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2018/19 MATINEES

From the creator of Hamilton

In the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

The vibrant New York community of Washington Heights is a place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Connect your students with the Idea of telling their own stories and the  universal themes of chasing their dreams and finding their true home.

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Oct 2 at 10:30am
• Rep Immersion Day: Oct 9 and 23 at 8:30am/11:00am
• Other Matinees: Oct 3 and Oct 10 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Immigration, Small Businesses, Neighborhood, Family, Relationships, Money, Bilingual Characters, Moving


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romanantic comedy will help introduce your class to Classic works and how they can still resonate today.

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Nov 27 at 10:30am
• Rep Immersion Day: Dec 12 at 8:30am/11:00am
• Other Matinees: Nov 28 and Dec 5 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 11 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Relationships, Growing up, Family, Confidence, Pride & Prejudice, Christmas, Intelligence


Wells Fargo presents
Milwaukee’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Mark Clements

The Rep’s hit new adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic.  Student Matinees For this holiday treat sell out well before the school year begins so be sure to order before Summer. 

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Nov 29, Dec 6, and Dec 13 at 10:30am
Age Recommendation: Age 5 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Victorian England, The Christmas Spirit, Greed and Generosity, Literature Adaptation


Junk

By Ayad Akhtar

Milwaukee’s own Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar returns to The Rep with his epic new play, Junk.   This riveting story is set in the financial world of the 1980s.  Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, it’s a battleground of titanic egos where magnates are pitted against workers, lawyers against journalists and everyone against themselves. With Junk, explore the ethos of Finance and class conflict as well as the power of storytelling on a grand scale. 

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Jan 29 at 10:30am
• Other Matinees: Jan 30 and Feb 6 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 15 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Prejudice in the Workplace, Manipulation, Rumors, Power, Business


The Chinese Lady

By Lloyd Suh

In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.” Over the next several decades, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself as she witnessed stunning transformation in the US. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrantThe Chinese Lady is a great starting point to think about immigration and each person’s place in America, and the world. 

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Mar 5 at 10:30am
• Other Matinees: Feb 27 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Immigration, Cultural Traditions, Cultural Appropriation, Entertainment Business, Expectations vs. Reality


Things I Know To Be True

By Andrew Bovell

Bob and Fran Price have loved each other for thirty years and have built a home and raised four strong children. Set over the course of one year, this innovative and beautifully touching new play provides a unique perspective on the struggles the four adult Price children face to establish their identities and deal with personal crises.  Written by critically acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell, your students will be the first in the country to experience this tale of how we never stop growing and learning.

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Mar 19 at 10:30am
• Other Matinees: Mar 13 and Mar 27 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Family Dynamics, Marriage, Expectations, Relationships, Therapy, Moving


Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

A young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for - “Ice Cream,” “Star Trek,” “Surprises,” “Rollercoasters.” As the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life over the course of three decades. Every Brilliant Thing shines a compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition and the lengths we go to for those we love.  It is a testament to the healing power of storytelling and a reminder that hope is never truly lost. 

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: Apr 25 at 10:30am
Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Mental Health, Therapy, Family, Relationships, Grief


August Wilson’s Two Trains Running

It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for the owner of a run-down diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Civil Rights movement may just be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary. 

Student Performances
• Student Matinee: May 7 at 10:30am
• Rep Immersion Day: Apr 24 and 30 at 8:30am/11:00am
• Other Matinees: May 1 and May 8 at 1:30pm
Age Recommendation: Age 13 and up
Relevant Themes/Topics: Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, Justice, Relationships, Small Businesses, Money


MATINEE PROCESS

Milwaukee Rep offers several shows that will make a great addition to any curriculum. Our Student Matinee experience is designed to go beyond seeing the production. For every matinee, we offer a free PlayGuide and supplemental Teacher Guide to provide context to the show, dynamic discussion questions, and curriculum suggestions. After every 10:30amStudent Matinee, with the exception of A Christmas Carol, we offer a TalkBack with the actors. And for select productions, schools have the option of booking a full Rep Immersion Day experience!

Rep Immersion Days

 A full day of fun and education where students will get an inside peek into the magic of creating live theater. Students arrive in the morning for demonstrations of the technical side of the production to show how we bring a script to life on our stage. After a boxed lunch with various staff members at The Rep, students will experience the full production, followed by a TalkBack with the actors. The cost for the Immersion part of your day is $10 per person and includes lunch. The $10 does not include your ticket to see the production.

Rep Immersions will be offered for:
In the Heights – Tues. Oct 9 and Tues. Oct 23, 8:30am
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – Wed. Dec 12, 8:30am
Two Trains Running – Wed. April 24 and Tues. April 30, 8:30am

Student matinee performance at Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Cast Of Mice and Men 2015/16 Season.

Beyond the Student Matinee

You can further enhance your Student Matinee experience with Backstage Tours before or after the production, with our Pre and Post Show Workshops where an artist from the production can visit your classroom, or our highly successful Reading Residency program that directly teaches literacy skills using the text from the play.

Student Matinee Pricing

 Student Matinee tickets range in price from $5-$15. All 1:30pm Wednesday matinees are $21. A Christmas Carol ranges in price from $7.50-$20. A free chaperone ticket is provided for every 20 student tickets purchased. Rep Immersion Days are an additional $10, which includes lunch and demonstrations.

