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Virtual Student Matinee:
The Monster Who Ate My Peas

November 01, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Grades Pre-K-2

Event Description

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower’s The Monster Who Ate My Peas musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When Danny’s parents demand that he eat his peas, he refuses saying, “I would rather eat dirt!” Despite his wish for the peas to disappear from his plate, nothing happens, until one night when Danny repeats his wish for the peas to go away. As if somebody has heard his wish, a monster appears telling Danny he’ll eat his peas for him on one condition: Danny must give the Monster something in return. But when the Monster demands Danny’s most prized possession, will Danny have the courage to eat his peas and send the Monster away forever?

Resources Available

•    Grade-specific Study Buddys that promote cross-curricular learning and engage your students with fun and meaningful activities
•    Insightful and exclusive video interviews with the shows’ directors, actors, and creative team members
•    Instructional videos that teach students how to sing and dance a fun musical number from a show
•    Animated read-along videos
•    Live Q+A session on Zoom with a cast member (available for an additional fee)

Pricing Details

We understand that COVID-19 has had a severe impact on many school budgets as well as individual student/family budgets. In an effort to make our Virtual Student Matinee Series accessible to all, we are implementing a tiered pricing model. 

We trust that teachers and administrators can identify the price that their school/students can afford.

You will be asked to select the option that is appropriate for your school's demographic:

•    Free – Title I Schools Only (made possible by our generous sponsors)
•    $5 Per Student, Per Performance
•    $7 Per Student, Per Performance
•    $10 Per Student, Per Performance

Payment Details

After you submit a reservation request, you will receive an invoice for the number of tickets requested at the price you selected from our tiered pricing model. 

Access to the show will be provided once payment is received. Payment options include:
•    Payment can be made in the form of a check made out to The Hanover Theatre or by calling 508.471.1765 to pay over the phone with a credit card. 
•    If your school requires a longer turnaround time to cut a check:
o    We will accept a 20% deposit on a credit card that will be refunded once full payment is received OR
o    Purchase orders will be accepted as proof of payment for up to 30 days. 

We are happy to work with schools on payment options. 

Accessing the Show

All virtual matinee performances will be presented via an online platform called Teachable. You will receive a link to the platform as well as an access code unique to your group that will grant access to the performance. 

You can decide to use the access code in the following ways:
•    Teachers create their own account and use the code to access the performance and supplemental resources in the classroom. 
•    Teachers distribute the code to their students if they are learning remotely. Students will create their own accounts (using an email address) and use the access code to move through the online content on their own.

A report of student usage can be provided to teachers upon request. The access code will have a user limit equivalent to the number of tickets you have paid for. 

Additional Resources

All additional resources will be available through the Teachable platform as well. This includes behind the scenes content, video interviews, study guides and more depending on the production. Both students and teachers will be able to view these resources when signing in to Teachable. 

For Live Zoom Q&As with the cast or creative team, there will either be a pre-determined date and time that all groups can attend, or you may book a private Q&A session for an additional fee. 


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