Student Matinees

Student MatineesIt's said that the best teachers possess a flair for the dramatic.
They find the story in a lesson and bring it vividly to life.

In the same way, this year's wide-ranging plays will get your middle and high-school students thinking deeply about vital lessons of history, philosophy, art and the humanities. Thrill your students with the power of live professional theatre, and give them lessons that will last a lifetime.


Delaware Theatre Company makes it so easy to bring your class to a student matinee:

Free classroom visits by DTC staff to prepare your students for the show
Complimentary study guides
Opportunities to meet the cast after the play
Specially-priced student tickets

Student Matinees — just $11.50 per student
1 free chaperone ticket per 20 students.

Regular performance — $15 for students
$13.50 for Student Groups (10 or more)

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Previous 2013-2014 STUDENT MATINEES:

The Story of My Life

Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram

Book by Brian Hill

Student Matinee:  Thursdays, December 12, 2013—10:30 a.m. 

"THE STORY OF MY LIFE follows the friendship of Alvin and Thomas, two men from a small town. These lifelong friends are reunited after Alvin's mysterious death. In the abstract world of his mind, Thomas struggles to write Alvin's eulogy while recounting the many turns their lives have taken since meeting as children. Alvin searches through the manuscripts and stories in Thomas' mind to lead him on a journey of remembrance. Through music and song, these two friends recount their adventures, explore their past dissonance, and ultimately discover what is at the base of every strong" -Music Theatre International

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Click HERE for a pdf of the STORY OF MY LIFE Study Guide.


Green Eggs and Ham/The Story of Babar

Music for "Green Eggs and Ham" by Robert Kapilow

Music for "The Story of Babar" by Francis Poulenc

Book for "The Story of Babar" by Jean de Brunhoff

Student Matinees:  Mon. December 17, Tues. December 18, and Thurs. December 19, 2013—10:30 a.m. 

Featuring actors Michael Boudewyns, Sara Valentine, and Kimberly Schroeder and pianist Julie Nishimura, GREEN EGGS AND HAM/THE STORY OF BABAR is a treat for the whole family! Three actors...two piano. We hope to see you here, to spend the holidays with friends in this vaudeville-inspired celebration of two classic stories.

Best enjoyed by ages 4 and up.



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Complimentary study guides and preshow classroom visits from DTC teaching artists are included in the student matinee experience!  To book seats, contact Johanna Schloss at, or call 302-594-1104 x 204. 

PLEASE NOTE: Special student group pricing is also available for evening and weekend performances of our other DTC offerings this season.  Contact Johanna Schloss at DTC for more information. 


2013-2014 Student Matinees are generously supported , in part, by

JPMorgan Chase
AAA Capital One DDOA


2014-2015 Season Sponsor
Artist Transportation Provided by