Though Overture Center for the Arts is currently closed, the historic Madison venue is offering a spooky way to ring in the season with a new interactive virtual event—Under the Ghost Light—on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
During Under the Ghost Light, special guests will share their experiences, lore and legends of some of the favorite spaces at Overture. Ticket-holders will enjoy short performances, hang out in the live “ghost lab,” learn about paranormal research and theatrical special effects, try a DIY Prohibition-era cocktail and virtually explore otherwise off-limits spaces throughout the building.
The Madison-based building has a 100-year history of apparitions, cold spots, unexplained creaks, energy, movements and more. Some even say local magician and booking agent Timothy Hergor, who died in Capitol Theater in the 1920’s, is still under the stage trying to trap his dancer.
Special guests include VP of Programming and Community Engagement, Tim Sauers; The Jerry Ensemble; paranormal researcher and makeup artist, Jenny Maahs; and more.
This event is suggested for ages 16-plus due to adult themes and haunting content. Tickets are on sale now for $10 per household and will benefit Overture Center as it continues through an extended intermission due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to purchase tickets to Under the Ghost Light.
Photo credit: Glen Nagel Photography