Yum! Family Series

Student Matinees

2019-2020 Season on sale now


Each school year, over 15,000 elementary, middle and high school students visit Actors Theatre for our wildly popular Yum! Family Series Student Matinees.

Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to submit your online reservation request form as soon as possible.

Once on This Island
book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
music by Stephen Flaherty
based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
directed and choreographed by Robert Barry Fleming
Grades 6-12
$12 Per Seat
February 18*, 19 & 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium (633 Seats)
Part of the Brown-Forman Series
In pursuit of forbidden love, a peasant girl defies the gods and her island’s history to follow her heart. This Tony Award-winning musical “sings, dances and conjures up a storm” (Time Out New York).
Sensory Friendly performance

Student Matinee Policies

Before you request a student matinee, read more information about the reservation process, payments and cancellations. 
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Age Appropriateness

Please note age appropriateness when booking since our Yum! Family Series Student Matinee productions are presented in their original form, without language or content editing. Teacher may request script copies and/or preview the shows during select performances. For details on audience advisories and script requests, contact the Learning & Creative Engagement department at (502) 584.1265 or email Learning & Creative Engagement Associate Abigail Miskowiec.

Sensory Friendly & Relaxed Performances

Sensory Friendly and Relaxed Performances offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment where all patrons are invited to attend and experience the show as they feel most comfortable.

Supplemental materials will be available so that audience members can familiarize themselves with the characters and events of the play, including moments that might be intense or surprising. Sensory packets with fidgets and noise-cancelling head phones will also be available.

For Sensory Friendly performances, some elements of the audience experience may be adjusted during these performances, often including leaving the house lights on slightly and giving visual indications before sensory or emotionally intense moments. Patrons are able exit and reenter during the performance. 

For Relaxed performances of Dracula, the audience experience remains largely unchanged. While many parts of the performance require all audience members to stay seated, audience members are able leave and reenter the performance during specific, pre-determined times.