School Matinees

Page Series 1718Reserve your space now for 2017-2018 educational matinees at Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre. Don’t delay! Programs sell out quickly, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

To make a reservation, please email tickets@smumn.edu. Put SCHOOL MATINEE in the subject line, and include the following information in the body of your message:

  • Name of School
  • Contact name, phone number, and email address
  • Date, time, and name of the program you wish to attend
  • Number of students expected to attend
  • Number of chaperones expected
  • Grade level or age range of students
  • Any needed accessibility services

All seats are $3 per person and payment is due upon arrival. No one will ever be turned away due to an inability to pay. Schools are asked to limit chaperones to one adult per 10 students. We will email each group’s contact person 3 weeks prior to the performance to confirm your final attendance numbers. As soon as you have confirmed the number of students and chaperones attending, an invoice will be emailed. Once the final invoice has been issued, your groups is responsible for the total amount on the invoice, regardless of whether your attendance numbers change.

Groups should plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the performance, and will be seated in order of arrival. All events last approximately 60 minutes.

Study guides will be posted on this page as they become available, and will also be emailed to groups attending each performance.


Junie B. JonesTheatreworks USA presents

JUNIE B. JONES

TUESDAY • OCT. 3, 2017 • 10:00 am and 12:30 p.m.  

SOLD OUT

Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal.”

This musical is based on four volumes in Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones series of books, illustrated by Denise Brunkus and published by Random House: Junie B, First Grader (at Last!); Junie B, Boss of Lunch; Junie B, One-Man Band; and Top-Secret Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B (and Me!).

Curriculum connections:
Language Arts: Communication, Writing, Literature, Performing Arts: Music, Theatre; Emotional/Social Development: Relationships & Interpersonal Dynamics

Recommended for grades K through 5


David Gonzalez

DAVID GONZALEZ is a professional storyteller, poet, playwright, musician and public speaker. He is a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and is the recipient of the International Performing Arts for Youth “Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence.”

AESOP BOPS!

TUESDAY • JAN. 30, 2018 • 10 a.m.

Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. This feast of funky, physical storytelling from David Gonzalez leaves young audiences feeling like they have just performed the show too! Aesop Bops! rocks, and rolls out the red carpet – inviting kids to join in the fun.

Curriculum connections: 
Performing Arts: Dramatic Performance, Music; Language Arts: Literature, Storytelling; Emotional/Social Development: Perception, Stereotypes, Tolerance, Compassion, and Generosity

Recommended for grades K through 3

CUENTOS: TALES FROM THE LATINO WORLD

TUESDAY • JAN. 30, 2018 • 12:30 p.m.

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx! From the silly antics of the Puerto Rican anti-hero “Juan Bobo” to the mysterious dealings and powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories, these tales are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages for children. Spanish language words are sprinkled throughout the stories and songs in such a way that young audiences can repeat and retain their sound and meaning. Cuentos offers a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latino literature and culture.

Curriculum connections:
Performing Arts: Dramatic Performance, Music; Language Arts: Literature, Storytelling, Spanish; Social Studies: World Cultures, Geography

Recommended for grades 3 through 6


My Father's DragonEnchantment Theatre Company presents

MY FATHER’S DRAGON

THURSDAY • FEB. 22, 2018 • 10 am & 12:30 pm
10 am performance SOLD OUT

When nine-year old Elmer Elevator hears about a baby dragon who is held captive by the ferocious animals of Wild Island, he sets off on an adventure to rescue the dragon and return him home. With the help of his friend the Alley Cat, Elmer packs everything he thinks he’ll need —including chewing gum, two-dozen lollipops, seven hair ribbons and a box of rubber bands! With pluck and ingenuity Elmer makes his way to the Island, outwits the wild animals and saves Boris, the dragon. But can they find their way back home? As they travel over the ocean they get lost in a storm and discover a magical island of escaped canaries. The resourceful Elmer helps the canaries overcome their “curiosity disease” and uncover a stash of hidden riches. With bags of gold and the canaries’ blessings, the dauntless duo at last returns home. Based on the Newberry Honor book by Ruth Stiles Gannett, this fabulous adventure is brought to life using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

Curriculum Connections:
Literature; Visual Arts and Drawing; Performing Arts: Theater, Music, Dance; Language Arts: Reading and Creative Writing as storytelling with a focus on the concepts of imagination, creativity and problem-solving.

Recommended for grades K through 5

Schools attending this production are invited to participate in a study examining the impact of live performance on literacy. Click here to learn more about the study, conducted by Purdue University, and how you can participate.


CinderellaDance Repertory Company and Saint Mary’s Department of Theatre & Dance

CINDERELLA

THURSDAY • APRIL 19, 2018 • 10:00 am
SOLD OUT

The enchanting music of Sergei Prokofiev brings this beloved fairy tale to life. With whimsical scenery, a romantic story, and comical stepsisters, the Dance Repertory Company’s production of Cinderella promises a dose of humor with the majesty of classical ballet.

Curiculum Connections:
Language Arts: Literature; Performing Arts: Dance, Music

Suitable for all grade levels 

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