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.
Book a Performance
Registration for the 2022-23 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.
The Little Prince
By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Directed by Piper N. Davis
Oct. 12 – Nov. 11, 2022
Beloved by readers the world over, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s enchanting story comes to life! A world-weary aviator crash-lands in the Sahara Desert, where he encounters an odd young boy who calls himself the Little Prince. The boy tells
of his travels throughout the galaxy where he’s collected profound pearls of wisdom about human nature, love and the search for meaning. This charming and imaginative fairy tale will capture your heart, no matter your age.
Recommended for grades one and up.
Runtime: 60 minutes.
By Saskia Janse
Adapted from the book by Janell Cannon
Directed by Daunielle Rasmussen
Jan. 31 – Feb. 24, 2023
Mother Bat loves her baby, Stellaluna, with all her heart. But when an owl knocks Stellaluna out of her nest one night, she finds herself in Mama Bird’s nest with all her baby birds. Stellaluna adopts the ways of her newfound family, but when she
has an opportunity to show them what life is like as a bat, they’re reluctant to do so. This popular children’s story lifts up the powers of friendship and understanding.
Recommended for pre-k and up.
Runtime: 45 minutes.
Nate the Great, The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Brett Ryback
Book & Lyrics: John Maclay
Directed by Ariana Moses
April 4 – May 5, 2023
Nate the Great is on the case! When Annie tells Nate that her new painting has gone missing, the world’s greatest boy detective sets out to solve the mystery. He tracks down clues and puts suspects to the test — and then, another mystery unfolds.
Nate finds himself facing the biggest challenge of his career. And worse yet, Mom is all out of pancakes! This fun-filled musical reminds us of the importance of friendship and opening our minds to new possibilities.
Recommended for kindergarten and up.
Runtime: 60 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 email@example.com with any questions about purchasing and accessing virtual content.
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.
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.