2019 Collaborative Grants

Collaborative Grants

 

The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals

April-May 2019

The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals explores the history of the animated features that we love and the stories that they tell. Disney animated features have always connected with audiences through clever characters, entertaining stories, and with memorable songs. When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, a whole new generation of fans-and songwriters-were swept up into the magic of Disney musicals.

This program features local performers from Four Seasons Theatre to bring you the Disney songs that you know and love, followed by a talk-back with Hans Christian Andersen experts to engage the adult generation of Disney fans.

Libraries Involved: Belleville, Black Earth, Cambridge, DeForest, E.D. Locke, McFarland, Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Oregon, Verona

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What We Are Going Through: Listening to Mental Illness

April, 2019 – March, 2020

Explore the intersection of culture and mental illness through film, speakers and book discussions in hopes of increasing awareness and sensitivity to mental health issues and reducing the pervasive stigma attached.

Libraries Involved: Belleville, Black Earth, Cambridge, Madison Central, Oregon, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee

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Bluegrass: From Appalachia to the World

June–October, 2019

Madison’s own Cork ‘n Bottle will bring songs and stories of bluegrass alive. Renowned country music historian, Bill Malone, will discuss the sociological and cultural influences which informed bluegrass’ development.

Libraries Involved: E.D. Locke, McFarland, Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Oregon, Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee

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Hephaestus: The Myth and the Musical

July – August, 2019

Get a behind the scenes look at the creation of Hephaestus, a brand new musical from Madison native Nathan Fosbinder. This program features scenes and songs from the production interspersed with Greek mythology background and analysis.

Libraries Involved: Black Earth, Madison Central, Middleton, Verona

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