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.
Madagascar

Madagascar

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

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

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    Performance Dates:

    Tues, OCT 10 @ 9:30am
    Wed, OCT 11 @ 10am
    Thurs, OCT 12 @ 9:30am & 12pm
    Tues, OCT 17 @ 9:30am
    Wed, OCT 18 @ 10am
    Thurs, OCT 19 @ 9:30am & 12pm
    Fri, OCT 20 @ 9:30am

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Colleen Madden

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

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    Performance Dates:

    Tues, DEC 12 @ 9:30am
    Wed, DEC 13 @ 10:00am
    Thurs, DEC 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 | Values

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    Performance Dates:

    Fri, FEB 16 @ 9:30am
    Tues, FEB 20 @ 9:30am
    Wed, FEB 21 @ 10am
    Thurs, FEB 22 @ 9:30am
    Fri, FEB 23 @ 9:30am
    Tues, FEB 27 @ 9:30am
    Wed, FEB 28 @ 10am
    Thurs, MAR 1 @ 9:30am

Diary of a Worm, Spider, and a Fly

Diary of a Worm, 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

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    Performance Dates:

    Wed, MAR 14 @ 10:00am
    Thurs, MAR 15 @ 9:30am & 12pm
    Fri, MAR 16 @ 9:30am & 12pm
    Tues, MAR 20 @ 9:30am & 12pm
    Wed, MAR 21 @ 10am & 12:15pm
    Thurs, MAR 22 @ 9:30am
    Fri, MAR 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

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    Performance Dates:

    Tues, MAY 8 @ 9:30am
    Wed, MAY 9 @ 10am
    Thurs, MAY 10 @ 9:30am
    Fri, MAY 11 @ 9:30am
    Tues, MAY 15 @ 9:30am
    Wed, MAY 16 @ 10am
    Thurs, MAY 17 @ 9:30am
    Fri, MAY 18 @ 9:30am