Schooltime Matinees

Each year, the Schauer Arts Center welcomes over 10,000 students to its Schooltime Matinee Series where they experience the best of professional theater. Exposure to live theater ignites a child's imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts. 

 

View 2019-20 Schooltime Brochure Download Order Form (pdf)

Reserve Seats or Pay Invoice


How to Reserve Your Seats

  • Click RESERVE SEATS

  • Enter code SCHOOL in the pre-sale access code box and click ADD CODE to view our Schooltime Matinees

  • Find your performance (double check the show time) and click BUY

  • Select TOTAL number of seats needed (include teachers, aides, students, parents/chaperones, etc.) and add them to your shopping cart

  • Enter grades attending and any special needs requests in Additional Comments

  • Check out (even though there is no balance due) and CONFIRM your order

  • Check your email for a confirmation (including your spam folder). If you did not receive an email confirmation within 5 minutes, please check to ensure you've completed the above steps.

Making reservations for more than one performance? Re-enter SCHOOL in the pre-sale access code box and start again!

Once received by our office, your online reservation will be processed as an order, using the correct price based on the number of seats you requested. NOTE: Online reservations are not a guaranteed reservation unless you receive an email confirmation.

"Schooltime Matinees bring books to life! I'm a homeschooling mom and the Schauer has allowed my kids to appreciate the drama arts. The staff is very friendly and there is always a good seat in the house, regardless of where you sit!" - Schooltime Matinee Educator

The Schauer Schooltime Matinee Series is made possible by Landmark Credit Union


All upcoming Schooltime Matinee Events


Oct 22:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane is the new schoolmaster in town, but his snooty cosmopolitan ways rub some of the residents of Sleepy Hollow the wrong way. And he's getting awfully close to marrying Katrina Van Tassel, inheriting her father's farm in the bargain. To get rid of him, the villagers will make sure that "Icky" meets their local legend - The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow! This adaptation blends the goofy and the spooky, with interaction for all ages.
Performed by GreatWorks Theatre
Recommended for Grades K-8
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History, Literary Classic, Reading

Nov 20:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

The Giver

In a utopian world where pain, uncertainty, and indecision are things of the past and Sameness is the ideal, 12-year-old Jonas has been anointed the new "Receiver of Memory," the one member of the community who will hold knowledge of the time before Sameness. To receive this knowledge, he'll have to spend time with "The Giver," the previous holder of memory, who'll be Jonas' guide into the old world, where pain and happiness existed in equal parts.
Performed by GreatWorks Theatre
Recommended for Grades 5-9
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Literary Classic, Reading, Writing

Dec 16:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an original holiday tale. Tuck and his father prepare for Christmas as Mr. Grumpasaurus strives to thwart all Christmas merriment. But with the help of Santa and his elves, Christmas turns out to be the best one yet, even for Mr. Grumpasaurus.
Performed by Virginia Rep on Tour
Recommended for Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading

Jan 22:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

The BFG

When Sophie is snatched from her bed by a Giant, she fears that he's going to eat her. But the Giant has no intention of harming her - after all, he is THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT! Adapted from Roald Dahl's classic tale, follow Sophie on her adventures through Giant Land as she teams up with an unlikely hero to defeat the other giants at their own game.
Performed by GreatWorks Theatre
Recommended for Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Reading, Relationships

Feb 3:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

I Have a Dream


Performed by
Recommended for Grades 3-12
Curriculum Connections: Biography, Language Arts, History, Multi-Cultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Self Esteem, Character Development

Feb 17:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Newton's Apple

The world was a different place when Isaac Newton had that apple drop on his head. The English mathematician, astronomer, scientist, author and physicist developed the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion. Follow along with Newton as he uses scientific methods to conduct experiments and make discoveries that changed the world.
Performed by Virginia Rep on Tour.
Recommended for Grades 2-8
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History, Science, Social Studies, Biography, Music, World Studies

Mar 12:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Flat Stanley, Jr.

Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
Performed by Local Youth - the Schauer Rising Stars
Recommended for Grades K-8
Curriculum Connections: Geography, United States, Literature-Based, Music, Reading

Mar 31:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Judy Moody & Stink

Judy Moody and her brother Stink take audiences on a hilarious adventure. After seeing her classmate's picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and in the end, true friendship.
Performed by ArstPower
Recommended for Grades K-5 Curriculum Connections: Conflict Resolution, Family Relationships, Language/Communication Skills, Literatire-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Apr 2:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

ScienceSplosion

Have you ever wondered why science works? How do we know what is true and what isn't? How does a laser work? What is gravity? Mark Nizer's ScienceSplosion takes you on a journey through time and space to help figure these things out. Using multimedia, juggling, lasers and more. With the help of "50 years in the Future Mark Nizer," Nizer teaches kids - and their parents - how science works, now to determine what is true and what is not.
Performed by Mark Nizer
Recommended for Grades K-5
Curriculum Connections: Science, Physical Science

Apr 29:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Mixed-Up Fairy Tale

Join Riley Roam (a "Storyologist") and Kenny Mikey (a "Storyologist-in-Training") in this original fractured fairy tale. The audience becomes the hero of the story, running, jumping, beanstalk climbing, and interacting directly with the characters on stage in this comical quest to break a spell placed on Sleeping Beauty. Along the way, convince Red Riding Hood to give up her cape, discover the secret under grandma's bed, and retrieve a golden spoon from a REAL 10 foot tall giant!
Performed by Page Turner Adventures
Recommended for Grades K-4
Curriculum Connections: Storytelling, Problem Solving, Elements of a Story, Creative Writing

May 7:
10:00 AM | 12:30 PM | 10:00 AM | 12:30 PM |

Number the Stars

Annemarie Johannsen's family lives in Copenhagen, downstairs from her best friend, Ellen Rosen. When the Nazi's call-up for Ellen's family, Annemarie's family springs into action, spiriting Ellen away to the shore, in preparation for a journey across the sea. But before they get that far, Annemarie will have to step into the fray, and put her her own life at risk for the sake of saving her friend. This thrilling true-life adventure based on Lois Lowry's popular book shows the power of friendship in times of struggle.
Performed by GreatWorks Theatre
Recommended for Grades 4-8
Curriculum Connections: Holocaust Studies, Language Arts, Literature Based, Social Studies

"We love the programs offered at the Schauer Arts Center. They are well planned and give our students an opportunity to practice theater etiquette in a meaningful way. Plus, they learn something they can apply in the classroom." - Schauer Schooltime Matinee Educator

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