Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:30am

Inspire and engage your students with the Overture Center. Featuring the best in touring performances, educational lecturers and more, OnStage field trips at Overture connect content across the curriculum while offering a diverse range of art forms and cultural perspectives. To deepen the student experience, we provide Resource Guides for each show with curricular-focused lesson ideas. Additionally, arts education residencies are available for your classroom taught by local, trained artists, producers, musicians and performers. Find out more and book your field trips today at

Seat and transportation subsidies are still available for schools with at least 35% free and reduced lunch status. Please note, seats are limited. All performances are 60 minutes unless noted. Tickets and subsidy funding are still available for many shows this year, including:


WED, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 at 11 AM
Dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards, and fire dancers fill the stage in this unique, modern dance experience where bodies morph into a breathtaking ode to the American Southwest.


THU, APR 26 7 FRI, APR 27, 2018 at 10 AM
Theatre LILA will bring together a diverse group of female playwrights to create an original play that exposes and confronts the lines that separate and connect us: lines that divide, lines not to be crossed, lines between them/us, you/me, and me/myself. Optional add-on workshop with the company is also available. Note, this performance is 90 minutes.

ARCH8'S TETRIS (Grades K-3)

FRI, MAY 4, 2018 at 10 AM & 12:30 PM
Inspired by the game Tetris, this extremely physical dance quartet explores how we connect with one another, building a private language to communicate, and then invites others to enter into the dancers’ world. It is for the kids who can’t sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, and those who can imagine further than they can see. 


WED, MAY 9, 2018 at 11 AM
Founded in 1969 and beloved in the United States and internationally, Dance Theatre of Harlem promises a thrilling and eclectic program of neo-classical and contemporary ballet that is both of the moment and timeless. The company celebrates African American culture by bringing new life to classical art form to carry a message of empowerment.                         

For a full list of available performances and to make your reservation, visit or contact Meri Rose Ekberg, OnStage Coordinator, or 608-258-4165.


Overture is proud to present arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Drama/Theatre, Dance and Music. Residencies are:

  • Available for all ages, and both classroom and community settings
  • Designed for six visits but are adjustable to fit your needs
  • Start at $50 per session
  • Often cross-curricular and integrate the arts with other subjects. For example, in Drama & Science: A sensory Approach to the Study of the Earth and Life Science Systems, your students will create living, moving sculptures demonstrating transformation and cause and effect of Earth and/or Life Science systems.
  • Schools are eligible to receive an additional $200 stipend from the Overture Center if they are using Equitable Arts Access Funding to pay for the residency
  • Learn more at

If you have any questions regarding our residencies or the Overture’s access stipend, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Beth Racette at or 608.258.4169.

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