Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two main floor tickets to a performance of The Magic Bicycle by First Stage Children’s Theater at Todd Wehr Theater, located in the Marcus Center for Performing Arts downtown (up to a $46 value). This Groupon is good adult, teen, or children’s tickets in the main floor panoramic view seating. Choose from the following dates and times:
- Saturday, January 29 at 3:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 29 at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m.
First Stage Children’s Theater is one of the largest professional children’s theater companies in the country, putting on around 300 kid-friendly performances every year. In The Magic Bicycle, an original show developed through First Stage’s New Play Workshop Program, 14-year-old Willy travels through time on his enchanted twin-wheeled conveyance, befriending a nineteenth-century orphan named Lilah on his way to search for his dad in the more recent past. As Lilah and Willy zip between Civil War battlefields, medieval villages, and a dreamlike world where Lance Armstrong holds forth on the importance of cycle maintenance, they become fast friends and learn about what it means to be a family. This performance in the intimate, 500-seat Todd Wehr Theater is most enjoyed by spectators over the age of 8, or 56 in bicycle years.
The Magic Bicycle recently received a favorable review from Third Coast Digest. CityVoters named First Stage Children's Theater Milwaukee's #2 Best Theatre Group in 2008 and give it a five-star average. Previous performances by the group, such as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The Wiz, have received great reviews from Express Milwaukee.
- Kudos to director John Maclay for fully engaging the show’s audience. Parents will appreciate the show’s fun, upbeat theme. There’s nothing scary here. – Anne Siegel, Express Milwaukee review of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
- [T]his condensed adaptation will charm and delight audiences of all ages. – Harry Cherkinian, Express Milwaukee review of The Wiz
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