Study Guides

Be Prepared!

"The study guides give us focus, new ideas, and a sense of anticipation, and closure. I cannot believe how comprehensive and info-packed they are!"


“Having study guides linked to VT standards is very helpful when discussing field trips with administrators and parents”

–Jennifer Aldrich, 8th grade teacher, Missisquoi Valley Union School

Our study guides are chock-full of background info about the show and its broader context, clear-cut activities to use in your classroom, and handouts for parents to explore further with their children, all to help increase your students' understanding of the show and connect shows with Vermont's Framework of Standards. And there’s no doubt about it: prepared students are more engaged by performances and make stronger connections to show content and school curriculum.

Study guides are posted here prior to the show. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader©, you can download a free copy here, in order to view and print guides. If you encounter problems downloading a guide, or wish a paper copy, contact the Student Matinee Coordinator at 802-652-4548 ext. 1 or

Study Guides

Alexander Who's Not Not Not Not Gonna Move


The Call

The Call

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters

Ty Defoe: Native American Culture Revealed

Ty Defoe

Opulence of Integrity

Opulence of Integrity

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat

Elephant & Piggie

Elephant and Piggie Dancing

The American Revolution

Cast of Theater Unspeakable's American Revolution

VYO/VSO Link Up: the Orchestra Rocks!

Link Up Orchestra

A Year with Frog and Toad

Frog and Toad


Momix Dancers

Mayhem Poets

Mayhem poets

Lights, Camera, Math!

Lights, Camera, Math

Brazil's Bale Folclorico da Bahia

Performers singing from company

Grapes of Wrath (company guide)


Le Patin Libre

Skaters posing on ice.

Cirque Mother Africa

Cast of Cirque Mother Africa dancing and drumming

Gallery Exhibit: Sally Linder's "White Magnetism"

Polar Bear on rope nest looking up

Peter Rabbit Tales

Performers Leaping in Peter Rabbit

Out of Bounds

An actor from the Out of Bounds Production

Ray Vega's Latin Jazz All-Stars

Ray Vega on the Trumpet



The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh

Jamie Cavanaugh

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Cast of Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Rennie Harris Puremovement Quick Access Guide


Red Kite, Brown Box


2015-2016 Guides

Celestial Being

Celeste and Martin in a rocket ship

Henry and Mudge

Henry and Mudge

I & You: Life, Death, and Walt Whitman

I and You

Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny @ Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe

Goodnight Moon Photo from Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Peking Acrobats

Peking Acrobats

Companhia Urbana de Dança

Companhia dancers

Love That Dog (at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe)

Cast of Kwatta in Love that Dog

VYO & VSO Link Up: the Orchestra Sings!


Yamato: Drummers of Japan



Bradley Fields in MatheMagic

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat



The Giver

The Giver

Leo: the Anti-Gravity Show


Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Black Angels Cast

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds

Cast of Three Little Birds

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson Cast

Improvised Shakespeare Company

Improvised Shakespeare Company

Music of the Civil War: the Better Angels of Our Nature

Brian McCarthy

Caps for Sale

Illustration from the book version of Caps for Sale

Andes Manta

The Lopez Brothers of Andes Manta


Tribes logo with abstract ear drawing with two people inside

Red Kite, Brown Box

Red Kite audience participation

Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

Junie B. and friends

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