Audition registration is now open for Overture’s Rising Stars, our annual community talent search. The grand prize includes a fully-produced performance at Overture Center for the Arts next season. Past winners of this incredible prize have included singer-songwriter Corey Mathew Hart, rastabilly band The Madpolecats, trumpeter John DeHaven and singer-songwriter Charles Scott. Additional cash prizes and performance opportunities will be awarded to all finalists.

The program is now in its third year, and aims to highlight and celebrate the wealth of talent in the Madison community. Each year, about 200 people have auditioned at either Overture Center or one of our partner locations.

For bands, we recommend auditioning on SAT, AUG 6 at Full Compass for access to the best sound engineers and backline set up. If you can’t make that, you can also join us SAT, JUL 23 at Overture Center or SAT, AUG 13 in Sun Prairie.

Cash prizes and upgraded Broadjam memberships will be awarded to finalists in up to nine categories who are named Overture’s Rising Stars. The grand prize winner will receive a Primo Broadjam membership and have the opportunity to perform at Overture next season. Plus, everyone who auditions will receive a free general Broadjam membership!

Selected participants will be invited by our panel of judges to The Callback at Overture on SAT, AUG 27 to put it all on the line for a spot in the Finals.

Winners will come together on the historic Capitol Theater stage on SAT, SEP 24. For more information and to register, visit OVERTURECENTER.ORG/RISINGSTARS