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Fresh • Local • Fun

Starting with a blank slate, a small group of Madison performers and writers create high-energy mini-plays in only 7 days. Are We Delicious? delivers fresh, original and 100% locally-grown entertainment.

Kelly Maxwell and Matt Sloan“One of the most fun nights you can have in Madison” – critic Amanda Finn, BroadwayWorld.com

Are We Delicious? uses the finest ingredients: Madison entertainment professionals who know how to make a great show when the pressure is on.  The ensemble gathers a week before opening night with no preconceived notions, just the seed of an idea. Working together, they build an all-original show for each other, writing and rehearsing every day until the premiere. Everyone writes, everyone acts and no one can rest until the final curtain.

“Are We Delicious? ‘impresario’ Tony Trout wants audiences to know he’s placing his ensemble in a crisis situation on purpose. It’s a way, he says, of making great work. It’s also a lot of fun.” – critic Laura Jones – Isthmus.com

Miranda Hawk and Doug ReedAre We Delicious? uses the finest ingredients: our writing/acting ensembles include professional actors, award-winning playwrights, YouTube stars, stand-up comedians, improv actors and lead musicians in well-known bands, all of them living and working in Madison. Delicious is made for Madison, by Madison in Madison. See what we can do.

"We believe we can make a great show in a week, or that people can. We want to be those people." – Tony Trout, founder – Isthmus.com feature article

 

Using a recipe of creativity, camaraderie and hard work, Delicious has produced over 200 original short plays, musicals, mysteries, science fiction, drama, comedy, satire, absurdity, it all depends on the inspiration of the writers and talent of the performers as they bring these new stories to life.  Original and unpredictable, Delicious has something for everyone.

“Are We Delicious? Yes. Yes, we are.” – critic Lindsay Christians, Madison.com

Upcoming/ Next show:

Friday
Apr292016

Are We Delicious? Superstition Feb 2015

Do you feel lucky? Do you feel...unlucky? You can cross your fingers and knock on wood, but nothing is going to relieve the creeping suspicion that unseen forces are controlling you and every other thing in this world. The only thing that could possibly ease your mind is Are We Delicious? Superstition.

The ensemble features: John Steeno, Matt Sloan, Dana Pellebon, Georgina McKee, Stacey Garbarski and William Bolz

Performances: Friday, February 13th, 6:30 pm and Saturday, February 14th, 6:30 pm

  • Venue: The Frequency, 121 West Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
  • Admission price: $12
  • Running time: one hour
Friday
Apr292016

Are We Delicious? Xmas '14

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

The ensemble features: Molly Vanderlin, John Steeno, Matt Sloan, Jess Schuknecht, Meghan Rose, Amber McReynolds, Kelly Maxwell, and Dave Durbin

Friday
Apr292016

Delicious Festival: Musical Library, Sept 2014

Sing any good books lately? An all-star lineup of Madison composer/musicians join our writer/performers to adapt 6 books into 6 short musicals.  Everyone writes, everyone acts, everyone sings, everyone dances in the final week of the Delicious Festival, October 3rd and 4th.

When: Friday Oct 3rd & Saturday, Oct 4th
Times for the three shows: Fri 8 & 10pm, Sat 8pm
Doors open an hour before showtime
Where: Broom Street Theater, 1119 Willy St.

 

Friday
Apr292016

Delicious Festival: Privacy/Surveillance, Sept 2014

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. Is the NSA just a big, involuntary Facebook?  Or is it the other way around? If you always feel like...somebody’s watching you, find out for sure on September 26th & 27th.

When: Friday, Sept 26th & Saturday, Sept 27th
Times for the three shows: Fri 8 & 10pm, Sat 8pm
Doors open an hour before showtime
Where: Broom Street Theater, 1119 Willy St.

 

Friday
Apr292016

Delicious Festival: Noir, September 2014

Eight desperate men tell eight slivers of a shattered story in a desperate quest to find safety in the bowels of an unforgiving city.  Borrowing the clipped lingo of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and other greats, our writer/actors put the drop on the rubes, mugs, goons and gangsters who occupy our dark corners on September 19th & 20th.

When: Friday, Sept 19th & Saturday, Sept 20th
Times for the three shows: Fri 8 & 10pm, Sat 8pm
Doors open an hour before showtime
Where: Broom Street Theater, 1119 Willy St.

 

Friday
Apr292016

Delicious Festival: Elephant in the Room, Sept 2014

What are you avoiding? What are we all turning our backs on? Will our writer/performers bare their souls or bury the truth forever under layers of denial? Find out what they’re hiding September 12th & 13th.

When: Friday, Sept 12th & Saturday, Sept 13th
Times for the three shows: Fri 8 & 10pm, Sat 8pm
Doors open an hour before showtime
Where: Broom Street Theater, 1119 Willy St.

Friday
Apr292016

Are We Delicious? Musical Fantasy, May 2014

From across the seas of time, twelve wise, witty and dropdead gorgeous performers embark on an epic quest to discover the most magical, musical one hour show and bring it to Madison.

May 1 & 2, 2014

The Brink Lounge, Madison, Wisconsin