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Touring Shows

Have Skylight Come to You

Skylight offers two touring shows—one in the fall and one in the spring—for schools, libraries, and community venues.

“This program offers students the opportunity to see writing for a purpose and helps me teach the need for the writing process.” – Teacher, Manitoba School

KidsWrites Touring Show

KidsWrites is a musical show using 35–40 pieces of uncorrected student writing by MPS students in grades 4–8. The writing is staged or set to music and performed in a fast-paced, funny, and profound show. You and your students will see what their peers are thinking, feeling, and writing and will learn the importance of spelling.

Spring Touring Show: TBA
Age Level: Grades 4–8
Length: 50 minutes, including a short question-and-answer session after the show
Teaching Materials: Teachers will receive a copy of last year’s script along with a CD of songs from last year’s production.
Education Touring Brochure: Download PDF

To schedule a performance and discuss pricing for schools, libraries, or public venues, contact Amanda Marquardt, Education Manager, at amandam@skylightmusictheatre.org or (414) 299-4952. This tour is free for MPS schools.

“It offers the students a fun and enjoyable way to write and express themselves. It demonstrates to students that good writing can come to life.” – Teacher from Morgandale
“This was absolutely terrific! I love the performances every year. The kids were very entertained. It inspires the students to write and they learn it is OK to misspell words.” – Teacher from Zablocki
“It offers an entertaining opportunity to experience professionals passionate about their craft, engage in humorous and compelling performance right in our own school. It’s one of my favorite assemblies each year!” – Teacher at Cooper

Videos from Our 2016 Show Before and After

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation


The Standard Songbook

This interactive and entertaining show introduces your students to music concepts through songs and stories. Students will see musical versions of fables and learn music vocabulary including rhythm, tempo, melody, and lyrics.

Fall Touring Show: TBA
Age level: Grades 1–3
Length: 40 minutes, including a short question-and-answer session after the show
Teaching Materials: Curriculum guides are available online to prepare students before the show and to extend the learning afterwards. Teachers will receive a CD of songs from this year’s production.

To schedule a performance and discuss pricing for schools, libraries, or public venues, contact Amanda Marquardt, Education Manager, at amandam@skylightmusictheatre.org or (414) 299-4952. This tour is free for MPS schools.

Quotes from Our Teacher Survey

“It was one of the best programs I have seen at our school in 20 years. Very well done.” – Teacher, Grantosa School
“I think the Standard Songbook Tour offers students’ exposure to theater arts that they might not otherwise get. As for me, it reminds me how impactful song and dance is to education.” – Teacher at Milwaukee Spanish Immersion School
“The show gave students the opportunity to learn about music in a different way. The visual and kinesthetic approach helps reach the students who may not understand some of the ideas if they taught in a traditional setting.” – Teacher at Grant School


A Story from This Year's Performance

"Way to go Skylight Music Co.! You made one of my kids cry. Not only cry, but blubber hysterically!

Okay, let me explain…When all of the students were back in their classrooms after the Songbook performance, one of our adorable K-5 boys, Brett, was crying uncontrollably. His teacher thought perhaps he was hurt. Nope. Perhaps someone said something really mean to him. Nope! When she was finally able to get him to communicate it was revealed that the source of his distress was, get this, because he was “so sad that the concert is over and I am going to miss them. I don’t want them to go.” The teacher had her student teacher take Brett to the gym where the performers were packing up. He was still crying. The student teacher got Brett to tell the performers what was wrong. Needless to say, they were touched!

Once again, another wonderful program from the Skylight Music Theatre. The kids just loved it! The expressions on their adorable faces said it all. The performers were outstanding as usual. They had such a great rapport with the kids that kept them all engaged throughout the entire performance.

I just can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful opportunities you have granted our students here at Manitoba School. High quality, live performances would normally be out of financial reach for our kids and our school. We are so grateful for the exposure to the beauty and joy of musical theater you have given them.

Please share this email with all responsible for the Songbook program coming to Manitoba School!"

Sincerely,
Donna Dudenhoefer
Manitoba School