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Pushcart Players

Equity Producing Theatre in Verona, NJ

Member overview

Pushcart Players is the award-winning professional theater and arts-in-education company for young audiences. Since its founding in 1974, Pushcart has traveled over 2 million miles nationally and abroad, from the little red school house to White House. Nominated twice for an Emmy©, the organization is the recipient of numerous state and private accolades for excellence and innovation. Pushcart Players’ productions address social studies, literature, history, the autism spectrum, special educational needs, social emotional learning, and values clarification. All performances by professional artists (Actors’ Equity Association) are supported by study guides and other supplemental materials, and adapt to any location with innovative scenery, lighting, and sound systems. We’re back and better than ever with our 2022-2023 Season! This season is chock-full of productions and programs, offering some classic favorites, as well as some new shows.

*Pushcart is continuing to offer virtual programming, as well as in-person performances.*

Venue details


    1 SOPAC Way
    South Orange, NJ 07079

  • Jersey Shore Arts Center

    66 South Main Street
    Ocean Grove, NJ 07756

  • Algonquin Arts Theatre

    60 Abe Vorhees Drive
    Manasquan, NJ 08736

  • Gordon Theatre/Rutgers-Camden

    314 Linden Street
    Camden, NJ 08102

  • Secaucus Public Library

    1379 Paterson Plank Road
    Secaucus, NJ 07094

  • Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center

    1501 Glasstown Road
    Millville, NJ 08332

  • Premiere Stages - Kean University

    1000 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083

  • LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

    120 Long Beach Boulevard
    Loveladies, NJ 08008

  • Levoy Theatre

    126-130 N. High Street
    Millville, NJ 08832

  • Citizens Bank Theater - Roxbury Arts Alliance

    72 Eyland Avenue
    Succasunna, NJ 07876

Ticket Offers

When booking multiple performances of the same production for the same day, in the same location, a discount is provided.

Education Offerings

Rooted in the belief that the arts are an inseparable part of the human journey and an essential component of the educational process, Pushcart Players develops intriguing, enriching and enlightening arts experiences. From an individual workshop to a long term residency, Pushcart makes arts education come alive with uniquely designed programs to meet your needs.


Drama Workshops are designed to meet the specific needs and interests of all students. Curriculum consists of theater exercises and games, storytelling activities, and improvisation to build confidence, promote self-awareness and team-building.

Young actors will develop vocal skills and stage presence through monologue and scene study. Focus, listening, and collaboration will be enhanced by the principles of acting. Workshops culminate in a performance designed to celebrate each young actor’s arts learning journey.

Pushcart Players’ workshops are geared for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Pushcart is culturally aware and responsive to the equity, diversity, and inclusion needs and progress of each community.


Pushcart Junior is an after-school and camp program where young performers learn all about theater by doing it. Pushcart’s scripts are adapted for large casts of any size as well as junior versions of Broadway and other well known titles. These programs are guided by professional directors/teaching artists. Pushcart Junior ranges from six to eight weeks, and is adaptable for most schools/camp schedules.


Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides federal funds to schools serving economically disadvantaged students and has four goals: improving student achievement, increasing student engagement, increasing parent engagement, and improving school climate and culture. Pushcart customizes programming that will serve as a model in using the arts to improve your school.


Pushcart Players offers a variety of on-school-time programs for special needs populations to make theater education and participation accessible to everyone.  Teaching artists work closely with educators and caregivers to tailor a project that meets the talents and interests of students in an inclusive environment. With sensitivity and skill, Pushcart opens the door for students to experience the benefits and joy of active engagement in theater.


Upcoming performances