Artist Kiki Smith

Outreach Programs


Requests for Horizons outreach may be made by phone at the same time as you place your reservation for a performance, or by calling the Education and Outreach Director at 262-472-1432. Workshop availability is limited and requests are filled in the order that they are taken. We reserve the right to match requests for outreach activities based on the number of participants and geographical location of the school. Some workshops may only be available to school groups that purchase seats for the corresponding performances. Fees are listed for each workshop and support the Horizons programming. Dates and times for outreach are negotiated between the school contact and the Education and Outreach Coordinator based on the presenter's availability. All outreach activities take place at your school, unless otherwise noted. Please call 262-472-1432 for more information.


The Musical Encounters concert series is a collaboration of the UW-Whitewater Music Faculty and Young Auditorium. The mission of the program is to expose students to classical music by linking it thematically to the curriculum and the Horizons School Matinee Series performances. Each half hour concert is arranged, performed and narrated by UW-Whitewater music faculty and students.

The concerts are $2 per seat. Please make your requests for concert reservations when you reserve seats for the Horizons events by calling 262-472-4444. Reserve early - seating is limited. Call Young Auditorium's Education and Outreach Director at 262-47201432 for more information.


Come see a play and make it a day!
There are many opportunities for you and your students to experience educational and cultural activities on the UW-Whitewater campus. In addition to attending a Horizons performance, you can arrange for your students to visit the Crossman Art Gallery or attend a classical music performance - all without leaving the Center of the Arts building! You can also arrange for your class to take a campus tour.
Crossman Art Gallery Located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts
Gallery Hours:

  • Monday through Friday from 10 am - 5 pm
  • Monday through Thursday evening from 6 - 8 pm
  • Saturday from 1 - 4 pm
  • Gallery Office phone: 262-472-5708

Group tours of exhibits may be arranged by calling the gallery office; please make your tour plans well in advance.CAMPUS TOURS

  • Tours are offered weekdays (when school is in session) at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Saturday tours are also offered at 10:00am and 11:00am. Walking tours last about an hour. Prior to the tour, a professional member of the UW-Whitewater Admissions staff will provide admission criteria and other general campus information. It is also possible to get specific questions answered following the tour. Call 262-472-1460 for more information.


  • Visit one of the restaurants in our new University Center or one of our other dining halls on campus for a great selection. Call 262-472-1161 to arrange for a group meal card in advance! There is a café located in the Greenhill Center of the Arts that can accommodate small groups and serves a selection of salads, made to order sandwiches, coffee and snacks. There is limited space available for school groups to eat bagged lunch. Teachers must arrange this by calling 262-472-1432 at least four weeks in advance of a performance.


  • Visit the recently renovated Milton House (nearby on Hwy 26) designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service for its role in the Underground Railroad. Call 608-868-7772 to arrange for a group tour.
  • Have a picnic at Starin Park!
  • Visit area restaurants.

Outreach rehearsalsARTIST RESIDENCIES

Please contact Young Auditorium's Assistant Director and Director of Education and Outreach, Shannon Dozoryst, with any questions or concerns regarding Artist Residency programs. You may call 262-472-1432 or e-mail

SPRING 2016Missoula Children's Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin

  • Auditions: Monday, February 15, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • Performance: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
  • School Outreach available: February 16, 17, 18, 2016

Auditions for K-12 students will be held on Monday,  Feburary 15, 2016, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. No prior acting experience is necessary! Just bring a great attitude, a smile, and your registration form. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Young Auditorium lobby. Please be on time. Missoula Children's Theatre reserves the right to turn away those who arrive after 4:00 p.m. Children must be present for the entire 2 hour audition. Parents may stay to watch the auditions. Cast members will be announced and scripts and rehearsal schedules will be distributed at the end of the audition.

Rehearsals are closed to spectators, including parents. All cast members must be available for all rehearsals. There will be a dress rehearsal on the morning of Saturday, February 20, 2016.The performance will be in Young Auditorium on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from our web site, by phone (262-472-2222), or by visiting our box office in the Greenhill Center of the Arts (corner of W. Main St. and N. Prince St. on the UW-Whitewater campus). Tickets are $9.50, $11.50, $13.50. There is no discount for families of cast members.School Outreach - Missoula Children's Theatre actor/directors in residence at Young Auditorium will be available to visit area schools on February 16, 17, and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for 45-minute sessions $75 fee per session/$225 fee for assembly programs. A variety of topics appropriate for Grades 1-12 are offered for students interested in theatre basics, including role-playing, character/role development, make-up and visual effects, improvisation, mime and acting basics. A whole school assembly is also available! This is an excellent way to provide your students with a hands-on learning experience about theatre bofore or after they come to see a performance. These workshops are also great for TAG groups or drama clubs! Participation is limited. Please call Shannon (262-472-1432) to make arrangements for your classroom!