Each year thousands of children are exposed to the joy and magic of musical theater through our Education and Outreach Programs.
For each age-appropriate Mainstage show Musical Theatre West will present one or two special 10:00 AM performances. For only $5 per student (many of whom have that cost subsidized by MTW) classes are treated to a professional Broadway-style musical at the Carpenter Center. In many cases MTW is also able to underwrite the cost of transportation.
Every participating student and teacher receives specially designed study guides which cater to the daytime performances and adhere to the California Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Content Standards.
Interested classes also receive specially designed in-class workshop guides prior to their student matinee performance. This 45-minute interactive workshop guides the students through the study guide and the show while also learning about the educational content of the material. This provides students with a fuller and deeper connection with the material they will see on stage.
After some performances, the students have the chance to meet the actors and get their autographs!
These special performances always sell out very quickly. In order for classes to attend, teachers need to fill out the online registration form linked to the right of this page.
To ensure your school receives information please contact Ted Watts at 562.856.1999 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org