December 13, 2021


CTYP 2022 Season Announcement

Carousel Theatre for Young People is excited to finally announce its 2022 Season of live productions starting in March at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

After almost two years without being able to invite audiences into the Waterfront Theatre for live theatre, the organization has gone through its share of changes. Looking toward a bright future, CTYP is eager to welcome its patrons back in the new year for a season of live, heartfelt, and whimsical family theatre.

Everyone at Carousel is beyond excited to finally share our future plans and productions with our patient community. We remain committed to producing and showcasing theatre for young audiences on Granville Island.

– Co-Artistic Director & Managing Directors Dave Deveau and Jennica Grienke

These shows are an extension of the 2021/22 Season that began with the Teen Shakespeare Program’s sold-out production of The Tempest performed live outdoors this past summer in Ron Basford Park.

Tickets are available to purchase here.

Illustrations by Koh Lauren Quan.


Puente Theatre (Victoria) Production
by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, Judd Palmer & Brooke Maxwell
March 2-20, 2022 (ages 5-10)

A timely parable about immigration, friendship, sharing, and individuality, Gruff tells the story of two goats: one wealthy with plenty to eat and one poor goat with nothing. A hideous troll has taken up residence under the bridge separating the lush green lands of the Rich Goat from the barren waste on the other side of the craggy chasm. The troll is soon recruited to join the side of the underclass, but when the revolution is won, the victors become tyrants, and it’s up to the troll to find a way to break the cycle of greed. Gruff is a musical for families about what happens when the grass really is greener on the other side.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls

by Dave Deveau
A Carousel Theatre for Young People Production
March 31-April 23, 2022 (ages 7-12)

Follow the story of nine-year-old Fiona who comes out as a boy and wants to be called Fin. He has always had a feeling – knowing something was different but not knowing what it was exactly or how to say it. As Fin cuts his hair short and changes his name, his family works to understand and adjust to Fin’s gender identity. Dad accepts the change right away, but Mom struggles at first. We see Fin’s family grapple with his transition with the best of intentions. Throughout the course of Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, we see how they ultimately begin to understand and embrace Fin for who he really is.

The Code

by Rachel Aberle
A Green Thumb Theatre Production
May 10-14, 2022 (ages 12+)

Moira takes pride in standing up for what she believes in. But after spearheading a protest at school that results in the spring dance being cancelled, she receives cruel messages online and at school. Luckily, her best friends Simon and Connor have her back – until Simon reveals his romantic feelings towards Moira, which she doesn’t return. Feeling “friend-zoned”, Simon joins the barrage of hurtful comments and Connor is forced to take a hard look at where his loyalties lie. With humour and nuance, The Code challenges teens to hold themselves accountable for their words and actions, and consider what’s at stake when lines are crossed.