Carousel Theatre’s Annual TRAVEL RAFFLE

          June 18th, 2012



          One of Carousel Theatre’s favourite fundraisers, The Travel Raffle, is about to take off!

          The Travel Raffle is a fundraiser for our Teen Shakespeare Program, which is celebrating it’s 22nd birthday this summer.

          We have 1500 tickets available at $5 each ($125 for a book of 25). Tickets are on sale now until August 11 – with the draw happening that evening at 8:30pm.

          Tickets are available at Carousel Theatre (1411 Cartwright Street, 604.669.3410), at Performance Works during the run of the Teen Shakespeare Program, AND will also be available at select Vancouver Farmers Markets in July:

          Main St – Wednesday, July 11  3:00PM – 7:00PM

          Trout Lake – Saturday, July 14   9:00AM – 2:00PM

          Kerrisdale – Saturday, July 21  10:00AM – 2:00PM

          Kitsilano –  Sunday, July 15 10:00AM – 2:00PM

          Follow our Carousel Theatre Twitter Account for updates on other seller locations in the coming weeks.


          “Wait- wait- wait – That sounds awesome. But what can I win?!”


          1st Prize:  A return flight for two from WestJet, to anywhere WestJet flies with all taxes, fees and surcharges included.  Some restrictions apply.  Prize voucher valid until August 11, 2013.

          2nd Prize:  4 Tickets to The Arts Club’s It’s a Wonderful Life, 1 Month Pass to Semperviva Yoga,  2 tickets to a 2012 Bard on the Beach Mainstage production, and 10 tickets to the 2012 Vancouver International Fringe Festival.

          (images: Arts Club Theatre, Semperviva Yoga, Bard on the Beach, Wonderheads at Vancouver Fringe Festival)

          3rd Prize:  Season Tickets to Pacific Theatre’s 2012/2013 Season, 6 tickets to Vancouver TheatreSports, and a $50 Gift Certificate to Bridges Restaurant.

          (images: Pacific Theatre, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Bridges Restaurant)


          “What’s a ‘Teen Shakespeare Program’?!

          Teen Shakespeare 2011

          The Teen Shakespeare Program is an intensive six week program for teens ages 13 to 17 years from July 2 until August 11, 2012. Teen actors are led through a four week rehearsal process of the full length Shakespeare play, and the program culminates in a full production for the public.

          This year the teen actors take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which will be a magical adventure at Performance Works Outdoor Stage on Granville Island.  The wooden outdoor stage at Ron Basford Park (the Teen Shakespeare Program’s home for 20+ years) will be transformed into a remote island setting, where the exiled duke Prospero, a magician, plans to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place at court. With his slave Caliban and the sprite Ariel, he creates a tempest which brings to the island his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit Alonso, King of Naples.

          Shakespeare’s magical adventure will be performed by an ensemble of teen actors from across Metro Vancouver and Victoria.


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