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Name A Seat Campaign Donor Stories: The Commodore
Feb25

Name A Seat Campaign Donor Stories: The Commodore

By Kayla Schmidt x’15 Wisconsin Union Theater’s Name A Seat campaign has generated numerous personal stories affiliated with the Union Theater over the years.  Many campaign donors, who receive an engraved plaque on a seat, share an intimate connection with the Theater, including Memorial Union Building Association associate trustee Bill Niemeyer. For Bill and his wife Allison, there were many reasons to donate to the Memorial...

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Name A Seat Campaign Donor Stories: The Blind Date
Feb13

Name A Seat Campaign Donor Stories: The Blind Date

By Kayla Schmidt x’15 Wisconsin Union Theater’s Name A Seat campaign has brought forth personal stories that have taken place in the historic Theater and Union throughout the years. Supporters who give to the campaign are able to engrave a plaque on a seat in the newly renovated Union Theater. Some of the dedicators share a personal connection with the space, including Memorial Union Building Association trustee Lucy Lloyd, who...

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Throwback Thursday: Snow-covered bicycles outside Wisconsin Union Theater
Dec05

Throwback Thursday: Snow-covered bicycles outside Wisconsin Union Theater

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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Engrave your name in Theater history
Sep12

Engrave your name in Theater history

By Francesca Bonifacio ’13 As part of the ongoing Memorial Union Reinvestment, the Wisconsin Union Theater is undergoing its first comprehensive renovation since it opened in 1939. To celebrate the venue’s reimagining, the Wisconsin Union has launched a campaign designed to raise funds that will support completing the renovations. The “Name A Seat” campaign provides the opportunity for donors dedicate a Theater seat with a...

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Behind the scenes: A local music festival with the whole world in its hands
Aug06

Behind the scenes: A local music festival with the whole world in its hands

by Elysse Lindell The Wisconsin Union Theater has always embraced the excitement of diversity in performance. The upcoming anniversary of the World Music Festival on September 19-21, will mark the tenth year of a tradition that has enriched the Madison community with variety, talent and entertainment. When this musical event was created, it came together in only three months of planning and showcased six outstanding artists with the...

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