Student Matinees

Each season theREP offers full quality productions during the school day complete with a post-show question and answer session with cast members.

  • PRICE: $12 per student.
  • LOCATION: All plays take place in Albany at theREP. 111 North Pearl Street
  • PERFORMANCE LENGTH: Running times vary, but all matinees will be finished by 1:00 pm to allow adequate time for bus departure.
  • RESERVATIONS: To place an order for a Student Matinee please call Group Sales at Proctors at 518•382•3884 x139.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: If individual students or schools are in need of scholarship support to make attendance at a theREP performance possible, we will try to work together with the school to help facilitate attendance (schools must have 50% or more participation in reduced or free lunch programs). Please contact the Education Program Manager, for a Request for Assistance Form at 518•382•3884 x168.
  • CHAPERONES: For every 15 students, one complimentary adult ticket is provided.
  • CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS: If your school is canceled due to weather, we will make every effort to put you in an alternate School Day performance, if available, or provide a credit to be used within the current season only. Phone calls must be received prior to performance. If your school is not closed and you choose not to attend a performance, we can not make alternate accommodations.
Book By Arthur Laurents, Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Recommended for grades 9-12
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am

Let us entertain you with the rags to riches story of ugly-duckling, Louise, who rose to national fame as Gypsy Rose Lee, the Queen of Burlesque. Share the joy and heartbreak of a pushy backstage mother living vicariously through her daughter’s fame, and pays a high price for it. Enjoy unforgettable characters and a thrilling musical score, including “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain You” and more - as only Capital Rep can deliver – up close and personal! 

2 hours 50 min including intermission
by Suzanne Bradbeer
Recommended for grades 9-12
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:30am

Students receive a powerful complement to American History studies with this political drama about what happens when a moderate, non-religious candidate is tapped to run for Vice President with a religious conservative. The separation between church and state and the role of privacy in public life come into play in this drama that was the hit of Capital Rep’s NEXT ACT New Play Summit! 

By Jon Robin Baitz, Directed by Michael Bush
Recommended for grades 9-12
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:30am

After six years away, prodigal daughter of a prominent political family, Brooke Wyeth, returns to her Palm Springs Desert home to celebrate the holidays and announce plans to publish her childhood memoir – complete with revelations of deep family secrets. Retired ambassador dad, savvy mom, rehabbing aunt and ne’er-do- well brother team up to stop her and the joys of the family reunion quickly unravel in a surprising twist.

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon, Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Directed by Producing Artistic Director, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Recommended for grades 7-12.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:30am, Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:30am, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:30am

Enchanting and inspiring, the beloved book by Frances Hodgson Burnett comes to life in this beautiful Tony-Award® winning musical, THE SECRET GARDEN. An orphaned girl, dubbed plain and average by her caretakers, transforms a dead and wasted garden into a paradise where hearts can grow and miracles can happen.

By Stephen Temperley
Recommended for grades 9-12.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:30am

At the turn of the last century, Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York phenomenon where she rose to fame for her annual sold-out recitals at the Ritz Carlton and Carnegie Hall. Crowds went wild when Mrs. Jenkins tackled the most difficult arias in opera, festooned in fabulous costumes. The only trouble was Mrs. Jenkins could not sing. Still, Florence, a YouTube sensation far ahead of her time, could not be deterred from her dedication to music and voice lessons with her accomplished and compassionate accompanist, Cosme McMoon.

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Kevin McGuire
Recommended for grades 9-12.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 10:30am, Friday, April 17, 2015 - 10:30am, Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:30am, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:30am

The granddaddy of all the Bard’s work, HAMLET remains one of the most oft-quoted and revered stories of all time. Join us for an elegant and stirring rendition of the mad Prince’s tale of revenge for a father’s murder, a mother’s betrayal and an uncle’s treachery. This fast-paced production with ghosts, political intrigue, romance and sword fighting swagger is sure to leave you breathless.