Hansel and Gretel
Adapted by Rosanna Staffa
Presented by All About Theatre Kids (Winnipeg, MB)
This delightful and sometimes very silly version of Hansel and Gretel will delight audiences of all ages. This is a sneak preview of the full-length show by our Junior Kids Company, comprised of actors from 12 to 15 years old.
Everleigh and the Magic Book
By Melanie Gall Presents (Edmonton, AB)
Everleigh is nine years old, and her mother is a witch! It may sound fun to get a broomstick for a birthday present or to turn your best friend into a frog. But when her own magic lessons begin, Everleigh’s spells keep going wrong! That is, until the day she finds a magic book and everything changes…
A new musical play from Melanie Gall, creator of ★★★★ children’s hits Opera Mouse and Jazz Cat.
“Kids will love it!” – CBC
“Best Children’s Show” – Adelaide Weekly Award
Minoosh Goes Camping / Minoosh Doo-Kapeeshiw
By Charlene Van Buekenhout
Presented by Echo Theatre (Winnipeg, MB)
Minoosh is going camping. She has everything she needs. Or does she? Go camping with Minoosh (kitty, in Michif) and find out what she forgot to pack. Narrated in the Michif language, Minoosh tries to have a good time camping by herself. The story unfolds through physical comedy and visual storytelling that everyone can understand! Created and performed by Metis / Belgian theatre creator Charlene Van Buekenhout in partnership with Indigenous Languages Manitoba.
The Magic That is Me
Created by Mandy Morris, Matt Morris & Alicia Ward
Presented by Colour Me Sad (Calgary, AB)
Colour Me Sad presents an excerpt from their original musical The Magic That is Me. It begins at bedtime when Max notices that the colour from her bedroom has completely disappeared. Kids of all ages or anyone with big feelings are invited to go on an adventure told through song and dance to help Max explore the colourful dreamscapes of hope, anxiety and excitement.
Dance & Storytelling
The Loathsome Worm of Spindleston Heugh
By Eden Ballantyne
Presented by Stories Alive (Leeds, UK)
British storyteller Eden returns (sort of) to Winnipeg to bring you this olde English tale of an evil sorceress, some knights, a betrayed princess, a bunch of Vikings and one gigantic, monstrous worm. You can join Eden virtually in the woodlands of Yorkshire, settle round the fire and hear how this loathsome worm is terrorizing the lands surrounding Bambrough Castle with livestock being eaten by the dozen. Will anyone be brave and powerful enough to slay the beast?
“Eden has a natural affinity with children and a vibrant energic delivery, a wonderful creative show.”
– Edinburgh Fringe 2019
The Virtual Canoe Voyage
By Rob Malo
Presented by TiBert le Voyageur (Winnipeg, MB)
Join the adventure as we travel across the country in imaginary canoes! We build a fire together and gigue the night away during this high-energy, interactive virtual experience!
"It's a rollicking good time had by all!" – Winnipeg Free Press
"TiBert makes every kid part of the show!" – CBC Manitoba
Storytelling | Family Friendly
Sabook & His Special Drum
By Anthony Audain
Presented by Jazz Haz Productions (Winnipeg, MB)
Sabook and His Special Drum is a folktale about a little boy’s courage and determination to bring joy and prosperity back to his fishing village after it’s hit by a terrible flood.
★★★★ “This show featuring live instrumentation is marketed as a kids show, but there’s enough heart in here for the entire family… Papa Say (Anthony Audain) has the cool swag of an expat from the tropics and the chops to make you believe that you too are on adventure in a village very far away. Backing him up on the keys is Rob Lindey, who creates lots of ambience during the memorable musical numbers and scene transitions. Come ready to sing along, and continue humming long after the show has ended.” – NOW Magazine
"Audain is a skilled and likeable performer" – CBC
Maple and Sticky: Campy Clowns Camping
Created by Spenser Payne & Alissa Watson (with their "stay at home" supporting cast)
Presented by Maple and Sticky (Red Nose Diaries) (Winnipeg, MB)
Meet Maple. A headstrong, haphazard hiker ready to tackle the wilderness! Meet Sticky. A clumsy, carefree camper ready to finally figure out how to set up a tent! Together, they are Canadian clowns, and they are going WILD!
Join the pair for an adventure outdoors that will teach you helpful tricks and start livingroom dance parties. Featuring canoes, mosquitoes and a bunch more WILD guests.
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