Fine Arts Center

Ronald McDonald Arts for Young America

Ronald McDonald House Charities

School Series 2014-2015

Before ordering tickets, read our AYA School Series Brochure that outlines important policies about reservations, payment, and other necessary information. Note that some of our performances have limited space available; you will find that information on the order form below.

To order tickets, please email with your order-- please include performance title and time, school address and phone, TOTAL number of tickets needed, and any special accommodation needs (wheelchair, walker, hearing impairment, visual impairment, etc.)

Important Reminders 

  • You will receive a confirmation email, invoice attached, within 10 days of your order.

  • You receive one complimentary ticket for every 10 you purchase; we will calculate this upon receipt of your order. On the order form, indicate the total number of tickets you will need (including students, chaperones, teachers, etc.).
  • Study guides are available by clicking on the individual show title below.

Teacher Resources

Download this important guide that contains performance day information and instructions for bus drivers.

Arts for All

Applications for the 2014-15 season are no longer being processed, as the deadline was Monday, September 29th.  Please click the above link to learn more about this wonderful program and consider applying next year!

Arts for Young America Outreach and Residencies

Learn more about how to bring performers into your schools.

2014-2015 Performances

To learn more about these performances, click on the titles below. There, you will also find study guides for most performances.

All Ages

Bill Blagg's The Science of Magic
Monday, September 22, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. -- SORRY -- These performances are full.

FREE Performance -- Reservations Required

Platinum Edition's 125 Years of Song
Friday, October 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. (120 minutes)

Platinum Edition's Celebration 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. (120 minutes)
SORRY - This performance is full.

The Nutcracker Ballet
Friday, December 12, 2014
10:00 a.m. (120 minutes)  -- SOLD OUT
Note: This matinee performance is intended for school groups.

Red Riding Hood and the Not So Bad Wolf

Lower Elementary 

Curious George
Grades PK-2
Tuesday, February 24, 2015  (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m.-- SOLD OUT
12:30 p.m. 

The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare
Grades PK-3
Friday, February 27th, 2015  (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m. -- 90 SEATS LEFT
12:30 p.m.

Dog Loves Books
Grades PK-3
Friday, March 27, 2015 (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

Junie B. Jones
Grades K-3
Friday, April 17, 2015  (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m.-- SOLD OUT
12:30 p.m. 


The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Grades K-4
Monday, March 30, 2015
9:30 a.m. -- 18 SEATS LEFT
12:30 p.m.
(60 minutes)

Charlotte's Web
Grades K-5
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
9:30 a.m. -- 100 SEATS LEFT
12:30 p.m.
(60 minutes)

Upper Elementary

Big Nate
Grades 2-6
Wednesday, October 15, 2014   -- this is a new date!
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up on the Prairie
Grades 2-6
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Grades 6-12

Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss
Wednesday, March 25, 2015  (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m. 

***Her presentation will be recorded and posted on the Viterbo web page. More details forthcoming.***

Grades 3-12

I Have a Dream: The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015  (60 minutes)
9:30 a.m. - 50 SEATS LEFT
12:30 p.m.

Grades 8-12

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015- SOLD OUT
9:30 a.m.
Full-length performance

Note: This performance is at The Weber Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown La Crosse

If you would like to be added to our Arts for Young America mailing list, call 608-796-3735 or email

To Order Tickets

You must order online by clicking the link at the top of this page.You must fill out a separate order form for each performance you wish to attend.  If you require assistance when filling out the form, please email or call 608-796-3735.

Payment Information

Full payment is due October 7, 2014 for orders placed before September 15, 2014.  
For orders placed after September 15, 2014, payment is due 30 days after the reservation is made, or one week before the performance date, whichever comes first.

Seating Assignments

Seating location is determined by three criteria: the date the initial reservation is made, if payment is received by the due date stated on the invoice, and a group’s special accommodation needs. If payment is not received by the due date, your group will be moved and those who have paid on time will be assigned to your initial seats.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. If you experience a significant reduction in the number of seats needed and notify us of the change eight weeks prior to the performance, we will issue a refund for the unused seats. You may revise your numbers up to one week prior to the performance.

Inclement Weather

If a performance is cancelled by Viterbo University due to inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule it. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund will be given. If you need to reduce the number of seats for the new date, we will refund the difference. If you are unable to attend a performance due to your school’s delay or cancellation, we will make every attempt to exchange your order for another age-appropriate performance. If your group is unable to attend another performance, we will review requests for refunds on a case-by-case basis.

Group Ticket Policy

The ticket prices listed for the performances are intended for school groups of 15 or more (paid seats) and are made possible through a generous grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota. Orders for non-school groups under 15 seats per performance do not meet the criteria for this reduced cost and will be charged at a higher rate.

Special Accommodations

Upon your order, communicate any special needs your students have (wheelchairs, walkers, no stairs, visual or hearing impairment, etc.) so we can seat your group appropriately. Because of limited ability to accommodate these needs, we must have this information upon order, or at least one week prior to the performance.  Please see our Assistive Listening Device handout to learn more about the devices available to aid your hearing impaired students.

Contact Beth Franklin, Arts Education Coordinator, at 608-796-3735 or email