2015 Conference Excursions


 

HAVE A FIRST STAGE DAY!
Thursday, August 6th
1:45-4:45 p.m.
$35
Transportation is included in cost.

Come visit the First Stage Theater Academy with its mission to foster life skills through stage skills while creating an inspiring, welcoming environment that encourages each student to take his or her next steps as an artist and a person. Through theater activities we aim to support students in their social, emotional and creative growth. First Stage teaches confidence, empathy, teamwork, critical thinking, and self-awareness through professional actor training in classes such as Story Drama, Scene Study, Voice and Movement, Improvisation, Shakespeare, and Musical Theater. Sign up for a track in K-2 grade, 3-4 grade, or 5-12 grade and observe and participate in classes, get a First Stage t-shirt, and watch end of day assemblies and presentations. As one of the leading Theater Academies in the nation we welcome you to join us for a First Stage Day!


MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
Thursday, August 6th
3-4:45 p.m.
$35
Transportation is included in cost.

The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. 30,000 works of art. 400,000+ visitors a year. 125 years of collecting art. From its roots in Milwaukee’s first art gallery in 1888, the Museum has grown today to be an icon for Milwaukee and a resource for the entire state. The Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee County have begun their ambitious renovation, restoring the older buildings, reinstalling the Collection Galleries, and reimagining the Museum’s future. As part of this historic undertaking, the Collection Galleries will be off view for a time. The featured exhibit, Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be open to view. Take in works by the biggest names in art from the late nineteenth century to now—including Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol—bring focus to those artists whose acts of creative rebellion shaped the course of modern art. Furthermore, you can enjoy the architecture of the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, make art in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, shop the Museum Store, and relax in The Coffee Shop.


LAKEFRONT BREWERY

Friday, August 7th
5-8 p.m.
$35
Transportation is included in cost.

Head over to Milwaukee's own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987, for a brewery tour sure to be unlike any brewery tour you have experienced before. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark, and is home to such beers as Riverwest Stein, New Grist Gluten-Free Pilsner, and Wisconsinite Summer Weiss. A souvenir pint glass and 4 tokens for beer samples are included in your ticket fee. For non-beer drinkers, Lakefront's Golden Maple Root Beer is available. All patrons on the premise must be 21 with a valid ID. After the tour, stay for dinner at Lakefront Brewery’s Beer Hall, where they pride themselves in homemade recipes that use the finest ingredients from Wisconsin farms and local entrepreneurs to offer you a genuine taste and experience of Milwaukee. The Friday fish fry includes a performance by The Brewhaus Polka Kings. The cost of dinner is not included in the Excursion fee; appetizers and entrees range from $5.00-$17.95. See more at: http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/beer-hall/fish-fry#sthash.99WLYuTs.dpuf.

PEDAL TAVERN

Friday, August 7th

6-8:45 p.m.
$35
Transportation is included in cost.

A great way to see and experience the Brew City. The Pedaling Pub Crawl Tour’s takes you on a two-hour adventure through the scenic and historic Third and Fifth Ward’s of Milwaukee. Lots of water views, old buildings, and of course lots of water holes to stay hydrated. Each bike can fit up to 16 passengers.
*please note: a minimum of 16 participants is required*

HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM
Saturday, August 8th
2:45-4:45 p.m.
$35 (includes 10% gift shop discount)
​Transportation is included in cost.

History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. It’s the best of American design and culture – seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building. At the Museum, check out more than 450 motorcycles and artifacts, dating back to Serial Number One, the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle; stories of extraordinary products, people, history, and Harley-Davidson culture; never-before-seen Archives you can tour; a 20-acre Museum campus on the Milwaukee riverfront, with views of the city skyline; and a unique Harley-Davidson Museum-inspired gifts at The Shop. Come see why the Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations. AATE has arranged for a 45 minute guided tour that will touch base on Harley-Davidson Highlights! *please note: a minimum of 15 participants is required*
FIRST STAGE COMPANY CLASS PERFORMANCE: ARGONAUTIKA BY MARY ZIMMERMAN
Saturday, August 8th
3:30-5:30 p.m.
$35
​Transportation is included in cost.

Set sail with Jason and the Argonauts in this ancient tale of the quest for the Golden Fleece, an epic journey of love and loss, hubris and honor, unpredictability and adventure. Danger lurks at every turn as they encounter sea-monsters and water nymphs, wicked and savage kings and a city of women. But no danger proves as great as the overwhelming love of a teenaged sorceress named Medea. Company Classes are opportunities for 10-12 grade students to work with professional directors for four-weeks to broaden performance skills, deepen knowledge of theater, and produce a show. Students take on the additional challenge of both class work and rehearsal while serving as a role model of teamwork and positive energy for all students.