School Performances

Matinee Performances for School Groups  -

 Oct 2 and 3, 10:00a.m.


 Samford University's Theatre for Young Audiences is very pleased to announce the  upcoming production of the musical The Wind in the Willows:

Written by Kenneth Grahame and adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett with music by Jeremy Sams, this classic for all ages follows the anthropomorphic animals Mole, Rat, Badger, Toad and their friends on adventures from the River Bank, through the Wild Woods and into the Wide World, teaching and learning lessons in kindness,patience, morality and loyalty.

Synopsis :

It all about TOAD!  His current enthusiasm is for motorcars, which he embraces passionately with out the formality of learning to drive.  After several narrow shaves, his friends, Rat, Mole, Otter and Badger ground him for his own safety at his home, Toad Hall.  But, Toad eludes them and appropriates another car, which lands him in jail.  In his absence, the weasels take over Toad Hall and Toad returns to find his elegant mansion in shambles.  It takes his friends to drive the weasel out and hopefully restore Toad to his sense.  Or does it?


Please contact the Theatre and Dance Department office at 726-2951 for information and to register your school group.



Samford University's Department of Theatre and Dance  would like to invite your school group to attend our Matinee Productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and Bronte's Jane Eyre.

Tickets are $5:00 per student.   

Nov. 13 and April 30    

Reservations in advance are required 


Macbeth  Matinee  for School Groups:    

November 13,  10:00am     Harrison Theatre   -   Reservations required

A classic of world literature, Shakespeare’s tragic play about the lust for power and its bloody repercussions still retains its significance in the modern world .  Timeless issues of ambition, temptation, political intrigue and murder still grip audiences, and leave us to question our own motives … What would we do for power?  

Ideal for Theatre and English classes alike, the show will be followed by a Talkback in which the director and members of the cast discuss the show’s themes and its relevance.


Jane Eyre    Matinee for School Groups              

 April 30, 10:00am   Harrison Theatre   -  Reservations Required

Charlotte Bronte’s greatest work of literature Jane Eyre, comes to the Samford Stage this spring with all the drama and passion that this classic work deserves.  Use this Spring’s musical as an addition to your curriculum to discuss Classic English Authors, Famous Female Writers, The Art of Adaptation, or the Process of Production in Musical Theatre. 

Perfect for English, Music and Theatre Students.  A Q&A will be held afterwards with members from the production as well as the Shows Director, J. Clayton Winters, director of Musical Theatre at Samford University.



Contact Tanya Camp at or 205-726-2951 to make your reservation .