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 those attending our student matinees: Day-of-Show Guidelines & Travel Information.
For ticket reservation and payment information: Student Matinee Reservation Policies.
For those interested in CTM visiting your students before the show: Pre-Show Workshop Information.
 
Contact Info: Nichole Young Clarke | 608.255.2080 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The American Girls Revue™

The American Girls Revue™

Book and Lyrics by Gretchen Cryer
Music by Nancy Ford
Based on the American Girl® books written by Valerie Tripp, Janet Shaw, Connie Porter & Susan Adler

About the Show

A celebratory season opener — take an imaginative musical journey through time with your favorite characters from the treasured collection of the American Girl® books. Join Felicity, Josefina, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit and Molly in seven heartwarming stories and songs of friendship and courage. It’s the 30th anniversary of the founding of American Girl®, and we are honored to bring this show back to Madison audiences for a very special engagement!

Meet the creator and writers of American Girl®

Attend the final performance of The American Girls Revue™ on Sunday, October 23 at 4:30 pm and you'll have a one-of-a-kind chance to ask questions of the creators of American Girl! Our special post-performance "talkback" will feature company founder, Pleasant Rowland, writers of some of the most popular American Girl books, Valerie Tripp and Connie Porter, and the lyricist-composer duo of The American Girls Revue™, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford. Hope to see you there!


Recommended ages: 6 & up.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Colleen Madden

About the Show

Madison’s finest holiday tradition and CTM’s grandest production of the year, A Christmas Carol is an event the whole family can enjoy. A mark-it-on-the calendar and get-a-little-dressed-up kind of date. The elegant Capitol Theater transports us back in time to Victorian England for a wild seasonal ride. We’re thrilled to present APT’s David Daniel as Ebenezer Scrooge in a memorable journey from curmudgeonly miser to all-around good guy.

Recommended ages: 7 & up.

  • Best suited for grades 4 & up / Run time approximately 120 minutes

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    Performance Dates:
    Tue, DEC 13 at 9:30am
    Wed, DEC 14 at 10:00am
    Thu, DEC 15 at 9:30am

Seussical™

Seussical™

Book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Co-Conceived by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

About the Show

“Oh, the Thinks you can Think” when Dr. Seuss’ zany characters come together in this delightful musical caper! Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all the Whos of Whoville come together in this wildly imaginative show. Hosted by everyone’s favorite Cat (in the Hat, that is!), and one of the most performed shows in America, this must-see musical for the whole family will have you singing its tunes all the way home!

Recommended ages: 5 & up.

Seussical - TYA Version is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

  • Best suited for grades 4-k & up / Run time approximately 70 minutes

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    Performance Dates:

    THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!

To The Promised Land

To The Promised Land

Written by Jonathan Gillard Daly

About the Show

 

A young African-American girl’s experience growing up in Milwaukee during the civil rights movement is overlapped with the true story of Golda Meir, the future prime minister of Israel. Both girls grew up in the same house, but 60 years apart from each other. Using magical realism, the two girls form a friendship, discovering their shared strength and hope, and how they both overcome injustices to realize their dreams. We are proud to present this new compelling young adult drama by Milwaukee playwright-actor Jonathan Gillard Daly. Recommended for our young adult audience: ages 10 & up.

  • Best suited for grades 6 & up / Run time approximately 90 minutes

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    Performance Dates:
    Tue, APR 25 at 9:30am (SOLD OUT!)
    Wed, APR 26 at 10:00am (SOLD OUT!)
    Thurs, APR 27 at 9:30am (SOLD OUT!)
    Fri, APR 28 at 9:30am (200+ Seats Available!)
    Tue, MAY 2 at 9:30am (SOLD OUT!)
    Wed, MAY 3 at 10:00am (SOLD OUT!)

A Year with Frog and Toad

A Year with Frog and Toad

Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Based on the books by Arnold Lobel

About the Show

Nominated for 3 Tony Awards this whimsical show follows two friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — as they celebrate their differences and discover just how much caring and fun you can squeeze into every season of the year. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm. Children and adults alike will enjoy this enchanting musical.

Recommended for our youngest audience: Ages 3 & up.

A Year With Frog & Toad - TYA Version is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

  • Best suited for grades 4K & up / Run time approximately 65 minutes

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    Performance Dates:

    Tue, MAY 16 at 9:30am 
    Wed, MAY 17 at 10:00am (SOLD OUT!)
    Thu, MAY 18 at 9:30am (SOLD OUT!)
    Fri, MAY 19 at 9:30am 
    Tues, MAY 23 at 9:30am 
    Tues, MAY 23 at 11:30am
    Wed, MAY 24 at 10:00am 
    Wed, MAY 24 at 12:00pm (SOLD OUT!)
    Thurs, MAY 25 at 9:30am (SOLD OUT!)
    Thurs, MAY 25 at 11:30am