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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.

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.

By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 13.00
Location Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
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 13, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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Always Amazing!
A Christmas Carol
*Sensory Friendly

A Christmas Carol

NE Ohio's Favorite Holiday Tradition

Great Lakes Theater is proud to present a sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol, making live theater accessible to students and adults that benefit from a friendly audience environment. For this special performance, accommodations will be made, including a supportive audience environment, designated quiet areas, adjustments to light and sound, and online resource materials. Call Kelly Schaffer Florian at 216.453.4443 with any questions.

Complete Info: https://www.greatlakestheater.org/event/sensory

By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 13.00
Location Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
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.

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Always Amazing!
Misery

Misery

Stephen King's Unforgettable Thriller

When successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon awakes in a secluded home, rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan” Annie Wilkes, fiction quickly becomes stark reality. While he semi-consciously convalesces under her “care,” Annie secretly reads the unpublished manuscript of his new novel Misery and becomes enraged upon discovering that he has killed off her favorite character. When Annie demands that he rewrite his novel, Paul quickly realizes that the only way to avoid his own personal unhappy ending is to outwit the sociopathic bibliophile that seems bound and determined to keep him permanently bedridden.

Based on the novel by Stephen King / Adapted by William Goldman
Directed by Charles Fee

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes This production is appropriate for high school students
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Great show! Very well done!
Macbeth

Macbeth

Shakespeare's Towering Tragedy

For this production, we will transform the Hanna Theatre into an Elizabethan theater, including NEW SEATING SECTIONS ON STAGE - surrounding the playing area and creating an immersive experience for audiences! Consider ONSTAGE seating when planning your visit to enjoy the fullness of this unique production. (Onstage seats are padded benches with backs similar in style to church pews. The bench seat is padded. Seating is assigned.)

Synopsis:
In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Shakespeare's towering tragedy melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of corruption and heroism. We invite you to join us for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness, where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: "something wicked this way comes."

The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Great Lakes Theater is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle and high school students in communities across the United States.

Generous support for MACBETH was provided by John and Barbara Schubert.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes This production is appropriate for middle and high school students
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Thursday, April 12, 2018

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My students adored this show
Beehive - The 60s Musical

Beehive - The 60s Musical

Off Broadway's Groovy Retro-Hit Revue

An exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time. Featuring forty classic chart-toppers (and Aqua Net-glistening coiffures, of course), this groovy retro-revue highlights hits that range from the Supremes’ memorable melodies to Janis Joplin’s heart-rending rasp to Aretha Franklin’s soul and more. So break out your vintage best…and prepare to sing along, dance in the aisles and relive one of music’s truly golden eras.

BEEHIVE: THE 60s MUSICAL is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater.

Created by Larry Gallagher
Directed by Victoria Bussert

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes The performance is appropriate for all grade levels.
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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It was outstanding

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