Overture's Rising Stars

Provided by
Overture Center for the Arts


For Overture’s 10th Anniversary, we premiered Overture’s Rising Stars, a local talent search aimed at highlighting and celebrating amazing members of our local communities. The program was wildly popular in its first year — more than 200 acts auditioned at six sites across Dane County.
The program is now in its third year, and we have partnered with local organizations for three days of preliminary auditions. The first round of auditions will be held at Overture, Full Compass, and the Westside Community Services Building. Auditions will be open to all in South Central Wisconsin. Everyone, whether 6 or 60, amateur or pro, dancer or poet, singer or magician, is invited to audition for a chance to be named one of this season’s Rising Stars. Cash prizes are awarded in each category, and a grand prize winner will be selected to present on Overture’s 2017/18 season.
Online registration opens June 1st, so be sure to check back!


Register for ONE of the three Preliminary Auditions.
Preliminary Auditions will be held at the following locations:

  • Overture Center for the Arts on SAT, JUL 23, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Full Compass, Verona on SAT, AUG 6, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM (Best location for bands)
  • Westside Community Service Building, Sun Prairie on SAT, AUG 13, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM 

The Callback.
Selected participants will be invited by our panel of judges to The Callback at Overture on SAT, AUG 27, 2016 to put it all on the line for a spot in The Finals.
The Finals.
The best and the brightest will come together on the historic Capitol Theater stage on SAT, SEP 24, 2016. 

Online registration begins June 1st. Please visit overturecenter.org/risingstars and hit the "Register now" button.
Building is ADA accessible. http://www.overturecenter.org/about/accessibility-info
Assisted listening devices available upon request. http://www.overturecenter.org/about/accessibility-info