Wild Swan Theater’s 2019-2020 Schedule

Wild Swan Theater has announced their 2019-2020 season. This season includes some classic shows that are part of their regular rotation for many years. It also includes a new show and others added in recent years.

Wild Swan Theater - Drum Me a Story


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Wild Swan Theater Classic Series

The Classic Series is for younger children – typically PreK-2nd Grade. Shows in the Classic Series are:

  • Strega Nona – October 24-26
  • Frog & Toad – January 23-25
  • Under the African Sky – February 20-22
  • The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny – March 25-28

    Wild Swan Theater Peter Rabbit

    Photo Provided by Wild Swan Theater

Wild Swan Theater Masterpiece Series

The Masterpiece Series offers shows for older children . Typically ages 6+ or 8+ based on the show. The shows in the Masterpiece Series are:

  • A Christmas Carol – December 5-8
  • Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions – March 4-7
  • Treasure Island – April 29-May 3
    Wild Swan Theater - Treasure Island - Pirates looking right

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Wild Swan’s Announcement

ANN ARBOR – Wild Swan Theater Co-Artistic Directors Hilary Cohen and Sandy Ryder announce the company’s 40th season of performances. Nationally regarded as one of the finest theaters for young people in the country, Wild Swan produces artistic, accessible and affordable theater for families.  The upcoming season will feature some of our favorites, including the classics Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot, A Christmas Carol, Frog and Toad, and Treasure Island, as well as the world premiere of the original drama Coding to the Moon:  Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions.

Running from October through May, the season contains seven productions carefully shaped for various ages and interests which are performed by a troupe of professional actors, dancers, musicians, and ASL performers.  Wild Swan plays are known for innovative staging, music composed and performed live for each production, extraordinary puppets and masks, beautiful period costumes, and creative incorporation of movement and dance.  Wild Swan Theater is also known for groundbreaking accessibility measures that make plays available to audience members who have auditory, visual or mobility impairments.

Patrons can purchase tickets online through the company’s website at www.wildswantheater.org or by phone at (734) 995-0530.  Tickets are on sale now!  Discounted group rates are available to parties of 10 or more.

All performances take place at Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building on the campus of Washtenaw Community College.

Wild Swan Theater Tickets

Subscriptions and individual tickets are available now. Shows in the Classic Series are $12/Adults and $10/Children and Seniors. Shows in the Masterpiece Series are $15/Adults and $12/Children and Seniors.

Wild Swan Show Descriptions

Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot (October 24-26)

Strega Nona is a story that will satisfy your appetite for laughter and fun. Strega Nona has a magical pasta pot which only she can control. Come see what silliness ensues when Big Anthony does not listen to her, causing the streets of their small village to fill with pasta. Nationally renowned artist Chris Roberts-Antieau designed the sets, costumes and props for this not-to-be missed production. Special activities provided by Riverside Art Center’s FLY Creativity Lab..

A Christmas Carol (December 5-8)

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens and adapted for Wild Swan by Jeff Duncan with original music by composer Tom Schnauber, Wild Swan’s version of this wonderful holiday classic has been created especially for family audiences. A Christmas Carol tells of the astonishing transformation of miserly old Ebeneezer Scrooge after he is visited by three spirits on the night before Christmas.

Frog and Toad (January 23-25)

Two of Arnold Lobel’s most beloved characters, Frog and Toad, show how good friends help each other through thick and thin, cheering each other through the hard times, and celebrating life’s joys.  Join Frog and Toad as they greet spring, plant a garden, and share a basket of cookies. Special activities provided by Leslie Science and Nature Center.

Under the African Sky (February 20-22)

A delightful collection of African tales performed through storytelling, acting, dancing, and drumming.  Colorful costumes, masks, and traditional music will delight and teach our young fans, with lots of opportunities for audience participation! 

Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions (March 4-7)

Join us for the world premiere of Coding to the Moon, a gripping drama of the Apollo space missions. This production celebrates the life and work of mathematician and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton whose brilliant work as a young scientist broke new ground as she led the team that navigated the Apollo missions to the moon. Enrich your experience with additional curriculum-aligned materials developed in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, Michigan Science Center, and UM Museum of Natural History.

The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny (March 25-28)

When Peter Rabbit ventures into Farmer McGregor’s garden, despite his mother’s warning, his adventures begin. From the moment Peter loses his little blue coat to Farmer McGregor’s scarecrow until he arrives safe and sound at home, this classic tale is brought charmingly to life by Wild Swan’s actors and designers. 

Treasure Island (April 29-May 3)

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island spins a tale of swashbuckling adventure, complete with buried treasure, parrots, and a lot of mystery and suspense.  Young Jim Hawkins comes of age under the tutelage of pirates like Long John Silver, discovering that goodness and evil are not always what they seem.


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Wild Swan Theater 2019-2020 Schedule

Showtimes have not yet been announced for the 2018-2019 Wild Swan season. Shows are typically offered in both morning and afternoon. We will update when the information become available.

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10/24/2019
10:00am
Strega Nona and the Magic Pot
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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10/25/2019
10:00am
Strega Nona and the Magic Pot
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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10/25/2019
12:30pm
Strega Nona and the Magic Pot
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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10/26/2019
11:00am
Strega Nona and the Magic Pot
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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12/05/2019
10:00am
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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12/06/2019
10:00am
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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12/06/2019
12:30pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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12/07/2019
2:00pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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12/08/2019
2:00pm
A Christmas Carol
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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01/23/2020
10:00am
Frog and Toad
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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01/24/2020
10:00am
Frog and Toad
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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01/24/2020
12:30pm
Frog and Toad
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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01/25/2020
11:00am
Frog and Toad
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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02/20/2020
10:00am
Under the African Sky
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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02/21/2020
10:00am
Under the African Sky
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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02/21/2020
12:30pm
Under the African Sky
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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02/22/2020
11:00am
Under the African Sky
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/04/2020
10:00am
Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/05/2020
10:00am
Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/06/2020
10:00am
Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/06/2020
12:30pm
Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/07/2020
2:00pm
Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/25/2020
10:00am
The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/26/2020
10:00am
The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/27/2020
10:00am
The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/27/2020
12:30pm
The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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03/28/2020
11:00am
The Tale of the Mischievous Bunny
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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04/29/2020
10:00am
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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04/30/2020
10:00am
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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05/01/2020
10:00am
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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05/01/2020
12:30pm
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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05/02/2020
2:00pm
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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05/03/2020
2:00pm
Treasure Island
at Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor MI
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