Capital City Theatre is Madison, Wisconsin’s professional regional musical theatre company. The mission of Capital City Theatre is to produce professional and engaging live musical theatre performances and educate aspiring and working musical theatre artists through workshops, intensives, and seminars. We strive to inspire audiences by connecting them with talented performers from both the Madison area and across the country, creating an experience that keeps audiences entertained, excited and coming back again and again.

Artistic Director – Andrew Abrams  
Director of Education – Gail Becker

Help us celebrate the success of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!

“While the laughs are plenty, so are the feels. Our heart strings are pulled by the “I Love You Song” exposes more deeply the relationship between Olive and her parents.  This is a great production of this show and the venue is astounding. Capital City Theatre Company puts on great works. Those who were honored enough to see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”, know exactly what I am talking about, and if you weren’t there for that, be here for this! You will not want to miss the B. This is a fun romp that leaves you wanting more, while nudging you to look closely at your own relationships.”
— Scott Rawson, Broadway World- Madison

“The cast of quirky kiddos is played expertly by musical theater veterans from Chicago and New York, some of whom are reprising these roles from previous productions. Most give considerable depth to their initially cartoony characters. Spelling Bee succeeds in unexpected places — particularly the heart wrenching “I Love You Song” and in the joy several students find when they realize that winning is not the most important thing.”
— Gwendolyn Rice, Isthmus

“C-A-S-T-I-N-G
Definition: To assign a part in a play, film, or other production to (an actor).
Can we use it in a sentence? “The casting in this play is really on point.. Damned if this set of actors—some of whom have rocked these roles in other productions of this show—doesn’t do a stellar job of humanizing these misfits, to the point where you’re actually sad to hear that little bell ring and see them ushered off.  Patrick Fernan as Vice Principal Panch barks out equally ludicrous sentences and definitions. Fernan’s like a rage volcano in waiting, threatening to swipe the show with his interactions, which get increasingly sarcastic and confrontational as the evening goes on.”
— Aaron Conklin, Madison Magazine

Images courtesy of Kat’s Photography www.kats.photography

In this two-man musical spoof, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project – a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts in their crass historical epic, with the hope that one of the producers in attendance will give them a Broadway contract, fulfilling their ill-advised dreams

Gutenberg! The Musical!

Friday February 2 – 7:30pm
Saturday February 3 – 7:30pm
Sunday February 4 – 2pm
Thursday February 8 – 7:30pm
Friday February 9 – 7:30pm
Saturday February 10 – 7:30pm

Gilbert Hemsley Theatre,
Vilas hall

Featuring Andrew Abrams and Tim Heller!

Rent a score, rent a costume, buy the set, or pay a star’s salary! Be a part of Capital City Theatre in 2017-18!  See how your donations become gifts to the audience, delivered by top notch artists and stage craft professionals.

Capital Club Members are angels who donate $1000 or more in order to fund key operational expenses and support long-term business sustainability. Club Members get perks like special reserved seating, and VIP invitations to backstage events.

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