Since 1997, the Emelin’s subsidized School Outreach Program has brought thousands of children into the theatre from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. For many, this is their first experience with live theatre. As budget cutbacks at schools have limited our arts education programs, the Emelin’s School Outreach Program fills a critical need.

The productions are predominantly based on children’s literature and represent a variety of educational, social and historical themes. All productions are tied to curriculum and are accompanied by study guides which teachers can incorporate into classroom discussion.

TheatreworksUSA presents


Fri, Dec 8, 2023 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie.

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

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades Pre-K through 3



Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

This beautiful, warming wintery tale brings the story of a bother of a boy, a mithered mother and a grand old brass band of a granddad. All set in the village of knitters with fingers flicking, needles clicking, and where every new jumper tells a tale!

Inspired by the famous Aesop fable, this wonderful play has a gifted ensemble of actor-musicians who play the endearing characters, the hilarious sheep and perhaps a scary wolf or two!

Curriculum connections: Language Arts; Science; Emotional/Social Development; Relationship Skills

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: 3+

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Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

DOT DOT DOT: A New Musical is an exciting new production based on the Creatrilogy trio of award-winning picture books by New York Times bestselling author Peter H. Reynolds- The Dot, Ish and Sky Color. Adapted by Composers Keelay Gipson and Sam Salmond, the musical, like the series, celebrates the power of originality, self-expression, and opening our eyes to look beyond the expected.

When Marisol (Sky Color), a young artist and curator of the Musee de Marisol, decides that her gallery requires more than her own art, her search for emerging talent leads her to Vashti (The Dot), whose dots inspire Ramon (Ish) to become an artist in his own right.

The musical follows Marisol’s journey to help her new friends, and her entire community, break free from self-criticism and learn to let their imaginations soar.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts; Literature Based; Music; Social Emotional Learning

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades 1 through 4

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Monday, May 6, 2024 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Ms. Greer’s classroom includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers. Rosie Revere has big dreams. Iggy Peck has a relentless passion for architecture. And Ada Twist’s curiosity can lead her to solve any problem.

A fun musical based on the books Rosie Revere, Engineer; Iggy Peck, Architect; and Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty, which spotlights the STEM curriculum.

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts; Music; Science; Social Studies

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades K through 4

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Monday, June 3, 2024 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever.

This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

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

Approximate Running Time: 60 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Grades K through 5

Ticket Prices:

  • $15 per student
  • One complimentary ticket is available to a parent/teacher chaperone for every 15 students.
  • Additional seating for parent/teacher chaperones is available at the full price rate of $22.

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.

Questions or more information contact: Susan Flink, 914-608-8894, 

We picture a world in which theatre gives rising generations a reason to look up and explore themselves and their communities with optimism and excitement. We create exceptional, transformative theatrical experiences that are accessible to young and family audiences in diverse communities throughout New York City and North America.

We delight children through imaginative and meaningful theatre.
We’re Tutti Frutti, and for over 30 years we have created high-quality, inventive theatre performances for children aged 3+ and their families from our base in Harehills, Leeds.

“Leeds-based tutti frutti has a reputation as one of the most inspired ensembles specialising in work for very young children.” – The Guardian