A Year With Frog and Toad
March 27, 2010

Artistic Director Carole Higgins and Performer Todd Talbot tell us why we should see

Book and Lyrics by WILLIE REALE


Based on the Frog and Toad children’s stories

written and illustrated by ARNOLD LOBEL

Featuring Todd Talbot as ‘Frog’ and Allan Zinyk as ‘Toad’.  With Darren Burkett, Janet Gigliotti and Kaylee Harwood

Directed by Carole Higgins

This amazing Broadway musical is coming to Vancouver! Following hot on the heels of two sold-out runs of Seussical, Arnold Lobel’s well-loved characters hop, sing and dance their way from the page to the stage! Conceived by Mr. Lobel’s daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad follows the cheerful and popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the spring, these two great friends proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

APRIL 17 – MAY 8, 2010

The Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright Street, on Granville Island

For Ages 2 +

No babes in arms.

TICKETS 604.685.6217 or click here to buy online.


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
November 11, 2009

Director Stephen Drover and performers Lawrence Haegert & Genevieve Fleming tell us why we should see


Based on the classic English legend

Adapted by: Jeff Pitcher

Directed by: Stephen Drover

Starring: Ryan Beil, Ian Butcher, Genevieve Fleming, Lawrence  Haegert, Laura Jaye, Josue Laboucane, Julie McIsaac, Sean Oliver, Joshua Reynolds and Allan Zinyck

Presented by: Carousel Theatre (link)

From the playwright who brought you Carousel Theatre’s hit production Peter Pan, we are proud to present this classic folktale during the holiday season, suitable for the entire family.

Hidden deep within Sherwood Forest, he steals from the rich, gives to the poor, and leads his band of Merry Men in an adventures against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and his quest for power. Join Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John as they fight to protect King Richard’s throne!

NOVEMBER 27, 2009 – JANUARY 2, 2010
The Waterfront Theatre
1412 Cartwright Street, on Granville Island

For Ages 4 +
No babes in arms.

Public Performances:
NOVEMBER  27, 2009 – JANUARY 2, 2009

School Matinees:
NOVEMBER  25 – DECEMBER 18, 2009

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School Groups- to book tickets NOW call Jessie van Rijn, General Manager, at 604.669.3410

Illustration by Christopher Rawlins. Used with permission from the artist.

Carousel Theatre’s Macbeth
July 10, 2009

Actors Emily Snee and Afshin Haidari give us some good reasons to see

Carousel Theatre‘s Macbeth

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Carole Higgins and Julie McIsaac

Starring: Lara Aippersbach, Seamus Fera, Sasha Fergusson, Afshin Haidari, Alison Knight, Jackson La Fleur, Shayna Linds, Cade McMeekin, Brittany Mrsic, Sofia Newman, Mhairi Simpson, Emily Snee, Kane Tone, Anais West, and Veronique West

Don’t whistle in the theatre, refrain from uttering lines from the play, and never say ‘Macbeth’… a few rules that the teen actors of Carousel Theatre’ Teen Shakespeare Program get to learn this summer. In August 2009, 15 teens from across the Lower Mainland will tread the boards on Granville Island in a gothic retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The haunting tragedy of vaulting ambition in the castles of Scotland- a murdered king, evil witches, and a Scottish lord’s bloody rise to power!

Carousel Theatre’s Teen Shakespeare Program, now in its 19th summer, is an intensive 6-week program for teen actors (ages 13-18 years). Under the tutelage of a professional director, teen actors are led through an intensive 4-week rehearsal process of a 90 minute version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, and the program culminates in a full FREE production for the public- in the same time frame as a professional theatre production.

Macbeth will be showing at Performance Works Outdoor Stage, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island.

Monday to Saturday from July 31st to August 15th at 7:30pm
2:00pm matinees on August 1st, 8th, and 15th.

Previews will be on July 31st at 7:30pm and August 1st at 2:00pm.

The performance is FREE!

However, there is limited seating, so please arrive early for the best seats. Bring a
blanket for when the sun goes down- it can get chilly near the water. This production is great for all ages, but please
keep in mind that there may be some scary parts.

For more information please call (604) 685-6217.

Munsch Alley
February 20, 2009

Director Tamara McCarthy and Performer Samantha Currie tell us why we should see


Based on the books by Robert Munsch

Adapted by Joel Kaiser

Directed by: Tamara McCarthy

Starring: Samantha Currie, Ben Elliott, Laura Jaye and Allan Zinyk

Presented by: Carousel Theatre (link)

Paper Bags, Snowsuits & Dragons. Oh my!

A personal favourite of both young and old – the stories of Robert Munsch! Elizabeth battles a fire-breathing dragon, Jonathan’s room is a subway stop, Thomas is stuck in his snowsuit, Tyya won’t take no for an answer, Jule Ann conquers The Dark, and Brigid turns into a rainbow of colours – all from the books by one of Canada’s best-loved children’s authors.

MARCH 7 – 28, 2009
At the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island

For Ages 5+ (with the exception of specially designated Toddler/Pre-School Matinees for ages 2+)
Babes in arms are not permitted. All children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

To order tickets for a public performance, please call our box office at 604.685.6217 or through Ticketmaster .
To order tickets for your school group, please contact Jessie van Rijn, General Manager, at 604.669.3410.

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As You Like It
July 30, 2008

Actors Keegan Flick-Parker, Sofie Newman and Emily Snee tell us about their upcoming outdoor production of

Presented by: Carousel Theatre‘s Teen Shakespeare Program

Free Play!

Head instructor Jack Paterson re-envisions Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in the 1950s – from Elizabethan court life to McCarthy-era society. Rosalind and Celia translate into all-American girls in poodle-skirts and bobby socks; the Forest of Arden becomes a den of beatniks and bohemians.

Shakespeare’s As You Like It establishes the boundary between courtly esteem and banishment – just as 1950s America stressed the divide between the patriotic mainstream and the rebels without a cause. Carmen Allatore’s bold design concept uses cinematic and cultural icons – James Dean, Elvis Presley, Joseph McCarthy, Jack Kerouac – as a visual shorthand to bring all the political and social tumult of the 50s immediately to mind within Shakespeare’s timeless story arc.

No matter when or where, one thing is certain –
“Love is merely a madness”

August 1 – 16, 2008. The show runs Monday to Saturday from August 1 to 16 at 7:30 PM
with matinees August 2, 4, 9, and 16 at 2:00 PM. Previews August 1 at 7:30 PM and
August 2 at 2:00 PM

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, on Granville Island

The show is FREE General Seating. Call the box office for more info at 604.685.6217

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