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Legend Joins UW’s Jazz Orchestra at Shannon Hall
Jun08

Legend Joins UW’s Jazz Orchestra at Shannon Hall

This summer will bring sun, smiles and because of the Isthmus Jazz Fest, tunes. The annual event on June 19-20 will be bigger and feature Headliner Freddy Cole, regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. Jazz music surrounded Cole growing up as the younger brother of Nat “King” Cole. The UW Jazz Orchestra , comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students, will open for Cole’s performance on...

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Women’s History Month Sets Stage for Marcia Légère Student Play Festival
Mar13

Women’s History Month Sets Stage for Marcia Légère Student Play Festival

The 24th annual Marcia Légère Student Play Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fredric March Play Circle. Free and open to the public, the festival will showcase three student-written and directed plays to pay homage to Marcia Légère. Légère, a student at UW-Madison in the early 40’s, won the first Wisconsin Playwrights Contest with a piece that her professor submitted secretly. Her...

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Wisconsin Union Theater Celebrates Black History Month
Feb11

Wisconsin Union Theater Celebrates Black History Month

Former Wisconsin Union Theater Director Michael Goldberg noted that artists of color and diversity have been performing at the Union long before multiculturalism became a movement. The Wisconsin Union Theater continues to fulfill the tradition this season through a variety of diverse artists and performances. Read on to see the performances coming up, and check out the Union Theater’s website to learn more about specific event...

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Union Must-Sees: October
Oct06

Union Must-Sees: October

Summertime fun may be on its last leg but there’s still a lot going on at the Union! We’ve got something for everyone–check out some of the highlights this October you don’t want to miss. Movie Buffs: Click on the links for more info! 10/8 @ 7 pm: The Exorcist (1973) 10/9 @ 7 pm: Sorcerer 10/9–10/12 @ 7 pm: Maleficent 10/10*: The Double 10/13–10/14 @ 7:30 pm**: Sudan: The Inside Story with Karin...

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Throwback Thursday: Women in the Know
Mar06

Throwback Thursday: Women in the Know

Take a look back in time each week with Throwback Thursdays as we post photos and snapshots from the Union’s amazing history. Find out interesting facts and stories from some of the Union’s favorite people, places and things. We’re eager to hear your stories and memories from the Union as well, so share in the comments section below!  ...

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