The Capital Theater opened it's doors in 1928 as one of the opulent Movie Houses of the Silent era.
It served Madison for decades entertaining the community and becoming a haven for Concerts!
In the mid 1990's the building was showing it's age. The city had funded much improvement with the help of local business, Oscar Mayer, but it needed more.
In came local businessman, Jerry Frautschi with the largest single gift to the arts in American history to date.
Overture Hall is one of five performance spaces in the building.
Touring Companies from all over the world perform here and the Organ is a true treasure.
My friend, Dawn was our tour guide and I was fasinated to learn of all the references to our lakes in design. Lighting here designed to appear as waves! Curves in structure like the movement of water. Beautiful...