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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.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie's Gripping Courtroom Thriller

You are hereby summoned to jury duty!

For this production, ONSTAGE SEATING sections will surround the playing area to create an immersive experience for audiences. Patrons seated in the stage right Onstage Seating section will be incorporated into the action of the play as members of the jury! (Stage right Jury Duty Onstage Seating is limited to audience members 18 years and older.)

Synopsis:
The stakes are high as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Can this defendant convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose despite shocking courtroom testimony and impassioned gallery outbursts? Witness as Leonard and his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth in a whodunit suspense-thriller that will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo…and beyond.


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By Agatha Christie
Directed by Charles Fee

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes Appropriate for middle & high school students. Home-school groups receive 1 comp ticket only.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Tuesday, March 05, 2019

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Great show! Very well done!
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare's Uproarious Battle of the Sexes

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:
The only thing that stands between Bianca and a bevy of eligible suitors is her quick-tempered, elder sister Katherina. That is until fortune-hunting Petruchio takes up the challenge to “tame” Kate and make her his wife. A madcap marriage and much mayhem ensues in a beguiling battle of wits and wills between the sexes which ultimately reveals an unlikely romance. Can love tame a shrewish heart and surprise an unbridled bachelor?

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.

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sara Bruner

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes Appropriate for middle and high school students. Home-school groups receive 1 comp ticket only.
Performance Times 10:00am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019

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I cannot say enough about this play
Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

A Tony-Winning Rock 'n' Roll Tribute

On December 4, 1956, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley fatefully found themselves together in a Memphis recording studio. The historic rock ‘n’ roll jam session that resulted was electrifying. Step back in time to experience this irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets and celebrations – which boasts powerhouse performances and an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog” and more.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater.

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Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
Directed by Hunter Foster

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / Chaperones - 0.00
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Notes Appropriate for middle & high school students. Home-school groups receive 1 comp ticket only.
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

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