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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.


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By Charles Dickens / Adapted and Directed By Gerald Freedman

Children age two and older are welcome to attend Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $ / Chaperones - FREE
Location Mimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time 1 hour and 45 minutes (including intermission)
Performance Times 11:00 a.m.

Performance Dates
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019

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It was outstanding
Sleuth

Sleuth

The Ultimate Whodunit Thriller

Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer fascinated by games. He invites a fellow game enthusiast, who just happens to be his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle, to engage in a series of events that end up blurring the line between imagination and reality. This Tony-winning Best Play is an inventive take on the country-house thriller. Suspense abounds throughout this fiendishly cunning show that is sure to keep you guessing throughout. Is it all just a game or is more afoot? 

SLEUTH is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Charles Fee

Children age two and older are welcome to attend Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $ / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Great show! Very well done!
Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare's Sublime Battle of Wits and Wills

Beatrice and Benedick would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart for the effort’s unlikely collaborators as well?

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles Fee

Children age two and older are welcome to attend Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $ / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Thursday, April 09, 2020

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I cannot say enough about this play
Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

A Sassy Musical Celebration of Fats Waller

This Tony-winning musical showcases the infectious energy and masterful stylings of the legendary jazz musician, Thomas “Fats” Waller. Five actors croon, jive, wail and dance their way through the songs that made Waller a household name. Delight in the heyday of American big band jazz music as the cast celebrates unforgettable hits that include “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Spreadin’ Rhythm Around,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” and the show’s namesake “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is part of the Kulas Musical Theater Series at Great Lakes Theater. 

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Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz 
Created and Originally Directed by Richard Maltby Jr.
Original Choreography and Musical Staging by Arthur Faria
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by Luther Henderson
Vocal & Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon
Musical Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon & William Elliott
Directed by Gerry McIntyre

Children age two and older are welcome to attend Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $ / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, May 05, 2020

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My students adored this show

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