Field Trip Performances

Children arrive at the Colonial Theatre to see Story Pirates, 2016. Photo by Madelyn Gardner.

Education programs are a fundamental component of the Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission to serve our community. School field trips to our theaters allow students to experience diverse, educational and entertaining, programs that reinforce classroom curriculum, while fostering an understanding of and appreciation for the performing arts!

School field trips to our theaters allow students to experience diverse, educational, and entertaining performances that reinforce classroom curriculum while fostering an understanding of, and appreciation for, the performing arts! These productions are met by 1,283 schoolchildren from surrounding environs. Each year, BTG welcomes shows appropriate for Pre-K through 9th grades.

Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories

A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books!

at The Colonial Theatre
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10am

Dragons Love Tacos

by Adam Rubin
illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Dragons love all sorts of tacos — except spicy ones!  When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues.

Interrupting Chicken

by David Ezra Stein

It’s bedtime for the little red chicken.  Papa is going to read her a story, but the chicken can’t help interrupting.  Will the chicken ever get to sleep?

The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds

A story about the creative spirit in all of us. Vashti can’t draw.  Then her teacher says, “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.”  Vashti discovers she is an artist, after all.

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

by Kate DiCamillo
illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

Mercy, a porcine wonder, and Mr. Watson go for a ride every Saturday in Mr. Watson’s automobile.  But one Saturday, guess who winds up behind the wheel?

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days

by Erica Silverman
painted by Betsy Lewin

Yee Haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal horse Cocoa are the perfect pair. They do everything together, until school is in session — and horses are not allowed!

Suitable for Grades: K-5

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Music, Relationships and Family

Performance Length: Approximately 50 minutes

A Christmas Carol

at The Colonial Theatre
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10am

by Charles Dickens
adapted by Eric Hill
directed by Travis Daly

Berkshire Theatre Group’s annual production returns to The Colonial! Revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas, as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Suitable for Grades: 2 and up

Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Performing Arts, Theater and Reading.

Performance Length: 90 minutes (including intermission)

Book your field trip performance!

For more information, please contact:

Allison Rachele Bayles
Administrative Director of Education|
(413) 448-8084 x19

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