2019/2020 Midweek Matinee Dates

STEEL MAGNOLIAS  Jewell Mainstage
Tues, Jan 28 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, Feb 12 at 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, Feb 26 at 10:30 AM | Intergenerational Matinee

BABETTE’S FEAST  Jewell Mainstage
Tues, Mar 24 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, April 1 at 10:30 AM | Intergenerational Matinee
Wed, April 22 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee

SEE HOW THEY RUN  Jewell Mainstage
Tues, May 19 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, June 3 at 10:30 AM | Intergenerational Matinee
Wed, June 10 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee

The Spitfire Grill  Jewell Mainstage
Tues, July 14 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee

The Old Man and the Moon  Jewell Mainstage
Tues, September 22 at 2:00PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, October 14 at 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, October 21 at 10:30AM | Intergenerational Matinee

*Post-play discussion           ^Guided post-play discussion


SENIOR MATINEES

Taproot Theatre Company’s Senior Matinee program provides seniors with an affordable way to participate in live theatre. Seniors aged 62 and older can enjoy a convenient daytime performance at our theatre. We offer Sennheiser listening devices, a Hearing Loop in the Jewell Mainstage Theatre, wheelchair and walker accessible seating.

Our performances make a great outing for Retirement Communities, Senior Centers, book clubs, church groups and more. For more information or to book your tickets, please contact Group Sales at groups@taproottheatre.org 206.781.9708.

Senior Single Tickets – $20
Contact the Box Office at 206.781.9707 or visit in person.

Senior Groups of 8-14 – $16
Senior Groups of 15+ – $15
Contact Group Sales at 206.781.9708, groups@taproottheatre.org or submit your request online.


INTERGENERATIONAL MATINEES

Welcome to Intergenerational Matinees at Taproot Theatre! Our intergenerational program enhances student education, providing theatre as a tool and springboard for learning, growth and communication. Additionally, these matinees are intended to bridge a gap between student and senior groups creating a learning environment where different ages can interact and discuss the play.

Tickets for Intergenerational Matinees cannot always be purchased online; if not available online, for single tickets call the Box Office at 206.781.9707, for student/senior groups call Group Sales at 206.781.9708.

Senior Single Tickets – $20
Contact the Box Office at 206.781.9707 or visit in person.

Students & Chaperones – $10
Senior Groups of 8-14 – $16
Senior Groups of 15+ – $15
Contact Group Sales at 206.781.9708, groups@taproottheatre.org or submit your request online.

2020 Intergenerational Matinee Season

Steel Magnolias | Jewell Mainstage Theatre

By Robert Harling | Directed by Marianne Savell
Date: Wed, February 26, 2020, at 10:30 AM
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: Please contact Nikki Visel at nikki@taproottheatre.org to arrange.
Length: approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission

BOOM! Drum fires another shot into the magnolia trees giving Ouiser’s dog a nervous breakdown. Truvy’s salon is buzzing as gossip and zingers fly between baby’s breath and bouffants. Annelle is new and nervous which means things are getting a little poofy. Welcome to Chinquapin, Louisiana. Hold onto your rollers and grab your tissues for this hilariously heartwarming American classic. Genre: Classic American Drama/Comedy
Related Topics: Theatre/Drama, American Realism, Fashion, Feminism, Vintage American Style.

 


What are the benefits of attending an Intergenerational Matinee at Taproot Theatre?

  • $10 tickets for students and chaperones.
  • Teachers are invited to attend FREE preview performances.
  • FREE reproducible Play Guide that includes: articles relating to the show, an early look at the set and costumes, a list of related books/movies/tv shows recommended by the Seattle Public Library and questions for you and your students to answer after seeing the play.
  • Participate in a lively, guided post-play discussion that includes the actors and director.
  • For an additional fee Taproot Theatre is happy to arrange theatre tours, special talks with theatre designers, and/or classroom visits to enhance your humanities curriculum.

Essential Academic Learning Requirements
Taproot’s Intergenerational Matinee Program partially fulfills the following EALRs:

  • Arts: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4; 2.1, 2.3; 4.1, 4.2, 4.4
  • Communication: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
  • Social Studies: History: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Free Teacher Previews
Teachers are welcome to attend our Invited Dress performance for each Jewell Mainstage Theatre production. Please RSVP your name, school and number of tickets to groups@taproottheatre.org.