Student Matinee Series | Dallas Theater Center

DTC’s Student Matinee Series is available exclusively to students and seniors. Attendance is by reservation only, with tickets purchased in advance of the performance.

Contact Pamela Williams, Sales and Promotion Manager at (214) 252-3927 office or (817) 405-9665 mobile

Student Matinee Series FAQs

  • The Student Matinee Series is available exclusively to students and seniors. Attendance is by reservation only, with tickets purchased in advance of each performance.
  • Supplementary pre-show workshops available for as little as $2 per student.
  • Be sure to ask about free teacher and chaperone tickets!
  • A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. Once your deposit has been received, your account must be paid in full in 30 days.
  • If less than 30 days remain until your desired performance, your account must be paid in full at the time of reservation.


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All Student Matinee Series performances will begin at 10:30am. We look forward to welcoming you and your students at the theater – enjoy!

Plays, actors, venues, dates and times subject to change.

Written by KATE HAMILL  |  Based on the novel by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 

Kalita Humphreys Theater • STUDENT MATINEE February 18

Jo March doesn’t want to be like other girls; in fact, she’s not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman?  Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility) returns to Dallas Theater Center with a new examination of this classic novel.

Music and Lyrics by JOSÉ CRUZ GONZALEZ  |  Directed by HENRY GODINEZ

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre • STUDENT MATINEES March 19 and April 1

Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis…or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming and hilarious comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music. A huge hit in San Diego and Denver, now coming to Dallas, before moving on to Chicago.

A co-production with Goodman Theatre

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