2016/2017 Season Announcement

  • 2016/2017 Season Announcement
  • 2016/2017 Season Announcement
  • 2016/2017 Season Announcement
  • 2016/2017 Season Announcement
March 19th, 2016

Carousel Theatre for Young People is tickled to unveil our 2016/17 Season of Theatre for Young Audiences. The season features a delightful line-up of new stories and classics, celebrating themes of resilience and resourcefulness.

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Sultans of the Street

by Anusree Roy

October 28-November 13, 2016
@ The Waterfront Theatre

In the fall, CTYP stages celebrated Indo-Canadian playwright Anusree Roy’s Sultans of the Street. Four children from different worlds – two who want new kites and two with the simple wish to attend school – are trapped in a world of begging on the streets of Kolkata, India. Dressed as gods, they bless the generous and threaten to curse those who are not. Together, they must work to escape servitude and set a course for a new life. In association with Diwali Fest.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Key Artistic Collaborators: Director Marcus Youssef and Production Dramaturg Rohit Chokhani


Icon_GoodnightGoodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny

A co-presentation with Axis Theatre Company of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

November 19-26, 2016
@ The Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre

Two beloved children’s stories come to life through puppetry and black light in Mermaid Theatre’s signature style. Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s sixty-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both feature the endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music that have earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre. Recommended for ages 3 and up with select All Ages performances for the whole family.


Icon_Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson

November  25-December 24, 2016
@ The Waterfront Theatre

Good grief! The cherished holiday classic comes to the CTYP stage in a lively musical adaption that also features a live jazz trio. Join Charlie Brown on his quirky journey as he tries to direct the school Christmas pageant.  With some help from his friends and a ragged little tree, Charlie Brown discovers the true meaning of the season. Recommended for ages 3 and up with select All Ages performances for the whole family.

Key Artistic Collaborators: Andrew Cownden as Charlie Brown and Allan Zinyk as Snoopy, with Director Carole Higgins and Choreographer Kayla Dunbar


Icon_Cat in the HatDr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain

February 24-March 19, 2017
@ The Waterfront Theatre 

The quintessential Seuss, The Cat in the Hat returns to the CTYP stage with extraordinary physical theatre, magic and movement. The Cat and his Hat appears one rainy day and turns The Boy, Sally and the Fish’s world upside down. At first it is fun, but Sally and the Boy soon find themselves in a chaotic predicament. They need to tell that Cat that his mischief is just too much. Recommended for ages 3 and up with select All Ages performances for the whole family and a Relaxed Performance for families and children with autism.

Key Artistic Collaborators: Mike Stack plays the title role and Carole Higgins directs. Katie Mitchell, one of the UK’s most celebrated and innovative directors crafted this piece originally for the National Theatre of Great Britain


Icon_Good DayGood Day and Good Night

World Premiere by Kayla Dunbar and Dustin Freeland

June 6-18, 2017
on the Bee Stage at Carousel Theatre for Young People

The beloved Bee Stage returns with a brand new play for little ones. The Sun is confident and popular and the Moon is shy and overlooked. When the Sun meets the Moon they seem too different to ever get along. But with the help of the clouds, the stars, some animals and the audience, they learn to accept each other’s differences and become friends. They also learn that when they put their different strengths together, they make an excellent team. Recommended for babies and toddlers, ages 0-3.

Key Artistic Collaborators: Actors and Playwrights Kayla Dunbar and Dustin Freeland, Director Carole Higgins and Dramaturg Jessica Mann Gutteridge



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