Schooltime Matinees

Important NOTE:

Newton's Apple performance date has changed from February 17 TO FEBRUARY 24, 2020

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 2019-20 Schooltime Brochure Download Order Form (pdf)

Reserve Seats or Pay Invoice

How to Reserve Your Seats Online


  • 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


  • 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 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

The Schauer Schooltime Matinee Series is made possible by Landmark Credit Union

All upcoming Schooltime Matinee Events

Feb 3:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

I Have a Dream

This compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the "American Century" and the Civil Rights movement will inspire your students as they experience Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s struggle and his dream of lifting "our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."
Performed by Virginia Rep on Tour
Recommended for Grades 3-12
Curriculum Connections: Biography, Language Arts, History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Self Esteem, Character Development

Feb 24:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Newton's Apple

The world was a different place when Isaac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world.
Performed by Virginia Rep on Tour.
Recommended for Grades 2-8
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History, Science, Social Studies, Biography, Music, World Studies

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

Flat Stanley, Jr.

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
Performed by Local Youth - the Schauer Rising Stars
Recommended for Grades K-8
Curriculum Connections: Geography, United States, Literature-Based, Music, Reading

Mar 31:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Judy Moody & Stink

Judy Moody and her brother Stink take audiences on a hilarious adventure. After seeing her classmate's picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and in the end, true friendship.
Performed by ArstPower
Recommended for Grades K-5 Curriculum Connections: Conflict Resolution, Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literatire-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Apr 3:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM | 10:00 AM |


Have you ever wondered why science works? How do we know what is true and what isn't? How does a laser work? What is gravity? Mark Nizer's ScienceSplosion takes you on a journey through time and space to help figure these things out. Using multimedia, juggling, lasers and more. With the help of "50 years in the Future Mark Nizer," Nizer teaches kids - and their parents - how science works, now to determine what is true and what is not.
Performed by Mark Nizer
Recommended for Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Science, Physical Science

Apr 29:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Mixed-Up Fairy Tale

Join Riley Roam (a "Storyologist") and Kenny Mikey (a "Storyologist-in-Training") in this original fractured fairy tale. The audience becomes the hero of the story, running, jumping, beanstalk climbing, and interacting directly with the characters on stage in this comical quest to break a spell placed on Sleeping Beauty. Along the way, convince Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discover the secret under grandma's bed, and retrieve a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant!
Performed by Page Turner Adventures
Recommended for Grades K-4
Curriculum Connections: Storytelling, Problem Solving, Elements of a Story, Creative Writing

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

Number the Stars

Annemarie Johannsen's family lives in Copenhagen, downstairs from her best friend, Ellen Rosen. When the Nazi's call-up for Ellen's family, Annemarie's family springs into action, spiriting Ellen away to the shore, in preparation for a journey across the sea. But before they get that far, Annemarie will have to step into the fray, and put her her own life at risk for the sake of saving her friend. This thrilling true-life adventure based on Lois Lowry's popular book shows the power of friendship in times of struggle.
Performed by GreatWorks Theatre
Recommended for Grades 4-8
Curriculum Connections: Holocaust Studies, Language Arts, Literature Based, Social Studies

"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

Winter/Spring 2020 Classes

Winter/Spring Session 2 Begins March 2!

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