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Arts

Verona is one of the strongest supporters of the arts in the greater Madison area. Recently, the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce has started a program to help make Verona an "Arts Destination". Our first ever Verona Music Festival is laying the groundwork to make that happen.

Verona Area Community Theater

www.vact.org

Verona Area Community Theater offers the Verona, Wisconsin area community opportunities to participate in and enjoy all facets of community theater.

The mission for VACT, Inc. is to support productions and projects that augment and enhance the artistic experience for all who participate, whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience. These productions are understood to be occasions to refine skills, learn new ones and have fun. It is an organization goal to offer affordable access to theater to the wider community and to provide educational activities for Verona area residents in all aspects of staging theatrical productions.

Rhapsody Arts Center

rhapsodyarts.org

Rhapsody Arts Center is a nonprofit community school of the arts, providing private and group instruction in musical and visual arts. Group classes include early childhood music, piano, guitar, voice, painting, drawing, textiles, and much more. Private lessons are offered in piano, strings, winds, drums, voice, composition, and various visual arts, as well as specialized adult and teen programs. Rhapsody employs a board-certified music therapist, who provides private therapy sessions as well as on-site and off-site group music therapy, including senior homes, memory care facilities, and daycare centers. A scholarship program is available. Whatever your arts instruction needs, Rhapsody is your “one-stop shop” for quality, affordable classes with enthusiastic teachers.

Verona Area Performing Arts Series

vapas.org

The Verona Area Performing Arts Series presented its first concert in July 1998, and followed with its first concert series in January 1999. We are a nonprofit, community-centered arts organization which strives to bring a vast array of topnotch music to the Hometown Stage. As in the past, we continue to support education in the arts in our area schools by offering clinics and workshops with the entertainers we bring to the Stage. Students, and maybe parents, remember exciting and inspiring past workshops with groups such as Dallas Brass and Toxic Audio.

Our season would not be possible without the generous support of many individuals, businesses and corporations in our community. We thank each of them for their loyal support. As a volunteer organization, we welcome your comments and suggestions for future shows. We hope you enjoy each of our shows.

Beyond Verona . . .

The Fireside Theater

1131 Janesville Avenue,Fort Atkinson, WI | www.firesidetheater.com

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is one of the Midwest's most popular entertainment destinations and the only Actor’s Equity dinner theatre in Wisconsin. The Klopcic family is proud to celebrate over 51 years of hospitality in charming, historic Fort Atkinson. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups alike offers a variety of things to do.

We invite you to begin your Fireside experience by browsing through our spectacular gift shops or relaxing in the lounge with a refreshing treat from our menu of regular and alcohol free specialty drinks. Then we will treat you to a superb dining experience in one of our lovely dining rooms. Finally, enjoy a live professional show in our intimate theatre-in-the-round. We hope your visit is an unforgettable adventure filled with more wonder, imagination and inspiration than you'd ever expect.

The Overture Center

201 State St, Madison, WI 53703 | www.overturecenter.org

We exist to engage the community with innovative programming and performing arts. In addition to housing ten resident companies, seven performance spaces play host to national and international touring artists and Broadway performers. More than a dozen community engagement and educational programs provide over 200,000 extraordinary artistic experiences every year.

Stoughton Opera House

381 E. Main St., Stoughton, WI 53589 | www.stoughtonoperahouse.com

The historic Stoughton Opera House is located in Stoughton, WI just a few minutes south-east of Madison. The theater plays host to a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the season - rock, folk, classical, oddities, comedy...you name it. Known for sublime acoustics and an early 20th century aesthetic, don't pass on a chance to see a show or just pay a visit to the Stoughton Opera House.

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