School Matinee Series

NCStateLIVE presents Mexico Beyond Mariachi's SUGAR SKULL! photo by Christopher Duggan

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.

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Click the red “Register here!!” button directly above to reserve your tickets to our 2018-2019 School Matinee Series. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding show availability, contact Stephanie Clark at stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu, or call 919.513.3052.

If you need to fax in your registration, please download this form.

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 sold out quickly. Please plan accordingly. Thanks for your understanding!

 

2018-2019 School Matinee Series

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de los Muertos Musical

Dates

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10am and noon
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10am and noon

Run time: Approximately 1 hour

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

Show information: 

Like the Oscar-winning film Coco, Sugar Skull takes audiences on a Dia de los Muertos musical adventure!

Young Vita thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a candy skeleton in her abuelita’s cemetery suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Día de los Muertos. Meet Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton who dreams of riding the exclusive train to Who-Knows-Where.

Sugar Skull is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, rooted in Mexican traditions, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike. Click here for the study guide.

(recommended for students in grades 1-6)

For more information on the company, please visit:  https://www.rhythmofthearts.com/mexico-beyond-mariachi

 

The Ugly Duckling

Dates

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10am and noon
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 10am and noon

Run time: Approximately 1 hour

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, Science and Technology

Show information: 

We all know The Ugly Ducking as the classic tale of belonging by Hans Christian Andersen, but we’ve never seen it quite like this! Using cutting edge lighting technology, Lightwire Theater, brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color. The result is an unforgettable theatrical experience blending electroluminescent wire with mesmerizing puppetry, innovative technology and beautiful dance.

Young readers will be in awe at how The Ugly Ducking (and friends) spring to life on the stage! Don’t miss this electrifying live version of a classic story – complete with music ranging from classical to pop. Click here for the study guide (coming soon).

(recommended for students in grades K-4)

For more information on the company, please visit: https://www.lightwiretheater.com/the-ugly-duckling/NC State LIVE presents Lightwire Theater's Ugly Duckling