By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 16, 2023 at 12:45 PM

"Shining in Misery" opens on Thursday, Feb. 23 at The Overture Center in Madison. The show is scheduled for an initial two-week run, closing on Sunday, March 5.

The clever premise of the performance is based on titles of Stephen King writings:

"During the 'Misery' of a blizzard, five people are drawn to the 'Shining' lights of the Overlook Hotel. As the storm grows so do the mysteries of the hotel and the new guests sing and vocalize while hacking an onslaught of visitors — human, animal and supernatural. Will this group be able to harmonize through 'IT', take a 'Stand' or fade into 'The Mist'?"

"Shining in Misery" is part of the World Premiere Wisconsin Theater Festival, a statewide recognition of new plays and musicals. The cast and crew include local and regional talent, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway veterans from New York City.

Tickets are $45; $20 for students and are available here. The show features strong language and adult themes, so it's recommended for people at least 15 years old.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.