Student Matinees

Our student matinees offer educators the ability to engage students through the magic of theater and enhance their learning in and outside of the classroom. Performances are offered throughout the school year, as well as study guides, pre-show workshops and post-show talkbacks.
 
For ticket reservation and payment information: Student Matinee Reservation Policies.

HIGH SCHOOL MATINEE PERFORMANCE SERIES - Children's Theater of Madison and Forward Theater Company have partnered to create the High School Performance Series, especially dedicated to high school students. Forward Theater Company will offer two student matinees during the production run of I and You by Lauren Gunderson, and we will offer selected matinees to CTM's production of Tuck Everlasting. Click here for more information on this special series. 
 
Contact Info: Nichole Young Clarke | 608.255.2080 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Original Music & Lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan

Study Guide now available!

Meet the animals at the Central Park Zoo! This wacky cast of characters leave their comfortable enclosures for the wild's of Madagascar, discovering new things along the way. Inspired by the popular animated film of the same name, this new musical is entertainment and learning at its best!

Best suited for grades K & up / Run Time approx 70 minutes

Themes: Friendship | Adventure | Determination

  • Performance Dates - October 2017:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    10
    9:30am
    11
    10am
    12
    9:30am
    12pm
     
          
    17
    9:30am
    18
    10am
    19
    9:30am
    12pm
    20
    9:30am
A Christmas Carol 2017

A Christmas Carol 2017

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Colleen Madden

Study Guide Now Available

Our signature production transports students into the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian England & the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Join us as the ghosts of Scrooge's past, present, and future teach him about generosity and the joy of giving!

Best suited for grades 4 & up / Run Time approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes

Themes: Compassion | Transformation | Redemption

  • Performance Dates - December 2017:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    12
    9:30am
    13
    10am
    14
    9:30am
Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Book by Claudia Shear and Chris Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

What would you do if you could live forever? For eleven year-old Winnie Foster, this fanciful question becomes very real when she meets the Tuck family. Yearning for adventure beyond her small home, does she choose an everlasting life or the pains and joys of growing up? Join us for the exciting regional premiere of this musical– fresh from Broadway!

Best suited for grades 4 & Up / Run Time approx. 2 hours

Themes: Growing Up | Choices | Value

Are you a high school teacher? Check out our High School Performance Series. 

  • Performance Dates - February 2018:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
     
          
     
          
     
          
    16
    10:30am
    20
    9:30am
    21
    10am
    22
    9:30am
    23
    9:30am
    27
    9:30am
    28
    10am
     
          
     
          
Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly

Book, music, & lyrics by Joan Cushing
Adapted from The Diary of a Worm series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss

Join us for a whimsical journey into the world underfoot! For such small creatures, Worm, Spider, and Fly have much to share about life cycles, big dreams, and being the best you can be. You've never seen bugs quite like this!

Best suited for grades K & up / Run Time approx. 70 minutes

Themes: Responsibility | Learning | Changes

  • Performance Dates - March 2018:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
     
          
     
          
     
          
    9
    10am
    13
    9:30am
    14
    10am
    15
    9:30am
    12pm
    16
    9:30am
    12pm
    20
    9:30am
    12pm
    21
    10am
    12:15pm
    22
    9:30am
    23
    9:30am
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford
From the novel by Kate DiCamillo

Edward Tulane is a remarkable china rabbit in every way, except for one: he doesn't know how to love. After he is swept away from the little girl who loves him, a transformative journey teaches him about family, friendship, and the gift of an open heart.

Best suited for grades 3 & up / Run Time approx 90 minutes

Themes: Compassion | Love & Loss | Self-Discovery

  • Performance Dates - May 2018:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8
    9:30am
    9
    10am
    10
    9:30am
    11
    9:30am
    15
    9:30am
    16
    10am
    17
    9:30am
    18
    9:30am