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

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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.

*CLASSES AT SOLAR! 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.

Spring Session: Tuesdays, April 5 to June 7, 2016 and Thursdays, April 7 to June 9, 2016

Future Theatre Creators - $200

Ages 3 and 4

Tuesdays 9am to 10am

An initial exposure to theatre games and the craft of playing toward creation.

Beginner Theatre Creators - $225

Ages 5 to 8

Thursdays 4:15pm to 5:15pm

An exploration of the theatre and its resources and how they are used to create plays.

Theatre Creators - $300

Ages 9 to 11

Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:00pm

An investigation of performance techniques and styles and rehearsing toward the creation of an original piece of theatre.


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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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)

Please Note: Mon Feb 15 at 10:30am is SOLD OUT. Tues Mar 15 at 12:30pm is 50% sold. Wed Mar 16 at 12:30pm is SOLD OUT.

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! Our Artistic Directors have selected this year's winners:

Hamlet... A Puppet Epic!

Plots! Schemes! Puppets! There's something awesome in the state of Denmark! FringeKids favourite Shakey-Shake and Friends return with their most ambitious play yet: Hamlet! Comic hijinks abound as Shakes and the gang tell the tale of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy in the lighthearted tradition of the Muppets.

Dates and Times: Sat April 30 at 11am & Sun May 1 at 2pm

The Crazy Space Adventures of Princess Sparkly Butt and the Hot Dog Kid

A space exploring Princess discovers that she can control time with her butt. She must use her butt powers for good, not evil, if she hopes to save her planet from totally exploding. This is an action-packed space musical featuring hot dogs, monsters and shimmering butts.

Dates and Times: Sat April 30 at 2pm & Sun May 1 at 11am

The Really Real Adventures of 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