This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

With Special Permission from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Pout Pout Fish World Premiere Performances

October 6-7 2018

 

Enter the colorful world under the sea and swim along with The Pout-Pout Fish and friends as they discover that sometimes friendship is all it takes to find a smile where “dreary wearies” used to be. Based on Deborah Diesen’s “Pout Pout Fish” series, this theatrical experience invites our young audience and their grown ups into an environment of bright ocean colors, memorable music, and playful rhyme in this fun fish story that’s sure to turn even the poutiest of frowns upside down.

Performance runtime is approximately 45 minutes, Suggested for youngsters ages 18 months to 6 years old & their grown ups.

Mead Library

Children's Department

October 6 2018

11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Followed by Meet and Greet and Book Signings by Author Deborah Diesen and Doctor Noize

Space is limited, Tickets will NOT be

available at the door. 

John Michael Kohler Art Center

Matrix

October 7 2018

11:00 am & 2:00 pm

Space is limited, Tickets will NOT be

available at the door. 

Click here to pre-order books

for the VIP Meet and Greet Saturday October 6 2018

Click here for a schedule of Pout Pout Fish Tour locations

VIP Guests:

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Cory Cullinan

Composer

(also known as Doctor Noize)

Featured Events:

Doctor Noize LIVE! All Ages Concert

Friday October 5 7:00 PM

$8 General Seating

Howards Grove Center for the Arts

Write a Hit Song with Doctor Noize

Saturday October 6 1:30 PM

$25 Workshop Fee

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Theater

ages 10-16

Also Present at:

Pout Pout Fish World Premier Performances & VIP Meet and Greet 

Mead Public Library

 Sat 10/6 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM 

Deborah Diesen

Children's Author

(The Pout-Pout Fish Books)

Featured Events:

Sun Down Story Time

Thursday October 4 6:30 PM

Free

Mead Public Library Loft

Ages 18 months to 6 years old & their Grown- ups

Creative Play Date

Friday October 5 10:00 AM

Free

Mead Public Library Loft

Ages 18 months to 6 years old & their Grown- ups

Author Meet & Greet and Book Signing

Saturday October 6 11:45 AM & 3:45

Free

Mead Public Library Children's Department

All Ages

Also Present at:

Doctor Noize LIVE! Show

Howards Grove Center for the Arts

Fri 10/5 7:00 PM

Pout Pout Fish World Premier Performances & VIP Meet and Greet 

 Mead Public Library

 Sat 10/6 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM 

Annett Mateo

Master Puppet Builder

(www.puppetlandia.com)

Events:

Create and Animate: Build a Puppet with Annett Mateo

Saturday October 5 1:30 PM

$25

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Studio 1

ages 10 and up

Also Present at:

Pout Pout Fish World Premier Performances & VIP Meet and Greet 

 Mead Public Library

 Sat 10/6 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM 

Pout Pout Fish World Premier Performances

 JMKAC Matrix

 Sun 10/7 11:00 AM 

Karen Sharp

Nationally recognized Theater Educator

Events:

Educator Workshop

RESCHEDULED

Watch for Reschedule dates coming soon!

This fall, the children and families of our community will be introduced to a wonderfully entertaining form of youth theater entirely new to this part of the world. They will not merely witness, but actually become participants in a world premier. The art form is called Theater For the Very Young. The performance is the first-ever staging of the beloved New York Times best-selling children’s book, The Pout-Pout Fish.

 

A stellar team of nationally and internationally award-winning visionaries and artists are joining forces to bring this magical experience to life.

  • Best-selling children’s author Deborah Diesen,

  • International publishing company Macmillan Publishers,

  • Illustrator Dan Hanna,

  • Acclaimed children’s performing artist and composer Cory Cullinen (aka Doctor Noize),

  • Internationally recognized theater education pioneer and former Seattle Children’s Theater Company Managing Director Karen Sharp,

  • Seattle Children’s Theater lead puppet designer and builder Annett Mateo,

  • Milwaukee Ballet costume designer Lyn Kream,

  • Dare to Dream Theatre Artistic Director Rachel Thuermer

 

More than merely a play, this will be a ground-breaking series of special events for children and adults, including workshops, book signings, lectures, symposiums, and artist visits held throughout the community. All presented in conjunction with local youth, education, and arts organizations, and culminating in a series of magical theatrical experiences hosted in the amazing new state-of-the-art Howard’s Grove Center for the Arts, Mead Public Library, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

 

This visionary initiative has also been awarded a Kohler Foundation grant, as well as the state’s highest rated grant in it’s category, by the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

We invite you to join us in this wonderful celebration of creativity and community as we present a new form of youth theater. A best-selling story. A world-premier production. An all-star team. A brand new stage. A phenomenally enriching experience for the entire community.

 

This fall Join Dare to Dream Theatre, Mead Public Library, the John Michael Kohler Art Center, and Howards Grove Center for the Arts as we celebrate a world class experience!

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact Us

630 N 10th St

Manitowoc WI, 54220

Phone: (920) 682-2104 daretodreamtheatre@msn.com

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