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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.

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

All patrons must have a ticket. Only children age two and older will be admitted to Great Lakes Theater performances. 

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / 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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Great show! Very well done!
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

All patrons must have a ticket. Only children age two and older will be admitted to Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $13.00 / 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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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

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Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - $14.00
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 02, 2020
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Thursday, December 17, 2020

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I cannot say enough about this play
Jane Austen's Emma

Jane Austen's Emma

A Musical Romantic Comedy

A timeless love story, Jane Austen’s treasured classic is now a charming musical from Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon. Emma, a beautiful and clever young woman, is in love with love but clueless to her own feelings. When she puts her matchmaking skills to work to find a suitor for a young friend, comic complications will abound and endear modern audiences with some of classic literature’s most adored characters.


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Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon

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Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Wednesday, November 04, 2020

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Thank you for providing helpful pre-show materials
Henry V

Henry V

Shakespeare's Epic History

King Henry V of England’s army faces a potentially insurmountable challenge given his outnumbered “happy few…band of brothers.” Armed with signature poetic flourishes, Shakespeare’s epic account of the extraordinary Hundred Years’ War Battle of Agincourt is stirring and stunning. The Bard immortalizes King Henry’s momentous role in history with this legendary tale of heroism and valor.


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By William Shakespeare


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Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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My students adored this show
Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

A Hercule Poirot Thriller

Agatha Christie’s famous sleuth, Hercule Poirot, takes center stage in this gripping country house murder mystery. Called upon to visit Sir Claud Amory, a physicist who has created a formula for the atom bomb, Hercule and his associates find Sir Claud murdered and the formula missing. Twists and turns take Poirot on a thrilling whodunit journey as he strives to identify the murderer and find the missing formula…to avert explosive results.

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By Agatha Christie

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Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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It was outstanding
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. Butrevenge 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

All patrons must have a ticket. Only children age two and older will be admitted to Great Lakes Theater performances.

Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Off-Broadway’s Effervescent ‘50s Jukebox Musical

Following a group of young ladies from their 1958 prom to their ten-year reunion, this musical comedy showcases their stories through classic ‘50s hits! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy experience all the highs and lows of life, but know that whatever comes their way, they will get through it together. Bop along to nostalgic pop-music hits along the way that include “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar” and many marvelous others as you delight in their story.

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Written & Created by Roger Bean

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Matinee Info

Prices Students $14.00 / Chaperones - FREE
Location Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square
Run Time TBA
Performance Times 10:00 am

Performance Dates
Tuesday, May 04, 2021

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