Solar Stage is pleased to present theatre for the young and young at heart year round!
Information on upcoming classes can be found by scrolling down the page.Co-Artistic Directors: Dahlia Katz and M. John Kennedy
We believe in exposing audiences to diverse theatrical works which instill a sense of wonder, arouse empathy, and celebrate playing and the spirit of play.
We believe theatre available to young people should fortify community and family relationships across age groups through the shared experience of performed stories.
We believe in works of diversity in style, tradition, ethnicity, ability, gender, and age.
We work to distill the concept of 'all ages' experience with critical, discerning artistry.
We stand for community engagement, artistic enrichment and professional development.
We want Solar Stage to be a part of the village that raises a child.
Solar Stage is a registered charitable organization, with professionally audited statements annually and receives funding and support from the Ontario Arts Council Endowment Fund.
*If you are interested in booking a birthday party for one of our shows or would like to book a school performance, please call our box office at 416-368-8031 and leave a message as those options are only available by speaking to someone in the office.
*Solar Stage Children's Theatre offers Summer Day Camps for Young Children! Call our office at 416-368-8031 for more details or to register.*
We will use the resources of Solar Stage to create original shows using our bodies, voices, ideas, imaginations (and some costumes and props too). Come see what's behind the curtain and how the magic of theatre is created by making some yourself. This course will culminate with a performance for family and friends in the Solar Stage theatre space.
Sessions will take place at our theatre, located on the concourse level of 100 Upper Madison Ave.
A minimum of 5 children will be required for a class to run.
A maximum of 15 children per class.
Children MUST be out of diapers AND toilet-trained.
For more information or to register your child, please call 416-368-8031
Registration deadline is June 30, 2016
Session 1:For ages 4 to 6
Dates:August 22 to 26, 2016 - daily from 9am to 12pm
Cost:$200 plus HST per child
This one week half-day session offers an introduction to the world of drama for young children. Through storytelling, movement, songs, and pantomime the child's creativity and imagination is able to take flight. The different exercises and games facilitate the development of body and sensory awareness, as well as the ability to cooperate and respond with others in group activities. On Fri Aug 26 at 11:20am there will be an open house, showcasing favourite games and scenes created during the week.
Session 2: For ages 5 to 7
Dates:August 22 to 26, 2016 - daily from 1pm to 5pm
Cost:$250 plus HST per child
For this one week half-day session imagination is centre stage. Creative activities include role playing, tableaux (frozen pictures), improvisation, and pantomime. Through these fun-filled exercises and games the students increase their self-confidence and comfort on stage, as well as their communication and social skills. On Fri Aug 26 at 4:20pm there will be an open house, showcasing favourite games and scenes created during the week.
Solar Stage Children's Theatre
4950 Yonge Street, Box 115, The Madison Centre
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6K1
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The Emperor's New Clothes
(Musical) All ages (JK-GR 6)
By Lesley Halferty and Kate Keenan; Featuring Andrew Gaunce, Sara Jackson, Joanna Kellam, Thomas Putman; Director: Kate Keenan; Stage Manager: Julie Rush; Set and Costume Designer: Rebecca Ballarin; Lighting Designer: Yehuda Fisher
After an announcement that the winner of a contest to design the Emperor Theodore's new Birthday Robe would win 5000 gold pieces, a Fashion Designer (who looks a lot like the Royal Potato Scrubber) appears with Inconceivatex, a fabric that is only visible to the Pure of Heart. Who will be able to see the fabric... and who won't? A silly story with endearing comedic characters and some fun wordplay will keep the whole family laughing.
Dates and Times: Fri Jul 8 at 10:15am, Wed Jul 13 at 10:15am, Wed Jul 13 at 1:00pm, Thu Jul 14 at 10:15am, Wed Jul 20 at 10:15am, Tues Jul 26 at 10:15am, & Tues Aug 2 at 1:00pm
The Best of Fringe Kids
Solar Stage hosts one special week of brand new Canadian shows for presented at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival of Theatre! The shows will be selected by our Artistic Directors in July 2016. Visit the Toronto Fringe website.
Dates: July 16 & 17
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