Last year, almost 5,000 students and teachers attended School-Time Performances, bringing us to more than 160,000 in attendance since we started this series of arts-in-education events. This season we offer grades preK through 12 fourteen events on School-Time, as well as some wonderful learning opportunities available on our Tuesdays With Stories, Club28 and TinyTots (2+) series. We are very proud to offer what we consider to be top quality educational field trips. We hope that you see them in the same way and that you and your students will be joining in this year.
If you have done this before, you know that reserving a live educational experience for your students is easy. You can call 908.725.3420 or download an order form online here.
Times in bold red and marked by * will be offered in a sensory-friendly environment. The sensory-friendly performance is designed especially for children with autism or related conditions who experience heightened sensory sensitivity, providing a safe and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Seating is general admission, allowing families to choose a comfortable spacing.
Families who have not been to The Theatre at RVCC before are invited to stop by and visit the theatre space and explore the seating areas two hours before the show. They also may visit in advance by making an appointment.

For groups
Tickets are $8 for 15 or more students and adults
(unless otherwise noted).

Tickets are $10 for fewer than 15 students and adults.

One ticket is provided free for a chaperone out of each 15 tickets purchased. No deposit is required. Payment is due 4 weeks prior to your show date.

Make your reservation now and, in September, when you know your enrollment, contact us to adjust your numbers if necessary.
The Theatre is fully accessible. If anyone in your party will need special assistance or consideration, either in being seated, or unloading from the bus or car, we ask that you notify us when making your reservation. In the absence of such notification, the theatre cannot guarantee such accommodation.
Shortly after you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation. Please take the time to verify the information on your confirmation. Call 908.725.3420 immediately if there appears to be any discrepancy.
You will receive a bill for your reservation about 6 weeks prior to performance. Payment (by credit card, single check or money order only) is due 4 weeks prior to performance. The ticket count on the date of payment is final and all payments are, at that time, non-refundable. Upon receipt of your payment, an admission slip will be issued. Tickets remaining unpaid on the due date will be made available to schools on our waiting list.
See you at the theatre!

For further information, or to make a reservation, call 908.725.3420 or email

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Branchburg, NJ 08876

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Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Fri., March 23, 2018 at 10AM & 12:30PM
Grades: PreK+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mom. Both stage adaptations feature endearing animal puppets and stunning scenic effects based on Clement Hurd’s iconic illustrations, along with evocative musical accompaniment to recreate these timeless tales.
Olive & Pearl Olive & Pearl
Mon., April 9, 2018 at 10AM, 1:30 & 4PM
Ages 2-5 • LENGTH: 45 min.

Olive & Pearl is the story of a young girl, Olive, who is being raised by her loving Granny, Pearl. Intimately staged, audiences sit within Olive and Pearl’s home, a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares, and colorful fabrics. Throughout their day, the characters play, sing songs, dance, and take an imaginary journey to the moon. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, this magical tale—told through puppetry, theater, dance and live music—takes the youngest theatre-goers on a sensory journey filled with wonder, surprise, and delight. Tickets $10; limited seating.
The Young King The Young King
Mon., April 16, 2018 at 10AM & 12:30PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 50 min.

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds turns out to be the heir to the kingdom. Untold treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The Young King is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The achingly beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby as we journey to faraway lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Air Play Air Play
Fri., April 20, 2018 at 10AM
Grades: 2+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young, as well as the young at heart.
Magnet Theatre
Wed., May 9 at 2:30 & 4PM
Thurs., May 10 at 10AM & 12PM
Ages 2+ • Length: 35 min.

is new indigenous South African theatre especially created for little ones from 2 - 5 years old. Young audiences sing along with performers as they explore the creative possibilities of forest wood – asking what it can do and what we can do with it. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Farfalle Farfalle
Compagnia TPO
Mon., May 14, 2018 at 9 & 10:30AM & 2PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9 & 10:30AM & 2PM
Age: 4+ • LENGTH: 50 min.

Visual theatre of the senses, Farfalle is an immersive experience that creates an innovative, magical relationship between children and performers. Wondrous, other-worldly “sensory gardens” take audiences on a magnificent interactive journey through the story of a butterfly’s life cycle. The audience is invited to interact with these beautiful creatures to visit a cocoon or rest on a flower. Italy’s Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages, melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques. Tickets $10; limited seating.
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The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Box Office: M-F, 11-4, 908.725.3420

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
P.O. Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876-1265 (908) 218-8867
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