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touring theatre for chldren

Little Red Theatre is a Canadian touring company based in Toronto Ontario.   We began our journey into the wonderful world of theatre for children in 1988 with a mission  to create entertaining and thought provoking theatre productions in both English and French.  We tour to schools, theatres, and libraries,  annually inspiring 70,000 kids.  

Artistic Director:  Jody Terio

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 since 1992

Little Red Theatre has been a non - profit, registered charity and has financed its productions and workshops through performance fees, workshops and YOUR charitable donations.

Donate through Canada Helps by clicking the button below!

OR  send a cheque to little red theatre @ 25 Beaty Avenue, Toronto ON M6K 3B3

Meticulous care and attention to detail accompany every project that little red theatre produces with multi-dimensional lighting, sound and visual projections,  puppets, costumes, elaborate set designs,  original music and songs.  Everything is immaculately conceived and presented. All this comes as a standard with each unique performance that little red theatre brings to the stage.  

CONTACT US at 416.533.8848

littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca

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TALES OF PETER RABBIT

winter 2018/  l'hiver 2018

Little Red Theatre brings the funny memorable tales of Beatrix Potter to life with animated puppets, mysterious shadows, great chases and lots of laughter. Whimsy abounds as we journey into the magic world of foxes, badgers, mice and bunnies with songs that make you hum and lovely words that tumble out of creatures like soft poems.

PUBLIC SHOWS IN MARCH BREAK

Saturday March 10 11:00 am & 1:00 pm@ Lennox County Museum (English)

 Monday March 12 2:00 pm @ Northern District Library, Toronto (Bilingual)

Tuesday March 13 2:00 pm @ Richmond Hill Library, Richmond Hill (English)

Wednesday March 14 10:00 am @ Vaughan Library (French)

Thursday March 15  2:00 pm @ Bridlewood Library Scarborough (English)

Friday March 16 10:00 am @ Peterborough Library, Peterborough (English)

Friday March 16 2:30 pm @ Queen/Saulter Library, Toronto (English)

 

les Contes de  Pierre LapiN

Little Red Theatre donne une nouvelle vie aux contes mémorables de Beatrix Potter avec des marionnettes très animées, des ombres mystérieuses  et beaucoup de rire. Embarquez avec nous dans un voyage plein de fantaisie dans un monde magique peuplé de lapins, renards et souris. Laissez vous emporter par les chansons et doux poèmes empreints d'une touche très personnelle.  année.   La représentation a une durée d'environ 45 minutes suivi par les questions et les reponses avec les étudiants depuis dix minutes.

 BENJAMIN & FLOPSY

BENJAMIN & FLOPSY

 

BOOKING AT YOUR SCHOOL:

COST: $625 PER SHOW (NO HST) PLUS TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE GTR
MAXIMUM AUDIENCE CAPACITY IN GYM: 
275 STUDENTS per show
SHOWS ARE 45 MINUTES LONG FOLLOWED BY A 10 MINUTE Q & A
Contact us at: ( 416) 533.8848 littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca

PETER RABBIT IS RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS IN JK - 3

 

 MAMA LAPIN de Nell Coleman

MAMA LAPIN de Nell Coleman

 

 

 


 

 

SCHOOL GROUPS!!     SEE US AT THE THEATRE

THE PALMERSTON  LIBRARY THEATRE @ 560 pALMERSTON aVENUE tORONTO

Wednesday March 28 2018 at 11:00 am (FRENCH) or 1:30 pm (ENGLISH).  

Cost is $6 per student

TO RESERVE YOUR GROUP: 416.533.8848

PETER RABBIT will be offered this summer in a variety of different locations between July 23 - 27 2018

FELT: A STORY OF LIFE

AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH,  FRENCH AND BILINGUAL (half english-half french)

April 4 - May 18

JUNE 4 - 8 2018

JULY 3 - 8, 16 - 20

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What does the world feel like? How can performance evoke a shared visceral  awareness of our elemental home? Little Red Theatre and Bill Coleman Dance Ensemble put their heads together to create a magical combination of words and movement, celebrating with your students as active participants in the origins of life, the big bang, the rise and fall of civilizations, and exploring all possible futures.  Myths, history and personal stories blend together in dance, poetic visuals, and sound. This unique performance takes place in the round, transforming your gym into a sharing circle.

