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15th Anniversary

Season Sharing our stories

SCHAUER

ARTS CENTER

2015-2016 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON


Developing, Supporting & Promoting the Arts As a non-profit, regional center for the arts, the Schauer Arts Center provides experiences that inspire creativity and connect people. We strive to be a vital resource that fosters, supports, and enriches the cultural, educational, and social well-being of our community. Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Center was transformed from a canning factory built in 1919 into an architectural award-winning performing and visual arts center. Since opening in 2001, the Schauer Center presents professional touring performances in the Ruth A. Knoll Theater and regional artwork in the Suckow Family Art Gallery, and also serves as a home to our resident groups: Hartford City Band, Hartford Community Chorus, The Hartford Players, and the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild. We are a gathering place where people from all walks of life achieve a sense of belonging and benefit from enjoying and participating in the arts. Our year-round School of the Arts offers music, theater, dance, and visual arts education for all ages, levels, and visions. In addition, the Schauer Center is the perfect backdrop for a variety of special occasions and business functions that can be hosted throughout our facility. T O

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VISIT THE BOX OFFICE 147 N. Rural Street Hartford Monday–Friday 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 11:30 am to 2:00 pm or one hour prior to show time CALL 262-670-0560, EXT. 3 during the hours listed above

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ONLINE AT SCHAUERCENTER.ORG Some restrictions apply. Some shows have more than one performance, so please check event dates/times when ordering your tickets. All events, dates, and times are subject to change. We make every effort to alert patrons to such changes. The Schauer Center accepts cash, check, credit card—Visa, MasterCard or Discover—and Schauer Center gift certificates. Payment must accompany ALL ticket orders. No tickets will be placed on hold. All ticket prices include processing/facility fees and Wisconsin sales tax. All sales are final.

SEASON GRANT FUNDING The 2015-16 Performing Arts Series receives funding through grant support from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with help from the State of Wisconsin and Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Pam Tillis CMA Vocalist of the Year An Evening with Groucho Starring Frank Ferrante Letters Home Voices from the Front Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets Everything Old is New Again The Berenstain Bears: Family Matters Based on books by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Borders of the Mind Mentalist Joshua Kane Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Guitarists Extraordinaire It’s a Wonderful Life Live Radio Play Doktor Kaboom The Science of Santa Kettle Moraine Symphony Holiday Pops Concert Random Acts of Comicality The Hartford Players Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr. Based on the book by Lewis Carroll

Rick Ponzio Storytelling Peter, Paul & Willy Singer-Songwriter Guitar Trio Goodnight Moon &The Runaway Bunny Based on books by Margaret Wise Brown

FRI, FEB 12 SAT, FEB 13 FRI, FEB 19 SUN, FEB 21 FRI - SAT, FEB 26-27 FRI, MAR 4 SUN, MAR 6 SUN, MAR 13

Hot Club of San Francisco Gypsy Jazz Swing Cinema Vivant Hot Club of San Francisco Chicago Comedy Night Pat McGann & Jim Flannigan David Landau Music & Laughter Steel Crazy Steelband Island Rhythms & Good Vibes Mipso Southern String Band AUDIENCE CHOICE SHOW Bob Kann Story-filled Juggling BFG (The Big Friendly Giant) Based on the book by Roald Dahl

FRI - SAT, MAR 18-19

Aladdin Missoula Children’s Theatre

FRI, APR 8 SAT, APR 9

Hotel California A Salute to The Eagles The StepCrew High-Energy Celtic Song and Dance th Anniversary Community Arts Showcase

SUN , APR 10 FRI, APR 15

Celebration of Local Talent

Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends Lighthouse Big Band Swingin’ Big Band Jazz

SAT, APR 16 SUN, APR 17 SAT, APR 23 FRI, MAY 6 FRI - SAT, MAY 20-21

The Barley Jacks Acoustic Alchemy and Fiddle Wizardry Jared Sherlock Comic Magician & Illusionist Rockapella A Trip Across the Decades

FRIDAY JUNE 3

Piano Fondue All Request Music and Comedy

Reid Miller Story Time with Puppets

Events subject to change. Confirm event date/time with the Schauer Center at 262-670-0560, ext. 3. For a list of pre-show activities, see page 27. EVENT COLOR KEY

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SCHAUER CENTER 201516 PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

«RUTH A. KNOLL THEATER»

MAINSTAGE S E R I E S World-class performances at small-town prices!

THE RUTH A. KNOLL THEATER WELCOMES THE HIGH-CALIBER TALENT AND ARTISTRY OF MUSICIANS, ACTORS, COMEDIANS, AND DANCERS WHO HAVE TOURED THE GLOBE. ADD IN THE EXCITEMENT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE, AND YOU’VE CREATED A MEMORABLE, ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE. Pricing Most Mainstage events are priced in two tiers: PRIME and SIDE. For most events, SIDE seats receive a $4 discount off PRIME prices. SIDE seating is at a 90˚ angle to the stage and may have slight viewing obstructions.

Community Performances As a regional arts center, we select several Mainstage events to recognize the support received from surrounding communities. For those performances, residents of that community have the opportunity to receive $4 off full price tickets.  Community prices are listed in the event descriptions.

Happy 15th Birthday to the Schauer Arts Center!

