2018/19 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are delighted to reveal the 2018/19 playbill at Young People’s Theatre. The new season will feature eight outstanding shows on two stages, including two world premieres, a Broadway musical and a timely adaptation of a Greek classic. This year YPT is exploring the notion of kids fixing things for themselves, and ultimately making change in their world. Read more…
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Show Combo Packages: 2018/19
Combo #1: Mary Poppins + any 2 or more shows EXCEPT Sharon, Bram & Friends – 15% OFF
Combo #2: Sharon, Bram & Friends + any 2 or more shows EXCEPT Mary Poppins – 20% OFF
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SHARON, BRAM & FRIENDS
– A 40th Anniversary Sing-Along Celebration
MAINSTAGE | Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 2018
Recommended for All Ages | Preschool-Grade 3
Skinamarink your way to Front Street for a concert that’s sure to delight fans young and old!
WHAT IF ROMEO & JULIET…
Created & Directed by Jackie Gosselin
Produced by DynamO Théâtre
MAINSTAGE | Oct. 10-19, 2018 | Recommended for Ages 9 & up | Grades 4-9 | French Performances available!
YPT welcomes back the exuberantly physical DynamO Théâtre to explore how Romeo & Juliet might have ended differently. Would different choices have altered the worst outcomes of rivalry and prejudice?
MAINSTAGE | Nov. 5, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019 | Recommended for Ages 5 & up | Grades SK-12 | Holiday Musical!
Jane and Michael’s father insists upon precision and order in their household. That’s no fun! So when the children write their own advertisement for a nanny – we get Mary Poppins! The beloved movie arrives as a fun-filled musical just in time for the holidays!
Mary Poppins is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
By Rachel Aberle
Directed by Patrick McDonald
Produced by Green Thumb Theatre
STUDIO | Nov. 27-Dec. 14, 2018 | Recommended for Ages 13 & up | Grades 8-12
A student-instigated protest leads to unexpected fallout. The Code examines complex questions about loyalty, accountability and taking power.
WE ARE ALL TREATY PEOPLE
Created by the Artists of Making Treaty 7
A Co-production between Quest Theatre & Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society
MAINSTAGE | Feb. 11-22, 2019 | Recommended for Ages 6 & up | Grades 1-7
Two children – one Indigenous, one white – are told by the Trickster they cannot be friends. But his words inspire them to prove him wrong. Using history, song, story, dance and puppetry, this inspiring production embraces Truth and Reconciliation, forging understanding across cultures.
THE 26 LETTER DANCE
Created, directed and co-choreographed by Hélène Langevin
Co-choreographed by Jean-François Légaré
Produced by Bouge de là
MAINSTAGE | Feb. 26-Mar. 16, 2019 | Recommended for Ages 4-8 | JK-grade 5 | French Performances available!
This inventive, interactive show inspires kids to dance to the beat of their own drum – based on the alphabet! Bouge de là takes us on a journey through the world of letters and words in a unique experience that’s contemporary and poetic – and just great fun!
UNDER THE STAIRS
Written by Kevin Dyer
Music by Reza Jacobs
Directed by Micheline Chevrier
MAINSTAGE | Apr. 1-17, 2019 | Recommended for Ages 8 & up | Grades 3-8 | World Premiere!
In this beautiful semi-musical, the cupboard under the stairs is a magical place, providing young Tim with refuge from Mom & Dad’s bickering. But there are other kids in there too … and together they discover secrets that will repair the turmoil in Tim’s house.
This play presents a theatrical but authentic portrayal of family strife. Conflict and argument between the parents lead the central character, a young boy, to feelings of abandonment and the need to escape the situation at home. Through the course of the story, he is unwittingly pushed aside by his parents and must rely on himself and the help of young friends to bring his family back together.
Written by Jeff Ho
Directed by Stephen Colella & Karen Gilodo
MAINSTAGE | Apr. 29-May 16, 2019 | Recommended for Ages 12 & up | Grades 7-12 | World Premiere!
A fresh and timely adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this riveting play, “re-education” awaits anyone who questions the state’s traditional doctrine. But in the courage of a young woman, there is hope for the future…
Drawing influence from the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong and Tiananmen Square in Beijing, this re-telling of the Greek classic depicts scenes of protest, counter-insurgency and the effects of oppressive regimes. It contains staged combat, which in a theatrical way depicts conflict that leads to loss of life.