Student Matinees

Your students will get an exceptional experience viewing professional touring artists with content tailored to their youthful needs.  Student matinees and our supporting materials are designed to help you achieve core curricular goals for your classroom.  Study guides and activities are found on each show tab below.

Student Matinees at the Ellen Eccles Theatre

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FAQMOMIX Opus CactusSlapstick Sonata-FULLHillbenders
What is the process for getting seats to student matinees?

1-Click the blue “Sign Up Here” link and complete a Sign Up form for each show you would like to attend.  Find it under each show tab on this page.   Sign Ups are usually available by August of each year, if not sooner.  Tentatively plan on coming unless the show is full or you are put on the waiting list.

2-Complete the Final Registration form.  About one month before each show, an emailed invitation is sent with show information and a link to the online Final Registration form.  Failure to complete this step means you forfeit your seats to another group.  An invoice will be created and sent to you after you complete Final Registration.

After that, just pay your invoice and come enjoy the show!

Please email or call 435-554-7065 if you would like assistance completing any of these steps.

Is there a cost to attend?

Yes. CacheArts student matinees are $1/seat.  Payment information will be collected one month before the show via Final Registration.  An invoice will be sent after that.

Student matinees of nationally touring performing artists cost CacheArts between $14 and $27 per attending student, so each student’s dollar is matched many times over by funds from generous public and private sponsors.  Discussing the importance of artists in our communities is a great way to approach student contributions in your class.

Do you have funding to help pay for show attendance or busing?

Not at this time.

What if a show I want to attend is full?

You will be placed on a waiting list.  Please white list so you don’t miss important emails and final registration instructions.

Can home schools participate in this program?

Absolutely.  Remember that children under 5 years old are not permitted to attend.

My grade isn’t one of the recommended grades on a matinee I want to attend.  Can we still come?  What if I want to bring my whole school?

Recommended grades are based on best fit with state core curriculum.  Go ahead and fill out the sign-up form.  We will put your group on the wait list.  If there is enough space, we may permit your group or school to attend.  We would be happy to discuss your class needs and how we can best help you achieve them.

Where are events located?

Student Matinees will be at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main Logan, UT.  You will enter through the front entrance on Main Street.

Where can we park?

Bus parking will be coned off on the north side of 100 South between Main and 100 West.  Please follow instructions to keep things running smoothly.  A map of available parking lots for private vehicles can be downloaded HERE.

When: Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00-1:50 PM

Who: Grades 2, 4, 5

Description: Opus Cactus is based on imagery from the Sonoran desert in Arizona, and many of the dances seen in the performance bear names and characteristics of the animals and plants found there.  Momix practices a unique kind of modern dance, with highly acrobatic, fearless dancers;  theatrical costumes and props; improvised movement; and a great sense of play.

MOMIX – Artist Website

Curriculum Connection: Life Science, Creative Movement

Cost per seat: $1

Study Guide and Activity links


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When: Monday, March 20 at 10:00 AM
Who: Grades 3-5, Orchestra
Curriculum Connections: Music, Physical Theatre
Cost per seat: $1
Where: Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main (parking along 100 South)

Description: Set to the music of Mozart, Handel, Shostakovich and others, Slapstick Sonata is an absurd yet poetic theater piece without text or words. Visual poetry meets physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus.

Prague’s Cirk La Putyka is one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies. The collective brings together a multi-talented cast of dancers, actors, mimes, and comedians and has toured throughout Eastern Europe as well as in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Australia.
La Putyka – Artist Website

How do I sign up?

  1. Sign Up – This Show is Full.

  2. Final Registration.  Final Registration has closed.  Thank you!

Are you on the list?  Here’s the list of schools and grades we are expecting.  If your group isn’t listed, then you are still on the Sign Up waiting list:

  • Birch Creek 4th Grade
  • Bridger 5th Grade
  • Casperson HmSch
  • Caralot HmSch
  • Edith Bowen Lab School
  • Heritage 5th Grade
  • Hillcrest 2nd Grade
  • Hillcrest 4th Grade
  • Hillcrest 5th Grade
  • Skinner HmSch
  • Sunrise 3rd Grade
  • Utah Online

Study Guide

  • Preparing for the Show
  • Physical Theatre
  • Music Connections

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When: Tuesday, April 11 from 1:00-1:45 PM
Who: Grades 2-4, music classes
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Music
Cost per seat: $1
Where: Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main (parking along 100 South)

Description: The dynamic bluegrass quintet from Springfield, MO have selected materials that defies any hillbilly stigmas.  “Our music appeals to anyone that can enjoy a fun performance,” says guitarist Jim Rea.  Their tongue in cheek educational video “How to Be a Hillbender” outlines ten simple steps to achieving their level of greatness: 1-Let the music move you, 2-Tap your foot, 3-Get a plaid shirt, 4-Get a cool hat, 5-Kick it up a notch, 6-Grow a sweet beard, 7-Live in the Moment, 8-Love the fans, 9-Leave it all on the stage, 10-Jump.  Your classes will love experiencing this cool American musical tradition with the Hillbenders.  Students are invited to dress up in paper beards, plaid shirts or any other items that reflect the bluegrass/country style.

The Hillbenders – Artist Website

How do I sign up?

  1. Sign Up (by March 10)-closed

  2. Final Registration – Invitations to Register have been sent by email/mail.

Are you on the list?  Here’s the list of schools and grades we are expecting.  If your group isn’t listed, then you need to complete the Sign Up form by March 10.

  • Bear River Charter School
  • Birch Creek 4th
  • Bridger 5th
  • Canyon 4th
  • Caralot Academy
  • Casperson HmSch
  • Explore Academy/Evans
  • Heritage 2nd – Final Registration pending
  • McDowell HmSch
  • Nelson HmSch
  • North Park 2nd
  • Skinner HmSch
  • Smethurst HmSch
  • Utah Online

Study Guide

  • Preparing for your visit
  • Learning about Bluegrass
  • Music Activities
  • Just for Fun: Bluegrass Beard

Additional Activities


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Need help?  Email or call 435-554-7065.