Since 1997 the Emelin's subsidized School Programs have brought thousands of children into our theatre, extending learning from the classroom to the stage. Discounted tickets allow audiences representing a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and for many, it is their first brush with live theatre—a life-changing experience that forges a powerful bond with the arts.
The productions are often based on children's literature and represent a variety of diverse and socially and historically relevant themes. All productions are tied to curriculum through study guides, and teachers are encouraged to incorporate the plays' themes into classroom discussions and topics. As budget cutbacks at our schools have limited our arts education programs, the Emelin's School Programs fill a critical need.
The School Programs season is made possible by generous contributions from sponsors and individuals. Click here for more information.
All shows $8 / $9 for groups of less than 30. RESERVE NOW! 914.698.3045 x200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission is subsidized for students from the full rate of $15. One complimentary ticket is available to a parent/teacher chaperone for every 15 students. Additional seating for non-students is available at the full price rate of $15.
Seating is determined at the time of reservation and subject to the discretion of the theatre.
Reservations are required and must be accompanied by a 50% deposit 12 weeks prior to the performance. Deposits are non-refundable.
Tickets must be paid in full four weeks prior to the event with no exceptions.
All sales are final. No refunds. Please arrive promptly as all shows begin on time. A map and driving directions are available.
Handicap accessibility is available, but must be requested in advance.
2016-17 SCHOOL PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
The Ugly Duckling
Thu, Nov 2, 2016 @ 9:30 & 11:15AM
In an age when technology is often distracting, Lightwire Theater uses it to bring this classic tale into modern light to teach a new generation the timeless lesson of acceptance. Grades K - 5
Click, Clack, Moo
Fri, Dec 2 @ 9:30 & 11:15AM
This hilarious musical based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, raises awareness and sensitivity for others, introducing the concepts of negotiation and compromise in keeping everyone happy, especially those that don't always have a voice. A Theatreworks USA production. Grades K - 4
The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:30 & 11:30AM
This highly original production is an entertaining, thought-provoking exploration of friendship, what it is, what can go wrong and how to fix it. It is the story of a day in the life of two friends whose friendship reflects the bockety world of discarded objects they inhabit – there are wobbles and shakes, and it’s not quite level all the time but it works! A Barnstorm Theatre Company's production of The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, by Sarah Argent in collaboration with Barnstom Theatre Company. Grades PreK - 4
The Berenstain Bears
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:30 & 11:15AM
Using the iconic stories and imagery of the clasic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Bear Country come to life on stage in this fun, uplifting musical that touches on such important themes as honesty, health, and safety. A Theatreworks USA production. Grades K - 5
Pete The Cat
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 @ 9:30AM & 11:15AM
When Jimmy Biddle draws a blank in art class, Pete the Cat is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. A Theatreworks USA production based on the best-selling book series by Kimberly and James Dean. Grades PreK - 3
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 9:30 & 11:15AM
“Oh the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved stories collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Adapted from the Broadway version, Seussical is an incredible crazy-quilt adventure, in which the power of imagination and the most miraculous “think” ever save the day. A Theatreworks USA production. Grades K - 5