More than 10,000 students experience world class theatre at KC Rep each year! The Student Matinee Series is an affordable way for students to experience arts education through professional theatre in Kansas City. After every performance, students and teachers can enjoy a Q&A conversation with the cast. All matinee orders include one complimentary chaperone ticket for every ten students, a study guide for students and free preview tickets for sponsoring teachers. To learn more about our education programs check out our Student Matinee FAQ or contact Melinda McCrary, Director of Education and Community Programs.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Geoff Elliott
From the novel by Charles Dickens

Baked into the joy of the tradition of this beloved play is the seasonal reminder we relish by revisiting the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemptive journey back to a life of compassion, generosity and laughter. A treat we love to share! Reservations for student matinees are now being taken.
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Performed in Spencer Theatre

Student matinee dates are:
November 23 and 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, and 21.

Curtain Time is 10:00 a.m.

Student ticket price is $17 with free chaperone comps available for each group. Each performance features a post-show discussion with the cast.
Discounts available for some Title 1 schools. Please inquire.
More information is on the order form. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Melinda at

Covid guidelines will be updated and shared as we get closer to performance dates.

Ghost Light

Ghost Light
Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories From KC’s Cultural Crossroads
Conceived and directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden

Outdoors on the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads returns! And special performances for schools this time around! This hybrid concert and ghost-story event weaves together local storytellers and musicians to share frighteningly fun tales from KC’s cultural crossroads that will leave you shaking with excitement! From the south lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, you will be transported into the world of spirits, hauntings, and the great unknown. New this year we are proud to be joined by Latinx rock’n’rollers Enrique Chi and Juan-Carlos Chaurand of Making Movies as featured performers.

Student Matinee dates are October 14, 20 and 21.

Performances begin at 10:00 a.m.

Fun and frightening for middle school and up!

Student tickets – $10 with free chaperone tickets for each group. For more information or an order form, please contact Melinda at

Mary’s Wedding

Aug. 27 – Sept. 19, 2021

Written by Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Stuart Carden, KCRep’s Artistic Director

Student Matinee Series Dates September 16 and 17

10:00 a.m.

Outdoors on the south grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Student Matinee Tickets: $10

Under the stars on the grounds of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the poetry of this love story that takes place during World War I will fill your heart.
On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie, a soldier, sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, survival and the inevitable losses of wartime.

Starring Bri Woods (A Raisin in the Sun, School Girls) as Mary and Sam Cordes (Pride and Prejudice, Saved) as Charlie. Educational materials will be shared by our partners at the National WWI Museum and Memorial and they will join us for the post-matinee Q. and A. sessions with the cast.

Seating is limited, so let us know of your interest now!

“Moving and charming” – Toronto Star
“Tender-hearted romance…weaves a theatrical spell of hope, regret and memory.” – Variety

“Tonight is just a dream . . . it begins at the end and ends at the beginning.”

Running time is approximately 90 minutes. Recommended for grades 9-12.

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