Student Matinee Program

Enhance Education with a Paramount Theatre Field Trip

Reserve your seats with Group Sales Manager Melissa Striedl at 630.723.2461 or melissas@paramountarts.com


$20 student tickets to any Broadway weekday performance

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IT’S NOT JUST A SHOW. IT’S AN EDUCATIONAL & INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE.
  • Incorporate these productions into your lesson plans with customized study guides provided for each Broadway and Young Audience show.
  • Stay after a Broadway show, and experience a talk-back session with the actors, director, creative team and more.
  • Attend workshops taught by the professional artists from each Broadway show to enhance your skill set in the performing arts.
TAKING A FIELD TRIP TO THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE IS EASY:
  • Order now & pay later
  • Phone fees waived for most shows
  • Convenient bus drop-off & pick-up in front of theatre
  • Free nearby bus parking
  • Free ticket for teachers
  • Free show guides available

OUR GROUP SALES MANAGER WILL COORDINATE EVERYTHING!

Melissa Striedl

Group Sales Manager

Call 630.723.2461

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Broadway and Beyond Children's Fund

Broadway and Beyond Children’s Fund

Through the Broadway and Beyond Children’s Fund, Paramount seeks to invest in the community through presenting a no-charge matinee performance of a Broadway Series show. This fund covers the typical costs of producing a single performance with a goal to make performance art available to local schools. Paramount is further supporting local schools by offsetting the cost of transportation to Paramount for schools whose transportation costs are prohibitive. The Broadway and Beyond Children’s Fund is part of Paramount’s wider programmatic initiative to REACH Aurora and make the arts accessible to all.

This program is made possible by generous supporters including Jonathan and Amber Hylton, Old National Bank, Ecolab Foundation, Aurora Kiwanis Club, and DuPage Foundation’s Community Needs Grant Program.

 

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Show Guides

Current Shows

Billy Elliot: The Musical Show Guide
Brighter Futures

Format: PDF

Download (5MB)

Past Shows

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Show Guide

Format: PDF

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What the Constitution Means to Me Show Guide

Format: PDF

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Little Shop of Horrors Study Guide

Format: PDF

Download
Next to Normal Show Guide

Format: PDF

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School of Rock Show Guide

Format: PDF

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Sound of Music Show Guide

Format: PDF

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BULL: a love story Show Guide

Format: Google Drive

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Dreamgirls Show Guide

Format: PDF

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Fun Home Show Guide

Format: PDF

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Rock of Ages Show Guide

Format: Google Drive

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Sweat Show Guide

Format: Google Drive

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Groundhog Day Study Guide

Format: Google Drive

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Cinderella Study Guide

Format: Google Drive

Synopsis, Cast of Characters, Origins/History of Cinderella, Modern Retellings, Ball Etiquette, Glossary, Create Your Own Fairy Tale, Show Discussion

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Kinky Boots Study Guide

Format: Google Drive

Synopsis, Origins, Roll Call, Welcome to the U.k., Glossary, History of Drag, History of Drag Kings and Queens, Post show questions, Activity.

Download
Legally Blonde Study Guide

Format: PDF

Show synopsis, meet the cast, journey to law school, women and the law, resume building, discussion topics and more

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The Wizard of Oz Study Guide

Format: PDF

Show synopsis, meet the cast, page to stage, meet the author, vocabulary, invention, hot air balloon, different oz stories, discussion and activities

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The Wizard of Oz Activity Guide

Format: PDF

Vocabulary, word search, acrostic poem, missing lyrics, discussion topics, maze and activity for home

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The Producers Study Guide

Format: Google Drive

Synopsis, characters, history, satire, what is a producer, jobs in theater, theater superstitions, post-show discussion and activity

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Newsies Study Guide

Format: Google Drive

Synopsis, From the Silver Screen to the Lights of Broadway, Roll Call, Extra! Extra! Read All About It!, Wait, Did That Really Happen?, Student Activities

Download

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Educator Discounts

Educator Discounts

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Schedule A Workshop

Schedule a Workshop

PSA works with local and regional schools, and organizations to bring one-of-a-kind workshops to your group. We curate FREE workshops in Acting, Group Vocal, Dance, Auditions, and Tech Theater. Complete the form if your school group or community organization is interested in learning more about bringing a PSA workshop to YOU!













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  • The cost of the workshop would depend on who is teaching. If the workshop is taught by a Paramount School of the Arts Administrator, the cost is free. If it is a curated workshop with a specific teaching artist, the fee is $195 an hour. Please select who you would like teaching this workshop.



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