2018- Alice in Wonderland
2017- James and the Giant Peach
2016- Winnie the Pooh
2015- Enchanted Sleeping Beauty
2014- The Snow Queen
2012- Charlotte's Web
2010- Abracadabra, Aladdin!
2009- Jack and the Giant
2008- Snow White
2007- The Wizard of Oz
2006- Charlotte's Web
2005- Hey Ho, Pinocchio
2004- Abracadabra, Aladdin!
2002- Jack and the Giant
West Bend Children's Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization serving the Washington and Ozaukee area school children since the 1930's. Every year a talented group of local volunteers provide a live theatre experience for an average of 6,000 children from both public and private schools in the surrounding area. West Bend Children's Theatre provides live performances at The Silver Linings Arts Center (formerly the West Bend High School Auditorium). In addition to serving the youth within the community, residents from the Samaritan home, the Threshold, and other institutions serving the elderly and handicapped attend the performances each year at minimal cost.
We support our local community by buying local, giving out scholarships, and providing low-cost live theatre productions.
Since the 1930's, local cast and crew members have been forming friendships that last a lifetime while volunteering for a good cause.
We bring together children of all ages to experience the magic of live theatre and to teach lessons through the art of story-telling.
Shirley Duenkel as the Snow Queen (2014)
Sue Mueller as Evilina and Marissa Mitchell as
Princess Briar-Rose in Sleeping Beauty (2015)
Margaret Pelligrini reprising her role as the flower pot munchkin in The Wizard of Oz (2007)
WB Children’s Theatre, Inc. serves the local community.
We are supportive of many local businesses when we purchase supplies.We buy hundreds of dollars
of batteries for the entire cast body microphones from Tennies True Value or Fleet Farm, wood/paint
supplies from Menards, Home Depot, Hobby Lobby and other local shops, Steiner’s for storage, use
Lori’s Costume Shop, and Johnson Bus for student transportation.
WB Children’s Theatre, Inc. has an impact on an under-served portion of the population.
Our low ticket prices ensure that the youth, elderly and handicapped can attend a live performance at a
minimal cost ($5.00). The WB Children’s Theatre, Inc. has, in the past, awarded a minimum of two $1,000
scholarships to high school graduates each year. We believe it is important that area students interested in
such career paths are granted the opportunity to follow their dreams with our assistance.
WB Children's Theatre, Inc. helps build good will and better friendships.
Many community cast and crew members have formed friendships since most have been returning for years,
many even take one week vacations to be able to perform during the daytime for the children and all eat
lunch together on the stage daily, Schools have formed friendships as well. Some schools request to come
on the same day and sit together with their penpal school. For example, the second grade West Bend
students write to the second grade Mayville students and then meet their penpal at our show!
WB Children’s Theatre, Inc. provides a unique service not widely available in the community.
The WB Children’s Theatre, Inc. has been creating magical live theatric performances for over eighty years.
Many students in Washington and Ozaukee counties experienced their first theatrical performance because
of West Bend Children’s Theatre, Inc. We are West Bend’s only theatre group exclusively servicing children
with our annual production. Although, we pride ourselves in performing children’s classics, we attempt to be
unique in how we portray them. You may remember reading in the Daily News that we brought in one of the
original munchkins (the youngest, Margaret Pelligrini) who worked with Judy Garland in the Wizard Of Oz
for our 2007 production of Wizard of Oz. Each years production promises to be just as exciting! We want
to continue to affect the lives of the youth in our communities each year.
Photography provided by Duenkel Portrait Art. Please visit their website at: www.duenkel.com.
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