Kohl’s Wild Theater Debuts Two New Traveling Shows
Kohl’s Wild Theater is on the road this winter teaching kids about working as a team and about female conservationists. Kohl’s Wild Theater is debuting two new traveling winter musicals. “We’ve never done two new shows in one season, but we were all very passionate about tackling these topics and we created two great performances,” says Zach Woods, manager of artistic direction for Kohl’s Wild Theater.
“Welcome to the Zoo!” is about a solitary student on a field trip to the Zoo. Through interactions with animals and a zookeeper, Skylar learns to overcome his fear of interacting with others. “We know many students are like Skylar and don’t always want to work in a group setting,” explains Woods, “I think this character will resonate with a lot of students.”
“Leona Lionheart Saves the World” follows 11-year-old Leona as she learns about three women who made their mark in conservation. Kohl’s Wild Theater has taken a new approach to this performance. Two of the actors will play narrators and guide Leona on a journey through a book about these conservationists. “This is story-teller theater piece that is very new to the Kohl’s Wild Theater style. Its fast-paced dialogue and ever-changing characters bring Leona’s imagination to life,” says Woods. The timing of this musical also works great for Women’s History Month in March.
Kohl’s Wild Theater performs shows throughout the year free of charge at schools, festivals and community events within a one-hour radius of the Zoo. Kohl’s Wild Theater is made possible thanks to a partnership with Kohl’s, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo.
For more information and to book a show, visit wildtheater.org.
About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee
The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.
For more information, call:
(414) 258 – 2333 ext 222