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Behind the Scenes American Players Theatre Tour (APT)

  • Tue, September 20, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • American Players Theatre, Spring Green
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Did you ever wonder what it takes to produce and perform a live play?  Especially one outdoors, on top of a hill, in the middle of a woods?  What is needed to get the scenery ready, how does that movement that seems so smooth during the play take place?  What equipment and mechanical devices are used?  Who makes the costumes?  Where do they get the props?  

Want to find out?  Well then, join us on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, for a "behind the scenes" tour of the American Players Theatre.  Well informed guides will take us backstage at the Hill Theatre, the Touchstone Theatre, and all the shops that make everything needed to produce a play – the wood shop, the costume shop, the design shop, etc.


COST:  $34.00 per person and includes the tour, tips, and box lunch

Trip is limited to 30 people, so register early!


This is an in-person event, however for the safety of our members, it is a self-drive day trip.  If you are comfortable, you may want to carpool.

Address:  5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green, WI. 53588

Driving Directions:  From Madison, take Highway 14 west for approximately 30 miles, turn left on County Road C, go 3 miles, turn left on Golf Course Road. Entrance to Parking Lot is on the left.  (map below)

ParkingTurn right when entering the lot, park on the east end of the lot.

Meeting Place:  Box Office (at the top of the parking lot.). Tour starts promptly at 10:30 am.

Degree of Difficulty:  Must be able to walk considerable distances and climb stairs. (Will be taking the shuttle bus up to the Hill theatre.)

Lunch Choices:  All meals come with kettle chips, homemade chocolate chip cookie, a pickle and a bottle of water.

  • Club Wrap – roast turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion on a flour wrap. Mustard and/or mayo packets on the side.
  • Veggie and Hummus Wrap - fresh tomatoes, red onions, red and green peppers, black olives, cucumber, fresh greens and spinach, roasted red pepper hummus and feta in a spinach tortilla.


Please contact Trip Coordinator Esther Olson at or UWRA Office at


Registrations must be received no later than Friday, September 2, 2022.

Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted but must be received by Friday, September 2, 2022. 

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Sandi Haase, Executive Director

UW-Madison Retirement Association

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Madison, WI 53715-1218


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