2024-25 Performing Arts Season

Schauer Arts Center 2024-25 Performing Arts Season Brochure2024–25 Performing Arts Season
A Season of Legacies

Welcome to the 2024–25 Schauer Center performing arts season, “A Season of Legacies.” This season, we celebrate the legacy of Ruth Knoll, the Schauer Theater’s namesake, and the many artists who have performed and will perform in this theater. 

Ruth Knoll was a fierce advocate of the arts in the Hartford community her whole life. Choir instructor at Hartford Union High School, founder and director of the Hartford Community Chorus, Choir Director at First United Methodist Church, and activist for the development of the Schauer Center theater, she touched countless lives and left each a little better off. In recognition of this, the local businesses that donated funds to complete the theater put it in her name when it opened in 2000. Ruth herself attended four hundred eighty-eight shows in the theater before leaving us in November 2023. 

The legacy of Ruth Knoll is not just about the arts; it’s about a community that values and supports them. It’s about a space where all can gather to enjoy, be inspired by, and make connections through the arts. This season, we fill that space with some old favorites mixed with a variety of artists new to our theater. Together, we will enjoy music, theater, and dance performances. The arts will inspire us, cause us to dream a little bigger, and bring us together. Please join us in this legacy and share the gift of performing arts with your loved ones. See you soon!

Show dates are subject to change. Local performances will be determined as guidelines allow. Tickets are on sale to the general public July 15. 

Group coordinators may purchase 20 or more tickets to a single event and receive 10% off each adult ticket. Contact the Box Office Manager at 262-670-0560, ext. 0 to make a group reservation.

2024-25 Season Brochure 

Wednesday, July 24: Kids From Wisconsin  Larger Than Life: The Great Entertainers Tour

Friday, August 16
& Saturday August 17:
 Sleeping Beauty  Missoula Children's Theatre

Thursday, September 5: Juanita Lolita Good, Clean Fun!

Friday, September 14: Parrots of the Caribbean A Salute To Jimmy Buffett and License To Chill Fundraiser

Friday, September 20: War Hippies Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis

Friday, September 27: Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team Gravity Defying Stunts

Saturday, September 28: The Drifters Rock & Roll Hall of Famers

Saturday, October 5: Ballets With A Twist® Cocktail Hour: The Show™

Friday, October 11: The Traveling Wilburys Revue Tribute to George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbinson, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne

Friday, October 18: Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets® Call Us Old Fashioned: The Supper Club Tour

Saturday, October 19: The Claudettes Piano Powered Garage Cabaret

Saturday, October 26: David Anthony An Evening of Magic and Hypnosis

Friday, December 6: I Got Yule Babe The Funniest Christmas Music Ever

Saturday, December 7: The Little Mermen Present Disney at the Holidays The Ultimate Disney Tribute Band

Thursday, December 12: Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol A New Twist on an Old Classic

Saturday, December 14: The Lettermen Unique Three-Part Harmony

Friday, December 20: Kat Perkins North Country Christmas

Saturday, December 21: Looney Lutherans I'm Dreaming of a Looney Christmas

Friday, January 10: Buckets N Boards Comedy Percussion Show

Friday–Sunday, January 24–26: Aladdin JR.  Presented by Schauer Rising Stars Productions

Friday, January 31: Peter Mulvey Modern Folk Music

Friday, February 14: Broadway's Next Hit Musical Improv, Stand-up Comedy & Live Music Made Up ON THE SPOT!

Saturday, February 22: B2wins Music: Reimagined

Friday, February 28: Spamilton: An American Parody The Hilarious Musical Comedy Spoof

Sunday, March 9: The StepCrew Celtic Dance Music and Song

Friday, March 14: Professor Pinkerton's Irrelevant Orchestra Every Act You Can Imagine…and Some You Can't!

Saturday, March 15: Live From Laurel Canyon Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock

Sunday, March 16: Kuniko Yamamoto Japanese Storytelling with Magical Mask, Mime, and Music

Friday, March 21: TAKE3 Where ROCK Meets BACH

Saturday, March 29: Michael Cavanaugh The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John

Saturday, April 5: The Coalminers Present Always Loretta The Ultimate Loretta Lynn Tribute starring Emily Portman

Friday, April 11: Water Street Dance Milwaukee Milwaukee's Premier Repertory Dance Company

Satuday, April 12: Mutts Gone Nuts Canine Cabaret

Saturday, May 3: Jarabe Mexicano Bordeño-Soul

Friday, May 9: Swing Chevron Gypsy Swing Ensemble