The Rep’s Student Matinee Program allows school children from across the state to see performances each season for as little as $8 a seat. From Mary Poppins to Macbeth, the opportunity to experience live theatre enhances students’ literary knowledge, empathy for others, and critical thinking skills. Each show is accompanied by a study guide fulfilling Arkansas Curriculum Framework Standards, and talkbacks with the cast are available after each performance.

Before booking a group, please first carefully read our Student Matinee Policies.

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Million Dollar Quartet

Thursday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Four musical legends. A once-in-a-lifetime recording session. On December 4, 1956, in Memphis at Sun Studios, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis gathered to meet with legendary producer Sam Phillips. What happened next was pure rock and roll magic. With a collection of hit songs that includes “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Hound Dog,” this Tony Award-winning musical is guaranteed to bring down the house!

Recommended for middle, high school, and college groups: Content Advisory Sheet 

Applicable Course Topics: Music, Music History, Rock and Roll, American History, Musical Theatre, Singing, Dancing, Theatre, Drama, Technical Theatre, Acting, Directing, Fashion/Costume Design

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Thursday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Ring in the holidays with an entertaining spin on a familiar holiday favorite. Set in a 1940s radio station on Christmas Eve, enjoy a live radio version of Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film as the actors on stage transform into dozens of characters from Bedford Falls. Faced with the threat of scandal and financial ruin, George Bailey experiences a crisis of faith and wishes he had never been born. Divine intervention arrives in the form of Clarence (Angel Second Class), who is on a mission to restore George’s will to live… and earn his own wings in the process. Every life impacts countless others, whether we know it or no

Recommended for middle, high school, and college groups: Content Advisory Sheet 

Applicable Course Topics: Music, Music History, Rock and Roll, American History, Musical Theatre, Singing, Dancing, Theatre, Drama, Technical Theatre, Acting, Directing, Fashion/Costume Design

STUDY GUIDE COMING SOON