Student Matinees

Student Matinees

The Hanover Theatre offers student matinee performances on select shows. Occasionally, study guides are also available in order to help both students and educators to prepare for what they will be seeing on stage. These guides contain background material on the show, and include educational activities to enhance the classroom experience before entering the theatre.

Upcoming student matinees include:

A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19 at 10 AM


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Friday, February 1 at 10 AM

Tickets: $22 
Run time: 2.5 hours
The Greek gods are real, and they’re ruining Percy Jackson’s life. This brand new, “electrifying” (Newsday) Off-Broadway hit is based on the popular Rick Riordan novel.

THURGOOD
Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 AM

Performed by New Repertory Theatre Company
Tickets: $15
Run time: 100 minutes
Featuring Johnny Lee Davenport as Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court. Thurgood spans Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education.

The Stories of Peter and the Wolf & Hansel and Gretel
Wednesday, March 13 at 10 AM
Tickets: $12 
Run time: 80 minutes
Performed by The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Youth Ballet Company
These well known fairy tales are told through ballet and bring the story book pages to the grand stage. Come see this irresistible adaptation of classics that continues to delight.

Hamlet
Monday, April 1 at 9:30 AM
Tickets: $15
Run time: 90 minutes
Performed by Shakespeare and Co. 
So is he or isn’t he … mad, that is? In Shakespeare’s Hamlet that’s what everybody asks about its title character. Scholars and theatergoers have continued to pose the question for more than 400 years.
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thursday, April 4 at 10 AM

Sponsored by Amica Insurance
Tickets: $15
Run time: 50 minutes
Performed by an international tour including over 75 puppets.
The book by author and illustrator Eric Carle, has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969. This timeless classic has made its way off the page and onto the stage.
 

For information on student matinees, contact:

Kelly Rourke, education assistant
krourke@thehanovertheatre.org or 508.471.1765.

Educator resources

Throughout the year, we strive to find ways to connect with local schools. Through student matinees, study guides, in-school workshops, theatre tours and grant resources, we hope to supplement arts education curriculum and foster a love and appreciation for the performing arts in tomorrow’s audiences.

For information on engagement opportunities, contact:

education@thehanovertheatre.org