2016-2017 Student Matinee Series
Northern Stage offers student matinees of selected professional main stage productions. We will explore the themes of ambition and redemption in the 2016-2017 season, and we invite you and your students to join us as we open the doors to our new home, The Barrette Center for the Arts.
Student matinees include a study guide and context video, distributed to all teachers/classrooms before attending the production, and a post-show conversation (talkback) with the cast immediately following the performance. Optional pre and post-show workshops are available to further enhance the theater-going experience. See below for more information on workshops.
Made possible through the generosity of Hypertherm Owner’s Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) Foundation, each student is admitted for $15, and every ten students admits one adult chaperone free of charge. Additional adults are $45 each, tax exempt.
The 2016-2017 Student Matinee Series dates and times are as follows:
Full of sound and fury, the “Scottish play” follows Lord and Lady Macbeth on their bloody path to the throne. Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy proves the deepest realms of human nature, finding dark truths that resonate with our world as powerfully as ever more than four hundred years after its first performance.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Advisory: Ages 12 and up for violence and mature subject matter including modern warfare and the depiction of drug use.
Please note: Macbeth Contains Violence: Staged Gunshots & Loud Bombings, an Herbal Cigarette as well as Fog, Haze & Strobe Effects.
Showtimes: Wednesdays October 5, 12, & 19 at 10 AM, Tuesdays October 11 & 18 at 10 AM
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ story of redemption remains as uplifting as it ever was!
Charles Dickens’ story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as ever. In an updated production expanded for the new Byrne Theater, this biennial tradition will bring friends and families together with beautiful music, whirling ghosts, and a tour-de-force performance by Bill Kux (2016’s The Hound of the Baskervilles) as Scrooge. Also featuring Northern Stage favorites Dorothy Stanley, Eric Bunge, Susan Haefner, and a cast of 10 local children. This is a holiday tradition not to be missed!
Running Time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Advisory: Ages 8 and up.
Please note: This production contains fog and haze effects.
Showtimes: Tuesday, November 22, 11 AM, Wednesdays, November 30, December 7 & 14 , 11 AM
“It’s a pilot’s worst nightmare,” huffs our nameless protagonist after she’s grounded by the Air Force. After years soaring through Iraqi skies in an F-16, an unplanned pregnancy triggers a mandatory reassignment to Creech Air Force Base just outside Las Vegas. Her new mission: piloting drones in the same skies she has been forced to abandon. But there’s something very different about this new way of flying and killing. A fiercely relevant and compelling one woman show, Grounded explores the consequences, both moral and psychological, of America’s transition to drone warfare.
Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes with no intermission.
Advisory: Ages 15 and up for subject matter.
Showtime: Wednesday, March 22 10 AM
NEW! Youth Ensemble Studio Presents Dear Edwina JR.
Students perform for students in this “girl power” musical for a new generation. Northern Stage Youth Ensemble Studio students in grades 7-12 share the adventures of Edwina Spoonapple, an advice-giver extraordinare, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly “Advice -a – Palooza.” Edwina and her friends impart wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy, and poignant songs.
Running Time: 1 hour, no intermission
Advisory: Appropriate for all ages, geared toward 3-14 years of age.
Showtimes: Tuesday, March 28, 10 AM
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!
BRING PROFESSIONAL THEATER TO YOUR CLASSROOM!
We are now offering a pre- or post-show Stage-to-School Workshop to enhance the experience of students who attend our matinees. We will send two theater professionals from our company to engage your classroom further through discussion and exercises relating to the themes of the play. We work with individual schools to tailor the session to your students’ needs and your curriculum, to engage your students in active learning, and to provide further background into the historical and cultural context of the play.
You can add a one-hour Workshop to your Student Matinee experience for $80.
If you have questions or would like to book a workshop, please email Education@NorthernStage.org or call us at 802-296-7000.