Matthews Playhouse School of Theatre productions are cast exclusively with students from our year-long theatre classes. Only students in our classes will appear in these productions, and their performance is a culmination of the training they receive throughout the year. School of Theatre productions typically run 1-2 weekends with both evening and matinee performances.

101 DALMATIANS

April 5th - 6th

The dastardly Cruella De Vil chances upon a litter of cute dalmatian puppies and decides that their skins will make her the perfect new coat. After she sends two hapless heavies to steal the dogs, it is up to parents Pongo and Perdy to stage a daring rescue. Joining them for the adventure are their human `pets' and host of guest animals including a cheeky raccoon and a helpful horse.

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ANNE FRANK AND ME

April 6th - 7th

This multiple national award-winning new American classic, is about the awakening of a modern teen Holocaust denier. Nicole Burns doubts the truth and cares even less, but ultimately comes face-to-face with the hell of the Holocaust, and—in an extraordinary sequence—meets Anne Frank on a cattle car to Auschwitz. We start out with Nicole in today's teen world of MTV. Hip-hop dancing, unfinished homework assignments, and young love are all transported with her to Nazi-occupied Paris, 1942-44, and then are brought forward again to the light and hope of the present.

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THE MUSIC MAN JR.

April 12th - 13th

The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the town librarian whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

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STUART LITTLE

April 13th - 14th

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. The many adventures -- both big and small -- of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this presentation. The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a real people's world.

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