School Matinee Series

School Matinee Series

The School Matinee Series is programming that links the arts and education by offering students exposure to live performances that support curriculum content. The 2019-20 School Matinee Series underscores the importance of literacy, science, social studies, and behavioral concepts related to bullying, kindness, and relationships with family and peers. These concepts are presented in fun, musical productions performed by professional touring troupes. Students enjoy learning while being entertained in the area’s largest “classroom.”

For reservations please contact the School Matinee Coordinator by phone, (740) 383-2101 or by e-mail, tickets@marionpalace.org. When making reservations, indicate all special seating needs for those with walkers and/or wheelchairs. Performances are scheduled for 10am & 12:45pm. Admission is $3.50. Educators receive free admission.

Thank you to our 2019-2020 School Matinee Sponsors: Honda, Marion Public Library, and Ohio Arts Council.


My Mouth is a Volcano
Monday, October 14, 2019
Grades PreK-4

Based on the award-winning book by Julia Cook, My Mouth is a Volcano teaches children the value of respecting others by listening and waiting for their turn to speak. Louis always interrupts! All of his thoughts are very important to him, and when he has something to say he ERUPTS (or interrupts). However, when others begin to interrupt Louis, he learns how to respectfully wait for his turn to talk. A Stars Within Reach Production. 55 minutes.

Curriculum Connections: ►Family Relationships  ►Literature Based  ►Values Based  ►Musical  ►Language/Communication Skills


The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Grades K-5

Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in this new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. A TheatreWorksUSA Production. 60 minutes.

Curriculum Connections: ►Communication and Language Arts  ►Music  ►Science  ►Social Studies


Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends
Monday, February 24, 2020
Grades K-4

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can drive her teacher crazy. This fun new musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, spotlights the STEM curriculum (focusing on science, technology, engineering and math). A TheatreWorksUSA Production. 60 minutes.

Curriculum Connections: ►Communication and Language Arts  ►Music  ►Science ►Social Studies


The 2019-2020 School Matinee Series is sponsored by Honda and The Marion Public Library and supported by Ohio Arts Council.