Field Trips/Student Matinee Series

Begun in 2002, the Student Matinee Series brings the best touring children’s theatre companies from around the world to The Orpheum to present shows that are designed with young audiences in mind. The Student Matinee Series has something for every student from early childhood through high school.

 

The Orpheum Student Matinee Series presented in partnership with:


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Ticket Prices

  • Students: $8.00
  • Chaperones: one free per 15 students, additional adult tickets are $15.00
  • Title One tickets: $6.00

*Note: Title One Schools must submit written proof of eligibility to qualify for the discount rate. For more information, call (901) 529-4242.

nutcracker2014_thumb.jpgNutcracker
Ballet Memphis
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 9:45am
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 9:45am
Grades: All Ages  Length: 2 hours
 



Ballet Memphis' Nutcracker lifts everyone into the holiday spirit. The company's largest theatre production features more than 100 local children and professional dancers, a live orchestra, a live children's chorus, sets from the English National Ballet and more than 300 costumes.

To view or download the study guide CLICK HERE

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Health and Well Being, Language Arts, Social Sciences

http://orpheum-memphis.s3.amazonaws.com/img/3.jpgDream Carver
Swazzle
Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 10am
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 11am
Grades: K - 6th  Length: 55 minutes

 

Dream Carver, a bilingual musical, proves that imagination can be a compelling force of change. Mateo is a boy growing up in Oaxaca, Mexico whose father taught him to carve small wooden toys in the traditional way.  One night, Mateo dreams of fantastic, brightly colored animals that dance and sing, led by a charismatic quetzal (an iridescent bird). When he wakes, he begins carving his dream animals into life. The show features a variety of colorful handcrafted puppets and a cast of Broadway-trained puppeteers. Through Mateo’s experience, the audience will be encouraged to think creatively, try new things, and embrace individuality.

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To view or download the study guide Click Here

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Health and Well Being, Language Arts, Social Sciences

Suggested Readings: Dream Carver, Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees, Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English & Spanish, El Caracol Zapoteca

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Rhythmic Circus
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 11am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 10am
Friday, March 27, 2015 @ 11am
Grades: All Ages  Length: 60 minutes

 

There’s tap dancing and then there’s Rhythmic Circus, the percussive-dance phenomenon that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and finger-snapping tunes; performed on everything from sand to folding chairs.  FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW! Explodes with Heatbox the human beatbox, joined by the swingin’ seven-piece funk band and vocalists to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp. The show presents a wildly creative view into the indomitable power of the human spirit.  Guaranteed to be unforgettable, this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and percussive dance will have audiences amazed and dancing to the beat!

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Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Health and Well Being

Suggested Readings: Rhythmic Circus, Feet Don't Fail Me Now, Drumline, Clogging


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Theatre Terra
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 10am: SOLD OUT
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 11am
Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 10am
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 11am
Grades: Pre-K - 2nd  Length: 50 minutes
 


Spot, the most famous and beloved dog in children’s literature comes to Memphis! Follow Spot to his father’s farm, where all the animals have gone missing. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need the audience’s help to find the animals and bring them back to the farm. Spot’s show-stopping tunes and incredible puppetry will enchant viewers and highlight the importance of working together to solve problems.

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Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Health and Well Being, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Science

Suggested Readings: Spot Goes to the Farm, Where's Spot, Spot's Favorite Colors

swanlakethumb.jpgSwan Lake
Ballet Memphis
Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 9:45am
Grades: All Ages  Length: 2 hours
 



The dance world's most iconic story of good and evil, performed in its entirety by Ballet Memphis on the Orpheum stage for the first time in 15 years. Staged fresh for a new generation of ballet goers, the famous Tchaikovsky score and our brilliant cast eloquently narrate the tale of the beautiful maiden Odette transformed into a swan by an evil magician, and the price who swears his enduring love for her. Whether this is your first ballet or your all-time favorite, this is your moment to be a part of the dance world's legacy. 

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Health and Well Being, Language Arts, Social Sciences

SchoolHouseTHUMB.jpgSchoolhouse Rock Live 

SOLD OUT

Grades: All Ages  Length: 60 minutes

Students and families will be rocking out at The Orpheum as Childsplay brings the hit 1970s and ‘80s cartoon series “Schoolhouse Rock” to life.  Academic subjects will never seem boring again when presented through megahits like “Conjunction Junction,” “Just a Bill,” “Interplanet Janet” or “Three is a Magic Number.” Schoolhouse Rock explodes onto the stage with updated songs and multi-media effects for a whole new generation!

To view or download the study guide Click Here

Type Price Qty Subtotal
Student Tickets $8.00 $0.00
Adult Tickets $15.00 $0.00
Total $0.00
Amount Due $0.00

Entire Total 50% Deposit

One free chaperon per 15 students will be added to your order, if no additional adult tickets are needed.
Title One Schools must submit written proof of funding to qualify for the discount rate.

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