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Bringing your school to TOY
Getting your group to a TOY performance is as simple as choosing your play, your date and then contacting the box office at:
(716) 884-4400 ext.304 or Email
For a faster process, please have as much of the following information ready when booking:
Our full-scale main stage productions offer a professional theatre experience to your students at an affordable rate of $8 per ticket. As a bonus for every 20 students attending, you will receive one complimentary seat out of the total attendance.
Groups of less than 25 must pay in full upon booking. For larger groups, invoices will be mailed to the contact person several months prior to their chosen performance. Payment due dates will be stated on the invoice with large payments divided into a deposit and final payment. The non-refundable deposit is required by the stated date in order to secure your reservation.
Payments can be made by check, money order or credit card. To pay by credit card please call (716) 884-4400 ext.304. We will not accept cash for school performances. Your reservation attendance may not be decreased after the deposit due date and no refunds will be given after payment is received. Complete payments must be received prior to attending the performance. Payments should be submitted in the form of a single check, credit card payment or money order. Additional tickets may be purchased based on availability.
2016-2017 School Time Performances
Fancy Nancy: The Musical!
Based on Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Jane O'Connor & Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
Book & lyrics by Susan DiLallo
Music & lyrics by Danny Abosch
Start your school year in elegance by regaling your students with the fanciest field trip ever!
Fancy Nancy is ready for the spotlight! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree, and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first school production, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive that she will be cast as the mermaid, but when another girl gets the role Nancy is stuck playing a dull, dreary tree. Can Nancy bring her fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted? And when disaster strikes right before the big ballet, who will step in to steal the spotlight? By the end, Nancy learns that anyone can be fancy and all it takes is a dash of imagination.
Dates: September 28, 29
October 6, 13, 19, 20
Time: 10:00 AM
Themes: Self-esteem, Self-confidence, Acceptance, Handling disappointment
Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
Adapted from the Junie B. Jones series of books
By Allison Gregory
A mischievous and endearing holiday story based on beloved author Barbara Park's series.
It's the worstest day EVER in Room One for everybody's favorite first grader-Junie B. Jones! Tattletale May keeps picking on Junie B. and it's not fair. But, things get worse when Junie B. draws May's name for the Secret Santa gift exchange. Junie B. concocts a plan to give May a lump of coal, while getting an awesome Squeeze-A-Burp for herself. Will Junie B. have a last-minute change of heart and demonstrate her true holiday spirit? For your students, this show will have lots of laughs, lessons, and energy to spare!
Dates: November 30
December 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
Time: 10:00 AM
Themes: Sharing, Empathy, Responsibility, Patience, Getting along with others
The Shakespeare Stealer
Based on the young adult novel
By Gary Blackwood
In the spirit of ROBIN HOOD and TREASURE ISLAND, TOY opens up an important conversation for the digital age: is it wrong to steal someone else's words or ideas?
In Elizabethan England of 1601, we find Widge, an orphan who is skilled in shorthand (and the art of lying!) He is hired by a mysterious stranger to steal the script of HAMLET. However, he inadvertently becomes part of Shakespeare's acting troupe and ultimately faces a moral dilemma.
With skullduggery, swordplay, good guys and bad guys, THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER makes Shakespearean drama a welcoming experience to young minds discovering his work for the first time.
Dates: January 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
February 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
Time: 10:00 AM
Themes: Theatre history, Ethical dilemmas, Plagiarism, Giving and receiving criticism, Etymology, Family and a sense of belonging, Loyalty
Adapted from the Newbery Award-winning classic by E.B. White
By Joseph Robinette
A must-see for WNY's children: TOY's theatrical interpretation of the most beautiful and important children's book ever written.
All of E.B. White's classic barnyard characters are here: Wilbur, the radiant young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, the sweet energetic girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous wise-cracking rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; and most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a good writer and a true friend.
Dates: March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 31
April 4, 5, 6, 7
Time: 10:00 AM
Themes: Loyalty, Friendship, Spiders, Farm animals, Death/dying and the circle of life
Elephant & Piggie's "We are in a Play!"
Grades Pre-k - 3
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems
Book and lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
The perfect year-end treat! A giggle-filled vaudevillian romp based on Mo Willem's beloved, award-winning, and best-selling children's books.
Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, and full of fun! Total opposites? No way! They are best friends!
In Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! Elephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through questions like: what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty backup singers, The Squirrelles, our duo even gets the audience involved in the action. Your students will be doing the "Flippy Floopy Floory" dance all summer long!
Dates: May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 31
June 1, 2
Time: 10:00 AM
Themes: Friendship, Respecting differences, Compromising with others, Problem solving.