theREP's ON-THE-GO! School Tour Program

Professional theatre for young audiences!

We bring the show to you! A fully realized, portable, professional theatre production

  • can be performed in any space
  • eliminate bus costs, travel time and logistical concerns
  • maximizes the effectiveness of arts in education dollars
  • provides schools with unlimited attendance
  • includes a post-show talkback with the actors

Scholarship money is available. Please check with your BOCES for funding opportunities.
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THE NEW 2015-2016 SEASON OF ON-THE-GO! SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAMS

Sleepy Hollow


By Washington Irving
Adapted by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Tour Dates: October 13-November 6
Curriculum: Literature, ELA, American History

A dark and stormy night and the bridge to the recording studio has washed out, leaving Hollywood A-Lister, Margo Fontaine, alone to perform a podcast of the classic ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with two local yokels.  The trio reenacts the spooky Washington Irving tale with devastatingly funny – and spooky results!  As the story unfolds on the air, events begin to echo the story of yesteryear – with, could it be… an appearance of the headless horseman!  With live sound effects and music, Irving’s tale gets a contemporary treatment that honors the original and is sure to inspire and delight young audiences! 45 minutes with a 15 minute talk back. Appropriate for grades 4 and up.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Laura W. Andruski
Tour Dates: March 21-April 15

Curriculum: Literature, ELA

One of Shakespeare’s most popular and oft-performed plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a lighthearted romantic comedy that blurs the line between fantasy and reality. In an Athenian forest, forbidden lovers, quarrelling fairies and a group of slow-witted laborers all become the foils of the mischievous Puck and his magical love potion. Before the night’s over, a laborer is given the head of a donkey, the fairy queen falls in love with him, and the humans’ love triangle becomes a giant knot. But by morning, everyone is blessed with a happy ending, and the lovers marry. Huzzah! 45 minutes with a 15 minute talk-back. Appropriate for grades 6 and up.

Your Stage, Your Schedule

On-The-Go! Booking Information

  • ON-THE-GO! COST: $1000 per performance with unlimited student attendance possible. Financial aid available, also contact local BOCES for funding opportunities.
  • RESERVATIONS: To schedule a presentation, contact Katherine Stephens, Education Program Manager, at 518•382•3884 x 168
  • PAYMENT: A school purchase order or BOCES paperwork is required within one month of making any reservation. Final payment is due for all events by one month prior to performance date.
  • RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes with a 15 minute talk-back with the actors

For reservations, workshops, backstage tours and other special requests, please contact Katherine Stephens, Education Program Manager at 518•382•3884 X168 kstephens@proctors.org

In the event of school cancellation, a notification to the Education Program Manager at theREP is required as early as possible (prior to 7am) in order for us to notify the actors who may be traveling. We will make every effort to reschedule your performance within the tour schedule. theREP also reserves the right to cancel a performance in the event of severe weather and dangerous travel conditions. The decision to cancel will be made as early as possible and will be communicated to the schools by the Education Program Manager.