The Classroom Can Be Anywhere

You are all amazing. I am so inspired by the teachers who adapted so quickly and expertly to online teaching, by the parents at the kitchen counter helping the lessons sink in, by the kids who prove time and time again that they are our hope and future. From our own kitchen counters, we appreciate you and thank you for all that you do. 

With schools in a lurch, along with everything else, we had to cancel the last several performances of our School Days Series. We had been expecting more than 4,000 students at shows in March, April, and May!  That’s a lot of kiddos missing out on live theater, but we hope we can see their smiling faces soon!

We just announced our next School Days season (beginning in March 2021), and the line-up looks amazing! We’ll get to see some absolutely incredible puppetry, whimsical adaptations of bestselling books, and stunning theatrical performances. You can read more about each show below and here

Every season, The Music Hall welcomes 10,000 students from more than 80 schools and 30 homeschool groups as well as at-risk teens to the Historic Theater to experience live theater. Many of them wouldn’t get to experience these performances without the support and compassion of folks like you and our sponsors, including Series Sponsors D.F. Richard Energy and Cognia, as well as the Demoulas Foundation, The French Foundation, The Fuller Foundation, Heinemann Publishing, and The Hesed Foundation. D.F. Richard Energy also sponsors the School Days Scholarship Program, which provides local Title I schools with tickets, transportation, and lunch to these educational shows. 

We are looking forward to the day when it’s safe for the students to return to the SDS shows, but until then, keep the clever at-home art projects coming! 

School Days Series 2020-2021

The Pout-Pout Fish: Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this new musical adventure.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Classics:  Innovative lighting and fanciful puppets transform on stage into Eric Carle’s beloved animals. 

Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends: Ms. Greer’s class includes three inquisitive out-of-the-box thinkers: Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, and Ada Twist! 

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Clumsy Gerald the Giraffe learns to dance to the beat of his own drum!  

Pete’s Big Hollywood Adventure: A rocking new musical featuring the fun-filled adventures of Pete the Cat. 

Have a Wild Time with the Portsmouth Symphony: There is nothing wilder than joining the Portsmouth Symphony in this new animal-filled musical safari.

It’s Okay to be Different: The playful, bestselling stories come to life with puppetry and original music.

Read Curator Chris Curtis’s letter here