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

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*CLASSES AT SOLAR! Call our office at 416-368-8031 for more details or to register.*

Physical Puppetry: A Workshop with Dahlia Katz

Session Dates: Thursday, December 17 and Friday, December 18, 11am to 4pm on both days

Conditioning the performer for puppetry is a complex process; placing a puppet on or in the hand is only a small part of the picture.

Using breath, ensemble work and technique from mask and physical theatre, we'll work to break patterns of human body movement and re-map our muscles for animating the object believably and empathically.

Expand your use of your performing body and challenge your assumptions.


Ages 16 and up.

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: April 5 to June 7, 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

Tuesdays 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

Tuesdays 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 •

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The Stone Princess

(Musical) Ages 4 and up

By Zoe Henderson; Featuring Danielle Bernardin, Jeff Soucy, Paul Stafford, Amy Swift; Director: Meagan Tuck; Stage Manager: Ada Aguilar; Set and Costume Design: Crystal Koskinen; Lighting Designer: Yehuda Fisher; Musical Director: Noah MacDougall

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."

The fleas were trained with the support of Theatre Direct and the Ontario Arts Council's Theatre Creators Reserve program.

Nominated for two Dora Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a performer injury, Rag and Bone will not be able to present The Last Polar Bears on Sunday the 6th. We will be holding over Buster Canfield and his Circus of Amazing Fleas!.

Dates: Dec 5 AND 6, 2015

Times: 11am & 2pm

Please note: The Dec 5 2pm show is 50% sold. The Dec 6 11am show is 50% sold.

Krampus The Original Christmas Curmudgeon

(Play) Ages 4 and up

By Roger Rousseau; Featuring M. John Kennedy, Dave Lapsley, Andrea Lyons, and Rashanna Cumberbatch; Director: Dahlia Katz; Set and Costume Design: Daina Valiulis; Lighting Designer: Yehuda Fisher

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

Please note: Tues Dec 22 at 11am is SOLD OUT. Wed Dec 23 at 11am is over 50% sold.

*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 for 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


(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


(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