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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

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary!

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 Victoria Bussert

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
Friday, November 30, 2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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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
Staged by Victoria Bussert

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.

Sensory Friendly Performance Dates
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Always Amazing!
Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie's Gripping Courtroom Thriller

You are hereby summoned for jury duty. 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

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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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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