2017 Midweek Matinee Dates

RELATIVITY
Tue, Sep 26 @ 2:00 PM* | Senior Matinee; Limited Availability
Wed, Oct 4 @ 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, Oct 18 @ 10:00 AM^ | Intergenerational Matinee

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Tickets on sale Oct 3)
Wed, Nov 29 @ 10:00 AM^ | Intergenerational Matinee
Tue, Dec 5 @ 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee
Wed, Dec 20 @ 2:00 PM | Senior Matinee

*Post play discussion.
^Guided post play discussion.

Tickets

Senior Matinee’s
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 Matinee’s
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.


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.


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.

2017/18 Intergenerational Matinee Season

Relativity | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
By Mark St. Germain
Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: Tue, Sept 19, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Length: Approximately 80 minutes, no intermission

Download the Play Guide

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter. After 1904 she was never seen or spoken of again. Fast forward to 1948 – as an insistent reporter searches for answers to Einstein’s secrets, she discovers that not everything adds up.

Suggested Subjects: History, Language Arts, Science, Journalism, Theatre/Drama

 

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
by Paula Vogel
Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Length: Approximately 95 minutes

Single tickets on sale Oct 3. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel comes this ensemble musical where the lives of abolitionists, assassins, soldiers, enslaved and free are woven together in an American tapestry.

Suggested Subjects: American History, Language Arts, Government, Sociology, Theatre/Drama

 

Camping with Henry and Tom | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
by Mark St. Germain
Date: Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM (New Time!)
Age Recommendation: 16+ (language)
Free Teacher Preview: TBA
Length: TBA

Single tickets on sale Jan 2. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding have crashed in the woods of Maryland. Inspired by a real event, these titans of history must kill time without killing each other.

Suggested Subjects: American History, Government, Language Arts, Theatre/Drama

 

Crowns | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
by Regina Taylor
Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM (New Time!)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: TBA
Length: TBA

Single tickets on sale Jan 2. Forced to leave her home, Yolanda finds herself surrounded by a community of women that transcend place and time to infuse her with stories of faith, fortitude and pride in this gospel musical.

Suggested Subjects: Language Arts, Music, American History, Humanities, Sociology, Theatre/Drama

 

Lady Windermere’s Fan | Jewell Mainstage Theatre
by Oscar Wilde
Date: Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM (New Time!)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Free Teacher Preview: TBA
Length: TBA

Single tickets on sale Jan 2. Lady Windermere suspects her husband is having an affair! As rumors swirl and secrets are revealed, the Windermeres’ lives are upended and threatened to end in disgrace.

Suggested Subjects: Language Arts, British History, Sociology, Theatre/Drama, English


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.