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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 Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An Uproarious Battle of the Sexes

Meet the rotund rascal Sir John Falstaff and the wise wives of Windsor in one of Shakespeare’s most raucous comedies. With an ego as big as his voracious appetite, Falstaff conspires to woo the two wealthiest married ladies in town and pocket their riches. However, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page devise a scheme of their own to teach him a well-deserved lesson in Wooing 101. Join us and feast on a hilariously magnificent treat of monogamously artful deceit.

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By William Shakespeare / Directed by Tracy Young

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Notes This production is appropriate for middle and high school students.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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I cannot say enough about this play
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

A New Production of BOUBLIL and SCHÖNBERG'S Musical Epic

The winner of over 100 international awards and witnessed by over 65 million people worldwide, this unforgettable blockbuster musical sweeps audiences through an epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, set against the backdrop of a French nation in the throes of revolution. Relentlessly pursued by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, the unjustly convicted Jean Valjean must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the orphaned Cosette. With insurrection in the air and Javert closing in, Valjean has no choice but to fight for his life and sacrifice everything to protect the people he loves – in a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

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Based on a novel by Victor Hugo / Directed by Victoria Bussert

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Notes This production is appropriate for high school students.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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My students adored this show
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 Sara Bruner

The Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Foundation
The Leonard Krieger Fund
Ernst & Young
John P. Murphy Foundation
Dominion Foundation
And more than 500 individual donors...

Matinee Info

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

Performance Dates
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Friday, December 05, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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It was outstanding
Dial

Dial "M" for Murder

An Unforgettable Classic Thriller

When murder calls…hang up! Deception, betrayal, passion and greed prove potent ingredients for a perfect mystery in this intense and darkly gripping thriller, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. Ex-tennis professional Tony Wendice married his wife Margot for her money. Now he plans to kill her for the same reason, convinced that she is having an affair. When his precise murder plot goes awry, can he improvise an equally deadly plan B? The exciting ending of this erotic and psychologically suspenseful story, which has thrilled audiences for decades, will leave you breathless at the edge of your seat.

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By Frederick Knott

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Notes This production is appropriate for middle and high school students.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Great show! Very well done!
The Tempest

The Tempest

The Bard's Final Glorious Gift to the Theater

Tempted by spirits, teased by sprites, and tormented by a monster, a shipwrecked king and his party face the wrath of the betrayed conjurer, Prospero - a man they marooned on the enchanted island years ago. But revenge yields to redemption in William Shakespeare’s final glorious gift to the world. Along the magically tempestuous journey, passions are unleashed, villainy is thwarted and a family is reunited in a comic and cathartic tale of romance and renewal.

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By William Shakespeare

Matinee Info

Prices Students $12.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Run Time TBD
Notes This production is appropriate for middle and high school students.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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