Free student matinees
Free school matinee performances provide pre-college students live arts education experiences free of charge at McCain Auditorium. These performances are designed to nurture a lifelong appreciation of the performing arts. Teachers receive in-depth study guides that provide a curriculum context enhancing the experience.
For information on how your class can experience a free student matinee performance, please call 785-532-6425.
Bleu! The Mediterranean Sea Compagnia T.P.O.
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 19-21 (Grades K-2)
In T.P.O.'s journey to the sea, children accompanied by two dancers embark on an adventure of discovery in the Mediterranean — a cradle of nature, culture and myth. Bleu! begins on the idyllic Greek Islands amongst the stones, sea shells and whispers of ancient legends, wandering through bustling sea ports, and finally diving into the deep blue abyss populated by fish, seaweeds, mollusks and mysterious ancient ruins of disappeared civilizations.
Seating is extremely limited.
Everybody’s Hero: The Jackie Robinson Story
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 (Grades 3-6)
This new play with music by Mad River Theater Works portrays the events that shaped Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle to gain acceptance and the tremendous obstacles he overcame on his way to changing the face of our nation and our national pastime.
The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: Target Earth (Act I)
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 (Grades 7-12)
Inspired by "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Star Wars," "The Intergalactic Nemesis" is a one-of-a-kind mash-up of radio drama and comic book adventure. Three actors voice dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates hundreds of sound effects, a keyboardist performs a score while more than 1,250 individual, full-color, hand-drawn, high-resolution comic book images are projected on an enormous screen.
At the very moment that Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez find their story on international pelt smuggling at a dead end, their contact is assassinated right before their eyes. Molly and Timmy have stumbled upon the story of the century: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. The year is 1933. Are you ready for the adventure?
Check out the Intergalactic Nemesis Study Guide (pdf).