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. The 2018-19 School Matinee Series underscores the importance of literacy, STEM, and behavioral concepts related to bullying, kindness, and relationships with family and peers. These concepts are presented in fun, musical productions performed by professional touring troupes. Students enjoy learning while being entertained in the area’s largest “classroom.”

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.

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

Spaghetti In A Hot Dog Bun
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
Grades PreK-4

“Lucy, Lucy, eats stinky food that puts us all in a big, bad mood!” How can Ralph be so mean, Lucy wonders? Lucy is one of a kind, and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy’s defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs her help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make the right choice. This tasty new musical,  based on the award-winning book by Maria Dismondy, empowers children, when faced with bullying, to always do the right thing and to be proud of themselves. Performed by Stars Within Reach.

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

Jigsaw Jones: The Case Of The Class Clown
Monday, Oct 15, 2018
Grades K-4

Athena Lorenzo has been slimed, and she doesn’t think it’s very funny! There is a practical joker on the loose in Ms. Gleason’s class, so it’s up to Jigsaw (Theodore) Jones and his friend Mila to catch the clown. This might be their most slippery case yet. Brimming with music, charm, and humor, ArtsPower’s production, based on the book by renowned author James Preller, will make students laugh and think as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery. Based on the book, “Jigsaw Jones and the Case of the Class Clown” by James Preller. Copyright ©2000. Published by Scholastic. Presented under a special agreement. All rights reserved.

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

Solve it Cyrus: The Aftermath of Math Class
Monday, Jan 28, 2019
Grades 2-5

Cyrus can solve anything! Whether it be puzzles, mysteries, or riddles. If there’s a problem to be solved Cy’s your guy! But in this original musical from Stars Within Reach, Cyrus meets his match, math class. Come along as Solve it Cyrus and his friends learn the ins and outs of all things math in “The Aftermath of Math Class.” Students and teachers alike will learn what makes math fun in this delightfully charming musical adventure!

Curriculum Connections: ►STEAM Education System ►Mathematics Based ►Values Based ►Musical ►Language/Communication Skills

The 2018-19 School Matinee Series is sponsored by Honda of America and supported by Ohio Arts Council.