Scholastic Tours

Park Playhouse offers three annual opportunities to introduce students to the theatre at a low cost! We are proud to bring a series of three scholastic tours to elementary schools across the Capital Region and beyond!

All of our Scholastic Touring Productions are suitable for pre-school and elementary students of all ages. Prior to our visit, you will receive an activity packet to prepare your students for the content of the show and to introduce them to some of the fundamental elements of theatre.

To find out more about booking a tour performance at your school, contact Director of Education Ashley-Simone Kirchner at ashley@parkplayhouse.com or by phone at (518) 434-2035. Our touring productions can fit into just about any space at your school, large and small, and will play at your institution for a very reasonable fee - far less than the competition!

31st Season Scholastic Touring Productions...

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Curious George: THe golden meatball

Touring: November 12-21, 2018

All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome.

With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure, in which he learns more about Rome... and meatballs... and the secret ingredient to cooking! Curious George: The Golden Meatball, with music by John Kavanaugh and a book & lyrics by Jeremy Desmon, brings a classic character to life and is easily enjoyable for all elementary grades!

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Dear Edwina

Touring: Feb 25 - mar 8, 2019

Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones The Musical. The show's heroine is an advice-giver extraordinaire, like a spunky, young, singing version of Dear Abby.

Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings both have proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. When a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she trots out her musical advice, giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. She is assisted by her older siblings, quirky friends and neighbors. Together, they set out to tackle the world's problems in number after hysterical number about everything from birthday party etiquette to proper table settings. Featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich, Dear Edwina is a wholesome, educational show for young and old alike!

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Tortoise & hare

Touring: May 6-17, 2019

 It's the classic tale like you've never seen it before, and with musical styles that will delight and fascinate modern-day students! With a score and book by Emmy Award-winners, Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, Tortoise & Hare presents a telling of this age old classic through the musical and dance styles of rap, hip hop and other pop styles.   This scholastic touring production will be filled with memorable and fun-loving characters who will help us remember the importance of community, team work and respect for one another. It's the perfect way to wrap up our touring season, and will leave your students inspired, engaged and excited!

 

Questions or want to book a performance? Contact Ashley Simone Kirchner, Director of Education of Park Playhouse at ashley@parkplayhouse.com or (518) 434-2035.