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Take a trip around the world! Explore the ancient Asian art form of origami this fall at the Fox Cities Building for the Arts exhibit, ORlcursion: Original Origami by Robert J. Lang. Join a quartet from the Fox Valley Symphony in Part I and be introduced to the music of Russia, Germany and Latin America with the music of Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Marquez before heading back home with the music of American composer Williams. Learn more about Artistic Adventures Part II.
DIAVOLO examines how the human body is affected socially, emotionally and physically by our architectural environment in PASSENGERS. In the group’s signature style, DIAVOLO explores our shared ability to believe in ourselves and each other.
Marking 100 years since America entered WWI, this production tells two stories, a century apart, from the battlefield of WWI to the home front in modern day. Charlie, coping with his father’s return from Afghanistan with PTSD, and Angela, a peace activist trying to make sense of it all, discover old letters and piece together the story of Albert, a 16-year-old preparing to go to war and Grace, a mother and nurse searching for her lost son in WWI. Through a historical lens, students will find meaning and lessons from the story.
Enjoy the classic story of Biscuit with your students in this musical that features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends and even stirring up some mischief. Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family?
A classic piece of theater comes to life as Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Hamlet. One of the most influential tragedies in literature, Hamlet provides your students a window to the world of Shakespeare and his epic tale live on stage.
Explore world cultures and experience a holiday classic as you educate students about the artistry and athleticism of ballet. Makaroff Youth Ballet, comprised of talented young dancers from Northeastern Wisconsin will present Act II of The Nutcracker. Join Clara and the Prince as they travel to the beautiful Land of Sweets. A performance host will provide an introduction to the tale and open the door to a world of magical delight.
Painter and decorator by day, Mr. Popper spends his time dreaming of Antarctic adventures. He is astounded when one day a packing crate arrives on his doorstep and a penguin waddles out! With original songs and performing penguin puppets, this delightful action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning book (also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey) is the perfect treat.
Based on the book by Richard & Florence Atwater
Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions
Music by Luke Bateman, Lyrics by Richy Hughes
DIRECT FROM A SMASH-HIT NEW YORK
AND LONDON WEST END SEASON
Originally directed by Emma Earle, designed by Zoe Squire,
puppets designed by Nick Barnes, sound by Jason Barnes
and lighting by Ric Mountjoy.
Tour sponsored in part by Neiman Marcus. Casa Mañana creative team and cast billing will be available at time of advancement.
Staging and Puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre
Live original score by Mother Falcon
Captivating large-scale puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre set to live original music by Mother Falcon helps tell the story of Petra and the Wolf. Petra, the granddaughter of the fabled Peter, is threatened by a wolf. Her adventure to protect her animal friends becomes a showcase of bravery and compassion that will help your students feel a new sense of empathy for animals that share our earth.
Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this captivating tale about the power of friendship depicts visceral scenes of inner-city struggle with sensitivity and wit. Street-smart and suspenseful, playful and profound, Darius & Twig is ultimately the story of two young men who must overcome obstacles by finding the best within themselves.
The spellbinding artistry and amazing athletics of Golden Dragon Acrobats will thrill your students. Representing the best of a time-honored tradition that began 25 centuries ago, the company explores the ancient art of acrobatics and traditional Chinese dance with spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and stunning theatrical techniques.
In Part II, get the full experience as the Fox Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra performs each piece in its entirety at the Center this spring. When you register for this package, you are committing to two field trip experiences. Upon registration, you will select your first, second and third date preference for the Fox Cities Building for the Arts experience. Learn more about Artistic Adventures Part I.
Featuring endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition, this stage adaptation of two classic tales brings a fresh appreciation of the stories and images that have delighted several generations. Watch as your students see the familiar nighttime ritual story of Goodnight Moon and the family tale of The Runaway Bunny in a completely new way.
Considered one of the preeminent pieces of Vietnam War literature, actors will perform five of the short stories found in the book that will explore the complex issues of war and the universal struggle of a soldier. Surrounded by a pre and postshow discussion, your students will explore important themes including ethics, making choices and the impact of violence.
The show contains profanities taken verbatim from the book.
A not-so-traditional musical version of the Three Little Pigs shows the Big Bad Wolf as not bad, but definitely big and a little clumsy. He just wants to be friends with the little pigs and doesn’t mean to scare them, but that’s easier said than done. Mama Pig has to teach Wolf how to be gentle and careful in a way that will show your students thoughtfulness, acceptance of differences and what it means to have a job well done.
Melding dance and music with computer technology, your young students will be entranced with the beauty of the life cycle of a butterfly. The world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media, Compagnia TPO proudly brings this production to the Fox Cities.
*May 10 at 12:30 - sensory-friendly performance.
Please note, all patrons will need to remove their shoes upon entry.
In co-production with Teatro Metastasio Di Prato