FROM THE DIRECTOR»

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HARING OUR STORIES is this season’s theme. Whether told through song, dance, painting, or monologue; the arts provide amazing ways to share our stories. Each performance this year will do just that —whether it’s the artist’s personal story, the stories of a particular culture or time in history, or a beloved story from Americana and more — stories will be shared all season long. To learn more about each story or artist, there’s a suggested reading list for each performance on the First National Bank of Hartford’s Mainstage Series. Visit your local library to start your journey into the 15th season!* The Schauer Arts Center carries its own amazing story. Did you know we’re in a former canning factory that was built nearly 100 years ago? Did you know we pull our core audience from a 40 mile radius around Hartford? Did you know we’re an independent non-profit organization that relies on your support to continue the work we do? In the late 1990s, Fred and Bea Schauer decided to create an arts center for their friends and neighbors to gather in, to share in artistic experiences, and socialize with one another. Their initial gift set the dream in motion and wonderful donors throughout the greater community contributed to make it a reality. Many donors continue to do so each year, ensuring the Schauer Center continues to thrive for generations to come. The support of our Friends over the years has allowed us to grow our facility and expand our programming to best serve you, your family, friends, and neighbors. The Schauer Arts Center wouldn’t be here without you. Your gifts are an investment that sees many returns through the over 40,000 smiling faces that enjoy our performances and events each year; through the students who learn and grow in our School of the Arts; through those we take artists to in senior care facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs, schools, and churches; and through the improved quality of life that you and all those around you experience just by the Schauer Center’s existence. Thank you for helping us reach 15 years. Let’s celebrate! —Brenda Johnston, Executive Director

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*The Jack Russell Memorial Library in Hartford has the suggested books available throughout the season for your reading enjoyment. CONNECT

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MAINSTAGE S E R I E S Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:30 pm ART GALLERY RECEPTION 6:30–7:30 PM

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AUGHTER OF MUSIC CITY royalty, Pam Tillis was determined to find her own way as a singer and songwriter — and she succeeded. A CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, she has written songs for some of the top singers in and beyond Nashville, as well as herself, including her hits: Maybe it Was Memphis, Shake the Sugar Tree, and Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life). It’s All Relative was a critically-acclaimed tribute to her father, Mel Tillis. PamTillis.com

Adult $44 · $40

Student w/ID $10 SPONSORS

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CDM Tool & Manufacturing

Pam Tillis

GFWC

Hartford Women’s Club

CMA Vocalist of the Year

Suggested Reading List American Country: Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk, and Crossover Sounds by

Lloyd Sachs; Country Music, U.S.A. by Bill C. Malone; The Pam Tillis Mystic Biscuit Cook Book

Friday, September 25, 2015 2:00 & 7:30 pm DONORS LOUNGE 6:30–7:00 PM

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CCOMPANIED BY AN onstage pianist, award-winning actor Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed PBS portrayal of the legendary Groucho Marx. The fast-paced comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs, including Hooray For Captain Spalding and Lydia, the Tattooed Lady. You’ll literally become part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. EveningWithGroucho.com Adult $34 · $30 Student w/ID $10 Juneau Residents $30 · $26 Eve only  JUNEAU NIGHT 

An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante

EVENING SPONSOR

Suggested Reading List Groucho and Me by Groucho Marx;

Raised Eyebrows: My Year Inside Groucho’s House by Steve Stoliar — Michael Doucett photo

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Friday, October 16, 2015 7:30 pm ART GALLERY RECEPTION 6:30–7:30 PM

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ITHOUT POLITICIZING, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are brought center stage as actors dramatize letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from the New York Times op-ed article, The Things They Wrote, the critically-acclaimed play gives a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. The performance reveals the humanity within the warfare while defining what it means to serve our country today. GriffinTheatre.com/letters-home Adult $35 · $31

Student w/ID $10

Watertown Residents $31 · $27  W AT E R T O W N N I G H T 

Letters Home

Voices from the Front

Suggested Reading List

Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam by Bernard Edelman; The Civil War: A Soldier’s Letters Home 1861-1863 by Samuel Selden Partridge

Saturday, October 17, 2015 3:00 pm

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ILWAUKEE’S PREMIER doo-wop group is always fun and always in style. Along with their dynamic live band, the sharp-suited foursome of Reginald T. Kurschner (high tenor), Don Lobacz (first tenor), Tommy Lueck (baritone), and Aaron Schmidt (bass) revive musical memories of the early rock ‘n’ roll era. With energetic harmonies, humor, and choreography, a finger snappin’, hip shakin’ night is in store! FourGuyz.com Adult $26 · $22

Student w/ID $10

Slinger Residents $22 · $18 SLINGER AFTERNOON SPONSORS

Hartford Lioness Club Hartford Lions Club Suggested Reading List: Forever Doo-Wop: Race, Nostalgia, and

Vocal Harmony by John Michael Runowicz; Doo Wop: The Music, the Times, the Era by Bruce Morrow, Rich Maloof, et al

Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets Everything Old is New

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DAZZLING DEMONSTRATION of the powers of the mind! Like Professor X, Kane identifies those with special abilities who project their own thoughts and tap into the powers of their intuition. An amazing, interactive performance where the entire audience experiences simultaneous telepathy and witnesses dazzling feats of psychic phenomena. Can he read your mind? Or is it mastery of reading body language? JoshuaKane.com Adult $38 · $34 Student w/ID $10

Borders of the Mind Mentalist Joshua Kane

Friday, December 4, 2015 2:00 & 7:30 pm ART GALLERY RECEPTION 6:30–7:30 PM DONORS LOUNGE 6:30–7:00 PM

Saturday, December 5, 2015 3:00 pm PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 2:00–2:30 PM

