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 2017-18 School Matinee Series is sponsored by CSX 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.

Download the 2017-2018 School Matinee Series Brochure Here

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

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Every barnyard has its bully! But two of the barnyard’s chickens, Marge and Lola, will not stand idly by. In this ArtsPower’s musical, the colorful story of these two “birds” unfolds with them on a mission to win the barnyard talent contest and take first prize, two concert tickets to see the great Elvis Poultry. But first, these friends must present a performance that will score higher than a flock of very talented ducks, led by Mac who loves to play the bully. Can Marge and Lola face their challengers, against all odds, and win the talent contest?

Curriculum Connections: ►Literature-Based ►Family Relationships ►Musical ►Language/Communication Skills ►Values-Based

Monday, October 23, 2017


Like many of us, comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. In this brand new multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny, and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today – including social media, testing, bullying, and peer pressure – the video testimonials by kids and their advocates (along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor) are sure to resonate with students and teachers alike.

Curriculum Connections: ►Communication ►Values-based ►Relationships

Thursday, November 16, 2017

MATH MANIAC Grades K-2 @ 10am | Grades 3-5 @ 12:45pm


Is learning math fun? You bet it is! In his fast-paced, up-beat, and highly visual demonstrations, The Math Maniac proves that learning Math and fun go together naturally. Whether students are REVIEWING the material, PREVIEWING the material, or LEARNING the material for the first time, The Math Maniac makes math easy to learn and fun to think about! Funny, entertaining and educational — The Math Maniac Show is a whole new way for students to discover the awesome possibilities of mathematics. Students have so much fun they don’t even know they’re learning!

Curriculum Connections: ►Arithmetic ►Fractions ►Probability ►Money ►Patterns ►Place Values ►Operations ►Geometry ►Word Problems ►Percentages

Friday, February 23, 2018

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS and Other Stories Grades K-4

Theatreworks USA’s newest musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books is based upon the following popular titles: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days by Erica Silverman.

Curriculum Connections: ►Communication & Language Arts ►Literature-Based ►Music ►Relationships & Family