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Solar Stage 2014-2015 Season

Solar Stage is pleased to present theatre for the young and young at heart year round!

Listed below is our remaining shows in our 2014-2015 season.

Information on upcoming classes can be found by scrolling down the page.

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 is a registered charitable organization, with professionally audited statements annually and receives funding and support from the Ontario Arts Council Endowment Fund.

Snow White

(Musical Play) Ages 4+

Written by Derek Genova; Featuring Aisha Jarvis, Evan Benyacar, Niko Combitsis, Dawn Sadler; Directed by Dahlia Katz; Music by The Wilkinsons; Stage Manager: Ada Aguilar

Snow White and Prince Geoffrey are childhood friends, separated by Queen Evilla when she finds out from her Mirror that Snow White is now the fairest in the land. Queen Evilla takes Snow White to the forest, and leaves her there, but Snow White meets a group of Dwarves who take her in and keep her safe. It will take the love of Geoffrey and the Dwarves to save Snow White from Queen Evilla's jealousy.

Summer Dates Available: Tue Jul 21 at 1pm, Thu Jul 23 at 10:15am, Wed Jul 29 at 10am and 1pm, Thu Jul 30 at 1pm & Wed Aug 5 at 10am

Workshops at Solar Stage! Call our office at 416-368-8031 for more details or to register.

*SUMMER CAMPS FOR (LITTLE) THEATRE CREATORS*

Solar Stage offers week-long summer camps August 10-14, 2015.

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.

Beginner Theatre Creators - $175

Ages 4-8

10:15am-12pm


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Solar Stage Children's Theatre
4950 Yonge Street, Box 115, The Madison Centre
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6K1
416-368-8031 • solarstage@bellnet.ca


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OUR 2015-16 SEASON PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!

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Treasure Island

(Play) Ages 5 and up

By Katie Leamen

When Billy Bones dies leaving young Jane Hawkins with the map to Captain Flint's legendary pirate treasure, she takes to the sea and sails to find the famous Treasure Island. Money, mutiny, pirates and play unite in this original family adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. But pirates are rarely predictable, so expect a few surprises (and swashbuckling) in Solar Stage's season opener!

Dates: Sept 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

Sleeping Beauty

(Play) Ages 3 and up

By Dufflebag Theatre

DuffleBag Theatre brings this classic fairy tale to life in their signature fun-filled way using audience members as the stars. Their lively performances deliver hilarity and spontaneity. You will be charmed by the clever stagecraft and audience experience of this well-known company's popular work.

Dates: Oct 3 & 4, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

Sleepy Hollow

(Play) Ages 5 and up

By Adrienne Kress

Get ready for a spooky silly time this October with a retelling of the classic Sleepy Hollow. We've taken this 19th-century yarn and made a completely kid-friendly ghost story! Hang out with Ichabod Crane as he shares the tale of his ghostly encounter with the Headless Horseman one fateful evening. But don't worry, it's only a story. Or is it . . . ?

Dates: Oct 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

Hallowe'en Howl

(Play) Ages 2 and up

By Soli and Rob

Back by popular demand! Alistair Ant and his friends throw us a Hallowe'en party, and you're invited. Join the puppets for songs and fun. Feel free to wear your costumes...This is a show not to be missed; last year we sold out every performance!

Dates: Oct 31 & Nov 1, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

The Stone Princess

(Musical) Ages 4 and up

By Zoe Henderson

Two princesses born as twins; but only one can be Queen. This original fairy tale is about sibling rivalry, stolen identities, magic and the importance of appreciating your own special gifts. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind musical adventure, great for all ages.

Dates: Nov 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

Buster Canfield and His Circus of Amazing Fleas

(Play) Ages 5 and up

By Eric Woolfe

Step right up and behold the most miraculous manifestation of mite-sized marvelosity ever to appear on any stage! The whole family will enjoy the puppets, masks, parlour magic, and the Greatest Humbug Flea Circus ever seen on any stage! Buster was a small boy whose life changed when met the mysterious Louis Bertolotto, a retired Flea Circus impresario. "Little creatures can do Amazing Things."

Nominated for two Dora Awards.

Dates: Dec 5, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

The Last Polar Bear

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre (from the book by Harry Horse)

An eccentric, funny, touching story of a Grandfather's unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog. Features live music, puppets, twenty knitted penguins, stunning footage of Henry Larson's famous Arctic expedition and even an intricate scale model of his ship, The St. Roch.

Dates: Dec 6, 2015
Times: 11am & 2pm

Krampus The Original Christmas Curmudgeon

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Roger Rousseau

Jill is on the naughty list but it's not Santa that comes to break the news to her, it's Krampus, Santa's mean sidekick. The problem is, Jill has no idea who Krampus is - none of the kids do anymore. Can Jill help Krampus get his confidence back and get herself off the naughty list? She might need the help of a certain special reindeer and maybe even Santa himself.

Dates: Dec 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2015 & Jan 2 & 3, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

*CHRISTMAS CONCERT* By The Candy Cane Carolers

(Concert) All Ages

This special evening event will be a Christmas Concert with all you favourites and lots of opportunities to sing-a-long with famous Candy Cane Carolers who can be seen every day at the Christmas Market. There will be treats, hot beverages and some surprises too!

