School Matinees

School Matinees

The Cape Cod Theatre Company school matinee performances are a wonderful way to introduce students to live theatre and enhance your classroom curriculum.

We provide study guides for all performances, hold informative and interactive student talk-backs with performers and directors after the show, and offer related in-school learning opportunities that explore the performance topic further.

School Matinees 2018-2019

Bill W. and Dr. Bob
October 24, 2018
9:30 AM

A sober but far from somber telling of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous…a surprisingly fun and funny play…an intimate, balanced and intoxicating portrayal of the teamwork and tensions between the men who took the first 12 steps together…a metaphor for the AA phenomenon: The light of truth shining through the testimony of one drunk’s experiences to another, a phenomenon that Bill W. and Dr. Bob makes sparkle.
This performance will be followed by a talk back with the director, actors and experts from Gosnold on teens and addiction.

Madeline’s Christmas
December 12, 2018
9:00 AM and 12:00 PM

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. So begins this delightful story of Madeline’s Christmas! The day begins like any other day. Miss Clavel takes the twelve little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except for the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins…

Freaky Friday
March 6, 2019
March 13, 2019
9:30 AM

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

Tuck Everlasting
April 3, 2019
April 10, 2019
9:30 a.m.

What if you could live forever? What if you were asked to keep a shocking secret? Young Winnie Foster suddenly finds herself faced with these dilemmas when she ventures from her routine one single summer morning. What she encounters at the foot of a magnificent tree in the woods on her family’s land brings her face to face with monumental life choices. A romance, a new family, perhaps eternal life? What follows is a whirlwind of events and a life-affirming adventure that The New York Times called “fearsome and beautifully written.” Considered one of the classics of modern children’s literature, this poetic story comes intensely to life on stage…Recommended for ages 9 and up

Pippin
May 15, 2019
May 22, 2019
9:30 a.m.

There’s magic to do when a prince learns the true meaning of glory, love and war in Stephen Schwartz’s iconic and unforgettable musical masterpiece. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness., Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary and will connect with audiences across the age spectrum. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this updated circus-inspired version of Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the world.

All School Matinee performances are followed by a talk-back with the director, actors and students. A teacher study guide is provided for all productions with follow up activities, questions and resources to bring the learning back into the classroom.

Student tickets are available at a group rate of $12 and teachers and chaperones are free.

 Your Local Cultural Council’s Yellow School Bus grant will help pay for transportation. Contact your LLC directly.

Please call 508-432-2002,  extension 17 to book a school matinee performance.