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.
Based on the award winning book by Julia Cook, "My Mouth is a Volcano" teaches children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say he ERUPTS (or interrupts). But when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. starswithinreach.org
Judy Moody and Stink, this dynamic sister and brother duo take audiences on a hilarious musical adventure. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate's picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship. artspower.org
Todd takes students on a whirlwind tour of musical instruments from around the world as he demonstrates 25 string, flute and percussion instruments and unusual rhythms and scales used in other cultures. He relates these both culturally and historically as well as to our familiar Western instruments, pointing out both differences and common threads. His custom-built electronic system, which allows him to layer instruments as he performs, adds an element of high-tech "magic" and turns him into a one-man-band of World Music.This highly acclaimed interactive program keeps everyone riveted as Todd "helps break down the barriers that divide us by experiencing other cultures through their music." toddgreen.com
Louise Yates' New York Times bestseller comes to life in ArtsPower's newest musical about the irresistible Dog who loves everything about books. In fact, he loves books SO much that he decides to open his own bookstore. Dog decides that the best way to sell books is to act out all kinds of fun stories for his customers - everything from dancing dinosaurs to funny fairy tales. His customers can't help but get into the act, too! ArtsPower's delightful new musical celebrates the power of the imagination and the satisfaction that comes when you share books with others. artspower.org
Ms. Greer's classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist's curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty, spotlights the STEM curriculum. (science, technology, engineering and math) twusa.org
Comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. This multimedia performance - presenting real issues affecting students today, including social media, testing, bullying, and peer pressure - uses video testimonials by students and their advocates, along with a generous dose of Post's signature humor, to engage students and adults alike. geodesicmanagement.com
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