THE THEATRE FOR THE PEOPLE | 2018-19 Student Matinee Series

A one-of-a-kind field trip opportunity for grades K-12! Students groups of 10+ experience some of the best dance and music the world has to offer at the Auditorium Theatre – a National Historic Landmark. You’ll also receive a FREE Classroom Companion that connects to National Learning Standards that will help prepare your students for the performances.

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American Ballet Theatre – Whipped Cream

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 11AM :: $15/PERSON

America’s National Ballet Company® gives the Midwest premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s Whipped Cream on the Auditorium Theatre’s landmark stage. Called “a bewitching success” by the Los Angeles Times and visually enchanting” by The Wall Street Journal, this whimsical story ballet follows a young boy after he overindulges in sweets and falls into a sugar-induced delirium! Set to a 1924 score by Richard Strauss and featuring colorful costumes and jubilant sets by pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden, Whipped Cream is “a candyland triumph” (The New York Times) for students of all ages!

Curriculum Connection: Dance, Music, Reading/Literature, and Visual Art


What Young People & Educators Say:

“Whoa! Would you look at this place!”
— 3rd grade student upon entering the Auditorium for our Alvin Ailey Student Matinee in 2017.

“When my students saw Too Hot to Handel, the look on their faces was priceless!
— 3rd Grade Teacher

“After my students took a field trip to the Auditorium Theatre, one of my students wrote a two page essay on his own time describing everything that he saw from the moment they left school on the bus to head downtown, to walking into the theatre, to the performance itself, describing the experience with all of his senses. He truly enjoyed the entire experience!
— 4th Grade Teacher

Call 312.341.2357 or click here to start your order today!


Thank you to our 2018-19 Season Student Matinee Sponsors: