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September 2014


Laura Ingalls Wilder Pioneers Her Way to Schauer Center!

April 2, 2014 – Hartford, WI – Laura Ingalls Wilder shares her family’s pioneering spirit in a riveting musical coming to the Schauer Arts & Activities Center on May 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Laura Ingalls Wilder is a musical based on the classic Little House books, which chronicle the life and times of Laura traveling across America as she and the Ingalls family continue to search for a little house they can call home.

A true tomboy at heart, Laura shares her Pa’s pioneering spirit and passion for the outdoors and he encourages her to keep a diary of their travels. Life on the frontier is often difficult for the Ingalls. The family is forced to move after arriving in Kansas when the United States government designates their land as Indian territory. They journey to Minnesota only to be faced with illness when scarlet fever strikes Mary, Laura’s older sister, and causes her to lose sight. Laura must become Mary’s eyes to the world, and Mary opens Laura’s eyes on how to face life with strength and courage.

In addition to the performance, there will be a Pre-show Art Workshop from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday evening. Students ages 7-10 will paint a little house landscape on watercolor paper with acrylics that can be taken home as a personal memento. Tuition is $10 per student. Call 262-670-0560, ext. 3 to register; advanced RSVP required.

Tickets to see Laura Ingalls Wilder are $13 for adults, $10 for students (13 and up), $8 for children (12 and under), and $5 for lap seats (3 and under). Tickets can be purchased at the Schauer Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford, charge by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 203 or online at

Laura Ingalls Wilder is part of the West Bend – The Silver Lining Family Series. Media support is provided by The Booster and WTKM 104.9 FM. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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