Schooltime Matinees

 

Each year, the Schauer Arts Center welcomes over 10,000 students to its Schooltime Matinee Series where they experience the best of professional theater.  Exposure to live theater ignites a child's imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.  You may place a reservation via phone (262-670-0560, ext 0), by mailing in an order form (link below) or Online (instructions below).

 

View 2022-23 Schooltime Brochure

Reserve Seats or Pay Invoice


How to Reserve Your Seats Online

  • Click RESERVE SEATS OR PAY INVOICE

  • Enter code SCHOOL in the pre-sale access code box and hit Enter or click ADD CODE to view our Schooltime Matinees

  • Find your performance/show time and click the box that reads CLICK TO BUY

  • Use Dropdown to select TOTAL number of all attendees (teachers, aides, students, parents, chaperones) and click BUY TICKETS

  • Check your order for accuracy then click BUY TICKETS SHOW ABOVE

  • Click CHECKOUT & PAY (even though no payment is due)

  • Login or create a new account

  • Click HOLD TICKETS AT WILL CALL, then enter grades attending and any special needs (Vision/Hearing Impairments, Wheelchair Access) in COMMENTS Box

  • Click CONFIRM ORDER FOR PROCESSING

  • Check your email for a confirmation (including your spam folder). If you did not receive an email confirmation within 5 minutes, please check to ensure you've completed the above steps.

  • You will receive a MAILED contract and invoice within one week of placing a reservation online.  If you do not receive the contract and invoice, we DID NOT receive your request for tickets. Please contact Sandy@SchauerCenter.org to check on your reservation.

  • Please READ, SIGN and RETURN your Remittance Copy of the contract within 30 days.

Making reservations for more than one performance? Re-enter SCHOOL in the pre-sale access code box and repeat!

Once received by our office, your online reservation will be processed as an order, using the correct price based on the number of seats you requested. NOTE: Online reservations are not a guaranteed reservation unless you receive an email confirmation.

"Schooltime Matinees bring books to life! I'm a homeschooling mom and the Schauer has allowed my kids to appreciate the drama arts. The staff is very friendly and there is always a good seat in the house, regardless of where you sit!" - Schooltime Matinee Educator


All upcoming Schooltime Matinee Events


Oct 18:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Math Maniac

In his fast-paced, up-beat and highly visual demonstrations, The Math Maniac proves that learning math and fun go together naturally. And because the content of this program is 100% supportive of core curriculum in math, whether students are reviewing the material, previewing the material or learning the material for the first time, not one minute is wasted, not one learning opportunity is lost! Students have so much fun they don’t even know they’re learning.
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Great Shows for Kids.

Curriculum Connections: Place Values, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry, Money, Operations, Patterns, Probability



Oct 26:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Lyle the Crocodile

Lyle The Crocodile is the story of a friendly crocodile, a former performer in circuses and nightclubs, who turns up in a bathtub in an apartment in 1950s New York City. Lyle is adopted by the Primm family, and his energy and good cheer makes him beloved by everyone in the neighborhood except for Mr. Grumps, who hates crocodiles, parades, laughter, and anything that smacks of a 
good time.

But when Lyle rescues Mr. Grumps and his cat from a fire, Mr. Grumps has to apologize for the way he’s treated Lyle. In the end, Lyle helps those around him learn that they shouldn’t judge others by how they appear, but to love people (and crocodiles) for what they are.
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by GreatWorks Theatre Company.

Curriculum Connections: Science, Social Studies



Dec 7:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Holidays Around the World

Tis the season for hilarity! When the tour guides for Worldwide Tours get separated at holiday time, a worldwide adventure awaits. As they travel around the world in search of each other, these guides share what they learn about the season from a wide variety of places and cultures. Celebrate holidays from all over the globe—the Lohri Festival, St. Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and more!
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Bright Star Theatre.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Geography, World History



Jan 26:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Moana Jr.

Disney’s Moana JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana JR. features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Schauer Rising Stars.

Curriculum Connections: Music, Dance, Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts



Feb 2:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Maggie Walker

The child of a freed slave, Maggie Walker was born in 1864 in the Virginia home of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union spy. When she was nine, Maggie’s father was murdered and her mother had no money to bury him. Young Maggie joined the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expenses of poor blacks. As a high school senior, Maggie helped to establish an appropriate graduation for her class by organizing the nation’s first civil rights strike by black students. As an adult, she led and expanded St. Luke’s, becoming the nation’s first woman bank president and a powerful force in civil rights.
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre .

Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts, Biography, History, Multi-Cultural, Self Esteem, Women’s Studies



Feb 13:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Ben Franklin and His Kite

Take an “enlightening” journey into the experiment that changed the course of history! 250 years ago, (in June of 1752, to be precise), Ben Franklin “shocked” the world with his discovery that lightning held electricity—and thus rendered scientists “thunderstruck”! This entertaining and educational play brings the history and science curriculum to life.
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Virginia Repertory Theatre .

Curriculum Connections: Biography, History, Government, Language Arts, Science



Apr 12:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

We Can Do It: American Women in History

This is the perfect show to inform and inspire audiences—girls and boys alike! An incredible adventure featuring some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers, your audience will discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Honor the women of America by bringing your students to this show!
This performance is exclusively for schools and home schooled families. Tickets are not available to the general public. Teachers & Homeschool Parents, use the Presale Access Code SCHOOL to register your class today!

Performed by Bright Star Theatre.

Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Women in History, Black History, American History



"We love the programs offered at the Schauer Arts Center. They are well planned and give our students an opportunity to practice theater etiquette in a meaningful way. Plus, they learn something they can apply in the classroom." - Schauer Schooltime Matinee Educator