Spend a Sunday at a Family Matinee

Monday, November 2, 2015

Family Matinees

Bring the whole family and join in the fun at Purdue Convocations Family Matinee performances. Come early to participate in hands-on pre-show activities!

THE LIGHTNING THIEF

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 / 3:00 PM
LIVE AT LOEB PLAYHOUSE
FROM $10

Pre-Show

Learn about lightning fact and myth / 2:00 PM / STEW Lobby

Percy Jackson has felt like a misfit for years—as if there were something fundamentally different about him. Percy’s instinct proves thrillingly true after he discovers he’s a descendant of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. With help from new friends and unexpected allies, Percy embarks on a quest to settle a battle between the gods that could change life on Earth forever. Imaginatively adapted from author Rick Riordan’s global-sensation book series, The Lightning Thief is a fast-paced, exciting, and funny musical about discovering your potential. READ MORE


PETER RABBIT TALES

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22 / 3:00 PM
LIVE AT LOEB PLAYHOUSE
FROM $10

Pre-Show

Make a Peter Rabbit candy cane sled or ornament / 2:00 PM / STEW Lobby

For over a century, The Tale of Peter Rabbit has enchanted young audiences worldwide with the exploits of a charming rabbit’s adventures (and misadventures). To commemorate the 150th anniversary of author Beatrix Potter’s birth, Enchantment Theatre Company brings her beloved stories to the stage with bustling brilliance. As Peter Rabbit and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, reminisce about their childhood, they think they’ve had quite enough escapades for a lifetime. But when Benjamin’s children disappear, the duo embarks on one last quest to escape from Mr. McGregor, outfox Mr. Tod, and rescue the Flopsy Bunnies. Through fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery, and original music, Peter Rabbit’s magical, marvelous world comes alive on stage and hops happily into children’s hearts. READ MORE


JUNIE B.’S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 / 3:00 PM
LIVE AT LOEB PLAYHOUSE
FROM $10

Pre-Show

Celebrate loving someone with a Valentine’s Day craft project / 2:00 PM / STEW Lobby

Junie B. Jones has been in school for a year and a half, so who better to write the book on everything you need to know? From bus rules to bandages and carpools to cookies, Junie B. and her best friends will show you how to thrive and survive with style! With a jillion tips and tricks to get through the trip-ups of a school day, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise. In TheatreWorks USA’s musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s popular book series, Junie B. shows us how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and always something to sing about! READ MORE

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