WHIZ, BANG, POOF; DOUG SCHEER UNLEASHES HIS WACKY SCIENCE ON TIBBITS!
COLDWATER – Doug Scheer mixes humor and off-the-wall antics with scientific experiments in his educational show Wacky Science coming to Tibbits Popcorn Theatre July 7 & 8.
For the past 30 years, Doug Scheer has been performing his show Wacky Science for elementary school students around the country. Wanting to develop an exciting scientific demonstration aimed at kids, Dow Chemical contacted Scheer in 1987. They were interested in creating not only a fun and entertaining scientific presentation but also one that directly related to the elementary school curriculum. After a nationwide search and determining that no such show existed, Dow contacted Scheer who had already been performing assemblies in schools for many years and was very familiar with what kept kids that age engaged. Soon thereafter, the two sat down with a team of scientists, educators and market researchers to discuss the show’s content and level of quality. Once all the major decisions were made, Scheer sat down and began to write what would later become Wacky Science.
Over the years, the classroom curriculum has changed and Scheer has made sure the show changes right along with it. Wacky Science has become so successful, in fact, that it is now an international franchise with 12 performers from Canada to Israel and the United States to Spain, helping to bring the thrilling world of science to kids from all corners of the world.
Patrons will be treated to free popcorn and juice at intermission. The popcorn is donated by Ed Lake. The juice is donated by McDonald’s-The Maynard Organization with support from the Tibbits Endowment for Children’s Programming. Popcorn Theatre is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Jon and Seibra Herbener.
Tibbits Opera House offers an intimate historic setting, air conditioning, handicap accessibility, and a Telecoil induction loop for hearing assistance.
Tickets are $9 (price includes fees) and are available at Tibbits.org or by calling 517-278-6029. You may also stop by the box office located inside the Tibbits Opera House at 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI. Box office hours are 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Group and family rates are available. Contact the box office at 517-278-6029 for details.