All SchoolFest Matinees performances are at 10:00 a.m. during the week days
SchoolFest student and chaperone admission: $7
SchoolFest admission for Beauty & the Beast: $8
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. 245 to reserve seats for your school or class!
*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.
April 25 at 10 a.m.
by Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall, and Marc Norman
“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?