Stoughton Opera House

Southern Wisconsin's Most Charming Theatre

The historic Stoughton Opera House is located in Stoughton, WI just a few minutes south-east of Madison. The theater plays host to a wide variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the season - rock, folk, classical, oddities, name it. Known for sublime acoustics and an early 20th century aesthetic, don't pass on a chance to see a show or just pay a visit to the Stoughton Opera House.





photo credit: Molly Leimontas

Wilder Deitz Group

Wilder Deitz started his musical career at 8 years old, playing as a sideman for his father, singer-songwriter Ritt Deitz. Now 21, Wilder is one of the most exciting new players in the American Midwest’s jazz scene. Along with composing and leading his own group, he serves as both the pianist in the UW Black Music Ensemble (led by world-renowned bassist Richard Davis) and the director of the Madi- son East High School Black Music Ensemble. Wilder has released two discs as a bandleader, 2013’s Themes & Waltzes and 2014’s Issa.

Joining Wilder for his date at the Stoughton Opera House will be expert saxophonist Alex Charland, longtime Wilder Deitz collabora- tor and drummer Joe Galligan, and two superb upright bassists: Ben Johnson (pizzicato) and Liz Clawson (arco). The group mixes influenc- es from nearly every genre imaginable— from Debussy and Chopin to hip-hop to Arab folk music—to create a unique and compelling sound that owes as much to spontaneous collective improvisation as it does to composition.

Tickets $15


September 26
Tom Rush


BOX OFFICE: 608 877-4400