COLDWATER – On June 23-24 at 10am Doug Scheer brings his laugh-out loud funny and also educational stage show “Wacky Science” to Tibbits’ Popcorn Theatre.
Loads of surprises, comedy and goofy sound effects combine in this perfect complement to learning The Scientific Method. Featuring wacky and off-the-wall, hands-on lessons, audience members discover that simple household items can be used to perform quirky and crazy science experiments. Science has never been so much fun!
Since 1987 Scheer has been providing top-notch, award-winning programs throughout Michigan. Hundreds of thousands of elementary students have thrilled to the excitement created in his productions. According to Scheer, “while education is the priority in all our shows, igniting enthusiasm in learning is the main thrust.” By combining an energetic style, beautiful sets and costumes with a true gift for teaching and entertaining. Scheer brings a new dimension to the basic lessons of education. No other performer has appeared before more Michigan elementary students in the past 30 years.
Popcorn Theatre is generously sponsored by Judy Bushouse, Jon and Seibra Herbener along with additional support from Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Dr. Matthew Christopher DDS, PC, Coldwater Exchange Club, Coldwater & Hillsdale Orthodontics, Longstreet Living, and Vested Risk Strategies. Tibbits also receives grant funding from the Michigan Humanities Council, Michigan Arts & Culture Council as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Wacky Science” runs June 23 and 24 at 10am. It is the second show of the Popcorn Theatre season, with a great lineup following: “Once Upon a Princess Storytime & Songs,” “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” and the animated film, Disney’s “Encanto.” All Tibbits Popcorn Theatre presentations are Fridays and Saturdays at 10am and run through August 5. Tickets are $10 and include popcorn and juice at intermission. Popcorn is donated by Ed Lake, with juice donated by McDonalds: The Maynard Organization.
Seating is reserved and patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets are available at Tibbits.org, by calling 517-278-6029, or in-person at the Tibbits Box Office inside the theatre at 14 S. Hanchett St or at the Tibbits Admin Office at 93 W. Chicago in Coldwater. All performances will take place at Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI. Group rates are available.
In addition to Popcorn Theatre, Tibbits Summer Theatre will be presenting the beloved Disney musical “The Little Mermaid.” With a message of kindness, tolerance and love, this fishy fable will capture audience’s hearts with irresistible songs like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” No Popcorn Theatre performances will take place during the run of “The Little Mermaid.” There will instead be 11am performances on June 30, July 1, and July 8 and a 2pm performance on July 5 in addition to evening performances June 29, July 6, 7, and 8. Ticket prices range from $20 to $43 with special Tibbits member, child, and group rates available.