Student Matinees

Join us! See live theatre and meet the cast!

Schools attending TheatreWorks’ student matinee performances receive:

  • In-depth study guides to help integrate the shows’ themes and stories that align with Standards.
  • A pre-show classroom workshop with TheatreWorks artists.
  • A post-show discussion with the cast.

Student tickets are just $10.

For more information or to reserve student matinee seats for your class, contact Katie Bartholomew, Associate Education Director at 650.463.7154 or kbartholomew@theatreworks.org.  


Upcoming Student Matinees for the 2019/20 Season:


They Promised Her the Moon

March 26, 2020 at 11am 

Lucie Stern Theatre 
Grades 6 – 12 

By Laurel Ollstein 
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE

The space race, 1962. With the sky no longer the limit, astronauts circle the heavens and a world record-holding pilot stands ready to join them, forever altering the course of history. If only America will let her. This fascinating theatrical hit from our New Works Festival chronicles the incredible true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who dreamt of stars, only to wake in a country that couldn't see the light.

 

Ragtime

April 23, 2020 at 11am
April 30, 2020 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 5 – 12

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From the novel by E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Robert Kelley

TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and hopeful spirit of America at the dawn of the last century. To the syncopated rhythms of an optimistic new age, this unforgettable theatrical tapestry interweaves the delights of vaudeville, baseball, and nickelodeon with the hurly-burly of labor rallies and racial unrest, tracing the lives of an enterprising Jewish immigrant, a courageous Harlem pianist, and an upper-class wife brilliantly combined in a jubilant, melting-pot tribute to the American Dream.

 

Upcoming Student Matinees for the 2020/21 Season:

 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


October 29, 2020 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 6 – 12

Based on the screenplay Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
By William Rose 
Directed by Tim Bond 

REGIONAL PREMIERE 

This funny and poignant adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film resonates eloquently today, its wit and wisdom capturing the defining conflicts of America’s soul. In 1960s San Francisco, a liberal family learns that its boomer daughter is engaged to an African-American doctor of international acclaim. In the TheatreWorks directing debut of new Artistic Director Tim Bond, the parents of both lovers confront America’s lingering prejudices with heart and humor, wondering who will share the dinner table of tomorrow.

Sense and Sensibility

December 10, 2020 at 11am

Lucie Stern Theatre 
Grades 5 – 12

Book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Robert Kelley 

REGIONAL PREMIERE 

Echoing his triumphant hits Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon brightens the season with a glorious musical of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s beloved romantic classic. With fortune lost to fate and passion lost to folly, two captivating sisters must sail the unpredictable seas of courtship and convention. Overflowing with intrigue and humor, this enchanting adaptation sparkles with unforgettable songs, stunning sets, and gorgeous costumes—a festive gift for the holidays.

 

The Lifespan of a Fact

February 4, 2021 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 6 – 12

By Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, & Gordon Farrell
Based on the essay/book by John D’Agata & Jim Fingal
Directed by Tim Bond 

REGIONAL PREMIERE 

This hilarious Broadway hit takes on the high-stakes world of publishing when a determined millennial fact-checker questions the integrity of one of the country’s premiere magazines. His assignment, check the veracity of a groundbreaking article by a legendary author. What will prevail: picayune truth, laid back “truthiness,” or unabashed creative license? The ultimate showdown between false news and fact is about to begin—with indisputably delicious results. 

Contains mature language

Nan and the Lower Body

April 1, 2021 at 11am

Lucie Stern Theatre
Grades 9 – 12

By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli 

WORLD PREMIERE 

A pioneering doctor wants a full-time successor. A loving husband wants a full-time family. And Nan wants it all. She is the brilliant lab assistant of good-humored Dr. Papanicolaou, the life-saving inventor of the Pap smear. In this frank, funny, and engaging audience favorite from our New Works Festival, Nan has mysteries to unravel and life-changing choices to make. But who can unwind the mysteries of the heart?

Man of LaMancha

April 22, 2021 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 5 – 12

Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion 

THE BEST MUSICAL WINNER OF 5 TONY AWARDS

Come dream the impossible dream! More timely than ever, this inspiring musical masterpiece offers hope to uncertain times. Thrust into a forgotten prison camp, writer Miguel de Cervantes draws its desperate detainees into his tale of an addled dreamer, Don Quixote, his wry sidekick Sancho, and the fiery survivor Aldonza. Will honor overcome oppression, idealism outduel reality? Featuring a wealth of memorable songs, this stirring, groundbreaking hit celebrates courage in the face of despair.