DISCOVERING THE TALENT NEXT DOOR
For Overture’s 10th Anniversary, we premiered Overture’s Rising Stars, a local talent search aimed at highlighting and celebrating amazing members of our local communities. The program was wildly popular in its first year — more than 200 acts auditioned at six sites across Dane County.
The program is now in its third year, and we have partnered with local organizations for three days of preliminary auditions. The first round of auditions will be held at Overture, Full Compass, and the Westside Community Services Building. Auditions will be open to all in South Central Wisconsin. Everyone, whether 6 or 60, amateur or pro, dancer or poet, singer or magician, is invited to audition for a chance to be named one of this season’s Rising Stars.
Cash prizes and upgraded Broadjam memberships will be awarded to finalists in up to nine categories who are named Overture’s Rising Stars. The grand prize winner will receive a Primo Broadjam membership and have the opportunity to perform at Overture next season. Plus, everyone who auditions will receive a general Broadjam membership!
Registration now open!
How it works
Register for ONE of the three Preliminary Auditions.
Preliminary Auditions will be held at the following locations:
- Overture Center for the Arts
SAT, JUL 23, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM
- Full Compass, Verona
SAT, AUG 6, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM (Best location for bands)
- Westside Community Service Building, Sun Prairie
SAT, AUG 13, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Selected participants will be invited by our panel of judges to The Callback at Overture on SAT, AUG 27, 2016 to put it all on the line for a spot in The Finals.
The best and the brightest will come together on the historic Capitol Theater stage on SAT, SEP 24, 2016.
This project is supported by Madison-Kipp Corporation and Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, Sara & Eliot Butler and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.
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