Weidner Center Presents announces ambitious 2009-10 learning series

Weidner Center Presents, Inc., announced Tuesday its 2009-2010 Stage Doors Educational Series. Entering its third season under the direction of Weidner Center Presents Inc., this successful program provides learning opportunities for students in grades Pre-K through 12 throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The new series will kick off in October and extend through April 2010, featuring 10 titles and a total of 20 performances. New this year is a special partnership with Heritage Hill State Historical Park, adding an interactive, hands-on element to the October performances of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The schedule looks like this:

• Laura Ingalls Wilder – Oct. 14

• Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Nov. 3

• Mad Science presents Newton’s Revenge 2 – Nov. 20

• The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites – Jan. 22, 2010

• Charlotte’s Web – Feb. 2

• Max & Ruby – March 2

• Four Score and Seven Years Ago – March 9

• Aesop’s Fables – March 16

• Doktor Kaboom – April 20

• From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – April 22

Sponsors include the George F. Kress Foundation, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Cornerstone Foundation, and the individual annual members and donors to Weidner Center Presents.

When Weidner Center Presents’ 2008-2009 Stage Doors Education Series wrapped up earlier this month, it did so with a 13 percent increase in attendance over the previous year, with more than 22,500 students and teachers attending the daytime educational programming offerings at the Weidner Center. Since beginning the Stage Doors Education Series in the fall of 2007, Weidner Center Presents, Inc. has served at least 42,000 students and teachers in grades PreK-12.

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