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Touring Performances

Send BTG to Your School!

Beginning in October and continuing through the school year, BTG’s young artists 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. For the 2021-2022 school year BTG will be touring Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS based on Magic Tree House book #1.

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Book by Jenny Laird
Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts
Additional Lyrics by Will Osborne
Based on “Magic Tree House #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark” by Mary Pope Osborne

Director Kathy Jo Grover
Musical Direction by Erin M. White

A magical tree house transports Jack and Annie to the land of the dinosaurs in this adaptation of the best-selling book series.Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark KIDS is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series, which has sold more than 100 million copies and is available in more than 100 countries around the world.  Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem.

Siblings, Jack and Annie, discover a tree house full of books while exploring one afternoon. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly, the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs.  Jack and Annie have a harrowing adventure, befriending some dinosaurs along the way as they try to make their way back home.

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! 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.

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! Showtime with Shakespeare© A Magic Tree House Adventure. Photo by Katie Watts.

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

The cast of BTG PLAYS! Pirates Past Noon, A Magic Tree House Adventure. Photo by Katie Watts.

The cast of BTG PLAYS! Pirates Past Noon, A Magic Tree House Adventure. Photo by Katie Watts.

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