The Bard on Broadway

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Verona Public Library

Event Details

Songs and Trivia from Shakespeare’s Surprising Musical Hits

Can you name 19 musicals that were based on plays by Shakespeare? The Bard on Broadway, presented by Heartline Theatricals, features a selection of songs from these shows, some disguised so well you’d never know they were based on familiar classics. In between numbers, a quiz show segment invites the audience to test “How Much Do You Know about Shakespeare?” Shakespeare scholar Sarah Monette provides background information about The Bard’s lasting influence, while a pianist and a cast of professional singers and actors lend him a contemporary voice and showcase his work the way it was meant to be: performed live!

Attendees will have a chance to win a copy of the American Players Theater A Book of Lore, and two tickets to an Up-the-Hill performance. This performance is made possible with support from the Beyond the Page program, Dane County Libraries, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Madison Community Foundation.

Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Heartline Theatricals