Performed on a 15' x 15' wool felt floor created by Robin Poitras, FELT is a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of forms and images supported by the audience’s rhythmical accompaniment.  Three dancers perform the choreography with sound and movement emanating from the audience to suggest wind, waves and chaos – the elemental vortex.   

LOTS OF AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

FELT: UNE HISTOIRE DE LA VIE
Comment ressentons-t-on le monde ? Comment la performance peut-elle évoquer une conscience partagée de notre demeure élémentaire ? Via une magistrale combinaison d’autant mots que mouvements, vos élèves pourrons célébrer avec nous, en tant que participants actifs, la découverte de l’origine de la vie, le Big Bang et tous les éléments magiques et leurs combinaisons. Mythes et passé se mélangent à travers la danse, les poétiques visuelles et le son. Ce spectacle sera joué au milieu d'un cercle afin de créer un cercle du partage traditionnel.

Beaucoup de participation du public.

The dance theatre piece THE STORY OF LIFE is 45 minutes long and for Ages 4 - 12 (Kindergarten to Grade 5 in schools) and will be presented with simplicity, wonder and lots of spunk. Our school performances will be followed up after presentation with a 10 - 15 minute talk back period.  As well, we will provide studyguide materials for all teachers attending so that the students will be well prepared.   We hope that all ages including parents, teachers and arts professionals will find something wonderful and exciting in this tapestry of movement, theatre, spoken word and movement.   

COST: $625 PER SHOW (NO HST)
MAXIMUM AUDIENCE CAPACITY IN GYM: 
275 STUDENTS per show
SHOWS ARE 45 MINUTES LONG FOLLOWED BY A 10 MINUTE Q & A
 Contact us at: ( 416) 533.8848  littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca

__________________________________________________Coût: $625 à Toronto et GTA
Nous vous demandons de ne pas dépasser la limite de 275 spectateurs par spectacle. La pièce de théâtre dure environ une heure et comprend une rencontre avec les artistes ainsi qu'une séance de questions-réponses.
CONTACTEZ:   (416) 533-8848  littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca

 

FELT: A STORY OF LIFE

Presented by New Dance Horizons IN REGINA

Where:
McKenzie Art Gallery
3475 Albert St, Regina

When:
May 3, 7 30pm
$20 general, $15 under 13, seniors, etc. $10 groups of over 20

May 4, 1 30pm
$20 general, $15 under 13, seniors, etc. $10 groups of over 20

May 5, 1 30pm
$20 general, $15 under 13, seniors, etc. $10 groups of over 20
 

summer shows 2018:

FELT; A STORY OF LIFE - JULY 3-8 AND JULY 16 - 20 (english and french)

TALES OF PETER RABBIT - JULY 23 - 27  (english only)

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on tour  2018- 2019

FELT: A STORY OF LIFE

TOURING OCTOBER 2018 FOR GRADES K - 6

What does the world feel like? How can performance evoke a shared visceral  awareness of our elemental home? Little Red Theatre and Bill Coleman Dance Ensemble put their heads together to create a magical combination of words and movement, celebrating with your students as active participants in the origins of life, the big bang, the rise and fall of civilizations, and exploring all possible futures.  Myths, history and personal stories blend together in dance, poetic visuals, and sound. This unique performance takes place in the round, transforming your gym into a sharing circle.
OFFERED IN ENGLISH, FRENCH OR BILINGUAL

the wonderful world of vincent wordsmith

TOURING NOVEMBER  2018 for GRADES 1 - 5

From that wonderful out of box place, Vincent and his assortment of wordy-birds take a journey around the world discovering the history of language, and the process of learning, inventing, discovering and re-inventing the mysteries of language, the making of alphabets and how to create some brand new words. Learn your ABCs anew with our whole batch of amazing people and birds. You will never forget again your ABCs

SUITABLE FOR GRADES 1 - 5 ENGLISH ONLY!

Go fly a kite with Vincent and become a masterful wordsmith.

