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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.


Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR.

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street
Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10am

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Production Notes

lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
music by Alan Menken
book by Doug Wright
based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker, and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

directed by Travis Daly
music Direction by Erin M. White
choreography by Kathy Jo Grover

Suitable for Grades: K & Up
Curriculum Connections: Literature-Based, Performing Arts, Theater and Reading.
Performance Length: Approximately 65 minutes


The Pout-Pout Fish

Based on the series of books by Deborah Diesen, author, and Dan Hanna, illustrator

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10am

Turn the poutiest of frowns upside down in this new musical featuring whimsical puppets and live performers in a sweeping oceanic adventure. When Mr. Fish sets out on a quest to find Miss Clam’s missing pearl, he discovers there is more to him than his permanently plastered pout.

This colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is co-conceived, directed, and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios, whose work was featured in Broadway’s The King And IOn the Town, and Radio City’s New York Spectacular. Writing team includes New Victory LabWorks Residency recipients Christopher Anselmo, Jared Corak, Matt Acheson, and Fergus Walsh.

Suitable for Grades:  PK-2
Curriculum Connections:  Communication and Language Arts, Literature Based, Aquatic Creatures
Performance Length: Approximately 60 minutes


Book your field trip performance!

For more information, please contact:

Allison Rachele Bayles
Administrative Director of Education|
(413) 448-8084 x19
allison@berkshiretheatre.org

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