Student Matinees

An Experience They'll Never Forget

Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premiere professional theatre, featuring the work of world-class performers, directors, and designers from across the country.

Our Student Matinee Series provides the opportunity to share a rich theatrical experience with your students, and our Production Study Guides feature classroom exercises, tools for analysis, and resources for further classroom exploration.

For rates and available dates, please contact our Group Services Manager Tracey White at (315) 443-9844 or
For educational programs and outreach contact Kate Laissle at (315) 442-7755 or

2021-2022 Study Guides
Eureka Day; Printable PDF
Matilda the Musical; Printable PDF

2020-2021 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Danny King of the Basement; Printable PDF
Talley's Folly; Printable PDF
Backstory: Citizen James, or The Young Man Without a Country; Printable PDF
I and You; Printable PDF

2019-2020 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Suzette Who Set to Sea; Printable PDF
Thoughts of a Colored Man; Printable PDF
Twelve Angry Men; Printable PDF
Disney's Beauty and the Beast; Printable PDF
The Wolves; Printable PDF
Backstory: So...Journey to the Truth; Printable PDF
Amadeus; Printable PDF

2018-2019 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Miss Electricity; Printable PDF
Possessing Harriet; Printable PDF
Elf The Musical; Printable PDF
Native Gardens; Printable PDF
Backstory: Commanding Space – The Rise of Annie Easley and the Centaur Rocket; Printable PDF
Pride and Prejudice
The Humans

2017-2018 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Metamorphan; Printable PDF
The Three Musketeers; Printable PDF
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Printable PDF
The Wizard of Oz; Printable PDF
Next to Normal; Printable PDF
A Raisin in the Sun; Printable PDF
The Magic Play; Printable PDF
Backstory: Airborn & Anne Frank; Printable PDF

2016-2017 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: A Promise is a Promise; Printable PDF
Great Expectations; Printable PDF
Mary Poppins; Printable PDF
DisgracedPrintable PDF
Backstory!Printable PDF
Ain't MisbehavinPrintable PDF
How I Learned to DrivePrintable PDF
DeathtrapPrintable PDF

2015-2016 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: New Kid; Printable PDF
Peter Pan; Printable PDF
To Kill a Mockingbird; Printable PDF
The Christians; Printable PDF
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery; Printable PDF

2014-2015 Study Guides
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The Piano Lesson
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Annabel Drudge... and the Second Day of School
Sizwe Banzi is Dead

2013-2014 Study Guides
The Glass Menagerie
The Whipping Man
A Christmas Carol
Blithe Spirit
CHILDREN'S TOUR: The Bully Games

2012-2013 Study Guides
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Two Trains Running
White Christmas
Moby Dick

CHILDREN'S TOUR: A Thousand Cranes

2011-2012 Study Guides
Caroline, or Change
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Boys Next Door

The Turn of the Screw
BACKSTORY - Anne Frank: My Secret Life

2010-2011 Study Guides
CHILDREN'S TOUR: Annabel Drudge... and the Second Day of School
No Child...
The 39 Steps
A Christmas Story
Radio Golf
(includes Hip-Shake, Anne Frank, Rosalie Randazzo & Nikola Tesla)
Miracle Worker

2009-2010 Season Study Guides
The Song from the Sea
Little Women
The Price

2008-2009 Season Study Guide
2008/09 Season Study Guide
Ma Rainey
Salt City
Anne Frank
Thousand Cranes

2007-2008 Season Study Guide
2007/08 Season Study Guide
Fiddler on the Roof
The Bomb-itty of Errors
Project Blueprint
The Mischief Makers

2006-2007 Season Study Guides
2006/07 Season Study Guide
The Red Sun and The Green Moon

2005-2006 Season Study Guides
2005/06 Season Study Guide
Fractured Fairy Tales

2004-2005 Season Study Guides
2004/05 Season Study Guide
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Big River
The Grapes of Wrath
My Fair Lady
The Great Peanut Butter Radio Hour

2003-2004 Season Study Guides
2003/04 Season Study Guide
Constant Star
The Wizard of Oz

2002-2003 Season Study Guides
2002/03 Season Study Guide
West Side Story
The Crucible
Really Rosie

2001-2002 Season Study Guides
Season Study Guide
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Lesson Before Dying
The Dybbuk
School House Rock Live!

2000-2001 Study Guides
2001/02 Season Study Guide Pt 1
2001/02 Season Study Guide Pt 2
Born Yesterday
Eleanor: Her Secret Journey
Peter Pan
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Romeo and Juliet


Past Shows