COST: $625 PER SHOW (NO HST)
MAXIMUM AUDIENCE CAPACITY IN GYM: 
275 STUDENTS per show
SHOWS ARE 45 MINUTES LONG FOLLOWED BY A 10 MINUTE Q & A
 Contact us at: ( 416) 533.8848  littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca

THE SNOW QUEEN

by Hans Christian Andersen, SCRIPT by Jody Terio, Musical Score by Scott White

ON TOUR JANUARY 15 - MARCH 15 2019   

Kai’s heart has been accidentally frozen by the trolls and he is stolen to the palace of the Snow Queen. Gerda will find her way beyond the impossible, travelling to the snowy wilds of Lapland to find her lost friend and warm his heart again.  Hans Christian Andersen takes the simple lesson of ‘growing up’ and imbues it with its own unique and special mysteries. And of course there are lots of cool lighting and music effects that turn your theatre into a magical snowy palace.  

LA REINE DES NEIGES

La reine des neiges est un conte Hans Christian Andersen écrit en 1845 durant de solstice d'hiver au mois de décembre. De ses histoires, celle-ci est l'une des plus gaies.  Le génie de Hans Christian Andersen vient du fait qu'il est capable d'envouter à la fois enfants et adultes. Ses écrits traitent de sujets universels sur la nature et la psychologie humaine, sujets qui influencent le développement de tout être humain.  La reine des neiges est une des ses histoires "épiques", elle montre une leçon sur la force de la foi. Une des particularités de Hans Christian Andersen est qu'il conte parfois ses récits d'un point de vue féminin. Il éprouve  de la compassion pour Gerda, notre héroïne qui rêve de revoir son ami, en la suivant tout au long de son périple pour retrouver Kai.
La pièce “La reine des neiges” est colorée de lumières et de musique comme si on se laissait glisser le long de la rivière, poussés par le vent jusqu'au palais de la reine des neiges alors que Gerda échappe à son passé et s'aventure vers le futur. Ce qui est intéressant dans cette histoire, c'est le fait que le mal est un mal désinvolte...incarné par une absence de cœur.
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WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

spring 2018

AFTER SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE

SPRING TERM: Tuesdays: APRIL 10 - JUNE 26, Fridays: APRIL 13 - JUNE 22 2018

Times:  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Roncesvalles United Church, Toronto

Click here for registration form

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Happy summer campers posing after HARRY POTTER show (AUGUST 2017)

Come and join our after-school musical theatre program!   Learn to ACT, SING and DANCE while growing together with teamwork and confidence. Students will work together playing fun theatre games as well as working on scenes, songs and dances. First two terms will have a short performance at the end of term. All students will perform in an end of the year full musical production for friends and family!

RONCESVALLES UNITED CHURCH @ 214 WRIGHT AVENUE (CORNER OF RONCESVALLES)

After-school pickup is available for schools in the area

(Fern, Howard Park, St. Vincent De Paul, and Garden).

Appropriate for grades 2-6.   Course is 11 weeks.   Cost: $275 (tax included.)

This program is taught by Victoria Fuller of Echo Productions who teaches the basics of singing, dancing, and acting, while allowing them to grow together with teamwork and confidence. It is a wonderful opportunity to express themselves in a creative, supportive, and safe environment and encourage them to challenge themselves.  We pick a musical to work on for the term, and finish off with a full musical production for friends and family!

 WIZARD OF OZ crew - December 2017

WIZARD OF OZ crew - December 2017

join us for summer camp this august

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Improv class

Improvisation is one of the most challenging yet rewarding performance art disciplines.  This program will give students the basics they need to become confident and articulate speakers able to think on their feet and trust their peers.  We’ll end the term with a sketch-improvisation style performance for friends and family

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FOR  AGES 10 - 14 YEARS OLD

WEDNESDAYS 4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

february 21 - may 9 2018

 Course is 11 weeks.  Cost: $275.00 (tax included)

Classes taught by AL VAL

RONCESVALLES UNITED CHURCH @ 214 WRIGHT AVENUE (CORNER OF RONCESVALLES

Contact us with any questions through e-mail at littleredtheatre@gmail.com OR by using the form below!

