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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|| Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE |||| Ailey II |||| Black Violin |||| FAQ ||


When: Thank you for coming!!!

Best Suited for: 4th & 5th Grade

Curriculum Connection: Science, Social Studies, Drama (puppetry)

Cost per seat: $1

Description: Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE leads you on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet, and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. While it may have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait!

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When: Thank you for coming!!!

Best Suited for:  Grades 3-12, Dance, P.E., Drama

Curriculum Connection: Dance, Physical Education

Cost per seat: $1

Description: From the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, the talented dancers of Ailey II are renowned for captivating audiences and translating their strength and agility into powerful, moving performances. The Ailey spirit shines as these artists perform an exhilarating and diverse repertory that includes Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics, as well as new works by today’s outstanding choreographers. This is modern dance at its finest.

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When: Monday, February 26 at 10AM (1 hour long)

Best Suited for: Grades 3-12, Music classes

Curriculum Connection: Music, Social Studies

Cost per seat: $1

Description: To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical music are all separate genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they are nothing but ingredients. Wil B. and Kev Marcus, classically trained string instrumentalists, combine their training and hip-hop to create a multi-genre sound described as “classical boom” that will defy all stereotypes and rock your socks off.

Why should you come?  Classically trained, culturally relevant, Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, performing for more than 100,000 students in North American and Europe in the past 12 months.  Black Violin will help your students move through preconceived barriers about music, about themselves and others.

What other teachers have said about Black Violin:

I thought that the musician’s comments about breaking stereotypes were so valuable.  My students, who are mostly students of color, were surprised and impressed to see African American men playing classical instruments.

I appreciated the steps they took to adapt it to kids, especially the DJ’s smooth censorship for “Uptown Funk”!

Best performance I have attended in 18 years.  It was interactive and held students’ interest.

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Study Guide and Activity links

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.

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 [email protected] 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.

Can home schools participate in this program?

Absolutely.  Remember that children under 5 years old are not permitted to attend.  Home Schools will be required to prepay for their attendance at least 7 days before the performance.  Check your email for the link to pay online or call 435-752-0026.

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.

Need help?  Email [email protected] or call 435-554-7065.