Laura Ingalls Wilder
ArtsPower to present the children’s musical Laura Ingalls Wilder March 25
The popular ArtsPower National Touring Theatre will return to the Nicolet College Theatre Saturday, March 25, to present the musical Laura Ingalls Wilder, the story of America’s most beloved young pioneer.
The performance, geared for children in second through sixth grade, will start at 11 a.m.
In song and dance, the musical tells the exciting story of young, tomboyish Laura as she and her family travel into the unsettled prairie frontier of the late-1800s. Children will feel the suspense and wonder of the perilous journey in which the Ingalls face multiple challenges in their quest to find a place to settle and build a little house to call home. Powered by their devotion to each other and an unwavering pioneering spirit, they are able to overcome anything to realize their dream.
ArtsPower performances have been a staple of the Nicolet Live! performing arts series for many years, noted Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College Theatre director.
“They do such an amazing job bringing literature and history to life for children,” he explained. “We’ve always felt it was important to have at least one national-caliber performance for children in the Nicolet Live! series. This gives kids the opportunity to see and experience professional actors and musicians performing live, and in doing so broadens their perspective of the performing arts.”
Since its founding in 1985, ArtsPower has grown into one of America’s largest and most active producers of professional theatre for young and family audiences, performing before an estimated 12 million people in some of the nation’s top regional theatres, university auditoriums, and cultural centers, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center in New York.
Tickets for the performance at Nicolet are $8 for adults and $6 for children and can be purchased online or by calling (715) 365-4646.
More information about ArtsPower is available at artspower.org.