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.
Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard's chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. ArtsPower's musical portrays the colorful story of these two barnyard chickens on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest first prize of two tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry in concert! But first, they must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest? Chicken Dance was written by Tami Sauer and illustrated by Caldecott Award-winner, Dan Santat. artspower.org
Based upon the famous classic by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming story of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a greedy, heartless miser to a generous, loving man. When the play opens, Scrooge is in his counting house in London. He is a "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!" Three ghostly visits – from the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future – leave an indelible impression on Ebenezer. Filled with love and the true spirit of the Christmas season, he begins to change his selfish ways and open his heart to those around him. Delight in this classic tale of Ebenezer, the ghosts, Bob Cratchet, and Tiny Tim. Theatre IV brings them all to life on stage in this lively and heartwarming musical performance, all without being too scary for young audiences. tour.va-rep.org
For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg's one-ofa-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey "behind the scenes" of the magic world. Bill's comedy-filled, actionpacked, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! The Science of Magic is designed to promote students to think "outside the box" and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible! billblagg.com • shawentertainment.com
ArtsPower's newest musical features a frolicking little puppy named Biscuit who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. Along the way, Biscuit learns about the joys of having a family. With over 17 million books in print, Biscuit is a modern classic! artspower.org
When a great African king desires a wife, Mufaro's two daughters of very different dispositions travel through a mystical jungle to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness and strength of spirit. Combining authentic African drumming, powerful choreography and thrilling original music, the splendor of Zimbabwe and the African continent comes to life on stage! Don't miss this spectacular musical adaptation of the Caldecott Award-winning Cinderella tale by John Steptoe performed by Dallas Children's Theatre of Dallas, Texas. holdenarts.org
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