The Flynn Student Matinee Series connects students, teachers, and schools with the performing arts. We bring performances to Vermont that invigorate curricula and introduce students to new worlds and experiences. Student matinee performances illustrate the dynamic relationship between the performing arts and the subjects explored in the classroom—history, science, literature, world cultures, and more.
Tickets for these shows will go on sale to schools on August 15. Tickets to all student shows are $10. Schools in under-resourced communities may apply for financial assistance by contacting the Flynn education program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation.
Native American-African American soul singer Martha Redbone presents an all-new original musical production, Bone Hill, an epic journey spanning 200 years of Martha's native family history in the Appalachian Mountains. In telling their stories, the audience is taken on an epic, unexpected American exploration of family, history, and cultural identity, told through traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies, bluegrass, blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock'n' Roll, and rhythm & blues.
Manual Cinema stitches together the classic tale of Frankenstein with the biography of the original novel’s author, Mary Shelley, to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. The Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
Inspired by iconic children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon, ZOOOM is an enchanting and immersive theatrical story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place.