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.

To learn more, please visit: Student Matinee FAQ.

To learn more about Pre-Show Workshops, visit: Student Matinees - Workshops.

Contact Info: Laura McMillan | 608.255.2080 x107 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stellaluna

Stellaluna

Book Author Janell Cannon
Playwright Saskia Janse
Composer Guus Ponsioen

The beloved children’s story about a baby bat, a family of birds, and being true to yourself comes to life on The Playhouse stage through puppetry, music, dance, and humor.

Best suited for grades 1 & up / Run Time approx 1 hour 5 minutes

Themes: Family | Love | Growing

Study Guide Available! Click Here.

  • Performance Dates - February 2022:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
     
     
     
     
     
    10
    9:30am
Calabasas Street

Calabasas Street

By José Cruz González

All of the neighborhood children think La Viuda Martinez is strange - she collects local garbage and hauls it home. Young Domingo Sanchez is curious - why does she do this? When he goes after a baseball he accidentally hit into La Viuda's yard, Domingo discovers that sometimes things are not always what they seem. Join us for a story of unlikely friends, second chances, and the transformative power of art. 

Best suited for grades 4 & up / Run Time approx 60 minutes

Themes: Friendship | Creativity | Acceptance

  • Performance Dates - March 2022:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    15
    9:30am
    16
    10:00am
    17
    9:30am
    12:00pm
    22
    9:30am
    23
    10:00am
    24
    9:30am
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

A musical based on the novel by Mary Rodgers
Music & Lyrics by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
Book by Bridget Carpenter

What would it be like to truly trade places with someone? Ellie (a spontaneous teen) and Katherine (her ultra-organized mom) couldn't be more different. When they magically swap bodies and have just 24 hours to get back to normal, they must work together to solve the mystery of their inverted identities.  By spending a day in each other's shoes, mother and daughter come to appreciate each other in ways they never could have imagined. Share in the celebration in this hilarious and heartfelt new musical!

Best suited for grades 6 & up / Run Time approx 1 hours 30 minutes

Themes: Self-Discovery | Respect | Empathy

  • Performance Dates - May 2022:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    10
    9:30am
    11
    10:00am
    12
    9:30am
    17
    9:30am
    18
    10:00am
    19
    9:30am