2016-2017 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

For Immediate Release
May 13, 2016

Green Bay, WI  – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2016-2017 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students travelling from over 67 cities and 23 counties throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The 2016-2017 series kicks off in November 2016 and extends through May 2017, featuring 11 titles and a total of 22 performances.  This season brings to the Weidner Center national and international touring shows, along with a special production by the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Theatre department.  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 continues its educational partnership with The Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, and adds a new partnership with The National Railroad Museum for the coming year. Students attending select performances have the option to participate in a full day of activities, interactive learning and special hands-on projects related to each show.

The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the June announcement of the 2016-2017 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup.

The following is the full 2016-2017 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.

November

4     We the People
10   Doktor Kaboom – LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
16   Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

February

8      Four Score and Seven Years Ago
10    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
27    Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

March

6      Odd Squad Live
9      Laura Ingalls Wilder
31    Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

April

11    Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

May

3      I Never Saw Another Butterfly presented by UW-Green Bay Theatre

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., Morgan Stanley Foundation, Open-Sense Solutions LLC, and KHROME.

How To Make Reservations for the 2016-2017 Series:

All information about the 2016-2017 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. Show tickets are $7, package tickets with area partners are $10, and the collaborative performance with the UW – Green Bay Theatre department of I Never Saw Another Butterfly will have a $5 ticket price. Information, study guides, policies, scholarship applications and registration forms can be downloaded at www.WeidnerCenter.com.  For brochure requests and questions, please call (920) 465-5100.