Overture’s Rising Stars


The Grand is proud to partner with Overture Center to provide opportunities for local performers by bringing the Rising Stars program to North Central Wisconsin!


Calling all singers, musicians, poets, comics, dancers and dreamers! Now is your chance. Overture’s Rising Stars is a statewide program aimed to discover, develop and celebrate the wealth of talent in our communities.

  • Develop your talent with guidance from industry pros
  • All skill levels and talents welcome (ages 6+)
  • Audition locations statewide
  • $750 cash prizes in three age categories
  • Grand prize winner will receive a $1k prize, booking opportunities, a digital marketing consultation, the chance to perform at Overture during the 2020/21 season and more!

Online registration begins JUNE 1 at www.overture.org/risingstars

About Rising Stars

Auditions will be held at four statewide locations, each with a panel of local celebrity judges. Acts selected from the preliminary auditions will be invited to The Callback on SAT, AUG 17. The Workshop on SUN, AUG 25 will give those moving on another opportunity to perform and receive constructive feedback from industry professionals before they put it all on the line at The Finals at Overture on SAT, SEP 14. The finalists will come together on the grand Overture Hall stage to perform for the community, win cash prizes, be seen by talent buyers and more! Plus, one grand prize winner will earn $1,000, a digital marketing consultation and will be awarded the opportunity to perform during the 2020/21 season!

The Auditions

SAT, JUL 13 at The Grand Oshkosh, Oshkosh

SAT, JUL 20 at The Grand Theater, Wausau

SAT, JUL 27 at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

SAT, AUG 3 at The Viterbo Fine Arts Center, La Crosse

The Callback
SAT, AUG 17 in Overture Hall at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

The Workshop
SUN, AUG 25 at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

The Finals
SAT, SEP 14 in Overture Hall at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

This project is supported by Arts Access, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Madison-Kipp Corporation and Dane Arts with additional funds from the Edres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

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