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 is presented in partnership with:

 

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Ticket Prices

  • Student admission is $8 each, or $6 each for schools that qualify for Title 1 funds
  • Adult admission is $15 each
  • One complimentary teacher admission will be provided for every ten (10) students. 
  • For Special Education classrooms, one complimentary teacher admission is provided for every five (5) students. 

Grant applications now closed

Applicants will be notified of the grant committee’s decision by October 3, 2016. ‚Äč

Additional grant opportunities and teacher resources can be found here. For more information, call Field Trips and Classes Manager Jennifer Douberly at (901) 529-4242.

Click on a title to navigate directly to more information about it.

 

Six Stories Tall • Grades 3-12
March 30-31, 2017
Orpheum Theatre
Ballet Memphis' The Wizard of Oz • All Ages
April 7, 2017
Orpheum Theatre
Dance Theatre of Harlem • All Ages
April 28, 2017
Orpheum Theatre
 

 

Registrations for all field trips are now open. To learn more about booking a field trip, click here.

sixstoriestall_thumb2.jpgSix Stories Tall

Adventure Stage Chicago

Historic Orpheum Theatre

Run time: Approximately 60 minutes

Grades 3-12

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017 • 10am
Friday, March 31, 2017 • 10am

Full of whimsy and emotional resonance this performance uses Hispanic folklore as a premise to inspire students to find their inner heroes. Six Stories Tall presents six fast-paced vignettes that incorporate hip-hop music, video game lore, choreography and good old-fashioned storytelling encouraging kids to be superheroes in their own lives and communities.

Download the study guide

Curriculum Connections

Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Design, Music, Drama, and Dance
Health and Well Being: Physical Education, Character Education, Respect, Teamwork
Language Arts: English, Reading, Writing, Foreign Language and Listening
Social Sciences: Civics, Economics, Geography, and US and World History

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balletmemphis_wizardofoz_2016_thumb.jpgThe Wizard of Oz

Ballet Memphis

Historic Orpheum Theatre

Run time: Approximately 1 hour, 25 minutes

All Ages


Friday, April 7, 2017 • 9:45am  • SOLD OUT

Red shoes and witches, poppies and munchkins, and all of Dorothy's friends are here for this beloved story. Just as The Commercial Appeal wrote how "McMahon creates an entirely new universe for the great American fairytale" for Wizard of Oz, Artistic Director Dorothy Gunther Pugh sees Steven McMahon as the future of fabulous storytellers in the ballet, "telling stories in a relevant way that still captures the magic and focus of the story."

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dancetheatreofharlem_thumb.jpgDance Theatre of Harlem

Historic Orpheum Theatre

Run time: Approximately 60 minutes

All Ages

 

 

Friday, April 28, 2017 • 10am • SOLD OUT
Friday, April 28, 2017 • 12pm

The Company is known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions. The Dance Theatre of Harlem Company consists of 14 racially diverse dance artists who perform an eclectic, demanding repertoire. From treasured classics, neo-classical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, cutting edge contemporary works and works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture, the Company brings new life to the art form of classical ballet. In addition to performances in New York City across the country and abroad, Company activities that carry a message of empowerment through the arts also include engaging community through education activities for audiences and young people.

Download the study guide

Curriculum Connections

Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Design, Music, Drama and Dance
Language Arts: English, Reading, Writing, Foreign Language and Listening
Health and Well Being: Physical Education, Character Education, Respect, Teamwork

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