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STUDENT MATINEES.

GALA provides access to a high-quality theater education experience in a bilingual environment where students and teachers can connect and learn more about the diversity of Latin-American and Hispanic arts and cultures. Through student matinees, GALA strives to share the excitement of the theatre, introduce cultural heritage, enrich knowledge of Latino/a/x culture, and inspire the next generation of theatre makers, theatre-goers, and artists.

WHAT TO EXPECT.

  • All student matinees are on weekdays at 10:30 am.

  • Main Stage matinees are curated for middle and high school students (Please see show details for age appropriateness). Cost: $15 each.

  • GALita matinees are curated for elementary school students. Cost: $10 each.

  • For every 20 students, you get one free educator ticket

  • Bilingual study guides contain information on the play, synopsis, themes, history, supplemental materials, and more.

  • Programs are designed to be aligned with Common Core ELA standards and with DCPS Arts Standards.

  • Students engage in a post-performance discussion centered on the students' viewing experience.

  • Teachers can receive one complimentary ticket to a public performance. For more information about complimentary tickets and reservations, please read our Policies and Procedures.

DATES & AVAILABILITY.

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Bilingual

For ages 5-12

Step into Picasso's colorful world, where art and cherished memories intertwine-- from family to bullfights, circus, and the stage. “Central to the play,” states playwright Cornelia Cody, “is Picasso’s feelings and thoughts concerning children and childhood.”

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Bilingual

For ages 5-12

Join the lively misadventures of the gentleman from La Mancha and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza. A sequel to two previous productions commissioned by GALA, this play brims with music, laughter, daring rescues, unconventional challenges, and hilariously mistaken identities.

MAIN STAGE.
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In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

In a world of forbidden love, a devout priest and a captivating Havana pianist from his parish form an alluring connection. Will they choose faith or succumb to their desires?

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In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

García catapults Chekhov's "Three Sisters" forward to 1985 Miami, where three sisters and a brother recently arrived from Cuba navigate a treacherous landscape while clinging to memories of their beloved homeland. Can the Palacios siblings pull together as a family without sacrificing their values?

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For children and youth ages 5 and up

Sara Jerez and Richard Marlowe lead an interactive performance with castanets, fans, and zapateo demonstrations for students.

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In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

In this dark musical comedy, historical intrigue meets spine-chilling entertainment... Experience the intense love between Eva Perón and the working class and Evita's mesmerizing power as Argentina's most iconic figure.

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