My Father’s Dragon
Enchantment Theatre Company

October 17, 2017 • 10am* & Noon
The Harris Theater

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery Award-winning book. When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a dragon named Boris held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on a daring rescue. Using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects, and original music, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life this tale of courage and compassion.

Recommended for Kindergarten to 5th grades
Running Time: 60 minutes

Subjects: Page to Stage, Literacy, Imagination, Creativity, Social and Emotional Learning

*Less than 66 tickets remain for the 10am performance! 
Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 to reserve tickets or to be placed on the waiting list. 

BE A PART OF THE ARTS EDUCATION CONVERSATION!
In cooperation with the Enchantment Theatre Company’s production of My Father’s Dragon, Purdue University is doing a research study about the impact of live theatre on literacy. If you would like your students to be a part of this national research study, please click here for more details.

Please note: The Wilson Center is not able to provide schools with copies of the book My Father's Dragon at this time. Schools would be responsible for obtaining the copies of the book that are needed to complete this research study. If book sponsors become available, the Wilson Center will reach out to schools at that time.


How I Became a Pirate
Dallas Children's Theatre

November 9, 2017 • 10am* & Noon
The Harris Theater

Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates only to learn that home and family are treasures you can’t find on a map. Based on the adventure story by Melinda Long, this fun-filled adaptation from Dallas Children’s Theatre will leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles.

Recommended for Kindergarten to 5th grades
Running Time: 60 minutes

Subjects: Page to Stage, Imagination, Literacy, Creativity, Music, Social and Emotional Learning

*The 10am performance is SOLD OUT!
Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 to reserve tickets or to be placed on the waiting list. 


Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook
Mermaid Theatre Company of Nova Scotia

February 13, 2018 • 10am*
February 14, 2018 • 10am* & Noon*
The Harris Theater

Featuring a whimsical menagerie of animals and imaginary creatures, the endearing bedtime stories of Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook come to life on stage. This innovative adaptation from the acclaimed Mermaid Theatre Company introduces young audiences to the delights of colorful imagery and reading.

Recommended for Pre-K to 2nd grades
Running Time: 45 minutes + 10 minute Q&A

Subjects: Page to Stage, Imagination, Literacy, Creativity, Animals, Social and Emotional Learning

Click here to download the Study Guide.

*ALL DAYTIME PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!
Tickets are still available for our Family Tales Series performance on February 13 at 6pm!
Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 to reserve tickets or to be placed on the waiting list. 


Darius and Twig

Darius & Twig
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour

February 20, 2018 • 10am & Noon
The Harris Theater

Teenage best friends Darius and Twig dream of a world beyond their inner city struggles—but with Darius’s mother barely scraping by, pressure from Twig’s uncle, and bullies constantly on their case, can they break away to live their dreams? Based on the award-winning novel by Walter Dean Myers, this Kennedy Center world-premiere commission is a playful and profound story of overcoming obstacles. (Please note: play’s subject matter is intended for older audiences and the play includes choreographed stage violence and prop guns.)

Recommended for 8th to 12th grades
Running Time: 60 minutes

Subjects: Page to Stage, Social and Emotional Learning, English Literature, Social Justice, Anti-Bullying

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Darius and Twig Essay/Visual Art Contest
Students and classrooms are invited to participate in our Darius & Twig Art/Essay Contest with prizes generously provided by Adventure Rock!

Click here for full details.


My Heart in a Suitcase
ArtsPower

March 19, 2018 • 10am & Noon*
The Harris Theater

Anne Lehmann and her family no longer feel safe in their Berlin home. In order to protect their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann may have to say goodbye to her forever. Based on the book by holocaust survivor Ann Lehmann Fox, ArtsPower’s gripping and poignant production about the Kindertransport in 1938 Germany is a tribute to the strength of the human spirit and power of a family’s love.

Recommended for 4th to 8th grades
Running Time: 55 minutes

Subjects: Family Relationships, World History, Literacy, Social and Emotional Learning, Page to Stage

Click here to download the Study Guide.

*The Noon performance is SOLD OUT!
Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 to reserve tickets or to be placed on the waiting list. 


A Busy Bee

A Busy Bee: The Story of Bella the Honey Bee
Florentine Opera Company

April 17-19, 2018 • 10am* & Noon*
Dawes Studio Theater**

Meet Bella! She’s bright, she’s brave, and best of all she’s not afraid to try, try, try to find the job that she does best. Based on the delightful children’s story by SHARP Literacy and local artist Francisco Mora, this operatic world premiere composed by Ruben Piirainen is a collaboration between Florentine Opera Company and SHARP that celebrates the importance of teamwork, respect for others, and never giving up.

Recommended for Kindergarten to 5th grades
Running Time: 40 minutes

Subjects: Page to Stage, Music, Imagination, Literacy, Creativity, Biology

*Less than 43 tickets remain for the April 17, 10am performance! 
*Less than 11 tickets remain for the April 18, 10am performance! 
*Less than 70 tickets remain for the April 18, Noon performance! 
*Less than 35 tickets remain for the April 19, 10am performance! 
*Less than 33 tickets remain for the April 19, Noon performance! 

Please call our Box Office at 262-781-9520 to reserve tickets or to be placed on the waiting list. 

**Our Dawes Studio Theater is an intimate venue, allowing small groups of students an interactive “front seat” to the performance. Students will be seated in rows on the floor, assembly style. If you have any questions about seating for this performance, please call our Education Director at 262-373-5037.