Past milestones led to a booming arts scene today
Broom Street Theater begins its long and prolific run as an avant-garde theater.
City breaks ground on the Madison Civic Center, anchored by the Capitol Theater which is reborn as the Oscar Mayer Theater and Isthmus Playhouse.
American Players Theatre chooses the Lockman Farm near Spring Green as its home. APT’s first production, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is staged in 1980. Five works of Shakespeare are performed the following year.