How to Book a Matinee

Simply choose your productions and be ready to pay a 20% down payment within 48 hours of reserving tickets. Payment can be in the form of a Purchase Order, Check, Cash, or Credit Card.

Guidelines for attending a show at The Rep will be sent to all teachers who reserve tickets.

To book a student matinee please contact:
Jess Shake at 414-290-5340 or groups@milwaukeerep.com.

MATINEE ENHANCEMENTS

Rep Immersion Days 

A full day of fun and education as we give students an inside peek into the magic of creating live theater. Students arrive in the morning for demonstrations of the technical side of the production, workshops with various staff members at The Rep as well as a boxed lunch for each person. A matinee performance of the production follows lunch. Cost for the Immersion part of your day is $10 per person and includes lunch. The $10 does not include your ticket to see the production.

Rep Immersions will be offered for:
In the Heights – Tues. Oct 9 and Tues. Oct 23, 8:30am
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley – Wed. Dec 12, 8:30am
Two Trains Running – Wed. April 24 and Tues. April 30, 8:30am

Backstage Tours

Take a peek behind-the-scenes at the workings of The Rep through a guided backstage tour.  Groups will see theater at work in our production areas as well as hear the history of our theater and company.  Because The Rep is a working theater, tour routes may differ depending what is happening in our spaces, but tours will generally cover our props, costume, carpentry, and paint shops, our administration offices, and our three theater spaces.

Cost: $2/person, minimum $30/group 

To book, please contact:  Lauren Sagendorph, Education Programs Manager

lsagendorph@milwaukeerep.com or 414-290-5393. 

Rep Residency Programs 

Reading Residency 
Built around a production from The Rep’s season, a Teaching Artist will explore reading comprehension skills such as summarizing, predicting, text analysis, character development, plot structure, visualization, and making connections to historical and literary themes. The residency has yielded positive results in text evidence, social emotional skills, and theater appreciation. After the students experience the Rep Immersion Day which includes a matinee performance, an actor from Milwaukee Rep’s company will also visit your classroom!

Middle School Track:  20 in-school sessions (including an actor visit), and 1 Rep Immersion Day. In 2018/19, the Middle School track is available for In the Heights, Christmas at Pemberley and Two Trains Running. $1,575

High School Track: 10 in-school sessions (including an actor visit), and 1 Rep Immersion Day. The High School Residency curriculum will be a direct application of literacy skills through a detailed examination of a script, using the tools theater artists employ to create a production. In 2018/19, the High School track is available for In the Heights, Christmas at Pemberley and Two Trains Running. $825

Reading Residencies are designed to work in tandem with a visit to The Rep to see a production. Tickets to a Milwaukee Rep production are not included in the price of a residency. Ticket prices range from $5-$15. All 1:30pm Wednesday matinees are $21.

To discuss what programming would work best in your classroom, contact Jenny Toutant at jtoutant@milwaukeerep.com or 414-290-5370.

School Subscription 
This unique subscription program geared toward high school students includes classroom workshops that provide in-depth theatrical learning experiences for students. It introduces students to theater through multiple points of contact, giving a breadth of knowledge on how literature is brought to life on our stages and fosters a deeper appreciation for the art. Through engaging in four stories that represent different aspects of the human condition, students learn about cultural diversity and learn to empathize with people that might be different than themselves.

We do this through inviting each student to:
• Attend four different productions at The Rep
• Participate in workshops and discussions led by actors and Education staff in their classroom before and after each performance;
• Participate in one Rep Immersion Day, a full-day experience featuring demonstrations by our production staff of how they bring each production to life;
• Explore the different careers in the arts during a Backstage Tour of The Rep; and

• Respond to their experience through writing informal reviews of two of the productions

Program Cost: $1,150, including transportation. Tickets to the four Milwaukee Rep productions are not included in the price of the residency. Ticket prices range from $5-$15. All 1:30pm Wednesday matinees are $21. The number of students and chosen performances will influence the total cost of the program. 

Rep Education Program Standards 

2016/17 
Rep Education programs are designed to engage students in meaningful experiences that explore interdisciplinary topics and concepts connected to the art seen on Rep stages. All programs work to develop students’ skills in three primary areas:
• Reading Comprehension (e.g. text evidence, reading enjoyment)
• Social-Emotional Learning (e.g. relationship skills, social awareness)
• Theater Appreciation (e.g. understanding and appreciation of theater topics) 

Because these three areas are based largely in English Language Arts and theater, Rep Education program objectives and measures are aligned to both Common Core and National Arts standards. Our programs can also be aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic standards, when applicable. This allows us to best offer students holistic experiences at The Rep and in the classroom that support and enhance existing grade-level curriculum.

While specific standard-aligned objectives vary from program to program, Rep Education is happy to work with you to determine how our programming can best support your curriculum. Whether your students are attending a Student Matinee or participating in a residency experience, our arts-integration can be applied across grade levels and subjects, including (but not limited to):
• Social Studies (history, geography, political science and civics, behavioral sciences)
• Math
• Early Learning
• Music
• Art and Design 

Example program standards can be found below.

COMMON CORE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS STANDARDS 
(Literature, Speaking and Listening)

Grade 8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.7
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.4
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5
Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

Grades 9-10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Grades 11-12
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. 

NATIONAL ARTS STANDARDS 
(Anchor)  

Creating
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Performing/Presenting/Producing
Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

Responding
Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work.
Anchor Standard #8. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

Connecting
Anchor Standard #11. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural and historical context to deepen understanding.