Little Miss Sunshine

By William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Meghan Randolph

"You can pick a shampoo, you can pick who you screw, but you can't pick your family."

The Hoover family is having some issues. Dadís a struggling entrepreneur. Momís trying to pay the bills, Uncle Frank has lost his lover and his job, Grandpa got kicked out of the retirement home. And teenage Dwayne hasnít spoken in three months. But when quirky, 8-year-old Olive is a finalist in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, they attempt to put their troubles aside, climbing into a dilapidated van and driving cross country to get her to the competition. Based on the 2006 Academy Award-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is a hilarious, heartfelt tale about self-acceptance, true beauty, and what it means to be a winner.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at U.W. Wisconsin Union Play Circle, 800 Langdon Street, Madison

Performances: August 17-25, 2018

Performance Times:
August 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 7:30pm, August 19 at 2pm

Ticket Prices: $20-$28 (Additional fees apply when ordering online or by phone)

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


FEBRUARY 4 AUDITIONS: Music Theatre of Madison will see adult performers as part of our annual general auditions with Four Seasons Theatre. Complete information is available at Video auditions are an option for those not available on this date.

MARCH 10 AUDITIONS: The auditions on March 10 are for young girls who can play age 8-11. 6 young actresses are needed, including one to play the main character, Olive Hoover. Get more information at