Student Matinees

Date:Saturday, January 6, 2024
Time:12:00am - 11:59pm
Overview:Proctors offers productions during the school day that combine the opportunity to watch professional shows with a field trip to a magnificent historic theater! 

Students experience live theatre while learning curriculum at the same time in one of our historic theatres Proctors, theREP or UPH. Proctors offers productions during the school day that combine the opportunity to watch professional shows with a field trip to a magnificent historic theater! 

2022-2023 SEASON   

Wynn Harmon

Pure Poe: Three Tales of the Macabre 
by Edgar Allan Poe 
Adapted by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill 
Directed by Margaret E. Hall 

One of theREP’s most beloved On-The-Go! touring shows, Pure Poe,  is back! A production of lost loves, mad murders and a prosperous prince attempting to defy death and doom, Edgar Allan Poe’s characters come to life and are told by the master storyteller himself. When the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe returns, he decides the time is ripe to recite his famous poem, The Raven, and much-loved stories The Tell-Tale Heartand The Masque of the Red Death. Wynn Harmon reprises his role as the famed poet in this tour that is sure to spook as well as delight. 

Show Details: 
Date: October 19, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.  
Location: GE Theatre at Proctors 
Price: $8 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 6 & up. 
Length: 45-minutes
CC: Literature, ELA, American History 
CLICK HERE for “Pure Poe” study guide

 

Black Violin 
Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band’s Give Thanks Tour employs playful storytelling, whimsical string melodies, and hard-hitting beats to highlight the unifying pillars of the holiday season: Giving back to others and being wholeheartedly thankful. Fans can expect to dance along to hits from the band’s Grammy Nominated Take the Stairs album as well as holiday favorites from their Give Thanks album. 

Show Details: 
Date: November 18, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. 
Location: MainStage at Proctors 
Price: $10 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 6 & up. 
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: Music, Theatre Arts 

 

Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker
From its radiant score to its comforting sense of tradition during a festive season, The Nutcracker is the perfect holiday entertainment! With the Sugar Plum Fairy and live horse and carriage, this narrated version of The Nutcracker is a wonderful introduction to the magical world of ballet created especially for schools.  

Show Details: 
Date: December 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.  
Location: MainStage at Proctors 
Price: $7 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 4 & up. 
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: Language Arts, Geography, Storytelling
CLICK HERE for the Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker study guide  
 

 

Dragons & Mythical Beasts  
Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you’d think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don’t wake the Dragon… 

Show Details: 
Date: January 18, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.  
Location: MainStage at Proctors 
Price: $8 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 1 – 4  
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: Geography, Life Science  

 

Doktor Kaboom:  And The Wheel of Science
So much Science, so little time… Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstration, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic demonstrations ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel!   

The student matinee performance of “Doktor Kaboom:  And The Wheel of Science” is currently sold out.

Show Details: 
Date: February 8, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT  
Location: MainStage at Proctors 
Price: $8 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 3 – 8  
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: Comedy, Steam, Earth & Space Science
CLICK HERE for Doktor Kaboom:  And The Wheel of Science study guide

 

Sewam American Indian Dance 
Specializing in the dances of United States Plains Indians, Sewam Dance has performed across the country and internationally, inspiring, audiences and sharing the power and beauty of Native American people. Each song, dance, and gesture illustrate a part of Native American culture as a people with roots in the distant past. Through singing, dancing, drumming, and regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of humanity are reenacted creating a powerful experience for audiences of all ages.  

Show Details: 
Date: March 3, 2023 | 12:15 p.m.
Location: GE Theatre at Proctors 
Price: $10 

Grade level: Recommended for grades K – 8  
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: Native American History, Multiculturalism, Dance 
CLICK HERE for the Sewam American Indian Dance study guide 

 

Lauren E. Banks

Harriet Tells It Like It Is 
by Karen Jones Meadows 
Directed by Margaret E. Hall 

Travel back in time and journey north on the Underground Railroad with Harriet Tubman in this special adaptation. Harriet shares her story of bravery, resilience, and triumph as she fights for her freedom and the freedom of countless other African American slaves. Harriet’s account comes to life with live accompaniment from a professional African drummer. This narrative truly demonstrates the power of one individual to affect and inspire the lives of many. 

The student matinee performance of “Harriet Tells it Like It Is” is currently sold out. Click Here and book an On-The-Go! 

Show Details: 
Date: March 8, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT  
Location: GE Theatre at Proctors 
Price: $8 

Grade level: Recommended for grades 3-6 
Length: 45-minutes 
CC: American History, Social Studies, ELA 
CLICK HERE for “Harriet Tells It Like It Is” study guide

 

Winnie the Pooh

Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and their beloved friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh…and don’t forget Tigger too!) have come to life in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation. 

 Featuring the Sherman Brother’s classic Grammy Award-winning music with further songs by A.A Milne, this beautiful fresh stage adaptation is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood. 

Show Details: 
Date: March 30, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.
Location: MainStage at Proctors 
Price: $10 

Grade level: Recommended for grades Pre-K – 2  
Length: 60 minutes 
CC: ELA, Music 
CLICK HERE for “Winnie the Pooh” study guide 

Chaperones | For every 15 students, one complimentary adult ticket is provided for chaperones or teachers.  

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal or be appropriate for every person or all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer, in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.