Student Matinée

A lifelong love of theater often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinée performance at Pittsburgh Musical Theater. These matinées are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences. Student matinée performances begin at 10AM, and tickets are $12 each. For every 25 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided.

Additional Resources

We support student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theater experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

Registration

Registration for the 2019/2020 student matinees is now available. Please call Box Office Manager & Audience Services Manager Amber Kocher at 412.539.0900 x232 or email akocher@pittsburghmusicals.com.

A Few Reminders...

Inclement Weather

There are no refunds for paid registrations. If your school is closed due to inclement weather on the day of your performance, PMT will make every effort to re-schedule your school for another matinee performance.

Interest form

We now have an online student matinee interest form. Feel free to fill it out with your trip details, and we will contact you shortly to walk you through setting it up!

2019/2020 Student Matinee Schedule

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Logo
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
October 24th, 2019 @ 10:00am | Byham Theater - 101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Recommended for elementary, junior high, and high school aged students.

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel's favorite son. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Joesph... is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by the talented CAPA Orchestra and supported by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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A Lyrical Christmas Carol
December 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019 @ 10:00am | New Hazlett Theater - 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Recommended for elementary, junior high, and high school aged students.

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the 'humbug' of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come - show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic adapted for the stage by Kenneth and Jane Gargaro, peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.

This is a special presentation by the students of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, and supported by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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HAIR
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 @ 10:00am | Gargaro Theater - 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Recommended for high school aged students.

The American tribal love-rock musical HAIR celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like “Aquarius,” “Good Morning, Starshine,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” and “Let the Sunshine In.” Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

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Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers' Edition
February 13th, 2020 @ 10:00am | Gargaro Theater - 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Recommended for elementary and junior high school aged students.

A loving musical send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses all-American girl Kim McAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for kids, and a hilarious script, Birdie remains one of the most popular shows in schools across the country.

Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers' Edition is a special presentation by the preteens of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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The Sound of Music
March 5th, 2020 @ 10:00am | Byham Theater - 101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Recommended for elementary, junior high, and high school aged students.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

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Rock of Ages High School Edition
April 2nd, 2020 @ 10:00am | Gargaro Theater - 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Recommended for junior high and high school aged students.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing. The rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just a strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Twisted Sister, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, and more hold the answer!

Rock of Ages High School Edition is a special presentation by the teens of the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory, backed by a professional Orchestra, and fully produced by the professional artists of Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

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Twelfth Night
April 30th, 2020 @ 10:00am | Gargaro Theater - 327 S Main St, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Recommended for elementary, junior high, and high school aged students.

A classic story of love and mistaken identity. Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery.

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