Capital City Theatre Presents

On The Town

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In Celebration of Bernstein's 100th Birthday!

Capitol Theater at Overture Center for the Arts

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Book & Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Director/Choreographer: Josh Walden

Musical Director: Andrew Abrams


ON THE TOWN is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK


The Story

On the Town, the energetic wartime musical set in 1944 about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. With brash, spectacular, and slightly bittersweet abandon, On the Town is a tale about seizing the day and living life to its fullest. Beloved both for its moment in history and for its timeless qualities of youth and exuberance, the show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including “Come Up to My Place,” “I Can Cook, Too,” “Some Other Time” and “New York, New York.”

Come celebrate the 100th Birthday of the amazingly talented Leonard Bernstein with us! 

Meet the Director/Choreographer


Josh Walden

Our Director/Choreographer for On The Town

Josh Walden was the Associate Director/Associate Choreographer for the Tony Nominated Broadway Revival of Ragtime. His credits as a Choreographer include various productions at the Kennedy Center, the Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, Signature Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Des Moines Metro Opera, Theatreworks USA, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Tisch School of the Arts, D.A.R.E., Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, and Morag Productions for the Seabourn Sun Cruise Ship. Josh’s Director/Choreographer credits include A Chorus Line (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and Theatre Memphis), Legally Blonde (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), The Rocky Horror Show (University of Buffalo), and the rock opera Fallen Angel (New York International Fringe Festival), which won Best Musical. As a performer, Josh has been seen in the Broadway Revivals of 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line, and Ragtime, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Cagney and The Awesome 80’s Prom. Josh has taught dance at New York University, Molloy College, Dance Project of Washington Heights, the Eglevsky Ballet, as well as privately. His dance company, Josh Walden Dance Theatre, received an honorable mention for Direction and Choreography at the New York Musical Theatre Festival for its production of All Is Love. His film company, Walza Productions, had its first short film, I Love You, Anna, accepted into the New York City Independent Film Festival and the Big Apple Film Festival and is preparing for the release of its first Full Length, Discovering Henry. Josh graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.