Student Matinees


Thank you for your interest in our Student Matinee program. We are currently offering a digital watch party format for student matinees. Our digital watch party consists of a study guide, performance screening and post-show talkback with cast and creatives.


We are not currently offering in-person student matinees for the remainder of 2021 but will revisit the program in 2022 based on CDC, State and Local guidelines surrounding COVID.

If you are interested in participating in our Student Matinee program and would like more information please complete the form below and hit the “send” button. After we receive your information, you will be contacted by our Arts Engagement team.

Please note that this is an INFORMATION REQUEST ONLY. It does not guarantee the scheduling of a program.


Student Matinee Information Request


Digital - Some dates and times TBA


It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Adapted by Joe Landry
From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

December 1, 2021—December 26, 2021

Don’t touch your dial! America’s favorite holiday classic is on tonight at a snowbound 1940s radio station, with every memorable character, wacky sound effect, and the heartwarming conclusion of the iconic film recreated live before your ears—and eyes! With humor and humanity, George Bailey’s tale of love, loss, and redemption mixes an exuberant cast and a wealth of seasonal songs into a radio days hit come to life! A heaven-sent gift for the entire family.


Hershey Felder
As Monsieur Chopin

By Hershey Felder
Music by Fryderyk Chopin
Directed by Joel Zwick

January 19, 2022—February 13, 2022

In a stunning, tour de force performance, virtuoso actor/pianist Hershey Felder creates Fryderyk Chopin, the “Poet of the Piano,” welcoming gifted students to his Paris salon in the 1840s. The students? You! Maestro Chopin hosts an intimate evening of enthralling music, sharing secrets of his little-known romances, exuberant personality, and intense vision of the art of the piano. Come share the spirit and insight of a genius brought to life before your eyes.  



In-Person - Some dates and times TBA

Sense and Sensibility

Book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Robert Kelley

March 2, 2022—March 27, 2022


Echoing his triumphant hits Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon returns with a glorious musical of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen’s beloved romantic masterpiece. With fortune lost to fate and passion lost to folly, two captivating sisters must sail the unpredictable seas of courtship and convention. Overflowing with intrigue and humor, this enchanting adaptation sparkles with unforgettable songs, stunning sets, and gorgeous costumes—a sensational new musical.



August Wilson's
Gem of the Ocean

Directed by Tim Bond

April 6, 2022—May 1, 2022

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s American Century Cycle begins with this inspirational tale of transformation. Slavery is a living memory in 1904 when Citizen Barlow, a young man desperate for redemption and wracked with guilt, arrives at Aunt Ester’s doorstep. A 285-year-old prophet and renowned “washer of souls,” Aunt Ester sends him on a mystical journey of justice and freedom that is as urgent and as expansive as the soul of America. A close friend of Wilson and long-time interpreter of his work, Artistic Director Tim Bond brings spiritual music and vibrant theatricality to the TheatreWorks stage.



Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty  Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From the novel by  E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Robert Kelley

June 1, 2022—June 26, 2022 


This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and hopeful spirit of America at the dawn of the last century. To the syncopated rhythms of a hopeful new age, this unforgettable theatrical tapestry interweaves the delights of vaudeville, baseball, and nickelodeon with the hurly-burly of labor rallies and racial unrest, tracing the lives of an enterprising Jewish immigrant, a courageous Harlem pianist, and a conflicted upper-class wife in a jubilant, inclusive tribute to the American Dream



By Madhuri Shekar
Directed by Jeffrey Lo

June 29, 2022—July 24, 2022

What if all the bees abandoned their Queen? In this high-stakes environmental drama, best friends Sanam and Ariel, PhD candidates from India and the U.S., research the collapse of bee colonies worldwide, dreaming they might collapse the glass ceiling of academia. When a flaw emerges in their research, their friendship, careers, and even an arranged marriage are at risk. With ecological disaster on the horizon, should they withdraw their findings or compromise them to protect the planet?


Nan and the Lower Body

By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

July 13, 2022—August 7, 2022


A pioneering doctor wants a full-time successor. A loving husband wants a full-time family. And Nan wants it all. She is the brilliant lab assistant of good-humored Dr. Papanicolaou, the life-saving inventor of the Pap smear. In this frank and funny, engaging audience favorite from our New Works Festival, Nan has mysteries to unravel and life-changing choices to make. But who can unwind the mysteries of the heart?