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Northern Stage offers student matinees of select professional main stage productions. The 2019-20 Season inspires us to explore the past to reimagine our future. From classics to world premieres, it prompts us to say yes to a future that uplifts, includes, and heals, uniting our community through the experience of theater. We hope you will work with us to allow the students in our region the opportunity to see live theater. Your partnership allows us to change lives, one story at a time.
Northern Stage offers a complimentary conversation with the cast after all student matinees. For select productions, we also offer study guides to enrich the student matinee experience.
If you attend a student matinee, each student is admitted for $19, and every ten students admits one adult chaperone free of charge. Additional adults are $34 each, tax exempt. Made possible through the generosity of Hypertherm Owner’s Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) Foundation and the Pussycat Foundation. 
If you attend a public performance, each student is admitted for $19. One adult chaperone will be admitted free of charge for a group of 10 students or more. Every 10 additional students will admit one adult chaperone at a discounted rate of $34. Any additional adults will pay regular ticket prices. Please note: we are required by the State of Vermont to charge sales tax for all public performances, regardless of tax-exemption status.

Click here to fill out the 2019-20 Student Matinee Booking Request Form*
*When filling out the booking request, please provide your best attendance estimate. You can always update your numbers as needed by emailing the Box Office Manager. If overall attendance for a Student Matinee is too low, we may cancel the performance. 
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. As you fill out the booking request form, you will need to supply the following information: what percentage of students in your school receive free or reduced lunches, how much money your school has budgeted for field trips/arts enrichment, and whether or not you have funding available from other sources. All scholarship requests must be submitted through this form.

A Doll’s House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath
Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10:00 AM
Advisory: Ages 14 and up for strong language and adult themes
Approximate Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, with no intermission
*Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your students.

The Sound of Music

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, this play offers a tale of personal growth and hope amidst the horrors of World War II. Young postulant Maria Rainer is a free spirit who has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of Nonnberg Abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter, and music. The classic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein features some of Broadway’s greatest songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.”
Showtimes: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 11:00 AM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:00 AM
Advisory: Ages 12 and up for themes around war
Approximate Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 15-minutes intermission
*Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your students.

King Lear

by William Shakespeare
Considered by many to be the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, King Lear depicts two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – as they reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. This bold new vision of Shakespeare’s epic stars Northern Stage favorite Jamie Horton (Northern Stage’s Orwell in America at 59E59 Theaters Off-Broadway) under the direction of nationally-acclaimed Shakespeare director Stephen Brown-Fried (Northern Stage’s Macbeth).
Showtime: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 11:00 AM
 
Advisory: Ages 13 and up for violence
Approximate Run Time: 3 hours, including one 15-minutes intermission
*Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your students.

Citrus

by Celeste Jennings
A riveting choreopoem, Citrus chronicles the struggle and resilience of Black women in America from 1840 through the present day. With music, dance, and spoken word, an intergenerational cast illuminates the experiences of and pays homage to Black women in this poignant and uplifting performance piece. 2018 Kennedy Center Hip Hop Theater Creator Award-winner and recent Dartmouth College graduate Celeste Jennings returns to the Upper Valley with this New Works Now 2019 audience favorite.
Showtime: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:00 AM
Advisory: Ages 13 and up for adult themes 
Approximate Run Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes with no intermission
*Please note: Advisories are subject to change as our productions go through the rehearsal process. Each child is different; please use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your students.
If you have questions, contact Robin Lynch at rlynch@northernstage.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the theater!