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ATCH AND LISTEN as four performers and Foley artists turn Frank Capra’s classic into a live radio play, masterfully conquering multiple characters and sound effects. It’s Christmas Eve 1945, and only a handful of WVL Radio’s voice actors have braved the blizzard to perform broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life. With their b messages of optimism, the clever adaptation messa breathes new life into the story of George breath Bailey. GardnerArtsNetwork.com Bailey Adult $31 · $27

Student w/ID $10

Richfield Residents $27 · $23 Evening only  R IC H F IEL D A RE A N I G H T  FRIDAY MATINEE SPONSOR

AmericInn Hotel & Suites of Hartford EVENING SPONSOR

Suggested Reading List: The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing

Sound for Film, Games and Animation by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Friday, October 23, 2015 7:30 pm

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Friday, December 18, 2015

7:30 pm

«RUTH A. KNOLL THEATER»

PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 6:15–7:00 PM

Kettle Moraine Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

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ELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON! Under the direction of Paul Thorgaard, Washington County’s “hometown” symphony orchestra performs heart-warming holiday favorites like Sleigh Ride and White Christmas, as well as classics like Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Greensleeves and Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed. Established in 1968, the full Symphony features over 60 professionally-educated musicians from the greater-Milwaukee area. KMSymphony.org

Adult $22 · $18 Student w/ID $10

West Bend Residents $18 · $14 WEST BEND NIGHT 

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Suggested Reading List Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins; The Spirit of Christmas: A History of Best-Loved Carols by Virginia Reynolds

Peter, Paul & Willy

Singer/Songwriter Guitar Trio

Saturday, January 30, 2016 7:30 PM

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N EXPLOSIVE, YET INTIMATE collaboration of guitarists/songwriters Peter Mulvey, Paul Cebar, and Willy Porter. When Peter’s mirthful, gravelly baritone combines with Paul’s Midwestern soul and spoken English, along with Willy’s fiery fret work, it’s a wholly original experience. Addressing each tune with true artistry, the trio’s playing ranges from tender acoustic jazz to rootsy blues, and folk-infused rock. PeterMulvey.com PaulCebar.com WillyPorter.com Adult $34 · $30 Student w/ID $10

Suggested Reading List: The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide

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Hot Club of San Francisco

Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:30 PM

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DONORS LOUNGE 6:30–7:00 PM

N EVENING OF VINTAGE SILENT FILMS accompanied by live gypsy swing! As images flicker to life, musicians play their guitars and fiddles, matching every move-ment on the screen with characteristic virtuosity, passion, and humor. Celebrating the imagination and innovation of two gifted storytellers, the program features There It Is (1928), The Cameraman’s Revenge (1912), and The Mascot (1933). HCSF.com

Adult $38 · $34 Student w/ID $10 Suggested Reading List Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend by Michael Dregni; Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture by Peter Kobel

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Jackson Residents $34 · $30  JACKSON NIGHT 

Southern String Band

Friday, March 4, 2016 7:30 pm

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ATHERED AROUND a single mic, Mipso’s chemistry is undeniable. Renegade traditionalists Jacob Sharp (mandolin), Joseph Terrell (guitar), Libby Rodenbough (fiddle), and Wood Robinson (double bass) are pushing Appalachian folk traditions into new territory. With ringing harmonies, poignant lyrics,

Audience Choice Show!

and heart-melting charisma, the North Carolina four-piece group borrows the best from bluegrass, contemporary country, pop, and gospel to create their hallmark sound. MipsoMusic.com Adult $30 · $26 Student w/ID $10

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Cinema Vivant

Allenton Residents $26 · $22  ALLENTON NIGHT  Suggested Reading List Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson by Kent Gustavson

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Hotel California

A Salute to The Eagles

Friday, April 8, 2016 7:30 pm

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XPERIENCE THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SONGS that defined a generation. By blending extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California faithfully salutes the sounds of The Eagles, bringing their timeless music into the new millennium. Showcasing such mega-hits as Take it Easy, Heartache Tonight, and Love will Keep Us Alive, the action-packed performance transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country. HotelCal.com

Adult $38 · $34

Student w/ID $10 Suggested Reading List To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles

SPONSOR

by Marc Eliot; Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) by Don Felder

The StepCrew

High-Energy Celtic Song and Dance Saturday, April 9, 2016 3:00 pm PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 1:45–2:30 PM

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N UNBELIEVABLE DISPLAY OF DANCE! With exhilarating musicians and dancers from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies, and Bowfire, the cast takes you on a journey through the captivating styles of Ottawa Valley stepdance, Irish stepdance, and modern tap. As if dancing weren’t enough, The StepCrew boasts world-class fiddlers, flawless vocals, and an ensemble of the most respected musicians in the Celtic genre today. StepCrew.com Adult $38 · $34

Student w/ID $10

Hartford Residents $34 · $30  HARTFORD AREA AFTERNOON 

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Suggested Reading List The Story of Irish Dance by Helen Brennan


MAINSTAGE S E R I E S

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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ELEBRATE 15 YEARS of “developing, supporting, and promoting the arts” with Schauer Center resident groups — the Hartford City Band, Hartford Community Chorus, the Hartford Players, as well as the Schauer School of the Arts. Featuring notable selections from past performances, the ensembles come together during group numbers that display the wealth of talent in our community. SchauerCenter.org Adult $20 Student w/ID $10

Friday, April 15, 2016 7:30 pm PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 6:30–7:00 PM ART GALLERY RECEPTION 6:30–7:30 PM

Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kahumoku, Jr.& Friends

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AWAII’S RENAISSANCE MAN George Kahumoku, Jr. is a multiple Grammy Award-winning slack key guitarist, teacher, storyteller, and writer. Roots in rich Hawaiian cultures reflect both traditional and contemporary music. Joined by the charismatic duo, Da Ukulele Boyz, and a hula dancer, George’s vocals and instrumental interludes on the delightful 12-string slack key playfully blend stories, songs, and good fun. Kahumoku.com Adult $32 · $28 Student w/ID $10 Beaver Dam Residents $28 · $24  BEAVER DAM NIGHT 

SPONSOR HARTFORD ROTARY CLUB

Suggested Reading List

Hawaii by James Michener

Supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund—a d program off the th Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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MAINSTAGE S E R I E S Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:00 pm PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 1:45–2:30 PM

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IG BAND IN FULL SWING! Featuring sounds of the 1940’s through today, the LBB features 16 of the region’s finest instrumentalists under the direction of Marian University professor Brian Lydeen. Since 2003, the Band has shared the stage with Tom “Bones” Malone, Kevin Mahogany, and Janet Planet. With a repertoire spanning from Glenn Miller to Count Basie, to ‘50s and ‘60s tunes, you’ll be dancing in your seat! Lighthouse-Big-Band.com

Adult $29 · $25

Student w/ID $10

Kewaskum Residents $25 · $21  KEWASKUM AFT E R N O O N  Suggested Reading List Swing Changes: Big-Band Jazz

in New Deal America by David W. Stowe 

Lighthouse Big Band Swingin’ Big Band Jazz

Friday, May 20, 2016 7:30 pm DONORS LOUNGE 6:30–7:00 PM ART GALLERY RECEPTION 6:30–7:30 PM

Saturday, May 21, 2016 3:00 pm PRE·SHOW SOUND BITES 1:45–2:30 PM

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ING IT ROCKAPELLA! One of the world’s most imitated a cappella groups is back by popular demand. Since achieving fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, they’ve provided a funky powerful soundtrack to generations of vocal music fans. With catchy original pop songs, and contemporary revisions of Motown, pop, and soul classics, Rockapella has always been the one to watch. Rockapella.com

Adult $42 · $38

Student w/ID $10

Horicon Residents $38 · $34 Evening only  HORICON NIGHT  FRIDAY EVENING SPONSOR

Rockapella

A Trip Across the Decades

Mayville Residents $38 · $34 Matinee only  MAYVILLE AREA AFTERNOON  Suggested Reading List America's Musical Life: A History

by Richard Crawford

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Awaken your imagination! THE FAMILY SERIES ENCOURAGES THE YOUNG AND THE YOUNG AT HEART TO EXPLORE THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF LIVE THEATER. FROM A FUN TWIST ON A FAIRY TALE TO A MAGIC TRICK THAT WILL LEAVE YOU MESMERIZED, EACH FAMILY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE IS APPROXIMATELY 60 TO 90 MINUTES IN LENGTH. MANY TIMES, THE PERFORMERS APPEAR IN THE LOBBY AFTER THE SHOW FOR A MEET AND GREET WITH THE AUDIENCE.

Sunday, October 18, 2015 3:00 pm ART WORKSHOP | 1:30–2:30 PM

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ROTHER BEAR’S grades are slipping, Sister Bear has a few things to learn about making friends, and Papa Bear can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can depend on Mama Bear to help set things right. Using the iconic stories and imagery of the books, the Off-Broadway musical teaches the importance of honesty, health, and safety. BerenstainBearsLive.com

Adult $14 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5 Workshop $10 Clockwise from top left: Courtney Daniels, Joe Thomas, Liz Folio and Matt Densky. Photo by Aaron Epstein.

The Berenstain Bears: Family Matters Based on the books by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Friday, December 11, 2015 7:00 pm «RUTH A. KNOLL THEATER»

ART WORKSHOP | 5:30–6:30 PM

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F SCIENCE AND MAGIC are the same thing, then Santa must be the world’s greatest scientist! Doktor Kaboom wants to figure out how Santa Claus makes reindeer fly, decides who is naughty and nice, and manages to get down the chimney. In hopes of one-upping Santa, Kaboom experiments with a hovercraft, creates an exothermic reaction, and explores the chemical composition of snow. DoktorKaboom.com

Adult $14 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5 Workshop $10

Doktor Kaboom! THE SCIENCE OF SANTA

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Friday, January 22, 2016 7:00 pm ART WORKSHOP | 5:30–6:30 PM

Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:00 & 7:00 pm

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RAVEL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE! Join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game. This fast-paced adaptation of the timeless film features new arrangements of such Disney songs as I’m Late, The Un-birthday Song, and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. SchauerCenter.org

Adult $13 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5 Workshop $10 Friday only

BASED ON THE DISNEY FILM AND THE BOOK BY LEWIS CARROLL PERFORMED BY

SCHAUER RISING STARS PRODUCTIONS

SATURDAY MATINEE SPONSOR

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FAMILY S E R I E S ART WORKSHOP | 5:30–6:30 PM

Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny Based on the books by Margaret Wise Brown

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HIMSICAL PUPPETRY AND ORIGINAL MUSIC bring a new appreciation to stories that have delighted generations. A young rabbit goes through a bedtime ritual of saying goodnight to everything in sight; another bunny tells his mother he wants to run away, beginning an imaginary game of chase. Both tales feature soothing rhythms and dream-like imagery that infuse a sense of peace. MermaidTheatre.ca Adult $14 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5 Workshop $10

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:00 pm

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UPPETS AND ACTORS create a fantastical world of magical adventures! The BFG, a 15-foot-tall vegetarian giant with vocabulary problems, teams up with an orphan girl. Together, Sophie and her new “jumbly” friend devise a plan to save the children of England from child-eating giants. Along the way, they are assisted by the Queen of England, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. DCT.org Adult $16 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5 SPONSOR

