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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Building healthy bodies and happy audiences Can you imagine children cheering for vegetables? They do when they’re watching The Food Connection: A BB Broccoli and Sweet Potato Adventure. This 45-minute musical adventure for children is full of action, humor and nutritional content; making it engaging entertainment for family series and school shows for kindergarten through […]

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Bullying is one of the most widespread and potentially serious problems facing Americans of all ages today.  But you can still sing about it. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater tackles the issue with humor and heart in their production, Bullying: The Musical. Featuring an all-youth ensemble cast, Bullying: The Musical, is based on 50 workshops conducted by TAPIT/new […]

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Treat yourself to a cutting-edge comedy that takes a look at the lighter side of lay-offs, larceny and love.

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Humor, heart, and a little something to eat…  That’s what Mangia, Mangia! is all about.  Inspired by real-life recipes and reminiscences, Mangia, Mangia! captures an era when less was more – except when it came to food.  This warm-hearted comedy shows how food, family and a special sauce help people through tough times.  Audiences of […]

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Bullying is one of the most widespread and potentially serious problems facing Americans of all ages today.  But you can still sing about it. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater will tackle the issue with humor and heart in an upcoming production, Bullying: The Musical, performed March 11 at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Featuring […]

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