Performances/Show Times at the Zoo
May 25-September 2, 2013
Treat the kids–and yourself–to new, engaging wildlife adventures that bring conservation-themed theater performances right to you at the Zoo! Through drama, songs, and puppetry, our performers will inspire audiences of all ages to learn and care more about our natural world. This summer’s season will feature four different 15-minute shows on the Kohl’s Wild Theater stage.
Kohl’s Wild Theater Show Times at the Zoo
Located at the Kohl’s Wild Theater stage in the farm.
Four Free Performances Daily: 10:15 a.m., Noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the stage performances, you can enjoy the spontaneity of an impromptu skit at various times during the day as you walk through the Zoo.
Kohl’s Wild Theater Performances
Singing in "Journey to the Rich Coast"
Dr. McGhee Learns about the Sea
This new musical highlights what can happen to sea creatures when their marine ecosystem is disturbed. As Dr. McGhee’s office is overrun by sick sea creatures, he must figure out the cause of their illnesses. Why is a decorator crab’s new shell flimsy? What’s irritating the gills of a leopard shark? Is there anything you can do in Wisconsin to help animals that live hundreds of miles away in the oceans?
The Wonderful Lizard of ooZ
Dory is a pet tomato frog that is tired of living in a terrarium. She wants to get out and see the world. When her wish is unexpectedly granted, Dory discovers
that her terrarium—safe and cozy, perfectly suited to her needs—wasn’t such a bad place to live after all. This new musical, inspired by “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” explains why it’s best to keep pet frogs in their terrariums and not release them into the wild.
The Spot of the Jaguar
There is a chase under way in the rain forest as Capybara and Tapir run from a “giant jaguar.” But despite hearing the jaguar’s nearby “growl,” they haven’t actually spotted one. Capybara and Tapir are joined by Tayra, who reveals the true danger in the rain forest. Could it be that having a jaguar nearby is actually better for these rain-forest animals? Find out the answer to this seemingly paradoxical question and learn why the rain forest should always be the jaguar’s spot to live.
Journey to the Rich Coast
Brought back by popular demand, this songbird musical follows two intrepid birds as they emigrar, or mígrate, from Wisconsin to Central America. Why do they have to leave Wisconsin? Why can’t they stay in the tropics? What challenges will the birds face during their arduous journey? You’ll find out when you view the world through the eyes of birds—and learn some Spanish words!
Bring Kohl’s Wild Theater to You
Kohl’s Wild Theater travels to schools, community events and festivals, within a one-hour radius of the Zoo, free of charge. Performances are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Julie B. at (414) 258-2333 or KWT@zoosociety.org to check available dates. Request a performance.