Gateway Players Theatre

Presents their Youth Production of 


Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe.  

Music by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe.  

Book by Lynn Ahrens, Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, and George Keating. 

Directed by Bill Guy

Produced by Lou-Ellen Corkum


May 13, 14, 20, & 21, 2022 at 7:30pm

May 22, 2022 at 2:00pm. 

All performances held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. 

Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.  Doors open one half hour prior to the performance time. 

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. 

Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. 

Online credit card ticket sales will be available soon at  


This Youth production is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s educational animated TV series, Schoolhouse uses the familiar songs from the cartoons to teach grammar, math, science, history, social studies and political science while telling the story of Tom, a young teacher nervously anticipating his first day on the job.

Presented by permission through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This program is supported by a grant from the Southbridge Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. started in 1975, when a group of interested community members decided that Southbridge needed a theater group to bring live productions to the area. First using local schools and borrowed rehearsal and storage space, Gateway then moved into its current home in 1978, when Ruth Wells (of the American Optical Company Wells family) donated her home on Main Street as a cultural center in Southbridge. Gateway offers a full season of productions, usually performed at Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc.
PO Box 171
Southbridge, MA 01550