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playAround Town Get a sneak peek at a season of shows you won't want to miss Keep it Classic The Madison Symphony Orchestra kicks off another outstanding season Sept. 21 with "Russia Resounds!" In October, the Wisconsin Chamber Orches- tra promises a dazzling new season that kicks off Oct. 5. Visit and for more! Plays for 44 Presidents"—poking fun at the trials and tribulations of our country's fore- fathers. Th at leads into the juicy monologue festival, "Soul Food," on Nov. 9–11. From Sept. 21-Oct. 6, Madison Th eatre Guild offers lessons in the value of friendship in "Lettice and Lovage" before the award- winning "Next to Normal" hits the stage Nov. 30–Dec. 15. In the mood for something more serious? Head to Broom Street Th eater for "One Man/One Woman" Sept. 14–Oct. 6 and Syengali's Follies Oct. 19–Nov. 10. Craving something more musical? Th e As the air gets chilly, head indoors for drama-fi lled fun as Madison's performing arts scene heats things up. To escape reality for a bit, sit back, relax and enjoy the shows. Forward Th eater Company's fall season kicks off Sept. 20 with the hilarious (and nationally recognized) "44 Showstoppers Overture Center promises a season full of celebrity, song and dance starting now— but be sure to mark your calendar for the Broadway hit, "Jersey Boys," which starts Nov. 7. Fresco Opera Th eatre's production of "Th e Good, the Bad and the Divas" will throw you into the Wild West from Sept. 7–9, while Madison Opera's "A Masked Ball" Oct. 26 and 28 will keep you on the edge of your seat. Dance afi cionados will revel in the spec- Fresco Opera Theatre's "The Good, the Bad and the Divas" tacular selection of performances this fall. Travel gracefully around the world at Overture Center's "Ballet Folklorico de Mexico" on Oct. 9 and "Moulin Rouge – Th e Ballet" on Oct. 30. Bring the kids to see "Th e Fresh Beat Band" on Oct. 18, and leap into the Christmas season with the Madi- son Ballet during the annual rendition of "Th e Nutcracker" Dec. 15–24. For a new- age spoof on the classic Christmas story, you'll smile until your cheeks hurt at the "Nutty Nut" on Dec. 22. —Camille Albert September 2012 67 Photo by Max Wendt Photography/Fresco Opera Theater

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