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

Book 30 days before the beginning of the tour and save $100!

Scholarship money is available. Please check with your BOCES for funding opportunities.


Pure Poe: Three Stories From America’s Master Storyteller

Adapted by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Directed by Margaret E. Hall
Starring Wynn Harmon*
Tour Dates: October 17 – November 11

Cost: $1,000

A production of lost loves, mad murders and a prosperous prince attempting to defy death and doom, Edgar Allan Poe’s characters come to life. The ghost of Poe returns to recite his famous poem, The Raven, and much loved stories The Tell-Tale Heart and Masque of the Red Death. Wynn Harmon reprises his role as the beloved author in this tour that is sure to spook as well as to delight.

45 minutes with a 15 minute post-show talk back

Recommended for grades 7 and up

Curriculum: Literature, ELA, American History

*member of Actors Equity Association



Petticoats of Steel

By Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch
Directed by Margaret E. Hall
Tour Dates January 30 – February 17 & February 27 – March 3

Cost: $1,000

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State with this powerful production. Experience the battles for women’s suffrage told in the voices of the brave warriors who fought them. Petticoats of Steel uses primary sources to tell the true stories of the women of New York State – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – and the roles they played in gaining voting rights for all women of the United States of America.

45 minutes with a 15 minute post-show talk back

Recommended for grades 5 and up

Curriculum: American History, Social Studies, ELA, Women’s History




They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal

By Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
Tour dates March 20 – April 13

Cost: $1,000

We’re commemorating the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the incredible Erie Canal! Meet the real men, women and children, the politicians, farmers, merchants and laborers who came north to build the Erie Canal. This miraculous waterway transformed America from a burgeoning country into a great nation, and it comes with a miraculous story.  Igniting this momentous event in New York State history, as characters from history come to life, including George Washington, Irish orphan Molly, physician Dr. Finch, Italian mason Antonio– and many more!

CC: American History, Social Studies, ELA

45 minutes with a 15 minute post-show talk back

Recommended for grades 3 and up

Curriculum: American History, Social Studies, ELA



Your Stage, Your Schedule

On-The-Go! Booking Information

  • ON-THE-GO! COST: Each production varies 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

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.