Munscha Mia!

February 14th, 2011

Rockin’ out at Carousel Theatre. Benjamin Elliott, Samantha Currie and Laura Jaye star in MUNSCHA MIA



Based on the books by ROBERT MUNSCH   Adaptation by DEBBIE PATTERSON

MARCH 5 TO 27, 2011

At the Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright Street on Granville Island)

For Ages 3+ (No babes in arms)

VANCOUVER, BC – Carousel Theatre presents MUNSCHA MIA based on the books by Robert Munsch and adapted by Debbie Patterson. A sensational high-octane play with music based on five Robert Munsch stories including old favourites like Stephanie’s Ponytail, Jonathan Cleaned Up-Then He Heard a Sound and Aaron’s Hair, and new ones like Down the Drain and The Sandcastle Contest. This spectacle will charm audiences, young and old, and have them singing along!

Director CAROLE HIGGINS, Artistic & Managing Director of Carousel Theatre for Young People, is excited to bring the return of Munsch’s hit stories for kids in this production to Vancouver’s families. Munscha Mia is a fun collection of hit stories from Canada’s best-selling children’s author, Robert Munsch.  Audiences were delighted by our previous Munsch production of Munsch Alley and Love You Forever, The success of those productions inspired us to bring more Munsch to Vancouver audiences with Munscha Mia.

Robert Munsch has written over 50 books and has written several unpublished stories. Some of his books were adapted into the cartoon series Bunch of Munsch.  In 1999 Munsch was made a Member of the Order of Canada and on June 16, 2009, it was announced that Munsch would receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. The induction ceremony was held on September 12, 2009.

SAMANTHA CURRIE, BENJAMIN ELLIOT and LAURA JAYE bring to life five of Robert Munsch’s wild collection of short stories.  Carousel Theatre’s production of MUNSCHA MIA will feature the work of an award-winning creative team: Director CAROLE HIGGINS, Musical Director BENJAMIN ELLIOT, Set Designer DREW FACEY, Costume Designer CHRISTOPHER DAVID GAUTHIER, and Lighting Designer DARREN BOQUIST. Stage Management is by BENJAMIN CHEUNG, with Apprentice Stage Manager ANTHONY LIAM KEARNS.

Public Performances March 5 – 27 (Sat & Sun, 10am and 2pm)

HEY PARENTS! Spring Break Week March 22 to 25 (Tues to Fri, 10am & 2pm)

School Matinees March 4 to 18, 2011 (Tues – Fri, 10am & 1pm)

Opening Performance Saturday, March 5 at 2pm (Family friendly gala with lots of snacks and a chance to meet the actors after the show!)

Dress-Up Matinee Saturday, March 12 at 2pm (Come dressed as your favourite Robert Munsch character. One of the few opportunities that dragons are welcome in a theatre!)

Benefit Performance Saturday, March 26 at 4pm (Special benefit performance for the Actors’ Fund of Canada)

Tickets Adults $29, Students with ID/Seniors $25, Youths (Ages 5-17) $15 , Preschoolers (Ages 3-4) $15

Discounts Available for groups of 10+

For tickets contact Carousel Theatre Box Office @ 604.669.3410 or purchase online by clicking here.

Laura Jaye, Benjamin Elliott and Samantha Currie in MUNSCHA MIA

One Response to Munscha Mia!

  1. ‘Love You Forever’ has always been my frovaite too… I still cry everytime I read it! My ‘babies’ are growing up.. my oldest is 20, youngest 13, have four in all… they ALL remember this story!

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