Schools attending TheatreWorks’ student matinee performances receive in-depth study guides to help integrate the shows’ lessons into the classroom, a pre-show classroom workshop with TheatreWorks artists, and a post-show discussion with the cast.
Student tickets are just $10.
Tickets now available for both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 season.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
March 20 & 27, 2014 at 11am • Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
From the creators of Ragtime comes an exhilarating Caribbean carnival of infectious rhythms, rousing dance, and exuberant theatricality. Set on a lush Antilles island, this effervescent hit chronicles the fairytale love of a naïve peasant girl for a handsome young aristocrat. As the gods debate the star-crossed lovers' fate, the islanders gather to sing and celebrate the hope of the human spirit.
View the study guide online, or download the PDF.
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Steven Canny & John Nicholson
April 24, 2014 at 11am • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
In the wacky style of The 39 Steps, this laugh-a-second send-up of Sherlock Holmes stirs an ancient family curse, a spectral hound, a deranged killer, and a pair of well-known sleuths into a comic masterpiece alive with mystery, suspense, and uproarious fun. Three brilliant actors play dozens of roles as the deerstalkered boys of Baker Street face off against the colossal canine of the moors.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
From an adaptation by Christopher Bond
October 23 & 30, 2014 at 11am • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Sondheim’s soaring, heart-pounding musical masterpiece tells the tale of a 19th century barber seeking justice from the corrupt London judge who exiled him. Partnered with a delicious pie shop proprietress, Sweeney exacts a fearsome revenge as she concocts an alarming new recipe. Hysterically funny yet chillingly intense, this intimate revival will have you on the edge of your seat—in the barber’s chair!
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
By Rick Elice
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
December 11 & 16, 2014 at 11am • Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
A hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew, this exhilarating prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment your imagination takes flight. In a madcap, music-filled adventure for the entire family, a joyful troupe of actors brings dozens of memorable characters to swashbuckling life, creating a whimsical, endlessly inventive celebration of the Boy who never grew up, and the Girl he’ll never forget.
THE LAKE EFFECT
By Rajiv Joseph
March 26, 2015 at 11am • Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Pungent memories of tandoors and tikka masala linger in a shuttered Indian restaurant, where the owner’s grown-up children ponder the legacy of their family business, Dad’s mysterious bookie, and their suddenly entangled lives. New from Pulitzer Prize nominee Rajiv Joseph, this engrossing “Best Play” offers a spicy menu of family secrets, sibling rivalry, and surprising reconciliation, served up by the acclaimed author of The North Pool.
Contains mature language
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
By Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman
April 23, 2015 at 11am • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
From the creators of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues comes a poignant, passionate musical revue about the lives of mining families in the heart of Appalachia. Alternately exuberant and melancholy, joyous and gripping, it is a bluegrass tribute to the working families of America’s heartland. Told in the unique rhythms of a music all our own, this is a foot-stomping celebration of the culture, hardships, and heroics of life on the Blue Ridge.