starting this season, tickets for all shows at the Bartell may be purchased only at BartellTheatre.org, or 608-661-9696 (during box office hours, from a real human being!) Reservations only (without advanced purchased tickets) will no longer be available.
November 8 – 23, 2013, Evjue Stage
Thornton Wilder and Companions
November 8 & 9, 14–17, 21–23
7:30 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
3:00 pm Sunday, November 17
Talkbacks following performances:
Friday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 17
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: $18 regular price, $15 students and seniors
Thursday nights: all tickets $15
Free Opening Performance:
No tickets will be sold for the opening performance on Friday, November 8, because it is free. However, reserved seating tickets will be publicly distributed only through local community organizations. Remaining seating is available for walk-ins (free) night of show. If demand exceeds seating capacity, reduced price tickets for another performance will be offered to those unable to get in. Doors open at 6:30 pm. It is recommended that the audience arrive not later than 7 pm.
See the "Wilder" side of Mercury! Crisp early Thornton Wilder short plays are accompanied by new, original companion works written by local playwrights; the evening explores Wilder's life and ongoing impact on art and culture. Directed by Ned O'Reilly. Produced by Gretchen Wheat and Christine LeMay
March 28 – April 12, 2014, Drury Stage
Xanadu: The Broadway Musical
Book by Douglas Carter Bean; Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Performances: March 28 – 29; April 3 – 6; April 10 – 12 7:30 pm Thursdays; 8 pm Fridays & Saturdays; 4 pm Sunday (April 6)
Ticket Price(s): $15 – $20
Xanadu ran for two years on Broadway in 2007. The original script, spoofing the 1980 hit cult movie, features all the songs from the movie plus some new surprises to tell the tale of a goddess sent to Earth to inspire an artist's dreams. Featuring a live band, roller skates, a disco ball and a huge cast belting out classic tunes, Xanadu promises to be 90 minutes of campy fun. The score retains hits from the film, plus new arrangements of “I’m Alive,” “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Dancin’,” as well as interpolating two classic ELO songs, “Strange Magic” and “Evil Woman,” plus Farrar’s “Have You Never Been Mellow.” An OUT!Cast Theatre / Mercury Players Theatre Production. Directed by Steve Noll
May 9 – 24, 2014, Evjue Stage
Skin Tight by Gary Henderson
Performances: May 9 – 10; May 15 – 18; May 22 –24 7:30 pm Thursdays; 8 pm Fridays & Saturdays; 3 pm Sunday (May 18)
Ticket Price(s): $15 – $20
Skin Tight tells the story of a pair of passionate, pugnacious lovers who relive the love and struggles of their lifetime together. From its opening moments, Skin Tight grabs the audience and leads them through a frenzied, impassioned dance that refuses to let go. The play is a heady mix of touching, romantic prose spoken by the duo, coupled with bouts of physical activity: fighting, wrestling, dancing, and loving gestures. The show toes the line between the reality of the couple’s situation and the way they see and view each other.
Directed by Suzan Kurry; Produced by Bonnie Balke