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Student Matinee Series

Make classic theater come alive for your students!

We introduce over 15,000 students to theater each year - many for the first time. Your field trip to Great Lakes Theater is just a click away. All Student Matinee performance dates are subject to availability.

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

A Tony Award-Winning Musical for the Whole Family

An enchanting adaptation of a classic children’s novel, this acclaimed musical will inspire “the child” within audience members of all ages. After being orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary is returned to England to live with her melancholy uncle at his neglected estate. Haunted by the ghosts of her past and the secrets of her uncle, she innocently unlocks the forgotten gate to an untended garden on the estate grounds. From its soil, fertile with memory and “magic,” springs hope and healing for them both.

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Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman / Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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It was outstanding
King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare's Towering Tragedy

A classic tale of love, loss and legacy, King Lear’s royal epic reigns supreme. When an aging monarch resolves to retire and divide his kingdom among three daughters, his sense of reason is suddenly shattered by the surprising emotional storm that ensues. Stoked by fierce winds of treachery, the tragic tempest plunges both king and kingdom into chaos. As his life hangs in the balance, a once proud monarch is forced to wrestle with morality as he confronts his own mortality.

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Always Amazing!
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

NE Ohio's Favorite Holiday Tradition

Open your heart to Charles Dickens’ classic tale of one man’s ultimate redemption. One of northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, A Christmas Carol is a perfect gift of theater for children and adults of all ages. Celebrate the season with the ones you love.

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By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman
Staged by TBD

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 13.00
Location Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time 1 hour and 45 minutes (including intermission)
Notes This production is appropriate for elementary through high school students.
Performance Times 11:00 a.m.

Performance Dates
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Friday, December 04, 2015
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie's Murder Mystery Classic

When a group of ten strangers, lured to a remote English island, discover that their eccentric millionaire host is missing – mysterious machinations are set into murderous motion. Stranded by a torrential storm and haunted by a clue-filled nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to meet gruesome and untimely ends. With only the fallen believed innocent, who remaining among them is the killer? Based on the best-selling mystery novel of all time, this darkly captivating thriller will leave you breathless at the edge of your seat.

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By Agatha Christie
Directed by Charles Fee

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Thursday, March 03, 2016

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Great show! Very well done!
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

A Hilarious Labor of Love and Laughter

When a King decrees that his court be free of women so that he and his men may study without distraction, what could possibly go wrong? Nothing, until a beautiful princess and her delectable entourage pay a visit and put the men’s resolve to the ultimate test. Love letters gone awry set in motion a series of hysterical misadventures which turns the court topsy-turvy in a hilarious Shakespearean study of “Wooing 101.”

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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My students adored this show
The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

The World's Longest Running Musical

A charming and romantic musical about one young couple, two "feuding" fathers and an infinite love that transcends over time, The Fantasticks whimsically whisks audiences on a journey of imagination into a world of moonlight, magic and memory. Along the way, love is found, lost and rediscovered again after a poignant realization that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

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Book & lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Notes May 18th is a SENSORY-FRIENDLY performance only!
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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I cannot say enough about this play