All SchoolFest Matinees performances are at 10:00 a.m. during the week days
SchoolFest admission: $7
SchoolFest admission for Beauty & the Beast: $8
*SchoolFest Matinee tickets go on sale September 1, 2017
Students attend main stage productions during the school day. Discussions with the company follow the special matinees. You will receive a comprehensive study guide before the show. Please call 601-948-3533 ext. 222 to reserve seats for your school or class!
*Recommended for ages 12 and older.
One by one, each guest’s darkest secrets are revealed…until there were none.
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. Each have been marked for murder. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. All As the weather turns, the group is cut off from the mainland. The bloodbath begins. One of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction, its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.
*Recommended for ages 14 and older.
A heartrending tale of a spinster undone by dreams.
We’ll honor literary giant Tennessee Williams during the state’s bicentennial celebration with a production of one of his plays set in Mississippi. Set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, Alma Winemiller is a sensitive and lonely young woman, who has become increasingly restive and disturbed by the fear that she will remain a spinster. Hemmed in by her stern father and deranged mother, Alma makes a final and almost desperate attempt to win the man of her choice. Alma’s touching attempts to sway his emotions and his uncertainty as to where his heart should lead him, makes for a complex relationship. In the end, neither can break the ties of family and position, which draws them apart and defeats Alma’s hopes for a new and fuller life.
*Appropriate for all ages
A tale as old as time.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score and is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
*Recommended for ages 11 and older.
The woman who opened our eyes to the cosmos.
As Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars in her free time at the Harvard Observatory, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a women’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and the Earth.
*Recommended for ages 14 and older for sexual situations and mature themes related to blooming romance, theatrical ego, and mildly tortured artistic souls.
“I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing—Romeo and Juliet. With opening night—and the wedding day—fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?