2017-2018 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

FOR RELEASE
May 12, 2017

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2017-2018 Stage Doors Education Series. This new season builds on the growing and successful Stage Doors Education Series. The Stage Doors Education Series provides meaningful educational opportunities for students travelling from over 63 cities and 21 counties throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the June announcement of the 2017-2018 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup.

The 2017-2018 Stage Doors Education Series kicks off in November 2017 and extends through April 2018, featuring nine titles and a total of 18 performances.  This season brings to the Weidner Center national and international touring shows to Green Bay. 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 The National Railroad Museum. This year the Weidner Center excited to announce another educational partnership with the Neville Pubic Museum. 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 following is the full 2017-2018 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm.

November
29   Pete the Cat

January
25    The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg

February
6      Mad River Theatre Works – Freedom Riders
26    Nugget & Fang

March
5      Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
15    Guess How Much I Love You

April
6      Go, Dog. Go!
12    Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey
26    My Heart in a Suitcase

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, The Schanock Family Foundation, Open-Sense Solutions LLC, and KHROME.

How To Make Reservations for the 2017-2018 Series:
All information about the 2017-2018 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. 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.

2015-2016 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2015

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2015-2016 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students traveling from over 61 cities and 23 counties throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The 2015-2016 series kicks off in November 2015 and extends through April 2016, featuring 10 titles and a total of 19 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.  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.  Four events in the series, Dog Loves Books, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Skippyjon Jones Snow What and Chicken Dance are part of the program this season.

The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the June announcement of the 2015-2016 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup.

The following is the full 2015-2016 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm with the exception of Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk with one performance at 12:30 pm.

November
3          Dog Loves Books
6          Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk

January
29        Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

February
11        Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
23        Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic

March
3          Skippyjon Jones Snow What

April
5          Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
6          Chicken Dance
20        Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
26        The Lightning Thief

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 KHROME.

How To Make Reservations for the 2015-2016 Series:

All information about the 2015-2016 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 Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse 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.

2014-2015 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

November
7          Schoolhouse Rock Live!

December
8          Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

January
30        The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites 

February
19        Freedom Bound
20        Sid the Science Kid Live! 

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

April
28        Laura Ingalls Wilder

May
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.

2013-2014 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 23, 2012

(Green Bay, WI) – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. 

The 2013-2014 series kicks off in October 2013 and extends through April 2014, featuring 10 titles and a total of 19 performances. 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.

New this year is an educational partnership with The Children’s Museum of Green Bay.  Three events in the series, The Monster Who Ate My Peas, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Henry and Mudge, will offer opportunities for students to experience a full day of learning activities at both the Weidner Center and the Children’s Museum.

The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the mid-June announcement of the 2013-2014 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup.

The following is the full 2013-2014 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with the exception of The Intergalactic Nemesis, which has one performance at 10:30 a.m.

October
17        Tomás and the Library Lady

November
6          Garry Krinsky – Toying with Science

February
11        The Monster Who Ate My Peas
18        I am Jack
28        We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

March
11        Freedom Train
26        Charlotte’s Web

April
4          Seussical
10        The Intergalactic Nemesis, Live-Action Graphic Novel, Book One: Target Earth
22        Henry & Mudge

Since its inception, the Stage Doors Education Series at the Weidner Center has served over 110,000 students, grades Pre-K through 12, from 22 counties in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The annual Stage Doors Education Series is program of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is made possible by the generous support of the George F. Kress Family Foundation, with additional support provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board. 

How To Make Reservations for the 2013-2014 Series:
All information about the 2013-2014 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 tickets are $7.

Information, policies, scholarship applications and registration forms can be downloaded at www.WeidnerCenter.com.  For brochure requests and questions, please call (920) 465-5100.

2012-2013 Stage Doors Education Series Announced

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the 2012-2013 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The 2012-2013 season kicks off in October 2012 and extends through April 2013, featuring 11 titles and a total of 21 performances. 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.

Expanded this year is an ongoing educational partnership with Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Allouez. Two events in the series, We the People and The Civil War, will offer opportunities for students to experience a full day of learning activities at both the Weidner Center and Heritage Hill.

The release of the Stage Doors Education Series schedule serves as an exciting prelude to the May 22 announcement of the new 2012-13 Weidner Center Performing Arts Season lineup. This dynamic season schedule is an integral part of the University’s plan to reinvigorate its signature performing arts venue, and will feature a wide variety of offerings, including Broadway productions. Weidner Center friends and stakeholders, along with local news media, will be invited to a special evening event announcing the season on the Weidner main stage.

The following is the full 2012-2013 Weidner Center Stage Doors Education Series schedule. All shows are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., with the exception of A Guided Tour of The Taming of the Shrew, which has one performance at 12:30 p.m.

October
18     We the People
22     A Guided Tour of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew
31     Bunnicula

November
15     The Berenstain Bears Live!
28     Frindle

January
31     How I Became a Pirate

February
21     Skippyjon Jones

March
5     The Civil War
6     The Gruffalo
19   Doktor Kaboom! - It’s Just Rocket Science!

April
16     Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Since its inception, Stage Doors Education Series at the Weidner Center has served more than 95,000 students, grades Pre-K through 12, from 22 counties in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The annual Stage Doors Education Series is program of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and is made possible by the generous support of the George F. Kress Family Foundation, with additional support provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

How To Make Reservations for the 2012-2013 Series:
All information about the 2012-2013 Stage Doors Education Series at the Weidner Center can be found online at http://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 tickets are $7.