Hartford Electric

BFG (The Big Friendly Giant)

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Friday, February 5, 2016 7:00 pm

Based on the book by Roald Dahl

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FAMILY S E R I E S

Aladdin

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill

Friday, March 18, 2016

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Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:00 pm

OR ALADDIN it’s not easy to find a magic lamp but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise genies, a powerful sultan, and his own

mother to find a way to meet the Princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression. Full of memorable characters, from lost Penguins to talking Palm Trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs. MCTInc.org Adult $14 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5

Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 pm

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N ECLECTIC AND energetic show that will amaze you! Award-winning illusionist Jared Sherlock blends modern magic with comedy, juggling, and friendly audience interaction. Witness a lady getting sliced into pieces, rack your brain as water defies gravity or be a part of an illusion yourself! You won’t want to miss what The Bob and Tom Show call, “Amazing…” JaredSherlock.com Adult $16 Student $10 Child $8 Lap $5

Jared Sherlock

Comic Magician/Illusionist

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CABARET S E R I E S

Dim the lights, grab a drink, sit back and enjoy! WITH THE CASUAL LOUNGE ATMOSPHERE OF YOUR FAVORITE PUB OR JAZZ CLUB, CABARET EVENTS ARE THE PERFECT NIGHT OUT FOR AGES 18 AND OLDER.  CASH BAR OPENS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW TIME AND FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT. Cabaret-style seating upstairs in Pikes Peak at reserved tables of up to four (4) per table and priced in tiers of PREMIUM and STANDARD. STANDARD seats receive a $3 discount off PREMIUM. Note the STANDARD tables are behind the PREMIUM tables. Seating is limited.

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ne of the most soughtafter acoustic guitar duos on the scene, Frank Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique ignites with Vinny Raniolo’s accomplished rhythmic accompaniment. Armed with a vast repertoire — from Beethoven to Gershwin, Simon & Garfunkel to Rodrigo, Ellington to Bob Marley — a whirlwind punctuated by jazz influences and elements of humor. Together, their sense of spontaneity is sheer entertainment. FrankVignola.com VinnyRaniolo.com

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Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo Guitarists Extraordinaire

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Friday, January 15, 2016 8:00 pm Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00 pm Sunday, January 17, 2016 3:00 pm

ART GALLERY RECEPTION | 6:30–7:30 PM

«PIKES PEAK»

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AVE A BLAST WITH THE HARTFORD PLAYERS as they ascend to the punny pinnacle of Pikes Peak with witty wackiness. The raucous musical comedy revue features the funniest songs and scenes from Broadway to Hollywood AND some unexpected surprises. From the first note to the final punchline, the hilarious cast of characters is sure to make you laugh out loud! HartfordPlayersLtd.com

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WING THIS! CELEBRATE the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli with panache. Borrowing gypsy jazz instrumentation from the original Hot Club, the group breathes new life into ‘20s and ‘30s dance music with fresh arrangements by lead

guitarist, Paul Mehling. Featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Evan Price, the velvet vocals of Isabelle Fontaine, and a swinging rhythm section, they never fail to delight. HCSF.com Premium $25 Standard $22 SPONSOR

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Steel Crazy Steelband

Island Rhythms and Good Vibes

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Piano Fondue All-Request Music & Comedy and a whole lot more. Part live requests, part headline entertainment, the performance has the versatility of a DJ and the quick wit of a stand-up comedian. With musical styles from country to pop, oldies to Broadway, you’ll be clapping, singing, and laughing along. PianoFondue.com Premium $25 Standard $22 Photos by Steve Hanzek

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TIKES IN PIKES S E R I E S WITH PLENTY OF AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION, THE TIKES IN PIKES SERIES INVITES OUR LITTLEST AUDIENCE MEMBERS TO LAUGH AND SING ALONG. OFFERING A RELAXED, KID-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT IN PIKES PEAK ON THE SECOND FLOOR; PROGRAMS ARE ONLY 60 MINUTES. CASUAL SEATING IS GENERAL ADMISSION.

Rick Ponzio Storytelling Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:00 pm “Folk Tales from Around the World” is a dynamic performance of fun folk tales from a variety of cultures and countries. Rick brings to life characters and animals to enrich and entertain the audience. Enjoy folk tales, myths, legends, and fables from places such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Kenya, China, and Africa or myths of Native American peoples. Adult/Student $5 Child $3 Lap $1

David Landau Music & Laughter Sunday, February 21, 2016 3:00 pm Silliness rules! David Landau is a former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very silly.  Enjoy his upbeat musical program which will keep children engaged and constantly thinking.  Audiences will sing a little, dance a little, and laugh A LOT.  HappyTrails.biz Adult/Student $5

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Bob Kann Story-filled Juggling Sunday, March 6, 2016 3:00 pm Join the fun as Bob Kann draws material from thirty-three years of performing as a family entertainer to present an entertainment extravaganza guaranteed to tickle audiences’ funny bones and spark their imaginations.  Bob uses storytelling, juggling, magic, and everything but the kitchen sink to “make ’em laugh.”  Like the termite who was a comedian, Bob guarantees this performance will bring the house down. BobKann.com Adult/Student $5

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Reid Miller Story Time with Puppets Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:00 pm Folktale troubadour Reid Miller tells traditional folk, faerie, and wonder tales that will delight all ages. Aided by puppet friends Bosco the Dog, Monkey, and Crocodile, Reid shares stories from heart-to-heart. His performances are light-hearted, interactive and FUN! https://sites.google.com/site/reidmillershow/ Adult/Student $5

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OnDisplay Caroline Livingston & Linda Derrick Photography & Watercolors Friday, July 10 – Sunday, August 23, 2015 RECEPTION Saturday, August 1, 2015 1:00–2:00 pm, following Anniversary Block Party.

