Wheels on the Bus

Oct. 5- Dec 1, 2024

Get ready to go “up and down” on a remarkable ride! All aboard, trainees! Bert the Bus Driver is ready to take you all through a town full of colorful characters and comic conundrums in this interactive, immersive play for ages 0 to 5 years old. Get ready to help navigate his route and sing along, of course, as the wipers swish, the horn beeps and passengers move on back.

Get ready to go “up and down” on a remarkable ride!

All aboard, trainees! Bert the Bus Driver is ready to take you all through a town full of colorful characters and comic conundrums in this interactive, immersive play for ages 0 to 5 years old. Get ready to help navigate his route and sing along, of course, as the wipers swish, the horn beeps and passengers move on back.

Show Length

TBD - no intermission

Recommended Ages

0-5

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Look at these scaled categories (0-5) to make a decision.

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Language

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Violence and Scariness

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Sensory Advisories

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There will be lighting and sound effects used throughout the show. There is singing and music in the show.

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Potentially Anxious Moments

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Other Things to Know

Wheels on the Bus is  based on the children’s song by the same name. The experience begins in the lobby, then the actor welcomes the audience into the performance space. There will not be an intermission. This show is part of the NCT Snuggery and is designed to be immersive and interactive for children and families.

 

NCT puts together tips to help families and schools prepare their children for their experience. Numbers indicate the “score” of each category – 1 representing a small amount and 5 representing a large amount. Education Staff will continue to update these tips on our website as the show may change throughout the rehearsal process.

 

Social Story

A Social Story is a tool to help improve a child’s understanding of expectations during an unfamiliar event. They were originally designed to support neurodivergent individuals. However, this can be a useful tool for any person who is unsure about what to expect from a new experience.

Cast & Crew

Meet the people behind the production.

Team Category
Team Category
Nikki Staggs

Nikki Staggs

Dylan Pearsons

Ensemble

Alaina Bozarth

Ensemble

Sejal Mehta

Miep

Garris Wimmer

Mr. Dussel

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

Charlotte Myhre Shealy

Margot Frank

Shelby Talbert

Anne Frank

Tamiko Robinson Steele

Mrs. van Daan

Sarah Michele Bailey

Step Mother

Curtis LeMoine

Fuzzy

Abby Austin

ASM/PA

Hannah Boner

Stage Manager

Meggan Utech

Step Sister

Jordan Tudor

Step Sister

Maya Riley

Ella

LaDarra Jackel

Mama

Abe Reybold

Director/Choreographer

Ernie Nolan

Director/ Choreographer

James Rudolph II

Miss Gulch/ Wicked Witch of the West

Piper Jones

Darlene, The Duck

Eve Petty

Chick, The Chicken

Erika Johnson

Clarissa, The Cow

Richard Daniel

Multiple Roles

Jonah Jackson

Toto/ Nikko/ Multiple Roles

Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva

Cowardly Lion

Gerold Oliver

Tinman

Matthew Carlton

Uncle Henry/ Multiple Roles

Megan Murphy Chambers

Prof. Marvel/Wizard

Shelby Smith

Dorothy Gale

Corrie Maxwell

Aunt Em/Glinda

Ben Friesen

Scarecrow

Dustin Davis

Farmer Brown
Nikki Staggs

Nikki Staggs

Dylan Pearsons

Ensemble

Alaina Bozarth

Ensemble

Sejal Mehta

Miep

Garris Wimmer

Mr. Dussel

Kenny Dozier

Mr. van Daan

A Transformational Experience Awaits You!

Pick a Day for Your Play

Each NCT production schedules a Neuro-Inclusive Performance, ASL Interpreted Performance, and Discovery Day (Post Show Q&A) so everyone can enjoy.

Before You Take Your Seat

Unique preshow lobby activities that explore the show's themes are available for the entire family to enjoy an hour before every performance.

Not a Bad Seat in the House

Whether you're tall or small, there's not a bad seat in the auditorium. Booster seats are available so everyone can see the magic.

What To Expect

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

Attention Aids

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Chill Corner

Our ‘chill corner’ is a place where students can take a break if an game is becoming too over-stimulating. Noise-reducing headphones are also available.

Helpful Visuals

We always us visual schedules - so students know what to expect. We also include access to sand timers, bubble timers, and visual clock timers.

Class Expectations

All classes utilize verbal as well as discussed written expectations so students understand classroom behavioral expectations

Class Nametags

All class nametags are printed in the color and have the name of the class color printed on them for colorblind students.

Convenient Location

We're located just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville, near hotels, restaurants, and other popular attractions.

Free Parking

From minivans to caravans, we have space for you in our dedicated lot. Parking is always free and easy at NCT.

Accessibility

NCT is completely wheelchair accessible, and we make accommodations for mobility and physical disabilities.

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For Educators

Ready for a field trip you can enjoy just as much as your students? We make field trips easy and fun for EVERYONE, especially teachers.

Young child looking out of bus window

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