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Past Shows

   GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE CANADIAN BEARS(2008)   with Nick Nasrallah, Jennifer McNaughton and  Baby Bear (made by Naomi Kates)

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE CANADIAN BEARS(2008) with Nick Nasrallah, Jennifer McNaughton and  Baby Bear (made by Naomi Kates)

   BABAR (2012)   with Rebecca Perry and Adam Proulx

BABAR (2012) with Rebecca Perry and Adam Proulx

   DARKNESS AND THE BUTTERFLY (2011)   with Angele Morgan and Jeannine Charles

DARKNESS AND THE BUTTERFLY (2011) with Angele Morgan and Jeannine Charles

   THE ELVES, A SHOEMAKER AND HIS WIFE (2012)   with Victoria Fuller and Phil Pompeo

THE ELVES, A SHOEMAKER AND HIS WIFE (2012) with Victoria Fuller and Phil Pompeo

   THE GOOSE GIRL   (2016)with Emily Bozik and Friend (puppet made by Ellen Skura)

THE GOOSE GIRL (2016)with Emily Bozik and Friend (puppet made by Ellen Skura)

   THE NIGHTINGALE   (2014) with Risha Nanda, Christopher Webb and Karyn McGibbon

THE NIGHTINGALE (2014) with Risha Nanda, Christopher Webb and Karyn McGibbon

 THE SNOWQUEEN(2011) with Nick Nasrallah, Alexis Fakouri and Tara Lisowski

THE SNOWQUEEN(2011) with Nick Nasrallah, Alexis Fakouri and Tara Lisowski

Past Shows

   Aesop's Fables    (2009)  with Susannah Kiernen, Nick Nasrallah and Paul Joseph Walker

Aesop's Fables (2009) with Susannah Kiernen, Nick Nasrallah and Paul Joseph Walker

   THE CRAB PRINCE (2010)    with Claire Armstrong, Patrice Goodman and Nick Nasrallah

THE CRAB PRINCE (2010)  with Claire Armstrong, Patrice Goodman and Nick Nasrallah

   THE CASE OF THE DANCING PRINCESSES (2013)   with Stephanie Seaton, Ali Johnson and Karyn McGibbon

THE CASE OF THE DANCING PRINCESSES (2013) with Stephanie Seaton, Ali Johnson and Karyn McGibbon

   BUSYNESS (2014)   with Jada Rifkin

BUSYNESS (2014) with Jada Rifkin

   ANANSI THE SPIDER (2015)   with Andrea Massoud, Florian Francois and Brittany Cope 

ANANSI THE SPIDER (2015) with Andrea Massoud, Florian Francois and Brittany Cope 

   ROYAL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD   (2015) with Olivia Orton and Florian Francois

ROYAL STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD (2015) with Olivia Orton and Florian Francois

 THE COAT (2017) with Nicole McCafferty and Carolyn Nettleton

THE COAT (2017) with Nicole McCafferty and Carolyn Nettleton

 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (2004) with Genevieve Trilling and Daniel Krolik 

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (2004) with Genevieve Trilling and Daniel Krolik 

   ARABIAN TALES (2011  ) with Phil Poirier and Nick Nasrallah

ARABIAN TALES (2011) with Phil Poirier and Nick Nasrallah

   GOOSE&SEUSS(2012)   with Juliette (made by Nell Coleman) and Jake Fisher 

GOOSE&SEUSS(2012) with Juliette (made by Nell Coleman) and Jake Fisher 

   HILLBILLY GOATS GRUFF(2010)   with Shannon Coulter, Nick Nasrallah and Chelsea Larkin

HILLBILLY GOATS GRUFF(2010) with Shannon Coulter, Nick Nasrallah and Chelsea Larkin

   JUNK IN THE ATTIC (2009)   with Jason Zinger and rabbit!

JUNK IN THE ATTIC (2009) with Jason Zinger and rabbit!

   THUMBELINA   (2016) with Nicole Baillie, Laryssa Minichillo and Gavin Bowerman

THUMBELINA (2016) with Nicole Baillie, Laryssa Minichillo and Gavin Bowerman

  I   VY GREEN:GUARDIAN OF THE FOREST  (2016)  with Taylor Magee, Emma Bartolomucci and Adrian Yearwood

IVY GREEN:GUARDIAN OF THE FOREST (2016) with Taylor Magee, Emma Bartolomucci and Adrian Yearwood

 CHARLIE MOBILE (2017) with Shari Godda and Adrian Yearwood. 

CHARLIE MOBILE (2017) with Shari Godda and Adrian Yearwood. 

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Contact Us!

Email us at littleredtheatre@yahoo.ca or fill out the form below for info about our performances and workshops.