Event Details

A Creative Theater Program

Monday, January 7, 2019 through Monday, March 18, 2019

Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

 A Brand-New Educational Arts Program
presented by Monroe Arts Center and Monroe Theatre Guild

Funded by Monroe Morning Optimist Club



A fun after-school Creative Theater Program

Monroe Arts Center (MAC) and Monroe Theatre Guild (MTG) have partnered to offer CONNECTIONS, an exciting FREE 11-week arts program being offered to ONLY 25 students (any student is eligible to register) in 3rd through 5th grades.

CONNECTIONS Creative Theater Program will give students the opportunity to experience the world of theater from the inside out. Each class session in this 11-week program will take place on Monday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm beginning January 7, 2019 and will run through the week of March 18, 2019. Class sessions will take place at both Monroe Arts Center (1315 11th Street) and Monroe Theatre Guild (910 16th Avenue) in Monroe, Wisconsin.

The CONNECTIONS program will provide students the chance to explore the various facets of the theater. They will play fun characters, create props and costumes, help with stage lighting, write original scripts, and perform for family and friends.

Students who have enrolled and registered in the CONNECTIONS program will also take a field trip on Sunday, January 13, 2019 to see the national Broadway tour of Finding Neverland (show description below) at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. After the show students will have the opportunity to meet the professionals involved in the production. After the show, students will have the chance to meet the professionals involved in the production.

There is no cost to enroll in the CONNECTIONS program. To register, contact Monroe Arts Center either by phone at 608-325-5700, or in person at 1315 11th Street during business hours, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 3, 2019 by 5:00 pm. Click HERE for additional details, Registration Form, and Field Trip Permission Form.
NOTE: Field Trip Permission Forms must be filled out, signed, and returned to Monroe Arts Center at the first class on Monday, January 7

Click HERE for CONNECTIONS flyer.

Register today - these 25 spaces will go quickly!

The CONNECTIONS program is underwritten by the Monroe Morning Optimist Club.

Classes are from January 7, 2019 through the week of March 18, 2019
On Mondays from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Classes will be held at either Monroe Arts Center (1315 11th Street) and Monroe Theatre Guild (910 16th Avenue)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Stop at Monroe Arts Center (1315 11th Street) and fill out a Registration Form and a Field Trip Permission Form.
OR download the Forms HERE and bring them to Monroe Arts Center.
OR call Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700 (Parents or guardians will be required to sign the Field Trip Permission Form)

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This Broadway musical that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award®-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter.

Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered—

When you believe, you can fly.