Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series 2021-2022
Our 2021-2022 School-Time Series will be a combination of both virtual performances and live performances. Beginning in October 2021, we will offer 4 virtual performances, available for streaming on demand: Dog Man: The Musical, Doktor Kaboom! and The Wheel of Science, The Little Red Hen and Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. Live School-Time performances will resume in March 2022 with performances of Freedom Riders, The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites, A Raisin in the Sun and Rosie Revere, Engineer & Friends. Please note that the Clemens Center will follow all current local and New York State guidelines for health and safety at the time of each live performance.
The Clemens Center is proud to be a partner with area educators in providing arts experiences that enrich the lives of young people. Over the years, our audience has grown to include not only regional public and private schools, but also home-schools, pre-schools, individual families and the general public. Since 1979, the Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series has touched the lives of more than half a million young people with curriculum-related programs. For many of them, this is their first introduction to the Clemens Center and to the magic of live theatre.
These programs are made possible in part, through contributions made to the Clemens Center’s Endowment Fund in memory of Mary Tripp Marks and her concern for the cultural enrichment of children.
Exposure to live theater can ignite a child’s imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.
Upcoming School-Time Shows:
Information For Virtual Events
Filled with background information and student activities, these curriculum-based guides will enhance your students’ performance experience. Study Guides are available now on the individual show pages.
For Schools: Cost for schools is $60/classroom. A fillable Order Form for Public/Private schools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.
For Homeschools: Cost for homeschools if $6/household. A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.
To register, please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration for each participating classroom or homeschool is required. Once payment or purchase order is received, an email with the link and password will be sent directly to the Contact Person for your purchase, at the email provided. If purchased beforehand, the link will be emailed on the first day of streaming. Otherwise, the link will be emailed within one (1) business day of your purchase. You may share the link with your students to watch remotely, or you can share your screen during class time. You may access content for your classroom multiple times.
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Information For Live Events
Filled with background information and student activities, these curriculum-based guides will enhance your students’ performance experience. Study Guides will be available on-line approximately one month prior to each performance.
Tickets are $6.00 each. One complimentary admission for a teacher or chaperone will be supplied for every 20 student tickets purchased.
The Clemens Center is not taking reservations for 2020-2021 School-Time performances, at this time. For updates regarding our 2020-2021 season, please contact the School-Time Coordinator at email@example.com.
Arrivals & Dismissal
We recommend that you arrive 20-30 minutes prior to curtain. All seating assignments will be designated by the Clemens Center and our ushers will seat groups in the order in which they arrive. As we are serving many school groups, it is crucial that we always start the show on time. Schools will be dismissed based on the order in which the busses are lined up, when they return for pick-up. Please feel free to have students bring along reading material, to make the most of any wait time.
Transportation & Parking
All busses, vans and cars should use Carl Proper Drive – which is adjacent to the Clemens Center – for unloading and picking up students. Drivers should enter Carl Proper Drive from Gray Street. Parking for private vehicles is available in the Gray Street Parking Garage, directly west of our building.
For additional bussing procedures and map, click here.
For groups of 10 or more, payment may be made at any time upon confirmation of your reservations, but should be made at least one week prior to the performance you wish to attend. For groups of nine or fewer, please send full payment at the time of reservation, if possible. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the “Clemens Center.” Approximately four weeks before each performance, a group Admission Slip will be issued to the contact person for your school or group. This is your “ticket” and must be brought to the theatre, where it will be collected by the School-Time Coordinator.
Wheelchair seating and accommodations for sign language interpreters are available upon prior request. Please indicate all special needs when placing your order.