Please feel free to register for the 2014 summer season (June-August).
Outreach into the Community
The Zoological Society and Kohl’s Cares have partnered to bring you Kohl’s Wild Theater, which provides conservation-themed theater performances using drama, songs, and puppetry. Performances, which may be scheduled within a one-hour radius of the Milwaukee County Zoo, are free of charge.
Festivals, community events and school assemblies make great venues for Kohl’s Wild Theater performances, which are family-friendly and age-appropriate for grade-school children.
|Actors playing Baltimore orioles dance and sing about their migration to Costa Rica. Tomás the toucan (puppet in back) sings along. The scene is from the Kohl's Wild Theater (KWT) play “Journey to the Rich Coast,” which is one of two KWT plays in a Zoological Society outreach program called Avian Adventures.|
- Kohl’s Wild Theater is a completely contained performance group. We provide our own sound equipment and the necessary materials for the show. All we need is a working electrical outlet and stage space of at least 18 x 20 feet.
- Outdoor stage space needs to be covered and have flooring or pavement. We cannot perform on grass or dirt.
- Performances can be booked, free of charge, within a one-hour radius of the Milwaukee County Zoo.
- Performances are typically 45 minutes in length with time included for questions from the audience.
- Minimum audience of 100 is suggested for school performances. (Or all-school assembly for schools with fewer than 100 students).
- The actors require approximately one-hour before and after the performance for set-up and tear-down
Questions? Review our frequently asked questions (FAQ).
Performance Series for January-August 2014
Click on the links below to view performance descriptions.
- The KWT Jamboree (June 2013-May 2014)
- Wild Wisconsin (January-May 2014)
- A Tale of Two Hemispheres (February-May 2014)
- Avian Adventures (June-August 2014)
- The Great Global Extravaganza (June 2014-January 2015)
If you would like to attend a performance at a festival or public event near you, check out the calendar of public performance bookings here.
Teachers: The Zoological Society offers several school programs that complement Kohl's Wild Theater show themes.