Schooltime Matinees


Each year, the Schauer Arts Center welcomes over 6,000 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 2024–25 Schooltime Brochure

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

All upcoming Schooltime Matinee Events

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

A Christmas Carol

One of the greatest stories in the history of English literature, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol has enchanted audiences the world over and become the best beloved Christmas tradition for families everywhere. This powerful tale of redemption follows Ebenezer Scrooge on his epic journey from nasty curmudgeon to benevolent saint.

CMI Entertainment, in collaboration with Entertainment Central Productions Orlando, is thrilled to return to its roots with a beautiful version of this classic tale. Tour 2024 is written and directed by award-winning theatre artist Scott H. Severance, who has traveled the country for over ten years, spreading Holiday joy as Uncle Scrooge. This dazzling new adaptation bursts onto the stage with first-class professional actors, gorgeous costumes, stunning sets, and puppetry. More than two dozen timeless Christmas carols are woven throughout this glorious production, the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Present, and Future are alternately horrifying and hilarious, and you will find yourselves awestruck and spellbound by the tremendous humor and heartfelt sentiment on display in this spectacular theatre event.

Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this splendid show, filled with haunting special effects and an enormous dose of laughter. A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, the perfect Holiday event for all ages. Performed by Entertainment Central Productions.

Curriculum Connections: Music, Dance, Theater, Literature.

Jan 10:
10:00 AM |

Buckets N Boards

Buckets N Boards is a hilarious and high-energy show chock-full of amazing percussion, ridiculous songs, spectacular tap dancing, inventive instrumentation, and an incredible variety of musical talents!

Matthew Levingston and Gareth Sever have handcrafted a fresh, unique, clean comedy experience for the entire family to enjoy!

Buckets N Boards has toured the world and is currently one of the top requested headlining acts for Disney Cruise Lines! It has been featured twice with the Kansas City Symphony and is heading into its 14th award-winning season in Branson, MO!

Regarded as a must-see show for any evening out with the family, their unexpected comedy and upbeat personalities will leave you laughing for the rest of your week!

Performed by Gareth Sever and Matt Levingston. Curriculum Connections: Music, Dance, Theater, Rythmn, and Improvisation.

Jan 23:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Aladdin Jr

Ring bells! Bang the drums! Are you gonna love this exciting stage adaptation of the legendary tale of the lovable thief with a heart of gold? Join Aladdin, Jasmine, and the fast-talking, wisecracking Genie as they discover mystical caves, take magic carpet rides and outwit the evil sorcerer, Jafar. Adapted especially for young performers, this musical includes favorite Alan Menken songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “A Whole New World,” and “Prince Ali,” as well as wonderful new songs added for the Broadway production. With new, colorful characters and nonstop adventure, Aladdin JR. will surely be a crowd-pleaser for all ages!

Performed by Schauer Rising Stars. Curriculum Connections: Visual arts: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting, Theater: Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Language Arts, and Writing.

Mar 4:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Dr. Kaboom

The original Doktor Kaboom! show in which the good Doktor takes his audience on an educational tour of the modern scientific method, using humor and comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.

Topics covered include: safety; pressure and force; simple machines; velocity; application of science to everyday life; the scientific method (hypothesis and experimentation); multiple experimentation; constant discovery of new information and data; definitions: chemical reactions, exothermic, external and chemical formula; mass; air pressure and demonstration vs. experimentation.

Performed by David Epley. Curriculum Connections: Science: Embedded Inquiry, Embedded Technology, and Engineering, Physical Science: Matter, Energy, Motion, Forces of Nature, STEAM, Theater, Health, Social Emotional Learning.

Mar 17:
10:00 AM |

Kuniko Yamamoto

Charming Japanese folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami, and mime to create a spellbinding story. Kuniko’s marvelous performance promotes cross-cultural communication and understanding in an entertaining way.

Performed by Kuniko Yamamoto by Arrangement with Siegel Artist Management.

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Language Arts, World Cultures, Music, Theater, Math: Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, and Geometry.

Apr 16:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Upcycled Cinderella

This imaginative production brings to life the classic, fairy tale story of Cinderella in a brand new way that will surprise and delight audiences. The wacky Bright Star duo, Dust mop and Binny, “accidentally” stumble upon an audience. Before you know it, they decide to put on a play with what they have before them. Using household items, recycled objects and physical comedy, our performers create inventive settings and lively scenes with all of your favorite characters, such as the ugly Step-Sisters, the evil Step-Mother, Prince Charming, and the bubbly Fairy God Mother. This 45-minute production of Upcycled Cinderella is bound to activate the imagination! We hope that we encourage young audiences to use teamwork, friendship, creativity and the value of recycling in their every day lives.

Performed by Bright Star Theatre.

Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension, Speaking and Listening, Writing, Reading Foundational Skills, Phonics and Word Recognition, and Vocabulary.

Summer 2024 Classes

Registration Opens May 20

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"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