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Bring Your Students to see Professional Live Theatre in West Hartford

An opportunity to extend the classroom by bringing students to the theater during the day for a matinee performance. As part of your field trip experience, we are happy to provide:

Teachers and paraprofessionals chaperoning the trip attend for free!

Solomon Schechter preschoolers attended Freckleface Strawberry!


2017-2018 Season Offerings


Grades 6 - 12
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK


Book & Lyrics by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, based on the book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann,
Music and Lyrics by John Gregor

October 25 - Nov. 19, 2017

School Day Matinees: $10 Per Student

This gripping adaptation weaves together newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank with survivor accounts to create a contemporary, impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence - their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!


Grades PK - 4
ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE'S: WE ARE IN A PLAY


Book & Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

December 9 - 17, 2017

School Day Matinees: $7 Per Student

In Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!", Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, "bestus" (a word Gerald and Piggie made up that means "very best") friends, but Gerald worries that something could go wrong that would end their friendship. Piggie is not worried at all. She's even happier and more excited than usual. That's because she and Gerald are invited to a party hosted by the Squirrelles, three singing squirrels who love to have a good time.


SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 15th at 10:00am  
Sensory Friendly productions at Playhouse on Park are produced with guidance from The Miracle League of CT and professionals from the local autism community. Made possible by the generous support of The Miracle League of CT.


Grades K - 4
POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL


Book by Melvin Tunstall III
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons
Music by Greg Borowsky & Douglas Lyons

MAY 12 - 20, 2018

School Day Matinees: $7 Per Student

Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the "Squares Only" small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying, to segregated drinking fountains, Lily's quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship.

Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for the world, reminding us that our differences make us awesome, not outcasts.


SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE ON MAY 18th at 10:00am  
Sensory Friendly productions at Playhouse on Park are produced with guidance from The Miracle League of CT and professionals from the local autism community. If you need wheelchair accessible seats, please contact Elizabeth Simmons. Made possible by the generous support of The Miracle League of CT.


Playhouse on Park has some funding available to allow students in need of financial assistance to attend productions. Please contact Elizabeth Simmons by email or phone at (860) 523-5900 ext. 15 to discuss whether your school group can take advantage of some of this funding.