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Touring Productions

To book a tour, contact our education department at 601.948.3533 ext. 232. The cost of one performance is $600-$800 depending on travel distance. Additional performances are half the fee of the first performance. Special discounts are offered when schools book the tour company for a workshop or workshop series.


POST PERFORMANCE TALK-BACK — This gives students a chance to meet the actors and ask questions about literature, acting, and the theatre.

STUDY MATERIALS — This includes information packed with details about the scenes in the shows and also about the authors.

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS —  We will provide press releases, photo sheets, and event posters to help YOU publicize this event!


SINGLE WORKSHOP — New Stage offers several workshops for your classroom for $250 an hour without a tour performance, and $150 an hour if booked with a tour performance. Workshops available include Creative Drama, Theatre 101, Welcome to the World of William Shakespeare, Dramatizing Stories, Devised Theatre, Dramatizing History & Stage Combat. Teacher Workshops are available for schools as staff development. We can customize a workshop or residency to fit your needs.

WORKSHOP SERIES — Special rates are available for workshops booked in a series for up to five days of workshops!


2018-2019 Touring Productions

Are you coming to our “Educator’s Night” at the theatre?? Find out more by CLICKING HERE!


Adapted by Greg Banks, this captivating and unique 50-minute retelling of Carlo Collidi’s Pinocchio will ignite the imagination of young audiences everywhere! This updated, fast-paced version of the classic tale follows the little puppet Pinocchio on his quest to become a real boy. Will the all-too-tempting delights of puppet shows and alluring adventures be too much? Children are asked to interact with the cast as they all follow Pinocchio as he discovers that only by being truthful, selfless and kind to others will his dream of becoming a real boy ever become a reality.

*Best suited for elementary school audiences.

*Available for performances beginning October 9, 2018 through May 10, 2019.



If Not Us, Then Who? Freedom Rides to Freedom Summer — This Original  Play with Music chronicles two historic events that made an unforgettable impact on American history….and Mississippi. In 1961 thirteen “Freedom Riders” began a journey to fight racial segregation. In 1964, Mississippians and out-of-state volunteers alike organized “Freedom Summer”, a massive voter registration drive to give African Americans a voice in politics. Interspersed with freedom songs from the movement, this production encourages us to remember that America is at her best when we are working for the common good of all of its citizens. Featuring stories from famous participants like Fannie Lou Hamer and Senator John Lewis, as well as lesser-known heroes like James Zwerg, and Diane Nash, whose brave stories culminated in one historic summer will forever inspire us all.

*Best suited for middle and high school audiences.

*Available for performance beginning November 6,  2018 through May 10, 2019.


Come to New Stage Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 p.m. for a preview of this season’s touring shows! Teachers will be treated to scenes from If Not Us, Then Who? Freedom Rides to Freedom Summer and Pinocchio as well as a brief presentation from Education Director Sharon Miles on workshop and residency options we can bring to your school! Then stick around for a performance of Diary of Anne Frank.

For reservations for our free preview performance, call 601-948-3533, ext. 232.


Past Touring Productions:

2017-2018 Apprentice Company

2016-2017 Apprentice Company

2015-2016 Apprentice Company

For more information on the educational touring program, please contact Education Director Sharon Miles at 601-948-3533, ext. 232 or


Tour Sponsors

New Stage Theatre Education Department would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of education programming at New Stage for the 2017-18  theatre season:

sponsor-chisholmsponsor-mcraesponsor-entergy                                                       Fountain Family Foundation