An Ojibwe Story
Created by Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette and Severin Behnen
2022 Free School Matinée Performances
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Showtimes: 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Friday, September 16, 2022
At the Big Top Chautauqua tent located at
32525 Ski Hill Rd, Bayfield, WI
These FREE student performances will last approximately 50 minutes. Seating is available on
a first-come/first-serve basis. Performances can fill up and are subject to availability—reserve space
for your students early!
To register, please complete and submit the form below. If you have any questions, please contact
the Big Top Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Additional grant support provided by
The Anishinaabe Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation | The Chequamegon Bay Area Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation | The Xcel Energy Foundation
Celebrate the rich culture, history, and spirit of the Anishinaabe in a musical theater experience that honors the Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region. Created by Michael “Laughing Fox” Charette and Severin Behnen with the help of local songwriters and storytellers, this poignant program brings together musicians, dancers, performers, and storytellers from numerous Ojibwe Bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa including Red Cliff, Bad River, Fond Du Lac, and Lac Courte Oreilles. Talented Indigenous artists share with us their rich oral tradition through songs and stories, while big screen visuals feature original artwork, beautiful photography, and historical images. Traditional and modern music merge with ancient storytelling while you journey through the legends, history, hardships and triumphs of the Ojibwe people.
This production is suited for students of all ages. “Wigwam Talks”, featuring the lead creative artist and co-writer of the show, Michael Laughing Fox Charette, will take place following the show in the wigwam built on the Big Top campus for students or schools who can participate. It is recommended to arrive at least a half hour prior to the start of the show.
A livestream (watch from anywhere) option is available for the performance on Thursday Sept 15th at 10:00am, to schools and/or classes who cannot attend the performance at our venue.
Tickets for this livestream event are $48. This includes entry into the livestream event for one viewing device/screen per ticket AND unlimited and on-demand replay access for 48 hours following the initial broadcast.
Purchase tickets HERE.