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.


A Christmas Carol

at The Colonial Theatre
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10am
with snow date on Thursday, December 20 at 10am

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Suitable for Grades: 2 and up

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

Performance Length: 90 minutes (including intermission)


Henry & Mudge

at The Colonial Theatre
Monday, February 11 at 10am

Based on the best-selling series of books by Cynthia Rylant!

Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry, who can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood.  Luckily, he’s got Mudge, a great big, 182-pound canine buddy, with whom he can share all kinds of adventures!

Henry discovers that having a pet is a big responsibility.  They need to be fed. They need to be taken out for walks. And, of course, they need lots of love and playtime!

When the dog is as big as Mudge is, they also need good training. Henry teaches his new friend to sit, heel and shake his hand, but rolling over is one trick Henry just can’t seem to teach Mudge, no matter how hard he tries.

When Henry’s cousin Annie comes for a visit, Mudge is so charmed by her that he finally rolls over at her command!  Henry thinks Mudge must love Annie more than him. Very upset, Henry runs away into the cold dark woods to find adventures on his own. Mudge follows the boy’s scent into the forest.  He really does love Henry and doesn’t want to be without him. Will the two friends be reunited?

Suitable for Grades:  PK-3

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

Performance Length: Approximately one-hour


Berkshire Theatre Group’s
Production of
Disney’s

Aladdin JR.

at The Colonial Theatre
Monday, April 29, 2019 • 10:00am

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
Book by Chad Beguelin
Based on the Disney film written by Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and directed & produced by Ron Clements & John Musker

Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a wisecracking Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on a magic carpet ride adventure where he faces the evil sorcerer, Jafar and ultimately, himself. With favorite songs such as “Friend Like Me,” “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali,” along with original songs and thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “A Whole New World” for the entire family!

Suitable for Grades: K & Up

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

Performance Length: Approximately 75 minutes


To book your field trip performance, please download ticket order form here!

For more information, please contact:

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

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