Kohl’s opens theater at the Zoo

Kohl’s Department Stores has partnered with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Zoo and will open Kohl’s Wild Theater this weekend.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee to bring this exciting new educational programming to the Milwaukee County Zoo,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Kohl’s is committed to children’s education and to being an environmentally responsible retailer, and we are proud to support this family theater experience as a fun way to teach kids important lessons about conservation and wildlife.”
The Kohl’s Wild Theater stage will feature five 15-minute plays throughout the day, seven days a week. The performances will feature different conservation messages and are free to zoogoers when they pay regular Zoo admission. Professional playwrights, actors, set and costume designers, musicians, and a puppet makers have created these theatrical performances. Audience members will share in the fun and become part of the action by singing songs and helping the onstage characters.
“Theater can have such a powerful impact on people,” said Dave McLellan, theater coordinator for the Zoological Society. “The Kohl’s Wild Theater program is a fun and entertaining way to reach out to the community and show people easy ways they can contribute to our mission of conservation. We are thankful to partner with Kohl’s to bring a best-in-class program to zoo-goers in Milwaukee.”
The first show will premier on Saturday, May 28. The theater is made possible by a $1 million donation from Kohl’s through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

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