Pushcart Players is the award-winning professional touring theater company specializing in arts education for children. Twice nominated for an Emmy©, Pushcart is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. A not-for-profit organization founded in 1974, Pushcart brings substantive musical theater, workshops, and residencies to young people and their families in schools and theaters nationwide. The company has traveled more than 2 million miles nationally and abroad, from the White House to the little red schoolhouse.

Pushcart Players addresses social studies, literature, history, the Autism spectrum, special educational needs, and values clarification for young people, their families and their educators. All performances by professional artists (Actors’ Equity Association) are supported by study guides, post-performance assessments and other supplemental materials, and adapt to any location with innovative scenery, lighting and sound systems. Pushcart has a substantive theater education program, providing in-school workshops, direction of student productions and curriculum development for elementary and middle schools. Pushcart cast members are experienced teaching artists, and provide workshops, acting classes and residency programs to schools, community centers and summer session programs.

NEW FOR THE COMING 2017-2018 SEASON:

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn 

A young boy’s love and a little nursery magic help transform the Velveteen Rabbit from a favorite plaything into a real rabbit. The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling of one of America’s favorite storybooks.

Happily Ever After: A Cinderella Tale

The Pushcart 2017-18 production schedule is as follows:
STONE SOUP
SEASON of MIRACLES (HOLIDAY TALES)
ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY TO AMERICA
PETER and the WOLF
THE LAST…BUTTERFLY
HAPPILY EVER AFTER…A CINDERELLA TALE

Management:

Paul Whelihan: paul@pushcartplayers.org (Artistic Director)
Tour Advance: Samantha Simpson  information@pushcartplayers.org (General Manager)

Letters from Presenters

Press/Media Quotes

A polished and knowing theatre company [and] a felicitous event for children!”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!”
– INDEPENDENT PRESS

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