Stone Soup & Other Stories
Cuentos del Arbol
Outta This World...Kalien the Alien
A Season of Miracles
Peter and the Wolf
Lift Every Voice
Velveteen Rabbit
Ellis Island
Storytelling by Gerald Fierst
mr. RAY
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Featured Shows

Oct 2023 – June 2024
LIVE Assembly –

A bilingual musical drawn from Spanish & Latin American folklore.

The play is designed to bring Spanish to life and to make theatre accessible to students, parents, and grandparents for whom English is a second language.

Study guide available.

March – June 2024
LIVE Assembly –

One of America’s favorite storybooks brought to life!

The Boy and Velveteen embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from caves to the sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship in this musical re-telling.

Study guide available.

Sept 2023 – June 2024
LIVE or Virtual Assembly – 

A charming, well-seasoned blend of folktales from around the world!

This dynamic production supports literacy with an emphasis on the joy of reading and providing a starting point for ongoing enjoyment of folk tales in the classroom. 

Study guide available.

Nov – Dec 2023
LIVE or Virtual Assembly –


A sparkling collection of holiday stories from different cultures.

Crafted and set to music by Tony Award-Winner Larry Hochman, this presentation is designed to warm the hearts, and perhaps change the perspective, of young audiences.

Study guide available.

Hear what our audience has to say

Performance Reviews

Today’s performance was just brilliant. You all put so much effort in bringing history home for our audience. The music, story, costumes, set, and sound couldn’t have been better.
It was great to hear the positive feedback from Tamaques teachers. I laughed with one staff member who remembered the Pushcart Players from growing up. She commented on how memorable it was for her then… and now! As I mentioned to one of your fellow performers, it is incredible that you are continuing a tradition and telling the wonderful story, Ellis Island- Gateway to America.
I was genuinely surprised at the level of interest from our students. The questions were curious, respectful and thoughtful! I loved when one student asked if the play was a true story!?!! Thank you for your detailed explanations and your willingness to teach beyond the classroom. You have inspired many young minds through your work.
Our Tamaques community thanks you again for visiting us and we look forward to your return.

Lynne Kylish

PTO VP, Tamaques Elementary School, Westfield, NJ

“Thank you for a fantastic performance! I will be calling you to schedule next year’s show soon!”

Berna Demirbulakli

Preschool Teacher, Lincoln School, Rutherford, NJ

“Thank you once again for everything! You guys ROCK! It is such a pleasure working with you.”

Detective Caceres

Passaic Police Dept, Division of Youth Services

“We just had the pleasure of seeing your show, and today worked perfectly! We are really hoping that we can book the show for next year now?!”

Jackie Passero

Teacher, Roosevelt School, Hawthorne, NJ

“Thank you so much! The children had a fabulous time!!!!!!”

Elizabeth Vastano

Randall Carter School PTO, Wayne, NJ

Thank you again for today. I can’t tell you how impressed we were with the show and the Pushcart staff in general. We’ve received rave reviews from our kids about the performance! We would easily recommend you to anyone looking for quality programs for their students that are both fun and uplifting. We appreciate the work that you do!

Colleen West

ASI Reading Specialist / Mentor Induction Coordinator, Wilson School, Sayreville, NJ

“Please extend our sincere thanks to the entire company for such a rewarding, educational and awesome production of Lift Every Voice: A Letter to the Editor.  The students were enthralled with the play’s dialogue, music and the interactive multimedia presentation.  Teachers were impressed in the way that the play addressed such complex issues such as integration and the various civil rights protests in a way that was relatable for students.  Again, thank you for this wonderful opportunity for our students.  We hope to partner with you again.”

Telaya Parham

Principal, Jefferson Elementary School, Plainfield, NJ

“Pushcart is consistently worthwhile. I’m not sure what we’d do without it!”

Kirk Woodward

Retired Music Teacher & Contributor, NJ

“There are very few things more important than Arts Education; for the soul of the person, the country, and our society.”

Anita Morganstern

Dance Teacher & Contributor, Bronx, NY

“Thank you Pushcart Players for teaching our children all about the core values of our great nation. Stay strong, players!”

Liz Careno

Healthcare Professional & Parent, NJ

“I love the work you do for children! I am a forever fan!”

Naomi Miller

Educator & Performer, NJ

“Gerald and Pushcart Players were a pleasure to work with. We had two different school-wide Zoom presentations of Tales from Around the World. Gerald adapted the stories for the ages of our audiences and kept students from Pre-K through 5th grade engaged and entertained! We all learned so much from his stories and worldly experiences!”

Colleen Henkin

Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist, Millstone Township Primary & Elementary Schools
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