School Programs

Since 1997 the Emelin’s subsidized School Programs have brought thousands of children into our theatre, extending learning from the classroom to the stage. Discounted tickets allow audiences representing a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and for many, it is their first brush with live theatre – a life-changing experience that forges a powerful bond with the arts.

The productions are often based on children’s literature and represent a variety of diverse and socially and historically relevant themes. All productions are tied to curriculum through study guides, and teachers are encouraged to incorporate the plays’ themes into classroom discussions and topics. As budget cutbacks at our schools have limited our arts education programs, the Emelin’s School Programs fill a critical need.

The School Programs season is made possible by generous contributions from sponsors and individuals.



Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Little Girl is thrilled when she receives Biscuit as a birthday present, but will this rambunctious puppy learn how to behave and accept being part of a family? ArtsPower’s popular musical features a frolicking little puppy who loves exploring, making new friends, and even stirring up some mischief. With over 17 million books in print, “Biscuit” is a modern classic! Ages 4-8. Based on the “Biscuit” series of books, written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Illustrated by Pat Schories.

The Cat In The Hat

Thu, Nov 30 & Fri, Dec 1, 2017 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
That funny, mischievous cat is back to turn a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. A Two Beans Production under TheatreworksUSA. Ages 5+

Curious George

Mon, Feb 12, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Join the inquisitive and lovable little monkey, star of books, movies, and television in this delightful new musical. From TheatreworksUSA. Ages 2+

Doktor Kaboom

Sun, Mar 12, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Using the iconic stories and imagery of the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Bear Country come to life on stage in this fun, uplifting musical that touches on such important themes as honesty, health, and safety. Grades K – 5

Charlotte’s Web

Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
The treasured tale features endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Ages 4+

Pete The Cat

Thu, May 3 & Fri, May 4, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Jimmy Biddle’s not happy about the new hip cat Pete, who’s come into his life and turned everything upside down. Second grade is tough enough! But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. A TheatreworksUSA production based on the best selling book series by Kimberly and James Dean. Grades PreK – 3

Ticket Prices:

  • $9 per student for groups of 30 or more.
  • $10 per student for groups of 30 or less.
  • One complimentary ticket is available to a parent/teacher chaperone for every 15 students.
  • Additional seating for non-students is available at the full price rate of $15.

Additional Information:

  • Seating is determined at the time of reservation and subject to the discretion of the theatre.
  • Reservations are required and must be accompanied by a 50% deposit 12 weeks prior to the performance. Deposits are non refundable.
  • Tickets must be paid in full four weeks prior to the event with no exceptions.
  • All sales are final. No refunds. Please arrive promptly as all shows begin on time. A map and driving directions are available.
  • Handicap accessibility is available, but must be requested in advance.

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