School Group Matinees

SCHOOL GROUP MATINEES

The PACE Center offers educators the opportunity to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts productions that make curriculum connections with science, physics, health, literature, language arts, history, social studies, social and family life skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and performing arts. School Group Matinees are provided throughout the school year, and often include post-show “talk-backs” with actors, directors, writers or technical crew that allow students to ask questions and further enrich their theater-going experience. Most School Group Matinees include a study guide.

RESERVATIONS
Complete a School Group Reservation Form online to request your tickets. Student Group orders will receive confirmation by way of email invoice from the PACE Center Box Office. For questions or seating availability, please call the Box Office at 303.805.6800.

PAYMENTS
School Group tickets are only $10 and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every ten tickets purchased (up to ten chaperone tickets per school group). Payment is due 30 days in advanced of the performance. You may adjust your student counts up to your balance due date. Payments can be made by credit over the phone at 303.805.6800 or by mailing a check to:
PACE Center c/o Education
20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138

SCHOLARSHIPS
Parker Arts is able to provide financial assistance to qualified schools for busing services. To apply for a busing scholarship please submit a completed Scholarship Application Form to PACEedu@parkeronline.org.

SCHOOL GROUP MATINEE GUIDE
Please review the School Group Matinee Guide before attending a school group matinee for questions from busing and seating to lunches and inclement weather.

Coming soon – Download the 2022/2023 School Group Matinee Flyer to share with your fellow teachers today!

2022/2023 Pre-K & Elementary & Middle School Matinees

Paddington Gets in a Jam
November 1 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | PACE Center

Watch Paddington, the famous, accident-prone bear, as he takes to the stage in this fun filled comedy.
Paddington is making his favorite marmalade jam with the help of the Brown’s housekeeper Mrs. Bird, but they run out of sugar, so Paddington heads next door to borrow some from Mr. Curry. The usually grumpy Mr. Curry is even more short tempered than ever as he prepares for a visit from his great aunt who is a stickler for tidiness. Paddington, feeling sorry for Mr. Curry, volunteers to help him with his chores. Unfortunately for Paddington his good intentions end up leading to chaos, as one by one each of his jobs starts to have an unexpected outcome! Will Paddington be able to fix everything before Mr. Curry and his great aunt arrive home?

Grade Level: K-5
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning, Cooperation and Teamwork, Self-Expression, and Performing Arts.

The Sound of Music
January 20 & 27 | 10:00 am | PACE Center

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, this musical won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Grade Level: PreK-12
Run Time: 120 minutes (including intermission)
Curriculum: Social Emotional Learning, Moral Ethical Emphasis, Social Studies, Family Heritage, Film and Cinema, Language Arts, and Performing Arts.

The Jungle Book
February 13 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | PACE Center (Sorry, the 10am performance is SOLD OUT.)

As part of their 10th season of bringing outstanding programming to tour in the US, The Panto Company USA is thrilled to bring the cherished family favorite story The Jungle Book to life on stage. In this fully produced musical production, done in true Panto Company style, they bring to life Kipling’s tales with great scenery, cool costumes, full of original modern songs, bursting with more excitement than you can imagine and of course a happy ending. Bring Mowgli and all his pals to your audience for a true slice of amazing Panto Company USA fun.

Grade Level: PreK-5
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: Environmental sciences and life-systems, Health, Social Studies and Sociology, Language Arts and Literature, and Performing Arts..

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
April 19 & 20 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | April 21 | 10:00 am only | PACE Center
June 6 & 7 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | The Schoolhouse  Remount for summer programs!

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.

Grade Level: PreK-5
Run Time: 75 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Sociology, and Performing Arts.

Cirque Kalabante
May 15 | 10:00 am | PACE Center

Afrique en Cirque is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of amazing acrobats, and musicians, performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. To the melodious sound of the Kora, artistic director and company founder, Yamoussa Bangoura takes us into an elsewhere that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance. Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who always dreamed of founding a multidisciplinary circus school and forming his own company specializing in African arts. Kalabanté meaning “child go-getter, ambitious, with exceptional courage” in Susu language, carries a double mission: promoting the artistic cultures of African and humanitarian projects, while promoting cultural exchanges, between Canada and Guinea. Kalabanté’s highlighting of multiculturalism shows audiences that it is possible to be united in solidarity and to communicate and live together despite cultural differences.

Grade Level: All Grades
Run Time: 50 minutes
Curriculum: African Culture, Cooperation and Teamwork, Self-Expression, and Performing Arts.

2022/2023 High School Matinees

The Sound of Music
January 20 & 27 | 10:00 am | PACE Center

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, this musical won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Grade Level: PreK-12
Run Time: 120 minutes (including intermission)
Curriculum: Social Emotional Learning, Moral Ethical Emphasis, Social Studies, Family Heritage, Film and Cinema, Language Arts, and Performing Arts.

Cirque Kalabante
May 15 | 10:00 am | PACE Center

Afrique en Cirque is a highly colorful creation featuring a handful of amazing acrobats, and musicians, performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. To the melodious sound of the Kora, artistic director and company founder, Yamoussa Bangoura takes us into an elsewhere that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance. Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who always dreamed of founding a multidisciplinary circus school and forming his own company specializing in African arts. Kalabanté meaning “child go-getter, ambitious, with exceptional courage” in Susu language, carries a double mission: promoting the artistic cultures of African and humanitarian projects, while promoting cultural exchanges, between Canada and Guinea. Kalabanté’s highlighting of multiculturalism shows audiences that it is possible to be united in solidarity and to communicate and live together despite cultural differences.

Grade Level: All Grades
Run Time: 50 minutes
Curriculum: African Culture, Cooperation and Teamwork, Self-Expression, and Performing Arts.

2023 Summer Camp Matinees

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
June 6 & 7 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | The Schoolhouse  Remount for summer day camps!

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. Not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he’s not his best friend anymore. And if that’s not bad enough, Alexander’s brothers don’t have any cavities but—he does. And just when it can’t get any worse, there are lima beans for supper and —yuck!—kissing on TV. It is enough to make anyone want to go to Australia. Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.

Grade Level: PreK-5
Run Time: 75 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Sociology, and Performing Arts.

Outreach & Residencies

Student and teacher workshops are occasionally available to support selected performances. National and local actors, writers, directors or technical staff bring knowledge and instruction inside classrooms supporting teachers in their efforts to enrich education with real-life experiences. Teachers, if you are interested in this level of engagement, we encourage you to ask what is available for your curriculum. Limited opportunities exist for students to work on-stage with professional actors and musicians.

Financial Assistance & Busing Scholarships

Thanks to Parker Arts Members and various local sponsors and donors, including the Greater Parker Foundation, Parker Arts is able to provide financial assistance to qualified schools for busing services. To apply for a busing scholarship please submit a completed Scholarship Application Form with a letter from your school’s principal stating your school’s qualifications or reason for financial busing assistance. Applications must be received no later than thirty days in advance of your field trip to the PACE Center. For qualifications and funding availability inquires, please contact Education Manager Kirstin Fletcher at 303.805.3364 or via email.