Professional Theatre in Your School

Our Touring Company delivers professional theatre right to your school! Each play is selected for a specific age range, so please read the descriptions thoroughly before making your selection. We are happy to discuss with you which play is best suited for your students. This season, we will offer a mix of virtual and in-person performances.

We provide a range of resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum. These include:

• Educator's Guides
• Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
• A free educators' preview of the play in our rehearsal hall
• Copies of the play script 

All Playhouse touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities. They are performed by members of the Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company.

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Registration for the 2021-22 Outreach Touring Plays is now open! Click on the shows below to explore options for booking each play for your school, or click the button below to book a show.

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2021-22 Touring Plays

 

Snow White

By Greg Banks

Oct. 18 – Nov. 19, 2021

A Virtual Production
This is not your usual “Once Upon a Time.” It’s a wild, hilarious two-person play. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves are portrayed by two extraordinary, whip-smart, super-fast actors who play Snow White, the huntsman, the prince and all seven dwarves. Join the fun and expect the unexpected in this fabulous fairy tale with a you-won’t-see-it-coming twist!

Recommended for grades one and up.

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Hare and Tortoise

By Brendan Murray

Live | Jan. 25 – Feb. 18, 2022

Virtual | Feb. 14 – March 4, 2022

A Virtual and In-Person Production
Meet two competing friends in this fantastic adaptation of Aesop’s fable. Hare and Tortoise tells the sweet story of opposites and friendship. From sun-shining spring to snow-falling winter, this much- loved tale is brimming with ideas, characters, live music and wonderful physicality – all leading up to their famous race and its nail-biting, medal-winning end.

Recommended for pre-k and up.

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The Little Mermaid

Based on the tale by Hans Christian Anderson
By Mike Kenny


April 8 – May 6, 2022

An In-Person Production
Far below the crashing waves of the ocean’s surface lives a young mermaid. Enthralled by the unknown world above the sea, the Little Mermaid finds herself falling in love with a mysterious human. After a vicious storm throws him from his ship, she saves him but must make a deal with the evil sea witch. Will she break the spell and find true happiness? Young theatregoers will delight in this magical, charming adaptation.

Recommended for kindergarten and up.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

All Performances

What should I know about Outreach Touring Plays?

Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes. We provide resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum, including copies of the play script. All touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities.

Who can I contact with questions?

You can reach out to Education Coordinator Valerie Perez at tour@cincyplay.com with any questions about purchasing and accessing virtual content.

Virtual Performances

When will the production be available to me?

After purchasing, you will be asked to select one week during the run of the show when you would like to watch the performance. The Monday of the week you select, you will receive a link for you and your students to watch the production. You will have five days to watch the performance after receiving the link, as it will expire at the end of the day on Friday.
 

Will my students be able to watch from home?

Closer to the production, we will send you an email with instructions. You will be able to watch as a class, or share access with your students so that they can watch from their computers if they are learning remotely. When purchasing, please be sure to give us an accurate number of students you believe will watch the show, because the links are restricted to a certain number of uses.
 

How much does the production cost?

Pricing for the production starts at $150 and varies based on number of students.

 

Live Performances

How much does the production cost?

Through generous grants, we are able to offer these productions for $500. We have a limited number of subsidies for Title 1 schools.
 

When can you perform?

All tours are available in the morning or afternoon, Tuesday through Friday. Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the cast, if time allows..
 

Where will you perform?

Our touring productions can perform in almost any large space, from auditoriums and gymnasiums to cafeterias. We require a minimum space of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep to set up our production (including backstage space) and minimum ceiling height of 9 feet. Please allow one hour of set-up time and one hour of breakdown time in the space.
 

How many students can attend?

Because of the informal nature of most school performance spaces and the intimacy of live theatre, we prefer to have audiences no greater than 350 students. A second performance will be required if desired attendees exceed 350 students.

 

Sponsors

Ernaisja Curry in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Psacoya Guinn in Rapunzel. Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.