The Cradle Will Rock

By Marc Blitzstein

Directed by Norma Saldivar; Music Direction by Scott Foss

This 1937 musical was originally produced as part of the Federal Theatre Project. The Cradle Will Rock is a blend of "realize, romance, vaudeville, comic stir, Gilbert & Sullivan, Brecht, and agitprop." This satirical glimpse of "Steeltown, USA" offers a biting critique of corruption, commerce and humanity's value in the face of unchecked capitalism -- issues that continue to divide our country and state 75 years later.

Produced by UW-Madison at Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Avenue

Performances: November 16 - December 8, 2012

Performance Times:
November, 16, 17, 19, 29, 30 and December 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 pm
November 18 and December 2 at 2 pm

Pre-performance lecture on November 29
Post-performance discussion on December 6

Ticket Prices: $15-$23

Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


On line sign up begins August 24 at

please bring a photo (photo cannot be returned) and a calendar so you can list any conflicts.

please prepare one "Rogers and Hammerstein" - type song. No Sondheim or rock and roll.

Callbacks are 9/10. If called back, you will be singing from the score.