These performances are for school groups only. Teachers, study guides for each show can be found on the performer's website. Please call the Arts Adventure Coordinator (715-659-4499) for registration information. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (approximately 1 hour). Admission $5 per seat. Cost for schools without a federal tax-exempt number are $6.
Backtrack is an award winning, five-person a cappella group based in New York City that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing. In addition to performing, Backtrack is passionate about inspiring and educating the youth of America about a cappella and the Performing Arts. backtrackvocals.com
Tomás loves stories and Papa Grande tells them to him todas las noches! One day while his family is in Iowa picking crops, Tomás meets the Library Lady and nothing is ever the same again. His imagination takes off as he reads book after book, discovering a world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and explorers! Based on the true story of Tomás Rivera and the book by Pat Mora, Childsplay brings back this favorite play with music celebrating reading, imagination and creativity. childsplayaz.org
Bill's comedy-filled, action-packed presentation is highly interactive and makes science both fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! He'll cap off the show with an incredible display of the water cycle that ends with him making snow with his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes! The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote student curiosity and thinking "outside the box." billblagg.com
Based on Ludwig Bemelmans' much loved Madeline series, this colorful musical traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl who - despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor - eventually learns that first impressions aren't everything. Told with gentle humor, and featuring a beautiful musical score, this amusing tale of enemies-become-friends will charm and entertain children and adults alike. artspower.org
Laura Ingalls Wilder's tales of outdoor adventure and pioneer spirit will inspire your students as they have millions of boys and girls for over 70 years. Born in 1867, Laura traveled across America's rolling plains in the back of a covered wagon. The Wilders created patchwork quilts that would later help inspire her time-honored books. Laura's quilts still exist today, and their patterns recall her beloved family and their adventures as they crossed the wild and often perilous frontier. Join the Ingalls as they face the hardships and triumphs of the wondrous new land. Authorized by the Laura Ingalls Estate. va-rep.org
This fun, rousing new musical is based on one of the most beloved children's books of the last decade. Amos McGee is as kindly and conscientious a zookeeper as you will find. Day after day he demonstrates the perfect way to bond with each of his friends: running races with the tortoise, spending quiet time with the timid penguin, and always being there with a handkerchief when one is needed by the sniffling elephant. When one day Amos himself feels under the weather and must remain home in his bed, the animals decide together what they can do to return the favor. va-rep.org
Musher and educator Tasha Stielstra has combined her five years of classroom teaching with over fifteen years of mushing to create an interactive presentation about teamwork and how it relates to sled dogs and children. The “Pulling Together” program is centered around the core values of being safe, kind and responsible citizens. Students will engage in demonstrations, a multi-media presentation, learn what makes a successful team, work together as a model dog team, meet a sled dog athlete up close, and consider life and literary connections in Gary Paulsen's book, Woodsong. natureskennel.com
Arts Adventure Series is sponsored in part by the generosity of: Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin, Dietsche's Dairy, Loyal Car Show, Meyer Manufacturing, Nasonville Dairy, Norm-E-Lane Farms, River Ridge Farm, Spencer PTA, Wiskerchen Truck & Equipment
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