Announcing the 2016-17 Bemis Company Education Series

Last night a group of educators were among the first to hear about the 2016-17 Bemis Company Education Series. The series of daytime performances is comprised of titles that connect with PreK-12 grade curriculum and annually draws 23,000 students from throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

“This season we are celebrating the voices of community and culture,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. Director of Programming and Community Engagement Amy Gosz. “We will explore the many voices that make up our community and the impact various cultures have on shaping the world we live in today. These stories are shared through unique arts experiences and imaginative performances that tie directly back into lessons being learned in classrooms throughout Northeast Wisconsin.”

In addition to a full schedule of performances, area educators also learned about continuing education opportunities and resources available to help integrate arts into the classroom. Area educators can get more information on all of the opportunities available at

The 2016-17 Bemis Company Education Series will feature:

Artistic Adventures Presented in partnership with the Fox Cities Building for the Arts and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Part 1: Fox Cities Building for the Arts; Sept.- Oct., 2016 Part 2: Fox Cities P.A.C.; Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars: The Asere Friendship Tour Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Theatreworks USA production of Click, Clack, Moo Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

Theatreworks USA production of Pete the Cat Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Spectrum Dance Theater Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Mad River Theater Works’ Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Vienna Boys Choir: Smile Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

The Intergalactic Nemesis, A Live-Action Graphic Novel Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – An African Tale Adapted for the Stage by Karen Abbott; Music & Lyrics by S-Ankh Rasa Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Young Audiences New York’s Literature to Life® Stage Presentation of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Kennedy Center Theater For Young Audiences on Tour Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play! Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

ArtPower’s Production of Anne of Green Gables Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

You can find out more about each show at

Bemis Company, Inc., is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Bemis Company Education Series. Additional community support for the series is provided by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Miller Electric and ITW and We Energies Foundation. Bemis Company Education Series’ performances are also supported by Associated Bank, Bergstrom Automotive, O.C. & Pat Boldt, Robert & Patricia Endries Family Foundation, Ltd., Grant Thornton LLP, Great Northern Corporation, Thomas & Linda Grow/JETA Corporation, Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin,  Johnson Bank/Johnson Insurance, Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery & Pregnancy S.C., Menasha Corporation Foundation, Chuck & Barb Merry, Michiels Fox Banquets and Rivertyme Catering, Dave, Kim & Max Ritzow, Schneider Foundation, Seifert Family, Mary A. Strange, United Paper Corporation, Willis Towers Watson and Woodward Radio Group.

We’re so excited for another great year!
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