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.

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Registration for the 2019-2020 series is OPEN!  Please scroll down to see what is still available, thank you! Please click the red ‘Register HERE!’ button above to fill out the online registration form.  We are happy to answer any questions, please 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!

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2019-2020 School Matinee Series

Nobuntu- Celebrate the music of Africa!- SOLD OUT

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

NEW THIS YEAR: This year we are teaming up with the Arts NC State Outreach & Engagement Office to offer free pre-show workshops at your school before Nobuntu. These will be led by local teaching artists and Arts NC State staff and will enhance the student’s viewing experience through active exploration of the cultures and art forms they see on the NC State LIVE stage. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Email stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu for more info.

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
  • Extremely limited availability, please email Stephanie Clark- stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu

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

Link to the study guide: click here!

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/

Link to the study guide: click here!

(Pictured above)

 

Yamato- Celebrate the music of Japan!- SOLD OUT

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

NEW THIS YEAR: This year we are teaming up with the Arts NC State Outreach & Engagement Office to offer free pre-show workshops at your school before Yamato. These will be led by local teaching artists and Arts NC State staff and will enhance the student’s viewing experience through active exploration of the cultures and art forms they see on the NC State LIVE stage. These are available on a first come first serve basis. Email stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu for more info.

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
  • Extremely limited availability, please email Stephanie Clark- stephanie_clark@ncsu.edu

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.