School Matinee Series

 

Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends at NC State LIVE on October 1.

Instill a love and appreciation of live theatre in children – and perhaps introduce them to theatre for the first time! The School Matinee Series gives school groups the opportunity to attend weekday performances that support the public school curriculum. The experience is fun for students and easy for teachers. From the moment you arrive on campus, we are with you every step of the way. Study guides are often available to directly connect the theatre experience with your classroom goals.

Sign up

Registration for the 2019-2020 series will begin on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:30am. We are happy to answer any questions in the meantime, contact Stephanie Clark at stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu, or call 919.513.3052. Please note: Payment is not due at the time of registration. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours and an invoice within 2 weeks. In the past, our School Matinee Series has sold out quickly. Please plan accordingly. Thanks for your understanding!

2019-2020 School Matinee Series

Nobuntu- Celebrate the music of Africa!

Dates

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11am

Run time: Approximately 1 hour (recommended for grades K-6)

Costs: $8.58 per student (includes tax). Limited complimentary tickets are available for chaperones and teachers.

Curricular connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Global Studies, Storytelling

Show information: Come journey with us to the beautiful continent of Africa! Nobuntu, the all-female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, will introduce students and teachers to the rich cultural traditions of Zimbabwe – the music, stories, traditions, and dances. During this interactive performance, students are given an authentic inside look at how important music and dance is to Zimbabwean culture, how these arts forms are passed from generation to generation, and the deep meaning found in these songs and dances. For more information on the artist: http://www.nobuntu-music.com/#s1

Nobuntu at NC State LIVE on October 4, 2019.

Theatreworks USA’s Rosie Revere, Engineer and Friends

Dates

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10am and noon
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10am and noon

Run time: Approximately 1 hour (recommended for grades K-6)

Costs: $8.58 per student (includes tax). Limited complimentary tickets are available for chaperones and teachers.

Curricular connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Science and Social Studies

Show information: Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy.
A fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, EngineerIggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math).  For more information on the company: https://twusa.org/shows-artists/on-tour/rosie-revere-engineer/

(Pictured above)

 

Yamato- Celebrate the music of Japan!

Dates:

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11am

Run time: Approximately 1 hour (recommended for grades K-6)

Costs: $8.58 per student (includes tax). Limited complimentary tickets are available for chaperones and teachers.

Curricular connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Global Studies

Show information: Are you ready to explore Japan? Yamato’s motto is “Go anywhere if invited and make the world a little more happy.” With close to 200 performances a year worldwide, they take happiness very seriously. Traveling from Japan’s Asuka Village in Nara Prefecture, these highly trained musicians will take your students on an adventure through thousands of year’s of Japanese culture with traditional Wadaiko (Taiko) drums. Yamato thinks of their ancient instruments as a heartbeat – the basic element of life.  Experience the magic of Yamato and their unique ancient drumming with a fun, new energy! For more information about the artist: http://www.yamatodrummers.com/

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites

Dates

  • Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10am and noon
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10am and noon

Run time: Approximately 1 hour (recommended for grades PreK-4)

Costs: $8.58 per student (includes tax). Limited complimentary tickets are available for chaperones and teachers.

Curricular connections: Communication and Language Arts, Music, Relationships and Family, Storytelling

Show information: We are so excited to bring back this enchanting production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.  Using the magic of black light and fanciful puppets, this inventive theatre company brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color. Their charming puppeteering also shines a light on Little Cloud and The Mixed up Chameleon – celebrating the genius and charm of Eric Carle. For more information on the company:: https://www.mermaidtheatre.ca/caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at NC State LIVE on March 22, 2020. Photo by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I eat lunch on campus before/ after the performance with my students?

-Unfortunately, due to the tight turnaround between matinee performances and cost to reserve the coliseum surface lot for buses, we normally can’t accommodate this request. However, if your group is attending the 12pm performance (and we are not sold out for the 10am) we can usually have 1-2 groups arrive early and eat outside by Talley Student Union (weather pending) before going into the theatre at 11:40am. Please contact Stephanie Clark- stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu for additional questions.

*Please note this does not apply if you are arriving by car and parking in the coliseum pay lot.

Are there additional kid-friendly spots to eat near the theatre?

-Yes! Pullen Park is a 2 minute drive from NC State, they have bus parking and picnic areas.  More information is located here: https://www.raleighnc.gov/parks/content/ParksRec/Articles/Parks/Pullen.html

Can I add additional chaperones the week leading up to the performance?

-We ask that all chaperones, parents, and assistants be included in the total number of seats when you make the reservation in August.  Thank you for your help and understanding!