Student Matinee Series

The Newman Center’s popular student matinee series features four performances during the 2023-24 season. In addition to the inspiring performances, an in-class curriculum that integrates music, dance, social-emotional learning and core subjects through the lens of the artists featured on stage is experienced. Students have the chance to learn about the artists before they see the show, or investigate a variety of cultures and performers in the classroom. The growing bank of digital curricula for K-12 students includes standard-based lesson plans, learning projects, visual content, worksheets, projects and assessment – everything teachers need for easy implementation. Best of all, it is available free for anyone to use.

“For many of my students, this was the very first concert they had ever attended, and they LOVED it!”

Christine Kamiskie music teacher, Knapp Elementary

Upcoming Student Matinees

Dog Man: The Musical

Dog Man: The Musical

Sept 8, 10:15am

Based on the worldwide bestselling hit book series by Dav Pikey, this hilarious and heartwarming new production follows the chronicles of Dog Man who, with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.


Latinx dance ensemble ArtistiCO


Dec 7, 10:15am

ArtistiCO is one of Colorado's most celebrated Latinx dance companies and has performed throughout the state including multiple performances at the Newman Center. ArtistiCO will be presenting their annual holiday performance, Fiestas Navideñas, a celebration of Christmas dance and tradition from the country of Mexico.


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Okareka: Mana Wahine

Mar 11, 10:15am

One of the leading contemporary Maori dance companies in New Zealand, their celebrated work reflects cultural beliefs, colonial history and the role of women in a vibrant and moving multi-media performance.


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Urban Bush Women

Apr 12, 10:15am

Urban Bush Women present groundbreaking work that centers women (+) and members of the African diaspora. Legacy + Lineage + Liberation is a collection of clasic works that transcend genre, illuminating overlooked perspectives that contribute to our national conversation around equity and justice.

Registration forthcoming.

Thank you to our community partner Genesee Foundation which proudly helps to fund our student matinees. 
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