School Day Shows

Provide your students with a unique opportunity for learning that extends past the four walls of a classroom.

Students will experience the adventure of live theatre and learn curriculum at the same time in our historic MainStage or our intimate black box GE Theatre. Use the show Curriculum Guides to reinforce key concepts before and after the field trip.

School Day Shows for the 2019-2020 Season 

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
$8/$9 Grades 1+
October 9 & 11, 2019 10 a.m. 45 min + 15 min talkback
GE Theatre at Proctors

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!”
CC: ELA, Storytelling, Music

The Wright Brothers
$8/$9 Grades 2+
November 7, 2019 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. 60 min
GE Theatre at Proctors

Those daring young men and their flying machine! This musical biography follows the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright – America’s pioneers of aviation. Their sister Katharine thinks they already spend too much time on crazy inventions and not enough on making the bicycle business a success, but eventually realizes her brothers need her help. With courage, ingenuity and determination, they make their dream of flying come true!
CC: ELA, American History, Music, STEM

Northeast Ballet’s Annual The Nutcracker
Under the Artistic Direction of Darlene Myers
$7/$8 Grades 4+
December 6, 2019 10 a.m. 60 min
MainStage at Proctors

From its radiant score to its comforting sense of tradition during a festive season, The Nutcracker is perfect holiday entertainment! With the Sugar Plum Fairy and live horse and carriage, this narrated version of The Nutcracker is a wonderful introduction to the magical world of ballet created especially for schools.
*Reserve your tickets by October 15 and be entered into a drawing for a post-show meet and greet with the principal dancers! Drawing to take place on November 8.
CC: ELA, Geography, Storytelling

Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol
$14/$15 Grades 4+
December 10, 2019, 10 a.m. 125 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission
MainStage at Proctors

This celebrated adaptation by Charles Jones is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 24, live musicians and Broadway-style scenery and costumes; audiences cherish this annual holiday classic.
CC: ELA, Storytelling, Geography

Dr. Kaboom
$6/$7 Grades 3-8
January 9, 2020 10 a.m. 60 min
MainStage at Proctors

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with everything from optical illusions to chemical reactions to a homemade hovercraft, and more! At least a dozen fantastic demonstrations ready to go. Wherever the wheel stops, that’s what’s next! Will we turn a water bottle into a rocket or catapult bananas across the stage? Electrocute a pickle or create artificial gravity? Who knows? No two shows will be the same. So, step right up, and let’s spin that wheel!
CC: Comedy, STEAM, Earth and Space Science

Mummenschanz “you & me”
$6/$7 Grades Pre-K+
February 26, 2020 10 a.m. 60 min
MainStage at Proctors

For more than four decades, Mummenschanz have delighted audiences around the world with their wordless but extremely poetic art. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers, sparks the imagination, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
CC: Storytelling, Friendship, Imagination

Petticoats of Steel
By Carolyn Anderson and Jill Rafferty-Weinisch Directed by Margaret E. Hall
$8/$9 Grades 5+
March 10 & 11, 2020 10 a.m. 45 min + 15 min talkback
GE Theatre at Proctors

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.
CC: American History, Social Studies, ELA, Women’s History

Step Afrika
$6/$7 Grades K+
March 18, 2020 10 a.m. 60 min
MainStage at Proctors

Ranked as one of the top 10 African American dance companies in the United States, Step Afrika is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Step Afrika blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.
CC: Teamwork, Cross-culturalism, Dance

Sewam American Indian Dance
$10/$11 Grades K+
April 2, 2020 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
GE Theatre at Proctors

Specializing in the dances of United States Plains Indians, Sewam Dance has performed across the country and internationally, inspiring audiences and sharing the power and beauty of Native American people. Each song, dance, and gesture illustrate a part of Native American culture as a people with roots in the distant past. Through singing, dancing, drumming and regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of humanity are reenacted creating a powerful experience for audiences of all ages.
CC: Native American History, Multiculturalism, Dance

There are three ways to reserve tickets for our school events:

     •  Call (518) 382-3884 x139
     •  Email
     •  Online Order Form

For questions regarding scholarships, contact Grace Janiszewski at 518.382.3884 ext. 150.

School Day Scholarship Tickets Application

School Day Scholarship Transportation Application

School Day Shows at Proctors are kept affordable and are organized to accommodate school groups and their special needs for grades K-12. 

Snow Day Policy:
If your school is cancelled due to weather, we will make every effort to put you in an alternate School Day performance, if available, or provide a credit to be used within the current season only.  Phone calls must be received prior to the performance. If your school is not closed and you choose not to attend a performance, we cannot make alternate accommodations.



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.