Bring Your Students to the Theatre

A lifelong love of theatre often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinee performance at the Playhouse. These matinees are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences. Regular student matinee performances begin at 10 a.m., and tickets are $15 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided. A $12.50-processing fee is added to each order.

Registration for 2018-19 student matinees will be available online starting May 1 at 10 a.m. For priority registration, attend our Teacher Reception at the Playhouse on April 30 at 4 p.m. RSVP for the reception by contacting Piper N. Davis at piper.davis@cincyplay.com.

Plan your trip today!

Registration for 2018-19 student matinees will be available online starting May 1 at 10 a.m.

Registration for the 2017-18 student matinees for Ken Ludwig's Treasure Island are currently available online.

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Remaining 2017-18 Student Matinees

All plays and dates are subject to change.

KEN LUDWIG'S

TREASURE ISLAND

Adapted from the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition. Recommended for fifth grade and older students. Contains action-packed fight scenes and some mild adult language.

 

2018-19 Student Matinees

All plays and dates are subject to change.

MISERY

By WILLIAM GOLDMAN
Based on the novel by STEPHEN KING

SEPT. 27, 2018

Based on Stephen King’s terrifying novel, true life becomes stranger than fiction when a novelist is held captive by his "Number One Fan." Recommended for juniors and seniors in high school. Contains some drug use, violence and very strong adult language.

Leading Ladies presents

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

By LAUREN GUNDERSON and MARGOT MELCON


NOV. 1 and NOV. 8, 2018 

Middle sister Mary finally takes center stage in this charming and romantic sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Recommended for fifth-grade and older students.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
First Financial Bank presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by HOWARD DALLIN


DEC. 4, 2018
This performance is only for individuals on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge's time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. Recommended for first grade and older students.

First Financial Bank presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by HOWARD DALLIN


NOV. 20, 27, 28, AND 29, AND DEC. 5, 6, AND 11, 2018 

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge's time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. Recommended for first grade and older students.

IN THE HEIGHTS

Music and lyrics by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
Book by
QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES
Conceived by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA


JAN. 30, 2019

Lights up on the high-energy, Tony Award-winning musical that started it all for Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Recommended for junior high and high school age students. Contains some strong adult language, and sexual references and innuendo.

AUGUST WILSON'S

TWO TRAINS RUNNING

Presented by MOE & JACK ROUSE and RANDOLPH WADSWORTH


MARCH 13, 2019

The long-time regulars of a local diner watch history unfold amidst the civil rights movement in August Wilson’s masterpiece. Recommended for junior high and high school age students. Contains some adult language and other mature themes.

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by CHARLES M. SCHULZ
Book, Music and Lyrics by
CLARK GESNER


MAY. 9 and MAY 16, 2019

Fall in love all over again with the Peanuts gang in this whimsical musical that features delightful songs and a new musical arrangement. Recommended for first-grade and older students. 

 

Resources

We support student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theatre experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

  • Every classroom is eligible for FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops through the Class Act! Program!
  • Educator's Guides 
  • Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
  • Copies of the play script

The Class Act! Program includes FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops for individual classrooms. Prioritizing the standards of the Common Core, each 45 to 60-minute workshop features one of our trained arts educators who use drama techniques and other arts-related activities to expand on the subjects in the study guide and production. These workshops are limited only by our resources, so it's first-come, first-served. Workshops can be booked with your student matinee performance.

 
Helpful Hints
All in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number a school has reserved. Payment for student matinees must be made no later than 45 days prior to your performance dates. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After 45 days prior, we will consider the reservation final and the school will be responsible for full payment. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
All individuals in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number that a school has reserved. Payment for A Christmas Carol student matinees must be made no later than Oct. 2, 2017. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After Oct. 2, if full payment has not been received, the reservation will be canceled and the school can be placed on the waiting list by email request to piper.davis@cincyplay.com.

Every spring (generally in late April or early May), we host a special reception for teachers. Attend the reception for the earliest opportunity to sign up students for matinees. Registration for the upcoming season begins at the reception and opens online and via telephone the next morning. However, attendance at the reception does not guarantee that you will receive the performance(s) desired. A Christmas Carol is usually sold out by the end of May and only accepting waiting list requests.

To receive an invitation to the reception and notice of the registration opening date, please email the following information to piper.davis@cincyplay.com:

  • Contact Name
  • School Name
  • Address
  • Primary Phone
  • School Email Address
The Playhouse cannot accommodate motor coach and bus parking onsite. Motor coaches and buses must arrive early to secure parking in Eden Park. We suggest bus drivers turn onto Mt. Adams Drive and allow students to disembark by the steps. Then park along that drive. Arrival by 9:30 a.m. is strongly encouraged.
 
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Henry Charles Weghorst and Bruce Cromer in A Christmas Carol and the cast of A Christmas Carol; Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Barbara Chisholm as Misery's Annie Wilkes; Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates. All other promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.


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