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.