Past Theater for Young Audiences ProductionsSince 2014, our program has allowed nearly 10,000 students from 12 school districts to experience high-quality, live theater, many of them for the very first time.
More than just “going to see a play,” the program engages students in the art of theater, beginning with a standards-based study guide that prepares them to recognize and reflect upon the tools and processes used to tell a story on stage. Student learning is extended through a pre-show lesson with a theater educator and a post-show Q and A session with the cast.
[Photo: Diane Siegel]
Nothing is the Same 
A Wrinkle In Time 
[Photo: Gina Long]
Charlotte's Web 
Einstein is a Dummy
[Photo: John Dlugolecki Photography]
[Photo: Gina Long]
“I wanted to let you know how much we loved the play! The Sierra Madre Playhouse is such a
cozy, comfortable, and historic venue, we would love to come back again." – 3rd grade teacher, Longley Way Elementary, Arcadia
“My colleague and I adored our time at the playhouse today! It is by far the best theater field
trip we have had the opportunity to enjoy. We look forward to a yearly visit.” – 2nd grade teacher, Camino Grove Elementary, Arcadia
“We had a wonderful time visiting the theater yesterday! It was a lovely first-time experience for many of our students." – 1st grade teacher, Mountain Avenue Elementary, Glendale
The show will tour to each of the six PUSD middle school locations, with an estimated 1,200 sixth-grade students served. In partnership with the Playhouse, district artists-in-residence and classroom teachers will collaborate to integrate theater with the English Language Arts curricula through attendance at a live performance and a sequence of classroom-based lessons and activities.
A limited number of performances will be available for schools in other districts, as will general audience performances on the Playhouse stage.