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 enrichment guides and post-show talkbacks.

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The Wiz (Theater For Young Audiences Version)

The Wiz (Theater For Young Audiences Version)

Adapted from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Additional Material by Tina Tippit
Music & Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Ease on down the road in this Tony-award winning iconic musical. Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz are set to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. The 1975 Tony award-winning musical is a celebration of Black culture that features favorite songs such as “Soon as I Get Home”, “Slide Some Oil To Me”, “He’s a Mean Old Lion” and many more. From the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

Best suited for grades 3 & up / Run Time approx 70 minutes

Themes: Home - Friendship - Freedom

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A Christmas Carol 2023

A Christmas Carol 2023

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Charlotte T. Martin
Music By Mark Wurzelbacher

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

Themes: Compassion - Transformation - Redemption

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  • Performance Dates - December 2023:

    Tuesday Wednesday
     
     
    13
    10:00am
    19
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Life Doesn't Frighten Me: I Am Fearless Royalty

Life Doesn't Frighten Me: I Am Fearless Royalty

WORLD PREMIERE By Paige Hernandez
With Music by Kris Funn
Based on "Life Doesn't Frighten Me" by Dr. Maya Angelou from the book And Still I Rise
Used with permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC

Take a journey with four heroes as they conquer their fears and discover their indelible superpowers. Based on the Maya Angelou poem, this original play with music celebrates every child’s inherent strength and courage. Created by multi-disciplinary hip-hop artist Paige Hernandez and Grammy-nominated jazz musician Kris Funn.  Read more here on how this unique play came to be!

Best suited for grades K & Up / Run Time approx 60 minutes

Themes: Courage - Strength - Imagination

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  • Performance Dates - February 2024:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    6
    9:30am
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    10:00am
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    9:30am
    13
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The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Book by Joe Tracz
Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’ lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Join Percy and friends as they encounter mythological creatures, solve the riddle of the Oracle, and learn just how resilient they truly are in this action-packed adventure with a thrilling original rock score.

Best suited for grades 5 & up / Run Time approx 2 hours including intermission

Themes: Identity - Collaboration - Belonging

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  • Performance Dates - March 2024: [March 8 & 14 NEWLY ADDED]

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    10:00am
    6
    9:30am
    7
    10:00am
    8
    9:30am
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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

A play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
A powerful adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, created especially for theaters for young audiences. Anne Frank’s account of her time as a young Jewish adolescent, hiding in the now infamous attic during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam is simultaneously heartwarming and heartwrenching. An important story that must be told and never forgotten.

Best suited for grades 6 & up / Run Time approx 75 minutes

Themes: Growing Up - Isolation - Hope
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  • Performance Dates - May 2024:

    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    7
    10:00am
    8
    9:30am
    9
    10:00am
    10
    9:30am
    14
    10:00am
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