Touring Performances

The cast of BTG Plays! Showtime with Shakespeare© A Magic Tree House Adventure. Photo by Katie Watts.

It was really amazing and spectacular.
– 6th grader at Cheshire Elementary School

Send BTG to Your School!

Beginning in October and continuing through the school year, BTG’s Artists-in-Residence perform an original play at dozens of venues throughout the region. These well-crafted productions are appropriate for elementary, middle, and high school students. Designed to introduce students to the excitement of live theatre, a question and answer session follows each performance. During the 2017-2018 school year, BTG’s touring performance of Billy Budd in the Breadbox toured to 27 different venues, reaching approximately 6,269 people.


Showtime with Shakespeare©: A Magic Tree House Adventure

based on Magic Tree House: Stage Fright on a Summer Night© by Mary Pope Osborne
book and lyrics by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne
music and lyrics by Randy Courts
directed Travis Daly

The show must go on, in this new hip-hop musical! That’s what Jack and Annie learn when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to Elizabethan England. There they meet William Shakespeare himself—one of the greatest writers of all time! But, Mr. Shakespeare is having a hard time with some of the actors in his latest show. Are Jack and Annie ready to make a big entrance? Or, will it be curtains for Shakespeare?

Magic Tree House is a registered trademark of Mary Pope Osborne, all rights reserved • Showtime with Shakespeare© 2016 by Mary Pope Osborne • Stage Fright on a Summer Night© by Mary Pope Osborne


 

For more information on how to book a tour at your school, contact:

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

The cast of BTG Plays 2017-18 Touring Show, <em>Billy Budd in the Breadbox</em>. Photo by Madelyn Gardner.

The cast of BTG Plays 2017-18 Touring Show, Billy Budd in the Breadbox. Photo by Madelyn Gardner.

The cast of BTG Plays 2016-17 Touring Show, <em>Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade</em> at Kittredge Elementary School. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

The cast of BTG Plays 2016-17 Touring Show, Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade at Kittredge Elementary School. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

The cast of BTG Plays 2016-17 Touring Show, <em>Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade</em> during rehearsals. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

The cast of BTG Plays 2016-17 Touring Show, Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade during rehearsals. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

The cast of BTG Plays 2015-16 Touring Show, <em>Play Ball!</em>. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

The cast of BTG Plays 2015-16 Touring Show, Play Ball!. Photo by Allison Rachele Bayles.

Caroline Fairweather, Kelly Lamanna, Hayley Barnes, Emma Foley, and Rylan Morsbach in BTG PLAYS! 2014-15 touring show <em>Atlantis, Lost!</em>. Photo by Christina Riley

Caroline Fairweather, Kelly Lamanna, Hayley Barnes, Emma Foley, and Rylan Morsbach in BTG PLAYS! 2014-15 touring show Atlantis, Lost!. Photo by Christina Riley

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