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.
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2013/14 student matinees are now available for booking.
By Katori Hall
March 21, March 28, April 2, & April 4, 2013 at 11am • Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto • GRADES 9–12
A Memphis motel, 1968. First night for a sassy maid--last for an icon of our time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fresh from the speech of a lifetime. In a breathtaking journey beyond realism, this provocative London/Broadway hit imagines the night before tragedy, burnishing a legend while revealing the flesh-and-blood man behind it. Humorous, magical, it is a daring rumination on life, legacy, and conviction that connects each of us in a rememberance of unforgettable things past.
Contains mature language.
"Crackles with theatreicality and humanity."
Music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska
Book & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
From the play by Oscar Wilde
April 25, 2013 at 11am • Mountain View Center for Performing Arts • GRADES 6–12
London, 1964. The sounds. The colors. The Beatles. Skirts are getting shorter, hair is growing longer, and times are changing faster than ever. The latest romatic musical from Paul Gordon (TheatreWorks' hits Emma, Daddy Long Legs, and Broadway's Jane Eyre) moves Wilde's comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest to a bachelor flat near Carnaby Street, where the exuberance of mod fashion, music, and morality inspires a quartet of lovers and incurs the wrath of Lady Bracknell, the cantankerous keeper of tradition's flame.
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Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Book by Allan Knee
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
December 12 & 18, 2013 at 11am • Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Four precocious New England sisters come of age in this exhilarating Broadway musical of Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1860s novel. Overflowing with laughter, tears, memorable songs, and an irrepressible American spirit, it follows endearingly independent Jo, traditional Meg, soft-spoken Beth, and vivacious Amy on their exuberant journey of personal discovery, romance, heartbreak, and enduring sisterhood.
By Lauren Gunderson
February 6, 2014 at 11am • Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Astonishing discoveries await Henrietta Leavitt as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man's world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.
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.
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.