Middleton Public Library

Beni Daiko: Madison Japanese Taiko Drumming Group

* This program is in-person only. *

Join Beni Daiko, Madison's premiere mainland taiko drumming group, for a demonstration on Japanese taiko drumming and culture. Taiko drumming is a form of traditional Japanese musical expression that combines mental discipline and physical demand. 

*This event will take place in the green space across the street from the library, weather permitting.


Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Hephaestus, a brand new musical from Madison native Nathan Fosbinder.

This program will feature scenes and songs from Music Theatre of Madison's production, Hephaestus, interspersed with analysis and background from professors William Aylward or William Brockliss, experts in Greek mythology from UW-Madison's Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies.

Someone's Gotta Do It Monologues with Forward Theater

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound.  Jobs.   Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

Music Theatre of Madison presents: Beyond The Ingenue


Music Theatre of Madison presents: Beyond The Ingenue, a curated revue of songs that celebrate the complex roles of women in musical theatre, beyond just the ladies who pine for a man!

The show will use musical theatre pieces, some new, some unknown, and perhaps a familiar one or two, to explore the myriad of issues women in our society face, including friendships, objectification, motherhood, workplace struggles, aging, and general female empowerment.