School Matinees

School Matinees

The School Matinee Series is programming that links the arts and education by offering students exposure to live performances that support curriculum content. National touring troupes bring to life performances based in current issues, literature, American history, Black history, science and math. Students enjoy learning while being entertained in the area’s largest “classroom.”

The 2016-17 School Matinee Series is sponsored by General Mills and Honda of America and supported by Ohio Arts Council. For reservations please contact the School Matinee Coordinator by phone, (740) 383-2101 or by e-mail, When making reservations, indicate all special seating needs for those with walkers and/or wheelchairs. Note NEW afternoon performance time is now at 12:45pm to better accommodate busing schedules.


2017-2018 School Matinee Series to be announced soon!


Performances are scheduled for 10am & 12:45pm. Admission is $3.50. Educators receive free admission.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

OUT OF BOUNDS grades 5-9

circle-out-of-boundsMadison and Daniela are best friends, but when the new girl, Amy, arrives at their school, Daniela starts to feel threatened. That is until Amy makes a big mistake; she sends an embarrassing selfie online. Soon everyone in the school has seen it and no one is going to let her forget it, especially Daniela. The bullying gets so bad that Amy stops coming to school. Now Madison is caught between the most popular girl in the school and her new friend who needs an ally. OUT OF BOUNDS explores the vicious world of cyber-bullying and the complicated choices young people make when navigating the politics of friendship.

Friday, November 18, 2016

10:00 am Grades K-3
12:45 pm Grades 4-6

circle-scienceGarry Krinsky’s TOYING WITH SCIENCE is a bright, fun-filled and audience interactive program that explores among other things, the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. During the show, audiences delve into Garry’s colorful world where science-based toys come to life on stage, and children learn that by mastering simple scientific concepts, one can produce terrific results. Through mime, physical comedy, juggling and balancing, Garry delivers a positive program that demonstrates science is educational and exciting!

Friday, January 20, 2017

PETE THE CAT grades PreK-3

circle-petePete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays from his routine. That is, until the groovy blue cat moves in with The Biddles for the summer. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete’s the perfect pal to lead the mission to help Jimmy find his inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back again in a VW Bus.