American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
In 2018, APT will offer Student Matinee performances of As You Like It and Measure for Measure in the Hill Theatre. In addition to these performances, discounted tickets are available for student groups for select summer performances. APT also provides a number of resources to enrich and enliven your students’ trip to APT.
Please review the sections below for additional information. To book tickets, contact the Box Office at 608-588-2361 or email email@example.com.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 am (BEST AVAILABILITY)
Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 am (Limited Availability)
Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 am
Friday, September 21 at 10:30 am (Limited Availability)
Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 am (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, September 27 at 10:30 am (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, October 2 at 10:30 am
Wednesday, October 3 at 10:00 am (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, October 4 at 10:30 am
Friday, October 5 at 10:30 am (Limited Availablity)
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Friday, September 28 at 10:30 am
Blood Knot by Athol Fugard
Thursday, September 27 at 10:30 am
Some dates fill quickly. For best availability we encourage you to book early.
Student Matinee tickets are $14.00 each, which is a tax-exempt rate for school groups.
To book tickets, please call the Box Office at 608-588-2361. We recommend calling in the afternoon if possible. Returning schools may also email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student group tickets will be booked based on your estimated number (including students, teachers, chaperones and drivers). A contact must be signed to confirm your booking. Your final ticket count and payment will be due one week before the date of the performance. Please note: your final ticket count cannot drop more than 20% from your original booking number. Any additional tickets will be subject to availability.
Student matinee tickets are $14.77 each (tax included) for homeschool students, teachers, and chaperones.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 608-588-2361. They must be paid for at the time they are ordered. Homeschool tickets are non-refundable but may be exchanged to another student matinee performance following our standard exchanged policies. Please note, children under the age of six are not permitted in the theater.
A number of scholarship tickets are available to school group. These grant funded tickets help make attendance affordable for your students. Please ask the Box Office about these when you book.
Each Student Matinee is followed by a post-show discussion. These informal question and answer sessions begin immediately following the performance, and last about 20-25 minutes.
A downloadable study guide to accompany student matinee performances of As You Like It is now available. The Measure for Measure study guide will be available in early September. The guide includes activities and resources specific to APT’s production.
Study Guides from past productions are available on our Education Resources page.
To accompany Student Matinee performances we offer in-classroom workshops led by APT teaching artists.
We will begin booking workshops in August and September. Please let us know if you are interested in having a workshop at your school. Workshops are subject to schedule and availability. Email email@example.com for more information. Download the APT Workshop Packet here.
Shakespeare Speaks For Himself
The teaching artists spend the class performing monologues from various Shakespeare plays or scenes from the current season. Then the students direct them as they see fit, experimenting with various interpretations of lines and subtext. This workshop fits into a standard class schedule and can be used for larger groups.
Story Point Theatre
Through on-your-feet, class-wide participation, the class discovers and affirms the basic story and characters within the play. This workshop is suited for standard class sizes and schedules.
Shakespeare's Staged Combat
From stage slaps to wrestling matches, APT artists guide students through exploring how literature uses force and violence to manifest power. This workshop includes instruction on basic and safe stage slap techniques and the exploration of the 'story' of a piece of staged violence. Ideas can be applied to all manner of non-play literature. (Recommended for seventh grade and up.)
Seven Ages of Man
One of the most renowned and celebrated pieces of Shakespeare, As You Like It's 'Seven Ages of Man' serves as the foundation for an on-your-feet, hands-on exploration of language culminating in a class-wide pefromance. (Recommended for all middle and high school students.)
Here's the opportunity to sit down and ask teaching artists those questions you've always wondered about: How did you get involved in theatre? What happens when you mess up? This workshop is suited for standard class schedules and can be used with larger groups.
Why Did They Do It Like That?
Designed to follow up any APT student matinee production, teaching artists spark and facilitate discussion on the production's themes, designs, acting choices and goals. Suited for standard class sizes and schedules.
Group tickets are available for any regularly scheduled APT performance. Discounted tickets are available for student groups (minimum of 15 people) for select performances. Contact the Box Office for dates, pricing and additional information.