Student Matinees

American Stage offers a number of special performances for student audiences through our Student Matinee program, including live onsite productions and digital productions for your students.

Experiencing live theatre empowers us all to be bolder, wiser, and more compassionate on stage and in life. Through our student matinee program, many students have the opportunity to see a play for the first time, and to foster a love for powerful storytelling and the performing arts.  We select plays in our season that support what local educators are teaching in their classrooms.

Contact us! To make a reservation or to seek additional subsidies for busing or ticketing, please contact us at:
727-823-1600 x 212 or education@americanstage.org

School Programs

Youth Classes

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Tom Mula

December 15, 2021 @10AM

$12/students
Complimentary tickets to 1 chaperone per 10 students booked
Includes:
– Post show Chatback with the cast & crew
– In-person or virtual workshop with your class connected to Florida State Standards in Language Arts & Theatre

About the Show:

Charles Dickens wrote a short story that has become one of the most adapted pieces of literature in history. The story of Scrooge is well known, but what about Marley? How did his haunting afterlife begin? In his version of the carol, Marley is escorted by a spritely creature along the pathway to redeeming his soul – by helping to save the one man on earth who was more greedy and sour than himself. We come to find that self sacrifice can make a difference in the end.

“…[Blends] a Dickens sensibility with a taste for fairy tales and contemporary wit…thoroughly charming—a holiday treat…” — Chicago Herald

Age recommendation: Grades 6-12

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY

By Jocelyn Bioh

February 16 & 23, 2022 @10AM

$12/students
Complimentary tickets to 1 chaperone per 10 students booked
Includes:
– Post show Chatback with the cast & crew
– In-person or virtual workshop with your class connected to Florida State Standards in Language Arts & Theatre

About the Show:

Picture it. 1986. An all girls school in Ghana and there’s a new girl in town, an American, who challenges the reigning queen bee. There’s a prestigious pageant on the line, which could provide the opportunity to move up in the world to the lucky winner.  This is a funny and touching story about the universal teenage struggle, and the need to feel like you belong. The Hollywood Reporter said it was “ferociously entertaining, as heartwarming as it is hilarious” and the Washington Post called it a “charming comedy of adolescent angst.”

“A ferociously entertaining morality tale that proves as heartwarming as it is hilarious…” —Hollywood Reporter

Age recommendation: Grades 6-12