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Family Oriented Theatre, Concert & Special Events

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Entertainment for the whole family! 

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To January 7, 2018
JILLIAN JIGGS
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre

A playful romp spoken entirely in rhyme, Jillian Jiggs and her best friends shirk room-cleaning responsibilities to make colourful crafts, go on imaginative adventures, and put on a play. Based on the books by Phoebe Gilman.

Ages 4-9


January 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The Underwater Bubble Show
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for 4 and up

After another long day, as always filled with things to do, meetings, deadlines to be met, Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colourful, happy place called Bubblelandia. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others – carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him and millions of bubbles!


January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Earth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE!
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for ages 4 to 10

Dinosaur Zoo guides visitors on a breathtaking tour. Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations.

February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Robinson Crusoe + Friday
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Presented by Axis Theatre
Recommended for ages 5-12

An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island, works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years. Until one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!


February 3 – 25, 2018
PRINCESS KNIGHT
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre

Original play, actors, puppets, screwball comedy, heartwarming coming-of-age story.

When Kate and Timmy learn they are mandated to be a Princess and a Knight (respectively), they struggle with those royal gender roles because their talents are better suited to other things; it’s their teamwork and mutual support on their foretold quest that help them discover who they’ll become.

Ages 6 and up


February 5 – March 17, 2018
The Secret Garden
Mainstage, Young People’s Theatre

By Paul Ledoux,
adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Allen MacInnis

Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then … she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine.

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 1-7 | AGES 6-12
RUNS APPROX. 85 MINUTES


February 17 – May 6, 2018
MEMORABLE MUNSCH
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre

Four popular Robert Munsch books are strung together and played out in the style of live improv shows and comedy troupes, with high-energy physical humour and animated acting, using the audience’s help along the way. Our Munsch shows are always a huge hit so get your tickets early!

Ages 4 and up


February 17 – March 3, 2018
One Things Leads to Another
In the Studio, Young People’s Theatre

A Collective Collaboration by Maja Ardal, Audrey Dwyer,
Mary Francis Moore and Julia Tribe
Developed from the original concept, research and theme by Maja Ardal
Directed by Mary Francis Moore

YPT’s award-winning show for babies returns, prior to a provincial tour! Observe your littlest play-goer experience everyday objects being transformed into fabulous, theatrical phenomena.

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3-12 MONTHS BUT SUITABLE FOR UP TO 24 MONTHS

One Things Leads to Another is sure to engage, stimulate and delight baby and parent or adult companion alike. Participants will be asked to remove footwear and sit on floor pillows, enabling adults to interact closely with their infants. YPT has made special arrangements to accommodate parents with stroller parking, a diaper changing station and a quiet area.

March 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Family Matters: The Musical
Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come.

April 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Polar Bears Go Up
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for ages 2 to 5
REACH FOR THE STARS!

A fun, surreal and highly enjoyable theatrical treat for young adventurers. The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. This time they’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars as they race all the way up to space. Of course, they’ll stop for sandwiches on the way!


April 9 – 27, 2018
WORLD PREMIERE! “Risky” Phil
Mainstage, Young People’s Theatre

Written by Paula Wing
Directed by Stewart Arnott

Are you a risk taker? “Risky” Phil is extremely cautious. He has always lived with his colourful Aunt Gigi, a hairdresser with a flair for the dramatic. When a new client shows up, the story of Phil’s history starts to unravel and he discovers he isn’t the orphan Aunt Gigi always said he was. This comedy about fathers and sons challenges you to consider how much of YOU is actually determined by your roots.

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 4-8 | AGES 9 & UP


April 23 – May 11, 2018
PREMIERE! Selfie
In the Studio, Young People’s Theatre

Written by Christine Quintana
Directed by Stephen Colella
Based on the original French language version

The first party of the school year comes packed with expectations. It’s a time to renew old friendships and perhaps find new love. But what happens when an incident shatters the connections between three friends? Teenage relationships are complicated enough – especially when you add the reckless power of social media. This smart and intense play delves bravely into the nature of sexual consent.

Content Advisory: Explicit Language, Mature Situations
RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 8-12 | AGES 13 & UP
RUNS APPROX. 65 MIN.

May 1 – 12, 2018
Salmon Girl
Mainstage, Young People’s Theatre

Created by Michelle Olson and Quelemia Sparrow
Written and Directed by Quelemia Sparrow
Choreographed by Michelle Olson
Produced by Raven Spirit Dance

As far as Margie is concerned, she is the best fisher in her family. Then one day she slips on the rocks and tumbles into the water. But instead of drowning, she sprouts fins and a tail and discovers she can breathe! Margie’s perspective changes as she learns from animals and elders, of her Indigenous forebearers, the Salmon People. This beautiful dance-drama encourages you to consider your own relationship to the world around you.

RECOMMENDED FOR SK-GRADE 5 | AGES 5-10
RUNS APPROX. 55 MIN.


May 5 , 2018
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise!
General Motors Centre

In “Peppa Pig’s Surprise,” it’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy fun interactive games and, of course, many surprises! The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The show gives preschoolers and their families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theater experience.


May 26 – July 1, 2018
TREASURE ISLAND
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre

This highly acclaimed adaptation brings new life to Stevenson’s classic through virtuosic performances and big laughs. Coming fresh off of 4 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, the cast of four shines in full historical costume while athletically swapping amongst a myriad of lively characters.

A definite must-see.
Ages 5 and up

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