2014-2015 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

May 15, 2014

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2014-2015 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students travelling from over 56 cities and 19 counties throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. 

The 2014-2015 series kicks off in November 2014 and extends through May 2015, featuring 10 titles and a total of 20 performances.  This season brings to the Weidner Center national and international touring shows, including productions from the creative forces of PBS Kids and The Jim Henson Company.  Programs are selected to complement current classroom curriculum with creative and imaginative learning, critical thinking opportunities and live performance experiences. Performance-specific study guides are provided to help educators integrate show topics into classroom activities.

The Weidner Center has expanded this year the educational partnerships with The Children’s Museum of Green Bay and Heritage Hill State Historical Park.  Students attending select performances have the option to participate in full day of activities, interactive learning and special hands-on projects related to each show.  Three events in the series, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Sid the Science Kid and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, will be combined with events at The Children’s Museum.  Two events in the series, Freedom Bound and Laura Ingalls Wilder, are a great fit with offerings from the Heritage Hill State Historical Park. 

The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the June announcement of the 2014-2015 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup.

The following is the full 2014-2015 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.

7          Schoolhouse Rock Live!

8          Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

30        The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites 

19        Freedom Bound
20        Sid the Science Kid Live! 

3          Doktor Kaboom! – Look Out! Science is Coming!
9          Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy’s Big Adventure
10        Ivy + Bean, The Musical

28        Laura Ingalls Wilder

15        Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The annual Stage Doors Education Series is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is made possible by the generous support of the George F. Kress Foundation and Green Bay Packaging Inc., Robert W. Baird & Company Inc., James and Marty Liethen, The Humana Foundation, Egan Family Foundation – Little Rapids Corp., Open-Sense Solutions LLC, and Arketype, with additional support provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board. 

How To Make Reservations for the 2014-2015 Series:

All information about the 2014-2015 Stage Doors Education Series at the Weidner Center can be found online at www.WeidnerCenter.com. Reservations from schools and home school families are being accepted now via mail, fax or online. Series brochures will be mailed to educators in September. All show tickets are $7, package tickets with area partners are $10.  Information, policies, scholarship applications and registration forms can be downloaded at www.WeidnerCenter.com.  For brochure requests and questions, please call (920) 465-5100.