High School Performance Series

Forward Theater Company and Children's Theater of Madison have partnered to create the High School Performance Series, in an effort to provide theatrical experiences to young adults and cultivate new audiences. During the 2017-18 What's Next? season, we will offer two student matinees during the production run of I and You by Lauren Gunderson. Children's Theater of Madison will offer matinees to their production of Tuck Everlasting.


by Lauren Gunderson
Forward Theater Company

Anthony arrives at Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent assignment from their high school lit teacher. Living most of her life online, Caroline is sick and hasn’t been to school is months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly vanilla poetry assignment unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is a valentine to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Run Time: 1 hr. 45 minutes
Friday, November 10th at 9:30am
Friday, November 17th at 9:30am

All performances are in the Playhouse at Overture Center

Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle, Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Children's Theater of Madison

What would you do if you could live forever? For eleven year-old Winnie Foster, this fanciful question becomes very real when she meets the Tuck family. Yearning for adventure beyond her small home, does she choose an everlasting life or the pains and joys of growing up? The exciting regional premiere of this musical—fresh from Broadway!

Run Time: 2 hrs.
Thursday, February 22nd at 9:30am
Tuesday, February 27th at 9:30am

Other dates available upon request
All performances are in the Playhouse at Overture Center

Teachers and chaperones enjoy free admission.
Tickets for one production are $8 per student.
Purchase both the Forward Theater and Children's Theater of Madison matinees for just $2 per student.

How to Purchase
Online: Complete the High School Matinee Reservation Form

By email: Contact us at info@highschoolseries.org to receive reservation information.

By phone: Call us at 608.255.2080 x107 to receive reservation information.

Helpful Info
For ticket reservation and payment information: Student Matinee Reservation Policies.
For those attending our student matinees: Day-of-Show Guidelines & Travel Information.

Additional Questions?
Contact us at info@highschoolseries.org or 608.255.2080 x107