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.
Marking 100 years since America entered WWI, this production tells two stories, a century apart. Charlie, coping with his father's return from Afghanistan with PTSD, and Angela, a peace activist trying to make sense of it all, discover old letters and piece together the story of Albert, a 16-year-old preparing to go to war and Grace, a mother and nurse searching for her lost son in WWI. Moving seamlessly between modern-day Australia and The Western Front in 1916, this beautiful work by Monkey Baa Theatre Company from Sydney, Australia has been described by the critics as "powerful", "beautifully executed" and "moving." monkeybaa.com.au
NOTE: Running time is 60 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. The performance contains loud noises, mild language, war themes and theatrical haze.
This musical adaptation of the classic Grimm's fairy tale features comes to life with a talented ensemble of actors and wonderful puppets. Follow along as Snow White meets her pint-sized friends, takes the apple from the Evil Queen, receives a kiss from the Prince, and lives happily ever after. This faithful rendition of the fairy tale will inspire young audiences to read the original. va-rep.org
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, the last thing Jimmy needs is some groovy cat in his life. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus. twusa.org
Juggling, fire-eating, stilt-walking, spinning gigantic metal cubes, acrobatics, and a world record for making a baloney sandwich with feet. Yes! And that's just some of the amazing and crazy comedy-variety skills that you will see in the Kamikaze Fireflies show featuring Rob Williams and Casey Martin. Don't miss this fast-paced, highly interactive vaudeville stunt show. Teachers will receive a comprehensive "Circus" Study Guide. kamikazefireflies.com
Clementine is having a "not so good of a day" - but this spunky eight-year-old doesn't let a trip to the principal's office get her down! Whether she's cutting the glue out of her best friend Margaret's hair, concocting a scheme to prevent her teacher Mr. D'Matz from moving to Egypt, or riding the service elevator with Mitchell, who is N-O-T not her boyfriend, Clementine's antics are sure to make you laugh, as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school, and mischief on an epic third-grade adventure you'll never forget. twusa.org
After years of feeling like a misfit, Percy Jackson discovers he's the descendant of the Greek god Poseidon. With the help of some friends, he begins a quest to settle an on-going battle between the gods that could change life on earth forever. Along the way he must come to terms with the father, who abandoned him, solve the riddle of the Oracle, and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. This musical is adapted from the book of the same name by Rick Riordan. twusa.org
Being a 10 year-old kid is kind of a pain. Having an older sister is really a pain. Being afraid of everything is... well, just plain painful! Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower's lively and poignant musical, based on Judy Blume's popular novel, about discovering the person within. artspower.org
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