In-school performances of our Touring Plays!

Our Touring Company delivers live, professional theatre to your school! Each play is selected for a specific age range, so please read the descriptions thoroughly before making your selection. We are happy to discuss with you which play is best suited for your students.

We provide a range of resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum. These include:

  • Study Guides
  • FREE Scripps Howard Foundation Class Act! pre- and post-show 45-minute workshops
  • Post-show question-and-answer sessions with the actors if time allows
  • A free educators' preview of the play in our rehearsal hall
  • Copies of the play script for preview and use in the classroom (upon request)

All Playhouse touring plays address grade-level appropriate state academic standards in English language arts, fine arts, and arts and humanities.

Book a Performance

Registration for the 2017-18 Outreach Touring Plays is now available online. Book a performance for your school today!


2017-18 Touring Plays



OCT. 3 – OCT. 27, 2017, TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS

It begins with light and a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. The fantastic story of Boom, the son of Thunder, is a mythical adventure about discovering one's inner strength.

Recommended for grades three and up



JAN. 23 – FEB. 9, 2018, TUESDAYS – FRIDAYS

The much-loved tale about a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy is packed with magical characters, cartwheels, circus antics and dollops of fun for the whole family.

Recommended for grades one and up




Young Rapunzel lives in a tower with her overprotective grandmother, safe from the dangers of the world. As her curiosity about the outside grows, Rapunzel meets Rafi, a local boy whose friendship finally gives her the courage to be free.

Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up


Price: Through generous grants, we are able to offer these productions for $500. We have a limited number of subsidies for schools that cannot afford the entire fee.

Performance Space: Our touring productions can perform in almost any large space, from auditoriums and gymnasiums to cafeterias. We require a minimum space of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep to set up our production (including backstage space) and minimum ceiling height of 9 feet. Please allow one hour of set-up time and one hour of breakdown time in the space.

Audience Size: Because of the informal nature of most school performance spaces and the intimacy of live theatre, we prefer to have audiences no greater than 350 students.

We are happy to discuss any of these requirements. Please call our Education Coordinator at 513-977-2028, or


Ernaisja Curry in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Photo by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.


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