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A Selection of Artist Photos from Throughout the Schauer Center’s History Friday, August 28 – Sunday, September 27, 2015 RECEPTION Friday, September 19, 2015 6:30–7:30 pm, prior to Pam Tillis.

The Martini Girls Friday, October 2 – Sunday, November 15, 2015 Reception: Friday, October 16, 2015 6:30-7:30 pm, prior to Letters Home.

Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild Friday, November 20, 2015 – Sunday, January 3, 2016 RECEPTION Friday, December 4, 2015 6:30-7:30 pm, prior to It's A Wonderful Life.

Light Catcher's Photography Friday, January 8 – Sunday, February 14, 2016 RECEPTION Friday, January 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm, prior to Random Acts of Comicality.

Wisconsin Regional Art Program Friday, February 19 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 SUBMISSION DEADLINE Sunday, January 31, 2016 (non-professionals only) RECEPTION Friday, February 26, 2016 7:00 - 8:00 pm, prior to Steel Crazy Steelband. WRAP WORKSHOP Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:00-4:00 pm

Fiber Arts Coalition ”Salvage and Selvage” Exhibit Friday, April 8 – Sunday, May 8, 2016 RECEPTION Friday, April 15, 2016 6:30-7:30 pm, prior to Masters of Hawaiian Music.

Thomas Buches Plein Air Painting Friday, May 13 – Sunday, June 26, 2016 RECEPTION Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30-7:30 pm, prior to Rockapella. Reception hors d’oeuvres compliments of MJ’s Market & Catering LOCATED ON THE UPPER LEVEL, the Suckow Family Art Gallery is open for viewing weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, and one hour prior to performances. Artwork is available for purchase, unless noted. For more information on the artists and exhibits, or for details on how to submit your artwork for consideration, visit SchauerCenter.org/Events/Gallery. Admission is free to gallery receptions, which offer an opportunity to meet the artists and view the exhibit. Light refreshments available.

SPECIAL ONE- NIGHT EVENT

Celebrating 15 Years! Join the Schauer Arts Center and John McGivern for a special one-night-only fundraising event on

Thursday, September ,  in Pikes Peak. Cocktails at 6:00 pm. A plated dinner served at 7:00 pm— followed by a comedic performance by John McGivern. Tickets are $100 each; sponsored tables of 8 may be purchased for $1,000. Help ensure 15 years and more of “developing, supporting, and promoting the arts.” Tickets may be purchased through the Schauer Center Box Office at 262-670-0560 ext. 3 or online www.schauercenter.org. Seating is limited.

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CALENDAR OF Many performers utilize the Schauer Center throughout the year who are not part of our 2015-16 Performing Arts Series. These are called ‘Interlude Events’ and include Schauer School of the Arts performances, resident group presentations, community shows, school concerts, and other rental events. For information, ticket prices and show times, please call the Box Office at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or visit SchauerCenter.org.

FRI, SEP 11 THU, SEP 17 FRI–SUN, OCT 9–11 WED, OCT 21 SAT, NOV 7 FRI–SUN, NOV 13–15 FRI–SAT, NOV 20–21

Branson on the Road: Salute to America Schauer Center’s th Anniversary Dinner Fundraiser with John McGivern Kettle Moraine Players Hartford Recreation Center presents Halloween Magic Show Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track presents Hall of Fame Banquet & Awards Hartford Union High School presents Fall Musical Hartford Union High School presents Fall Musical

SUN, NOV 29

Hartford City Band Concert Maggie Mae’s Country Christmas Show Hartford Community Chorus Christmas Concert Joseph Hall Enterprises presents Elvis Rock ‘n’ Remember Tribute Schauer School of the Arts Holiday Concert Erin School Holiday Concert Second Harvest Benefit Concert Slinger Rotary Event with John McGivern Schauer Center's Mock Wedding Hartford Rotary Wine Tasting Fundraiser (Wisconsin Automotive Museum)

THU, DEC 3 SUN, DEC 6 SAT, DEC 12 SUN, DEC 13 THU, DEC 17 SAT, DEC 19 WED, FEB 3 SAT, FEB 6 SAT, FEB 20 SUN, MAR 13 THROUGH FRI, MAY 20 SAT–SUN, MAR 19–20 FRI–SAT, APR 22–23 SUN, APR 24 SUN, MAY 1 SAT, MAY 7 SAT–SUN, MAY 14–15 TUE– WED, MAY 24 –25 FRI–SUN, JUN 17–19 FRI–SAT, JUN 24–25 FRI-SUN, JULY 8–10 FRI–SAT, JULY 15–16

Schauer Center’s Annual Silent Art Auction Downtown Hartford BID Home Show Peace Lutheran School presents Spring Musical Hartford City Band Spring Concert Hartford Community Chorus Spring Concert Schauer School of the Arts presents Spring Concert Schauer School of the Arts presents Leaps & Bounds Dance Showcase HUHS Special Choral Music Presentations Jim and I Productions present "Kiss Me Kate" The Hartford Players, Ltd. presents Summer Musical The Hartford Players, Ltd. presents Summer Musical

Events subject to change. Confirm event date/time with the Schauer Center at 262-670-0560, ext. 3.

