If you are with one of Wisconsin's many and varied theater, dance or comedy companies or schools and would like to have information about your group, your season, auditions, cast lists, classes, workshops, jobs or volunteer openings on the site, I'd be delighted to hear from you. To get an idea of what other groups are submitting, glance through the site...
For each group, I create a page with a short description of the group and a list of shows in their current and/or upcoming seasons. This page could also contain information about annual meetings, volunteer opportunities, and so forth. Each show also has a page listing the title, author, director, description, venue, production dates, ticket information, audition information, etc. These are all cross referenced and linked to the Calendar page and the Theater Groups or Dance Groups pages.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge to have your information appear here, although contributions will be gratefully applied toward operating expenses and publicity for the site. We also have opportunities for sponsors to advertise theater, dance or comedy-related organizations on the site. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you'd like to help spread the word, please tell your friends about us, include our URL in your season brochure and programs, and add a link to it if you have a web site of your own!
How do I submit information?
To add a show to MadStage, you may use this handy form, or send information, comments, and corrections to email@example.com.
To add a group or organization to MadStage, send information, comments, and corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the form doesn't work, please submit information by email, including describing the problem you had with the form, so I can fix it. Your help making MadStage even better is much appreciated!
If you have a site of your own, let me know and I'll link to it. If you have a company logo that appears on your posters, programs, etc., send it to me and I'll use it on your page!
Thinking About Starting Your Own Web Site?
So your group is thinking about starting its own web site? Or you've got a web site, but it costs too much? For $60 a year, your theater's site can join the MadStage family. Your site's address will be in the form www.madstage.com/yourname, and would be fully interconnected with your group's listings on the general site. For more information, email email@example.com.
Theater Email Forum
Want to stay in direct touch with the local theater scene? Sign up for the MadStage Theater email list! This resource for the theater community lets you write to and hear from anyone else on the list. Publicize your next show, make announcements, recruit volunteers, find props, ask questions, discuss shows...the possibilities are endless. Subscribe to the forum by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the handy form on the front page.
Call for Acting Teachers/Classes
Open invitation to acting/performance teachers in and around Madison to send me information about their offerings for a free listing on this site. If you are currently taking a class, please let your teacher know about this opportunity. Send information to email@example.com.
Take a break and visit the Theater Humor page, a look at the lighter side of life on stage. Got one of your own to contribute? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to read the script for that play before you see it or audition for it? Want to read the book the play was based on? Our new partnership with independent bookseller Powell's Books lets you search their online catalog and order available scripts and books over the Internet. And every book you order supports MadStage. Visit the bookstore page to do your book shopping.
All right, this isn't really theater related, but some of the proceeds will benefit this web site, so I'm posting it anyway. I'm selling a bunch of software and hardware. Click here for the details...
Possible plans for the future include a database of local theater resources, a restaurant guide, script buying service, etc. Send me your ideas!
Who's responsible for all this?
The site is created and maintained by Eric Houghton and Toad Hall Productions. Development is done on a PowerBook G4, using Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Macromedia Fireworks MX. Logo designed and created by John Sable.
May I link to MadStage.com?
You may post direct text hyperlinks to MadStage.com. Please keep in mind this is not permission to host MadStage.com content on your Web site, nor to frame MadStage pages on your site, but merely to create a text hyperlink from your Web site to MadStage.com's content. Please do not use any MadStage.com logos or trademarks as hyperlinks without permission. MadStage.com reserves the right to request the removal of any such hyperlinks.
MadStage is created and maintained by Eric Houghton and Toad Hall Productions.
All material copyright 1997-2008 Toad Hall Productions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in these pages. Please inform us of any errors! We will fix them as soon as they are brought to our attention.