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Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388



Teachers! Bring your students to Asolo Rep to experience the thrill of live theatre first-hand. 

Every year we select productions with discussion topics and themes that make both curricular and personal connections for student audiences. When you make plans to attend an Asolo Rep or Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training production at our theatre, our Education department will provide the tools you need to explore these powerful stories interpreted by exceptional artists. 

Performance dates will be available as of May 25, 2016.
As of that date you may use the form provided here:

For more information contact or 941.351.9010 ext. 3307

Sinners. Saints. American Dreamers.
Inimitable language and indelible characters transport us to the bygone Big Apple in this musical classic.

Student Matinee November 22 at 10:30am
Mertz Theatre
Recommended for grades 6 and up

Based on a Story and Characters of Damon Runyon
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Choreographed and Directed by Josh Rhodes

“The show that defines Broadway dazzle."

-The New York Times

When it comes to wit, style, and sheer exuberant joy, Guys and Dolls is the odds-on favorite as the best musical comedy of all time. Set under the bright lights of Broadway, Guys and Dolls features one of the greatest scores ever written by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and those glorious Damon Runyon characters who have become classics in the world of musical theatre. The plot involves the unlikeliest of romantic pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a save-your-soul missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. Place your bet on love conquering all in this hilarious classic that defined Broadway’s Golden Age.


Politics gets personal. Tables are turned.
A little education is a dangerous thing as this romantic comedy romps through corruption and civics on Capitol Hill

Student Matinees March 21 and 28 at 10:30am
Mertz Theatre
Recommended for grades 8 and up

By Garson Kanin
Directed by Peter Amster

"As much fun as if born today" 
-Curtain Up

A Broadway triumph and 1950 Academy Award-nominated film, this deliciously witty comedy is also a biting commentary on politics and the power of persuasion. With his ex-showgirl girlfriend Billie Dawn in tow, junkyard magnate Harry Brock moves to Washington D.C. where he hopes to break into some “special interest” business with an ethically-challenged senator. When Billie’s lack of social graces embarrasses him, Harry hires a young reporter to give her the polish she needs to get ahead in D.C. society; he gets more than he bargained for in a deliriously funny turn of events.

Main Stages Student Matinees include interactive classroom workshops, talkbacks with cast members following each performance, and Production Guides developed around the Asolo Rep performance and unique curriculum connections for each piece. Some performances may also offer Educator Workshops and/or Educator Preview options.

Want to bring a school group to a public performance not listed here? Contact us to inquire about bringing a group to any public performance.

Please inquire about costs and funding opportunities, including transportation subsidies. Do not let cost be a barrier to your school!


While some teachers feel empowered to make immediate reservations in the spring, others are understandably cautious about evaluating enrollment and other variables before making commitments. Unfortunately, this due diligence sometimes penalizes careful planners – which is never our intent – because shows sell out quickly. 

We want everyone to have the chance to speak up for the performances that interest you! Here’s how it works…

This year, we will accept performance requests as of May 25. You will tell us:

Your school and contact info


  • Your grade level(s) and subject area(s)

  • Your first, second, and third choice of performance dates
  • Your best current estimate of a head-count for students and chaperones attending

We will create preliminary bookings in the order that requests are received.

  • Nothing must be signed, and no payments will be due.

We will contact you in September to confirm a reservation:

  • You will update your numbers at that time.
  • You will receive a deadline to submit a signed reservation agreement.
  • You will receive a deadline for deposit and balance due.
  • If you are not able to confirm a reservation at that time, we will continue down our list to offer seats to other waiting schools.