The arts are an essential part of the learning process. They enhance creativity, teach lessons in nontraditional ways, and give youth new avenues of expression. Our School Show Series provides a way for students to get out of the classroom and visit this community resource for a shared experience. For some students, it’s their first time in a theater! Shows are presented by local groups, relate to a range of topics, and may include curriculum guides.

  • Tickets are available for schools and homeschool groups. These shows are not for public sale
  • Cost: $10 each (Please note: teachers and chaperones must purchase a seat)
  • All shows require a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking
  • Shows available for pre-school – high school.  Please consult the individual show for age guidelines
  • All shows are weekday performances. Most are at two times: 9:15/9:30am & 11:30/11:45am


  • Transportation Grants Available! The Firehouse Center for the Arts is thrilled to provide $200.00 transportation grants to help schools meet the costs of educational field trips to the Firehouse Center for the Arts’ School Show Series.
  • For Transportation Grant Program Guidelines and to request an application, contact Megan Blouin-Little directly at [email protected]



Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Thursday, October 19, 2023
9:30am and 11:30am

Length of show: ~55 minutes

Spookley The Square Pumpkin: The Musical tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

Grade level: Pre-K-4

Cinderella in December: a Frozen Fairytale Panto!

Thursday, December 14, 2023
9:30am and 11:30am

Length of show: ~75 minutes

Come celebrate the holidays with everyone’s favorite soot-stained step-sister, as Cinderella shows her selfish, scroogey step-siblings the true meaning of Christmas, falls in love with a charming prince, and melts a lot of frozen hearts along the way!

Cinderella is perhaps the most popular perennial panto across the pond, and we’re proud to present this classic to you with our own TitO twist! So get ready to cheer the goodies, boo the baddies, sing some carols and sling some snowballs!

Performed by: Theater in the Open

Freckleface Strawberry

Thursday, February 29, 2024
9:30am and 11:30am

Length of show: ~55 minutes

Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap to caking on makeup… and even wearing a ski mask to school! Will her schoolmates realize that it’s her under the mask? Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror? With the help of her loveable schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special.

Grade Level: K-4