On-The-Go! Tour

Professional theatre for young audiences!
In partnership with the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center.

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

  • can be performed in any space
  • eliminates 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. Scholarship Application
Please check with BOCES for funding opportunities.
Some orders may be subject to a 10% deposit at time of the request.

Past and future On-The-Go! Tour Shows

THE NEW 2019-2020 SEASON OF ON-THE-GO! SCHOOL TOUR PROGRAMS

Cinderella
Based on the classic Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault
Adapted by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill & Margaret E. Hall
Original Score by Josh D. Smith
Directed by Margaret E. Hall
Tour dates October 7-November 1, 2019
Cost: $1500

Who wouldn’t want a night off from the mountain of chores foisted upon them by a ruthless step-mother and the constant bullying of two truly unkind step-sisters? Join Cinderella on the adventure of her life when, in one short night, she witnesses magic, travels to the palace, dances with the Prince, experiences real friendship, and gains a true sense of self. With the help of her rapping and toe tapping Fairy Godmother, Cinderella sees that there is more to life than the unfortunate step-family thrust upon her. In this new musical adaptation students will explore themes such as jealousy, self-esteem, good-vs-evil and finding one’s voice. A fun and upbeat new twist, with doo-wop inspired music, this adaptation of Cinderella will leave you saying “the future is mine for the choosing!” Recommended for grades 1 and up
CC: ELA, Storytelling, Music

Petticoats of Steel
By Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch
Directed by Margaret E. Hall
Tour Dates February 24-March 19, 2020
Cost: $1,000

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote! This powerful production allows students to experience the battles fought – and ultimately won – for womens suffrage told in the voices of the brave warriors who fought them as well as those who fought – and still are fighting – for civil rights for all. Petticoats of Steel uses primary sources to tell the true stories of the women, specifically those of the State of New York – Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (among others) – and the roles they played in gaining voting rights for all women of the United States of America. Recommended for grades 5 and up
CC: American History, Social Studies, ELA, Women’s History

A lot of our students, especially in our area, don’t have this kind of opportunity to see performances and to see professional actors and actresses. The OTG shows fit so well into our curriculum.

– Charlie Reyes, Kindergarten Teacher, Schenectady City Schools

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 Aaron Marquise, Arts Education Manager at (518) 382-3884 X128. 
  • 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: 60 minutes which includes a post-show talkback.

For more information, reservations, workshops, backstage tours and other special requests, please contact Aaron Marquise, Arts Education Manager at (518) 382-3884 X128. 

In the event of school cancellation, a notification to the Arts Education Manager at theREP is required as early as possible (prior to 6 a.m.) 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 Arts Education Manager.

Our On-The-Go! School Tour is sponsored by:

Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre Education Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.