It’s Okay to be Different

Stories by Todd Parr

A Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Production, co-Presented with Axis Theatre

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March 16 - 24, 2024
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Waterfront Theatre
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Age Recommendation
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Running Time
45 minutes

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Vocal Eye Live Description
ASL Interpretation
Relaxed Performances
Mask Mandatory Performance
March 16, 2024 11:00 AM

Show Information

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than 71 books for children. His books are available in over forty countries throughout the world. With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, he explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence.

Mermaid’s new show features a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music for which the company has earned worldwide praise.

School group bookings for performances from March 12 - 15, 2024 are available through Axis Theatre at

Show Schedule

Public Performances
School Performances

Cast & Creative

Author / Illustrator – Todd Parr

Director / Production Designer – Jim Morrow

Composer – Asif Illyas

Sound Producer – Shehab Illyas

Narrator (The Earth Book) – Rebecca Thomas

Narrators (It’s Okay To Be Different) – Students from Armbrae Academy: Laura Britton, Nicholas Wang, Lachlan MacSween, Lydia Muchangi, Milena Tucker, Anik Jeyakumar

Project Manager – Struan Robertson

Associate Designers – Deborah MacLean & Rosie Browning

Scenic Painter – Lisa Bedard

Supplemental Reading List

This Book List is generously created by our friends at Massy Books.
Please note that CTYP does not thoroughly investigate the books listed.

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