Since 1999, Lyric Arts Company has provided high-quality theatrical experiences for school groups with School Day Matinee performances of our “Mainly for Kids” productions. These selections are specifically designed to entertain students while introducing them to the performing arts and classic storytelling.

School Day Matinees are made available to school groups (including home school and day care groups) of ten or more at the special price of $8 per ticket. Plus, teachers receive one free ticket with every 12 student tickets reserved.

School Day Matinees are available for school bookings until two weeks prior to the start of the production. 

2016-2017 School Day Matinee Dates


Thursday, May 4 - 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 4 - 1 p.m.
Friday, May 5 - 10 a.m.
Friday, May 5 - 1 p.m.


By David Mamet
Music by Alaric Jans
Directed by Brian J Proball

Binky Rudich, his friend Viv, and his almost human sheep Bob, tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, "Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth and we would spin off." And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas.

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, David Mamet, pens this colorful children’s sci-fi fantasy full of vibrant characters and hilarious dialogue perfectly suited to our second annual Theater for Young Performers production. 

2017-2018 School Day Matinee Dates

Dates coming soon!  Check back in February or early March for updates.

Booking School Day Matinees

Performance times for matinees are determined by the first group to book a performance on each day. Morning performances need to begin between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Afternoon performances need to begin between 1:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Please reserve early, as performances fill quickly. Reservations are for general seating. No tickets will be issued. Your reservation guarantees your seats. Seating in the theater is based on group size.

To book a School Day Matinee performance for your group, fill out a School Day Matinee Request form to the right or contact Michael ( or 763-422-1838), Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Box Office is unable to book your performance times for you.

Fill out this form to book a school day matinee.

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