2004 - 2005 Season Listing



The Adventures of Jillian Jiggs

Adapted by William Martyn

Jillian Jiggs comes to life in this loveable presentation based on Phoebe Gilman’s classic children’s stories. The irrepressible Jillian will delight young and old with her imagination and adventures!


Sing & Dance

With Jack Grunsky

Join Juno Award Winner Jack Grunsky on a joyful musical journey around the world. Jack draws on multicultural influences and his palette of global instruments to provide this uplifting and interactive performance!


Let’s Make Music!

With Eric Nagler

Perhaps you’ve seen him on “Eric’s World” or “The Elephant Show”. Perhaps you own some of his children’s books or award winning recordings. Whatever the case, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Eric Nagler perform in our cozy theatre. We are proud to present this Canadian icon!


It’s Hallowe’en, Boo!

Written and performed by Tom Vandenberg of TV Puppetree

This Hallowe’en classic features the very cute Teddy Bear and his costume dilemma! How can Teddy Bear scare anyone when he is so very cute? A light-hearted show that appeals to the very young and teaches some Hallowe’en safety rules, too.


Sleeping Beauty

Adapted by William Martyn

Princess Briar-Rose has been put to sleep by the envious Fairy Queen! Join Prince Charming, Briar-Rose and your fellow audience members as you band together to defeat the evil Fairy and live “Happily Ever After!”


The Beat Brothers

With Peter Jarvis and Mark Sepic

Celebrated children’s musicians Peter Jarvis and Mark Sepic will take you on a lively tour of some of the world’s best loved music, such as Blues, Jazz, World Beat and Soul. The Beat Brothers recently performed at the Singapore International Festival for Children.


Holiday Sing-A-Long

Rob Joy of Alistair Ant Productions

Rob Joy of Alistair Ant Productions presents a musical celebration just in time for the holiday season! This concert touches on a variety of celebrations, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.


A Christmas Carol

Presented by DuffleBag Theatre

Join “The Nearly-World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre for the first of two holiday-themed performances. This classic Christmas story gets a new retelling in the unique DuffleBag style!


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Presented by DuffleBag Theatre

DuffleBag Theatre presents their fresh take on a favourite holiday tale. Children of all ages will be cheering for this most unlikely hero!


More! (The Greedy Princess)

Book & Lyrics by Thom Currie and Music by Craig Wingrove

Presented by the really little theatre company

Perfect for the holiday season, this rock & roll musical comedy featured toe-tapping music, fun dancing and the hilarious antics of the king and his court. Please join us for this heartwarming show about the true meaning of friendship and family.


Tall Tales: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Written by Thom Currie

Jimmy loves to make up wild stories and pass them off as true, much to the dismay of family and friends. This high-spirited musical retelling of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” promises to capture the imaginations of all who see it. Join our hero as her learns some lessons about the value of telling the truth.


Markus!

With Markus

Solar Stage welcomes Markus from Treehouse TV back for another fun and highly interactive performance! Markus will be singing songs from his seven award-winning CDs that parents and kids alike can dance and sing along with. Markus! One of Canada’s favourite singers and funniest guys!


Ideas That Sing

With Kim & Jerry Brodey

Many of us have told at a very early age that we cannot sing, dance or express ourselves. Kim and Jerry Brodey believe that our ability to think and learn is stifled when these activities are not allowed to flourish. Using a wide array of instruments, the Brodey’s provide an exciting and unique experience!


Peter Pan

Presented by DuffleBag Theatre

This beloved story of a boy who never wants to grow up is given new energy by this highly interactive theatre group! Join DuffleBag as they invite you and your family into their world.


Darkness & The Butterfly

Presented by the little red theatre

Osa’s mother wants her daughter to not be afraid of the dark but to know the beauty of night. A simple and transcendent story, this is an awakening of a child to the divine gift of nature and dreams. Based on the book by African writer, Ann Grifalconi, this story helps us to understand our “fear of the dark”.


Munsch Madness

Adapted by William Martyn

Munsch, Munsch and more… Munsch! Following in the tradition of “Munsch Delight” and last season’s “Munsch Favourites”, this collection of Robert Munsch’s ever-popular stories is sure to excite and delight!


Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck & Jeremy Fisher

Adapted & performed by Tom Vandenberg of TV Puppetree

This delightful show is an anthology of three classic tales from Beatrix Potter. The creative production uses puppets and music to thrill and astound its audience. This show is sure to be fun for the whole family!


The Little Elf That Could

Written by Zenon Skrzypczyk

This charming story follows the journey of an Elf-in-Training and her billy-goat companion as they encounter challenges and a scheming wizard.


Double Trouble for Alistair Ant

Presented by Soli & Rob Joy

Alistair Ant wants a friend who’s like him in every way. Can a chance meeting and a touch of magic help change his mind? Find out in this special presentation of the sequel to “The Bigger the Better Said Alistair Ant”.


The Paperbag Princess…and more!

Adapted by William Martyn

This favourite Robert Munsch tale is sure to be a hit with the whole family! Follow the resourceful and clever Princess Elizabeth as she risks it all to save Prince Ronald from a fierce dragon! This production is presented as a double-bill with another Munsch favourite: 50 Degrees Below Zero!


My Best Friend

With Kayla

Kayla has been writing and performing children’s music for over 20 years and her songwriting has resulted in appearances on Treehouse TV and a cross-country Canadian tour! Join Kayla and her dog Ralph as they entertain and delight!


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