A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jessica Lanius

In collaboration with Theatre LILA, Shakespeare's most popular comedy takes to the Playhouse stage in Overture Center. The lives of four teenagers and a motley crew of wanna-be actors are forever changed when they enter a forest where fairies wreak havoc…and hilarity ensues! This special collaboration with CTM & Theatre LILA mixes Shakespeare’s text with music, dance, and movement, resulting in one of the most creative productions you may ever see -- a most rare vision!

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: March 7-29, 2015

Performance Times:
Saturday, March 7 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 7 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 14 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 14 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 15 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 21 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 21 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 22 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 28 at 2:30pm
Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 29 at 2:30pm

Ticket Prices: $18-30

Call 608-255-2080 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:

ROLES for Males age 15-20: Lysander, Demetrius, Snug, Fairies, Attendants, Ensemble.

ROLES for Females age 15-20: Helena, Hermia, Fairies, Ensemble

ROLES for youth age 9-14: Fairies, ensemble (note: Puck may be cast as adult or youth, male or female)

AUDITIONS: By appointment. Please complete the AUDITION FORM ONLINE to submit information and schedule a time slot on one of the following days:

YOUTH AUDITIONS: Saturday, August 9, 11am-2pm and Monday, August 18, 6-8pm


REHEARSALS: Begin February 1, 2015

TECH/DRESS REHEARSALS: February 28 – March 4, 2015 (No rehearsal March 2)

PERFORMANCES: March 5 – 29, 2015 including some weekday school matinees (full performance schedule will be emailed with audition confirmation)

For complete performance schedule and school-day matinee dates, please visit ctmtheater.org

AUDITION PREPARATION: Teens auditioning for speaking roles should prepare a Shakespeare monologue (10-16 lines) and 16 bars of music. Youth Ensemble should prepare a ballad or folk song and one of the suggested excepts from the play to be posted online after July 20th. Memorization is not required.

This unique collaboration will involve workshops for actors under the age of 18 starting in October.

The workshop schedule will include movement, voice, and text training as well as exploratory work on character and storytelling in preparation for the rehearsal period.

• October: 2 days per week for 2 hours per session for 5 weeks (10 total workshops); days/time tbd
• November: 1 day per week for 3 hours per session (3 total workshops), days/time tbd
• January: 1 full weekend (8 hours) plus 2 days per week for 3 hours per session (6 total workshops)