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Frostiball 2018

January 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - January 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm


* Fundraiser
* Performance
* Social

This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Overture’s Frostiball 2018 fundraising gala on Sat., Jan. 27 benefits the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts, which features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries, is home to ten resident organizations and offers more than 20 programs, many free and low-cost, which engaged individuals in 660,000 artistic and educational experiences last year. Proceeds support Overture’s community programming such as Kids in the Rotunda, OnStage Student Field Trips, Community Ticket Vouchers and more.

Frostiball dons a French theme for 2018, inspired by two upcoming Broadway at Overture titles An American in Paris (Feb. 27-Mar. 4, 2018) and Les Misérables (Apr. 3-Apr. 8, 2018). Gala attendees will experience live performing and visual arts throughout the evening, including Chicago’s UpBeat Orchestra, who will play live music for the main event, as well as DJ Pain 1 providing music for the Isthmus After Party. Attendees can have their photo taken at two photo booth stations, portrait drawn by caricature artists, participate in the silent auction and indulge in food and beverages provided by Catering a Fresco and Food Fight. Valet parking will be available at the Henry Street entrance.

“We’re proud to host Madison’s arts enthusiasts and supporters for Frostiball 2018,” said Ted DeDee, Overture’s president and CEO. “This fundraising gala, which helps to support our free and low-cost community programs like Kids in the Rotunda and free galleries, provides an incredible evening unlike anything else in Madison. At the event, attendees will enjoy a French-inspired atmosphere complete with Ho-Chunk hosted casino table, high-kicking Cabaret performances and wonderful snacks, sweets and sips provided by our partner, Food Fight Restaurant Group.”


Gala 8:30-11 p.m. | Isthmus After Party 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
$150 Gala & Isthmus After Party | $75 After Party only

(A portion of the ticket purchase is a tax-deductible donation. The fair market value is $50)

Detailed Frostiball agenda:

8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.

Beer and wine hosted 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; Champagne hosted 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Specialty cocktails available for purchase all evening.

UpBeat Orchestra | Overture Hall Main Lobby, Level I

Goodie Two Shoes and Casino Tables hosted by Ho-Chunk | Promenade Hall, Level II

Coffee & Craft Cocktails hosted by True Coffee Roasters | Promenade Lounge, Level II

Axley Brynelson Photo Booth | Promenade Terrace, Level II

VIP/Sponsor Lounge | Promenade Lobby, Level II

SSM Health Photo Booth | Upper Lobby, Level III

US Cellular Charging Station | Upper Lobby, Level III

James Watrous Gallery | Level III

9-9:40 p.m. The French Cabaret: Set 1 Wisconsin Studio, Level III

9:40-10 p.m. Tommy Ensemble WI Studio, Level III

10-10:40 p.m. The French Cabaret: Set 2 | Wisconsin Studio, Level III

10:10-11 p.m. Tommy Ensemble | Wisconsin Studio, Level III

11-11:40 p.m. The French Cabaret: Set 3 | Wisconsin Studio, Level III

11 p.m. Isthmus After Party Begins | Auction Closes

11:30 p.m. Auction winners posted

11:40 p.m.-12 a.m. Tommy Ensemble | Wisconsin Studio, Level III

12-2 a.m. Isthmus After Party DJ Pain 1 Overture Hall Main Lobby, Level I

2 a.m. Event Ends

Frostiball Silent Auction:

The silent auction is mobile this year. Items include food, wine and original works from local artists. More auction items are listed in the link below –new items will be added: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/frostiball-2018-silent-auction/items

The nearby Madison Concourse Hotel is offering special rates to attendees of Overture’s Frostiball. Rate includes transportation to and from Overture, as well as late check out. More info.

About the performing and visual artists:

Chicago’s UpBeat Orchestra is an exciting, versatile, high energy dance group with world class vocal stylists that has been performing throughout Chicago land since 1997. For more information, click here.

DJ Pain 1, a Madison native, is a DJ and record producer who has worked with artists ranging from Mavis Staples to 50 Cent. His resume includes several top 10 albums as well as local releases. For music and a full discography, click here.

A Paris Capparet by Capparet productions

We can can-can, can you? The Frostiball is about to melt with a surprise high kicking cabaret act featuring hits from some of your favorite Parisian musicals including Moulin RougeAn American in Paris, and more!

The Tommy Ensemble is the premier performance group representing Overture’s High School Musical Theater Awards featuring select vocal performers directed by Gail Becker.

Overture’s Frostiball 2018 is sponsored by Adams Outdoor, Isthmus, Lexus of Madison, Food Fight Restaurant Group, National Guardian Life Insurance Company, Axley Brynelson, Zendesk, WIPFLI, LLP., Ho-Chunk Gaming, DreamBank, Exact Sciences, SSM Health, BMO Harris Bank, Custer Plumb Financial Services, First Weber Realtors, Goodman’s Jewelers, Think Ink & Design, Men’s Wearhouse and U.S. Cellular.




January 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
January 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
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Overture Center for the Arts


Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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