Dates: Dec 18, 2015
Times: 7:30pm

Peter Pan

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Dufflebag Theatre

DuffleBag Theatre brings us their take on the boy who wouldn't grow up. Great all the "grown ups" and all their little lost boys and girls.

Dates: Jan 9 & 10, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

Sheep in Wolf's Clothing Show

(Musical) Ages 3 and up

By Derek Genova

Wolfgang "Wolfy" Wolf looks scary with big jaws and sharp claws, but he's really harmless. He meets Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, and when they start to bully him, he starts to bully them back. Soon Wolfy, Little Red, and the Three Pigs realize that no-one should bully or be bullied.

Dates: Jan 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

The Ugly Duckthing

(Puppet Show) Ages 5 and up

By Marty Stelnick

A colourful, musical journey to a real weird town. What is that funny looking Duckthing, waddling out on the scene? This re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic uses puppetry, music, and multimedia. Featuring an all star cast of webbed footed, feathered and fuzzy...not all of them ugly.

Dates: Feb 6, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

Thumbelina

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Little Red Theatre

In this Hans Christian Anderson classic, a woman wishes to have a child and a fairy gives her one made from barleycorn. The child is very small, scarcely half as long as a thumb and they give her the name, Thumbelina. She sails away on a large tulip-leaf, and sings unlike anything that has ever been heard before . . . until now.

Dates: Feb 7, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

Munsch Mash

(Play)Ages 3 and up

Adapted by Michelle Gram and Bill Martyn

We are proud to present the newest Solar Stage rendition of Robert Munsch stories performed as one play in Munsch Mash! Adults and children alike will have a ball of fun reliving these Munsch classics in a brand new play. Based on the books PIGS PIGS PIGS, David's Father, Angela's Airplane and Jonathan Cleaned Up and Then He Heard a Sound. Get ready to laugh, and help us tell the stories.

Dates: Feb 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, March 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

Special times: February 15 (Family Day), March 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18 (10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm)

Old Man and The River

(Play) Ages 3 and up

By Theatre Direct

A grumpy old man lives in his little house in the woods by the river. Every day is the same and he likes it this way...until one day a magical creature leaps into his world and everything changes. This beautifully designed puppet play performed without words to an enchanting musical score. It's about friendship, communication, play, adjusting to change, and respecting the natural world.

Nominated for 5 Dora Awards.

Dates: Mar 26, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

I SPY

(Magic Show) Ages 4 and up

By Phil the Magic Guy

Phil, The Magic Guy, needs your help! He'll make the impossible happen right before your eyes. A mischievous silk scarf will come to life, a giant magic wand will create some giant magic, and silver coins will appear out of thin air...that is, if he can find them all! The laugh-filled show will keep both kids and adults entertained from start to finish, and the magic will leave everyone scratching their heads.

Dates: Mar 27, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

Princesses Don't Grow on Trees

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Andrea Scott

Calliope Gladstone is at home, she is surrounded by things that go 'beep beep boop' at home which make her wish she were invisible. When her wish comes true, she winds up in FairyLand with Acer, the talking tree, a hiccupping Red Hat and a very bossy queen with more names than manners. Does Calliope stay with her new friends or return home where fairytales remain in a book?

Dates: April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

Best of Kids Fringe Festival (2 shows)

Solar Stage hosts one special weekend of brand new Canadian shows for kids presented at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival of Theatre! The shows will be selected by our Artistic Directors in the summer 2015.

Dates: April 30 & May 1, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

The Really Real Adventures Scott Free & Will Do

(Musical)Ages 4 and up

By Kate Keenan and Lesley Halferty

Scott Free and Will Do are best friends who spend all their time dreaming up fantastic worlds and adventures. Everything is perfect until they find out that they are each others imaginary friends! Reality is hot on their heels and they need to figure out who's who, and what's really real before their moms make them grow up for good.

Dates: May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

The Last Dinosaur

(Puppet Show) Ages 4 and up

By Puppets to Go

A young boy named Jeremy visits a natural history museum with his dad. While there, Jeremy accidentally activates a time machine...and so begins a fascinating journey back through time - to the age of the dinosaurs.

Dates: June 4, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm

Hansel & Gretel

(Play) Ages 5 and up

By Shoestring Opera

Hansel and Gretel live next door to a very strange lady who practices night and day on a cello. Who knows? "She might be a witch, with an awful twitch." They fall asleep and wake up in a fairy tale where wild imaginings blend with reality. Hansel shows off some dance moves set to Humperdinck's gorgeous music as Gretel leads them both out of trouble and into a greater understanding of their strange neighbour. Come and join our dance!

Dates: June 5, 2016

Times: 11am & 2pm

The Little Mermaid

(Musical/Sign Language) Ages 4 and up

By Derek Genova

In this new spin on the Hans Christian Andersen tale Mermaid Princess Coral feels like no one understands her, so she gives her up voice and her mermaid tail for legs to walk on land with. Handsome Prince Hans, haunted by a mermaid song he once heard, is surprised to meet this familiar-looking girl washed up on the shore. Coral becomes fast friends with his deaf sister Helen, who helps her find a way a whole new way to express herself.

Dates: June 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2016
Times: 11am & 2pm