Student Matinees

CacheARTS Presents National Touring Season 2018-2019 includes three student matinees especially programed for the benefit of students K-12.  Please email [email protected] or call 435-554-7065 if you would like assistance or to request accommodation (wheel chair spot(s), sign language interpreter, etc.).

Doktor Kaboom!  It’s Just Rocket Science

Monday, January 14 from 10-11am

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Description: Jumping Jupiter! Blending the wonders of scientific exploration with theatrical joy, Doktor Kaboom! rivets audiences with high-octane comedy and launches them through the scientific hurdles of space travel. Join David Epley, hilarious performer and science educator, through the character of Doktor Kaboom! for a sidesplitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, excite, educate, and entertain. Topics covered include: safety; math patterns; trajectory; force; centripetal and centrifugal force; gravity and artificial gravity; momentum and inertia; action/reaction; Newton’s Third Law.

Curriculum Connection: Science, Math, most relevant for grades 5-8, K-3 also welcome.

Study Guide and Activity links

Jake Shimabukuro

Monday, March 11 from 1:00-1:45pm


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Description: Think you know ukulele? Think again! Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro overtakes rock, jazz, blues, funk, and folk music with this beloved Hawaiian folk instrument, dazzling audiences with his lightning-fast fretwork, sophisticated arrangements, and revolutionary techniques. Shimabukuro’s first moments of international fame began with his supercharged rendition of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in 2006, posted to Youtube in its early days. 14 million views and an international touring schedule of over 140 performances a year later, Shimabukuro now brings his laid-back charm and fearless innovation to the Ellen Eccles Theatre for an evening you simply cannot miss.  This concert will be more sensory friendly as Jake interacts with students and shares his inspiring message.

Curriculum Connection: 6th Grade Music, band, & General Music class inspiration

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Ballet Hispánico

Monday, March 18th from 1-2pm


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Description: Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s premier Latino dance organization, explores the diversity of Latino cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue through bold and electric contemporary dance. Representing a multitude of nationalities, their artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation. Choreographers Annabella Lopez Ochoa, Michelle Manzanales, Julio Iglesias, and Tania Pérez-Salas’ bring an all-female created body of work to the Ellen Eccles stage, with intense theatricality and breathtaking imagery set to music by Vivaldi and other Baroque composers. This performance is a joyful feast for the senses.

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Curriculum Connection: Dance, Music, Spanish Language & Latin Culture

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Who can attend student matinees?

Public, Private, and Charter School classes K-12 may attend the student matinees.  Home schools, ages 5-18, are permitted.  Please no children 4 or younger.

What is the process for getting seats to student matinees?

Click the “Student Matinee Sign Up” button on this page.  Public schools will receive an invoice about one month before the show.  Home Schools may follow the instructions for online ticket purchase beginning September 17, 2018.  Purchase may also be made at the Ticket Office with cash or check.  VISA and Mastercard accepted.

Is there a cost to attend?

Yes. CacheArts student matinees are $1 per seat.

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.