2021-2022 Stage Doors Education Series

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce its 2021-2022 Stage Doors Education Series. These daytime matinee performances provide meaningful educational opportunities for students throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

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Freedom Riders

Monday, February 7, 2022 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Grades: 3 - 8 | Runtime: 55 Minutes + Q&A

Curriculum Connections: Cultural Diversity, History/Social Studies, Music/Dance, Relationships/Family, Theatre

Freedom Riders is the latest edition to the canon of American History plays by Mad River Theater Works. This new play, with original songs and music, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement. Freedom Riders demonstrates the importance of working together to affect change and specifically how non-violent protests were used to focus attention on the cruelties of segregation.

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Freedom Riders

The Pout-Pout Fish

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Grades: Pre K - 2 | Runtime: 60 Minutes

Curriculum Connections: Based on a Book, Language Arts, Music/Dance, Science/Math, Theatre

Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout.

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The Pout-Pout Fish

Pete the Cat

Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Grades: Pre K-3 | Runtime: 50 Minutes

Curriculum Connections: Based on a Book, Language Arts, Music/Dance, Relationships/Family, Theatre

For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, 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!

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Pete the Cat

Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends

Monday, March 28, 2022 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Grades: K - 4 | Runtime: 60 Minutes

Curriculum Connections: Based on a Book, History/Social Studies, Language Arts, Music/Dance, Relationships/Family, Science/Math, Theatre

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 lead her to solve any problem. A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).

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Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends

Dog Man: The Musical

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM | Grades: 1-5 | Runtime: 60 Minutes

Curriculum Connections: Based on a Book, Language Arts, Music/Dance, Relationships/Family, Theatre

Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it's time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be? With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure.

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Dog Man: The Musical