March 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big song. Big dance. Big band.
Every Wisconsin Singers show is an original production, filled with stellar song, spectacular choreography, an electrifying live band, and the best music from the past 50 years of American popular music.
Wisconsin Singers presents When Opposites Attract for its 23-24 season! This exhilarating pop
music revue explores the variation in the world around us, and the unexpected greatness of
bringing opposites and difference together.
Audiences will delight as medleys explore the contrast of hot and cold, the surprise of
discovering what’s new and what’s old, the delicate balance of good and evil, and the tug of war
between when to hold on and when to let go.
Performed by UW-Madison’s nationally renowned pop music ensemble of dancers, singers, and
instrumentalists, Wisconsin Singers will ignite the stage with more than 50 songs in this brand-
new original show! The show will include music from legendary artists such as Tina Turner,
Queen, Dolly Parton, and Michael Bublé; showstopping numbers from Hamilton, Wicked, Some
Like It Hot, and other award-winning musicals; and even favorite tunes from beloved movie
soundtracks like High School Musical, A Goofy Movie, and The Breakfast Club.
Impressive vocals, stunning choreography, electrifying 10-piece band, and ever-contagious
Badger spirit…Wisconsin Singers guarantees an unforgettable entertainment experience for
every age and musical taste!
The Wisconsin Singers (first known as University Singers) was founded in 1967 by Arlie Mucks Jr. and Don Neuen to serve as the “Official Ambassadors of Goodwill” for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Since its founding, Wisconsin Singers has reflected the very best of the UW-Madison campus. Drawing students from a variety of majors with a passion for music and performance, the Singers show took the campus by storm and quickly earned the title of “Official Ambassadors of Goodwill.” Now, more than 55 years later, this nationally-renowned program prides itself on creating spectacular touring productions while growing talents and nurturing future leaders.
Taking the stage in more than 30 communities each year throughout the state and nation, Wisconsin Singers provides a ninety-minute show that features the top singers, dancers, and instrumentalists from our campus performing the best of pop music from the past 50 years. Every Wisconsin Singers show showcases stellar vocals, brilliant choreography, and big band sound. While touring, these talented UW students work with more than 1,000 musicians annually in grades 5-12 in free workshops meant to grow enthusiasm for the arts while providing outstanding collegiate role models.
The program has evolved from a pop music performing ensemble into a professional entertainment company, focused on Broadway-caliber productions, hands-on educational and leadership opportunities, and community service. Working alongside music professionals who arrange, choreograph, and rehearse each season’s brand new show, students handle many of the elements of managing a touring production and gain real-world experience in entertainment management.