JOIN US FOR SCHAUER AFTER HOURS in the New Art Gallery Bar. Schauer After Hours held each second Wednesday of the month, 5:00–7:00pm, beginning Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015; featuring drink specials, live music, more! Exceptions February and March 2016 Schauer After Hours held on the second Thursday ( February 11 and March 10 ).

15TH ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 · 9:00 am – 2:00 pm The Schauer Center and Hartford Recreation Center come together to celebrate15 years of fine art and fitness! Bring the whole family for a fun day of FREE festivities, door prizes, discounts, and more. 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Downtown BID Farmer’s Market

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Volleyball, Basketball, Gymnastics

8:30-10:00 am

30th Annual Kissel 5k Run/Walk

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Arts & Crafts, Bounce House, Chalk Art, DJ, Face Painting, Concessions by Mickey’s Frozen Custard and Scoop deVille, Schauer Center / Rec Center Tours and Scavenger Hunt

Schauer Center Box Office open for class registrations and tickets

12:00-1:00 pm

Bags Tournament

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Livingston & Derrick Art Gallery Reception in the Suckow Family Art Gallery

10:30 or 11:00 am

Fitness Classses for adults

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drum Circle by Rhythm for Unity

Visit SchauerCenter.org or ci.hartford.wi.us for more information. To register for the Kissel 5k Run/Walk, call the Hartford Rec Department at 262-670-3730. Activities/times subject to change. Event will take place rain or shine.

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Finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Branson’s “Male Performer Of The Year” Potowatomi Tribute To The King Grand Champion

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Saturday, November 28

Through Nov 14 • Saturdays 7am–1pm Hartford Rec Center parking lot

Downtown Midnight Madness

Maxwell Street Day

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Wed, July 8 • 8am–8pm

Downtown Autumn Fest & Pink Pumpkin Run Sat, October 3 • 9 am–4pm

Downtown Trick or Treat Sat, October 24 • 1–2:30pm

Hartford Christmas Parade Sat, November 14 • 3pm

Fri, December 18 • 6pm–Midnight

Sat, Feb 27 • 10am–2pm

Home Improvement Show Sat, Mar 19—Sun, Mar 20

Old Fashioned Block Party and Classic Car Show Sat, May 21 • 10 am–4pm

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PRE SHOW SOUND BITES

Want to know more about the show? Have a question for the performers? Gain additional background and insights from the artist or a guest speaker during a free half hour presentation. As a special treat, select Community Nights are enhanced by a pre-show performance that features local talent. It’s a Wonderful Life Kettle Moraine Symphony

Saturday, December 5, 2015

2:00-2:30 pm

Friday, December 18, 2015

6:15-7:00 pm

Performance by West Bend High School students

The StepCrew

Saturday, April 9, 2016

1:45–2:30 pm

Masters of Hawaiian Music

Friday, April 15, 2016

6:30-7:00 pm

Saturday, April 16, 2016

1:45-2:00 pm

Lighthouse Big Band

Performance by Slinger High School students

Rockapella

Saturday, May 21, 2016

1:45-2:30 pm

Performance by Mayville High School students

Most Pre-Show SoundBites will be held in Pikes Peak banquet room on the second floor. Complimentary tickets are issued in order to guarantee seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior; cash bar.

Play a Part in the Arts Friends of the Schauer Center As a non-profit organization, the Schauer Center relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to support the performance and educational opportunities we offer. Gifts from Friends of the Schauer Center enable us to educate over 16,000 students and teachers through our Schooltime Matinees, entertain over 25,000 patrons through our performing arts series, and train over 1,700 students through our School of the Arts each year. And we couldn’t do it without you! An annual contribution of just $25 makes you eligible to receive Friends benefits, such as the ability to purchase tickets before the general public, a subscription to the Schauer Marquee newsletter, and invitations to private donor events. For more information, visit SchauerCenter.org or call 262-670-0560, ext. 218.

Friends Exclusive!

DONORS LOUNGE

Just one of the benefits our Friends at the PATRON LEVEL AND ABOVE receive is exclusive access to the Donors Lounge. Mingle with other Schauer Center supporters while enjoying a cash bar and light refreshments one hour prior to select performances. Call 262-670-0560, ext. 218 to RSVP. An Evening with Groucho

Friday, September 25, 2015

6:30-7:00 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life

Friday, December 4, 2015

6:30-7:00 pm

Cinema Vivant

Saturday, February 13, 2016

6:30-7:00 pm

Rockapella

Friday, May 21, 2016

6:30-7:00 pm

The Schauer Center is a private 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; all donations are tax-deductible.

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Beyond The Stage Schauer School of the Arts Learning and the arts go hand-in-hand! The Schauer School of the Arts believes the arts are for everyone — we welcome all ages, the accomplished and the beginning. Each student receives the finest quality instruction from experienced arts professionals, all while having fun at the same time. For more about our year-round offerings in music, dance, theater, and visual arts, visit SchauerCenter.org or call 262-670-0560, ext. 4.

eMarquee Newsletter Want up-to-date Schauer Center news? Join our email list! Each month we’ll send you the Schauer eMarquee newsletter, complete with what’s happening in our facility on stage and off. You may also receive special reminders or last-minute offers on upcoming shows. Visit SchauerCenter.org to sign-up, set your preferences, and stay informed.

Gift Certificates

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Give the gift of the arts! Starting at just $5, our gift certificates never expire and can be used toward any Schauer Center purchase – tickets, class tuition, even facility rentals. Charge over the phone, online or in person from the Box Office.

