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!
- A study guide to prepare students for the production
- A Professional from Playhouse on Park will travel to your school and lead a workshop for students, teaching them about elements of this production
- Space is limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A post-show meet-and-greet with the cast
- Sensory Friendly performances of CURIOUS GEORGE and FLAT STANLEY
2018-2019 Season Offerings
Grades 6 - 12
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
October 2 - 5, 2018
October 9 - 12, 2018
School Day Matinees: $10 Per Student
A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship duty and love. Winner of 5 Tony Awards, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.
Grades PK - 4
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
Music by John Kavanaugh
Book & Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
December 4 - 7. 2018
December 11 - 14. 2018
December 19 - 22. 2018
School Day Matinees: $7 Per Student
Based on the books by Margaret and H.A. Rey and the Play, Owned by Universal Stage Production
Everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this
adventure-filled musical. All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend, Chef Pisghetti, cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away... something pretty big. And that something was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs-o-Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 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
THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald Lyrics by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller Music by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, David Weinstein, Stephen Gabriel Based on the book, "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown
MAY 21 - 24, 2019
MAY 28 - 31, 2019
JUNE 4 - 7, 2019
School Day Matinees: $7 Per Student
Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks.
Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little
brother, normal life. That's just the problem... for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do
something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley! One night, the
bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls – right on top of Stanley! The next
morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat... really, REALLY flat! In a whirlwind musical
travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem.
He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond. And, whether he's
thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or "hanging ten" off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing
in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 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.