Education & Outreach

The Clowes Education Matinee Series will be on hiatus for the 2020-2021 season due to event limitations that are in place with COVID-19.

We fully anticipate that the Matinee Series will resume in the fall of 2021 with a full and robust season. In the meantime, please follow along with the Butler Arts & Events Center livestream options for quality content being produced by Butler University’s Jordan College of the Arts.

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Below are the virtual Education Matinee options:

Miss Nelson has a Field Day

Intended Age Groups: Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Run Time: 63 minutes

Available: March 1-14, 2021

From the award-winning playwright/composer who brought you Diary Of A Worm, A Spider & A Fly, comes the fun-filled, musical sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing. Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, Coach Armstrong goes bonkers. Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.

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The Snail and the Whale

Intended Age Groups: Pre-Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Run Time: 55 Minutes

Available: April 12-25, 2021

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book. Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs – but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?

No registration required.  As a thank you for your previous support, you will receive a link to view each event. Links will be emailed to the entire Clowes Education Matinee Series email list before each event. 

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