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Touring Productions

Who Are You Calling Ugly? A Modern Duck Tale (19-20)


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!


2020-2021 Touring Productions


 Virtual Tour Options

Stay tuned for details!

This contemporary adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling will ignite the imagination and engage young audiences everywhere! This updated, fast-paced version follows the story of Una, a young duckling struggling to find her way in the 21st century. Children are invited to interact with the cast as they follow Una along her journey of self-discovery; meeting a host of colorful characters and acquiring new vocabulary and problem-solving skills in this 50-minute story.

*Best suited for elementary school audiences.

*Available for performances beginning October 9, 2019 through May 10, 2020.

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 2019 through May 2020.

Don’t Just Read Shakespeare. Live It. Macbeth follows the story of a Scottish nobleman approached by three weird sisters with a prophecy that he shall be king. Encouraged by his wife, he begins to embrace and create the future that was seemingly promised. Driven and inspired by the desire for power, Macbeth struggles with his conscience and chooses a tragic path. In this timely play, Shakespeare closely examines the soul of a man as he succumbs to ambition, the seduction of unchecked power, and fate verses free will. This physically and emotionally charged 60-minute abridged production is a superb introduction to the classic tragedy of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

*Best suited for middle and high school audiences.

*Available for performance beginning February 11, 2020 through May 10, 2020.

Past Touring Productions:

2018-2019 Apprentice Company Pinocchio

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 2020-21  theatre season:



Fountain Family Foundation