Schooltime Matinees

Important NOTE:

2020 dates subject to change due to Covid-19

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 2020-21 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

All upcoming Schooltime Matinee Events

Jan 20:
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: Grades 4-8
Curriculum Connections: Holocaust Studies, Language Arts, Literature Based, Social Studies

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

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson’s number “42” has come to symbolize the triumph of the human spirit over incredible odds. This biographical tale follows the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player to cross the color lines in the Major Leagues. A real-life hero and a tribute to the power of persistence and determination in the face of adversity, see why Jackie Robinson has inspired so many people both in and out of sports!
Recommended: Grades K–5
Curriculum Connections: Black History, Health and Wellness, History and Social Studies

Feb 5:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly. High up in the sky, Little Cloud playfully transforms himself into various creatures, including a sheep, and an airplane, a shark and more. The Mixed-Up Chameleon is bored with his life, sitting about predictably changing colour all day. Following an adventurous trip to the zoo, he attempts to emulate the beautiful animals he sees before coming to the conclusion that there is value in his own unique self.
Recommended: Grades 4K-2
Curriculum Connection: Puppetry, Visual Art, Literature, Sequence-Words, Numbers, Days of the Week , Atmosphere, Water Cycle, Social Emotional Learning

Feb 11:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |


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: Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Science, Physical Science

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

Seussical, Jr.

Performed by local youth.
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
Recommended: Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Music, Dance, Language, Environment

Apr 29:
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. Presented by Great Shows for Kids
Recommended: Grades K-6
Curriculum Connection: Place Values, Fractions, Measurement, Geometry, Money, Operations, Patterns, Probability

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

Ecology is Awesome

STEVE TRASH: ECOLOGY IS AWESOME (A Totally Rockin' Environment Show) focuses on pollution, conservation of natural resources, and the amazing connections that exist in the natural world. It features all new music, new tricks, new explanations, and new Garbage Monsters. Steve’s shows are always an excellent blend of curriculum based ecological lessons (with lesson plans) and awesome green themed magic tricks, music, and craziness that kids find irresistible. Kids will take home a new understanding of their connection to the planet.
Recommended: Grades K-6
Curriculum Connection: Pollution, Recycling, Environment, Ecology

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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