Individuals of all political persuasions invoke the “Founding Fathers” to justify their positions – but have you ever wondered what the Founding Fathers themselves would think? That’s the question at the heart of Ben Franklin & Baron von Steuben vs. the Paine County School Board, the latest play from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater opening Friday, May […]

You know how it is with zombies…     Zombies and Halloween…  What Could Be Better? Enjoy an up-close and spooky performance of A Night at the Zombie B&B, the hysterical TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater comedy about zombies and all things apocalyptic, at the historic Mendota Lake House B&B in Madison. Two performances only! Friday and […]

TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater Announces 30th Anniversary Production. What do you get when you combine performance art with a Catskills attitude? You get Work the Act, a new comedy from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, marking the Company’s 30th year of developing and producing original theater. Work the Act follows the misadventures of the Rolling Bag […]

You know how it is with zombies – they keep coming back. True to form, the zombies featured in TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater’s one-act comedy, Now What, are hitting the comeback trail, and stopping off in coffee shops, restaurants and watering holes throughout Dane County. The next expected zombie outbreak is Saturday, April 19, at 8 […]

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30 years ago this unlikely adventure began, and we are still here. Celebrate with us!

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Summer’s here, and the time is right for singing and acting in the streets – at least on Madison’s east side. Next-door neighbor arts organizations TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater and Fresco Opera Theatre are teaming up to celebrate their shared neighborhood in Convenience, a new production opening Friday, August 1. Combining comedy, opera and a […]

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Ralph Brown was an ace tap dancer, a virtuoso of what he called “heelology.”  Get trained in his technique in a special workshop with Katherine Kramer. Katherine Kramer is a tap dancer and multi-faceted performer whose artistic explorations have taken her from Brazil to Cuba to Prague to Anchorage, Alaska. She was the founder and […]

Garden Party: A Comedy for Gardeners both Casual and Crazed Celebrate gardeners both casual and crazed with comedy, music, tap dance and garden slides. Wagering garden gnomes, battling plants, mustard researchers and members of Gardeners Anonymous explore the comic possibilities of America’s favorite hobby in this easy-traveling show.

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It’s time for seconds! Treat yourself to a heaping helping of humor, heart and genuine Italian food when “Mangia, Mangia!” visits your community on tour. “Mangia, Mangia,” the hit play from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, brings Madison’s legendary Greenbush neighborhood to life through comedy, drama, old family photos and more. Mangia Mangia, the story of time when less was […]

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It’s time for seconds! Treat yourself to a heaping helping of humor, heart and genuine Italian food when “Mangia, Mangia!” returned for two evening performances at the Elks Club, 711 Jenifer Street, Thursday, July 12, 2012, 7:30 PM and Friday, July 13, 8:00 PM.  Tickets were $15.00 for the show only or $35.00 for dinner […]

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