Rent Our Facility

Choose a setting with distinction for your next social event, business function or performance. No matter what the occasion, we will work with you to ensure your event receives a standing ovation! Able to accommodate events of all sizes, the Schauer Center has several unique spaces to suit your needs. To arrange a tour, call our Director of Event Services at 262-670-0560, ext. 5 or visit SchauerCenter.org for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities Our volunteers are hard-working, enthusiastic, fun-loving people who want to give back to their community and help support the arts. The Schauer Center has many different volunteer opportunities to put your skills and talents to use. For a volunteer application, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 262-670-0560, ext. 213 or visit SchauerCenter.org.

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Discounted Tickets Community Performances* $4 off full price tickets As a regional arts center, several events in our Mainstage Series recognize the support we receive from surrounding communities by giving residents of that community the opportunity to receive $4 off full price tickets.  Community prices are listed next to the event descriptions.

ALLENTON AREA 53002 · 53091 BEAVER DAM 53916 GERMANTOWN 53022 HARTFORD AREA 53003 · 53027 · 53078 HORICON AREA 53032 · 53035 JACKSON 53037 JUNEAU AREA 53039 · 53034 KEWASKUM 53040 MAYVILLE AREA 53050 · 53048 RICHFIELD AREA 53076 · 53033 · 53017 SLINGER 53086 WATERTOWN 53094 · 53098 WEST BEND 53090 · 53095

Mipso Friday, March 4 7:30 pm Masters of Hawaiian Music Friday, April 15 7:30 pm Peter, Paul & Willy Saturday, January 30 7:30 pm The StepCrew Saturday, April 9 7:30 pm Rockapella Friday, May 20 7:30 pm Cinema Vivant Saturday, February 13 7:30 pm An Evening with Groucho Friday, September 25 7:30 pm Lighthouse Big Band Saturday, April 16 3:00 pm Rockapella Saturday, May 21 3:00 pm It’s a Wonderful Life Friday, December 4 7:30 pm Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets Saturday, October 17 7:30 pm Letters Home Friday, October 16 7:30 pm Kettle Moraine Symphony Friday, December 18 7:30 pm

Groups of 20 or More* Performing arts events provide wonderful outings for any group! Book 20 or more tickets to a single event and receive $4 off full price adult prime seat prices. Call our Box Office Manager at 262-670-0560, ext. 201 or visit SchauerCenter.org for information about group benefits and policies.

QUEST Cardholders* Tickets for adults who receive FoodShare Wisconsin benefits are $14 for Mainstage or Cabaret and $10 for Family series events. Patrons must present QUEST card and ID in person at the Box Office to receive discount. A max of 20 QUEST tickets per performance will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Not valid on benefit events, Tikes in Pikes series or as part of a Group reservation.

RUSH Tickets* One (1) hour prior to Mainstage or Cabaret series performances, adult tickets are available for half price at the Box Office, pending availability.

Students & Children* Tickets for youth ages 13 to 18 and students with a valid college ID are $10 for Mainstage and Family series events. You may be asked to present your student ID at the time of purchase and/or on the day of the performance. Note: Although student prices are offered, Mainstage performances may not be suitable for all ages. For Family shows, tickets for children (ages 12 and under) are $8. Exclusively for our Family Series, $5 lap seats can be purchased for children 3 and under; for Tikes in Pikes Series, $1 lap seats are available for ages 2 and under.

WorkPerks* As a partnership benefit, employees of select business supporters receive $4 off of adult priced tickets to certain ‘Schauer Center Presents’ events. Coupon code required for redemption; please check with the Box Office to see if your business qualifies. *Some restrictions may apply. Discounts must be requested at time of purchase and cannot be combined with any other offers. Not valid on previous purchases. Refunds will not be issued for discounts requested after payments have been processed. Contact Box Office for complete details.

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For Your Information Accessibility

Patrons with special needs should notify the Box Office when tickets are purchased, before the performance. For your convenience, there is an elevator that services the second floor, including balcony seating in the theater and the Pikes Peak banquet room. Handicapped parking, wheelchair seating, hearing assistance listening devices, and other special services will be on a best efforts basis and cannot be guaranteed. Sign language interpretation requests will be fulfilled pending advance request and availability of interpreters. Hearing assistance listening devices available on a first come, first serve basis through the Box Office on the day of the performance. There is no charge to use a listening device, but a photo ID is required.

Seating

For Mainstage, Family, and Tikes in Pikes series performances, seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior. For the Cabaret Series in Pikes Peak, cash bar and seating are available one hour prior to show time. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable interval in the program, as designated by the artist.

Ticket Donations & Exchanges

Tickets for ‘Schauer Center Presents’ events may be donated back to the Box Office for resale. Tickets returned at least 48 hours in advance are considered tax-deductible donations. A receipt of your donation can be provided upon request. If unable to attend a ‘Schauer Center Presents’ performance, exchanges can be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the performance for a different date/time, seat location or an equivalent event in the SAME SEASON for a $1 fee per ticket. Some restrictions apply. All tickets non-refundable.

Weather-related Cancellations Schauer Center events are only cancelled if performers cannot make it due to weather. No refunds will be issued to audience members who cannot attend a scheduled performance. Stay Close – Go Far

The Schauer Center is located in the heart of downtown Hartford, easily accessible via Hwy. 60 or Hwy. 83. A short trip to the best in arts and entertainment; we’re approximately 20 minutes southwest of West Bend and 40 minutes northwest of Milwaukee. For directions, please call our Box Office at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or Kewaskum 126 miles 1Mayville 24 miles visit SchauerCenter.org. 1Theresa 17 miles 41

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