Snow White

by Greg Banks

A Carousel Theatre for Young People Production

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Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2023
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Waterfront Theatre
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Age Recommendation
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Running Time
75 Minutes

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Vocal Eye Live Description
December 16, 2023 4:00 PM
ASL Interpretation
December 9, 2023 1:00 PM
Relaxed Performances
Mask Mandatory Performance
December 2, 2023 1:00 PM

Show Information

“Thoughtful, charming, and highlyentertaining for audiences of all ages” –Toronto Star


“Full of theatrical virtuosity… A rollicking funny treat.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A fun, insightful, enchanting take on a classic. Perfect holiday fare” – NOW Toronto

Snow White by GregBanks turns this old fairy tale completely on its head…Why take the kids to see the show? First off, it’s funny. Like, really funny. I took my three kids, ages 12, 8 and 7, and they were busting up throughout the entire play.” – Parent Map, Seattle


A “Once Upon a Time” tale re-imagined for twice as much fun! Not your traditional Snow White, this clever twist on the beloved fairy tale is a two-actor take that’s irresistibly playful and oh-so smart. With lightning quick switches, the duet morphs into 14 characters, retelling (along with a song or three!) the story of Snow White, all seven dwarfs, the prince, queen and her madcap crew. Hilarious and charming, this ingenious Snow White nudges the classic toward a more timely interpretation.

Show does contain haze

Show Schedule

Public Performances

Fri, Dec 1 | 7:00 PM - Opening

Sat, Dec 2 | 1:00 PM - Mask Mandatory Performance

Sat, Dec 2 | 4:00 PM  - Dress Up Day

Sun, Dec 3 | 11:00 AM

Sun, Dec 3 | 2:00 PM

Sat, Dec 9 | 1:00 PM - ASL Performance

Sat, Dec 9 | 4:00 PM - Dress Up Day

Sun, Dec 10 | 11:00 AM

Sun, Dec 10 | 2:00 PM

Sat, Dec 16 | 1:00 PM

Sat, Dec 16 | 4:00 PM - VocalEye Performance

Sun, Dec 17 | 11:00 AM

Sun, Dec 17 | 2:00 PM

Wed, Dec 20 | 11:00 AM

Wed, Dec 20 | 2:00 PM

Thu, Dec 21 | 11:00 AM

Thu, Dec 21 | 2:00 PM

Fri, Dec 22 | 11:00 AM

Fri, Dec 22 | 2:00 PM

Sat, Dec 23 | 1:00 PM

Sat, Dec 23 | 4:00 PM  - Dress Up Day!

Wed, Dec 27 | 11:00 AM

Wed, Dec 27 | 2:00 PM

Thu, Dec 28 | 11:00 AM

Thu, Dec 28 | 2:00 PM

Fri, Dec 29 | 11:00 AM

Fri, Dec 29 | 2:00 PM

Sat, Dec 30 | 1:00 PM

Sat, Dec 30 | 4:00 PM  - Dress Up Day!

Sun, Dec 31 | 11:00 AM

Sun, Dec 31 | 2:00 PM

School Performances

Wed, Nov 29 | 10:00 AM

Wed, Nov 29 | 1:00 PM

Thu, Nov 30 10:00 AM

Thu, Nov 30 | 1:00 PM

Tue, Dec 5 | 10:00 AM

Wed, Dec 6 | 10:00 AM

Thu, Dec 7 | 10:00 AM

Thu, Dec 7 | 1:00 PM

Fri, Dec 8 | 10:00 AM

Fri, Dec 8 | 1:00 PM

Tue, Dec 12 | 10:00 AM

Wed, Dec 13 | 10:00 AM

Thu, Dec 14 | 10:00 AM

Thu, Dec 14 | 1:00 PM

Fri, Dec 15 | 10:00 AM

Fri, Dec 15 | 1:00 PM

Cast & Creative

Director: Jennica Grienke

Assistant Director: Sophia Saugstad

Stage Manager:  Taylor McKinnon

Playwright: Greg Banks

Musician: MJ Coomber

Four: Carly Pokoradi

Snow White: Katrina Teitz

Sound Designer: MJ Coomber

Set and Props Designer: Monica Emme

Costumes Designer: Emily Friesen

Lighting Designer: Rebekah Johnson

Head of Wardrobe: Deb Basterfield

Production Manager: Lisa Gemino

Technical Director: Ash Shotton

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.

Rabbit Chase
by Elizabeth LaPensée

Age Ranges: Ages 8-12 (Grades 3-7)

Summary & Themes: An Indigenous, queer remix on the classic Alice in Wonderland tale, in the form of a graphic novel! Anishinaabe culture and storytelling meet in a classic fairy tale retelling in this coming-of-age graphic novel that explores Indigenous and gender issues through a fresh yet familiar looking glass. Featuring a nonbinary main character, Trickster spirits, land-grabbing Queens, and dark water spirits.

Finding My Dance
by Ria Thundercloud

Age Range: Ages 4-8 (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Summary & Themes: The story of a professional Indigenous ballerina, who, through her path to dance, learned to take pride in her cultural heritage and how to express herself through different types of dance. Ria Thundercloud not only finds her dance, but finds a more vibrant sense of herself through her culture and art.

Marikit and the Ocean Of Stars
by Caris Avendano Cruz

Age Range: Ages 8-12 (Grades 3-7)

Summary & Themes: A young girl from a single-parent, low-income family, finds herself in a world of fairies, goddesses, and strange mythical creatures on a quest to save her family from a shadow god. This is a story about choosing your own fate, about trusting your own intuition, and about love being the ultimate guide when it comes to the challenges that face us. It is also about finding the value in who you are as a person instead of trying to get external validation from peers, society, and from our external image.

Beautifully Me
by Nabela Noor

Age Range: Ages 4-8 (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Summary & Themes: Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being “too big,” she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks. As her day goes on, she hears more and more people being critical of each other’s and their own bodies, until her outburst over dinner leads her family to see what they’ve been doing wrong—and to help Zubi see that we can all make the world a more beautiful place by being beautifully ourselves.

The Tea Dragon Society
by K. O’Neill

Age Range: Ages 7-11 (Grades 2-6)

Summary & Themes: Step into an extraordinary world where caring for one’s tea dragon, and being in community with those around us, are essential to our well being. Representation matters! This book (and series) includes diverse perspectives from Queer & Trans characters, and includes BIPOC and disability representation as well. For children (and adults young-at-heart) of all ages, this short and brilliant little book will remind you of the wonder and kindness that make this world a brighter place every day.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne Valente

Age Range: Ages 9-13  (Grades 4-8)

Summary & Themes: This book is sure to sprinkle your heart with warmth, enchantment, and wonder-filled adventure. A story about an ordinary young girl doing extraordinary things, that turns classic fairy tale tropes upside down and inside out! This tale shares wisdom with its readers about courage, resilience, making your own path, friendship, and the epic power of caring relationships. An unforgettable book that will enrich the lives of readers of all ages.

The Truth About Dragons
by Julie Leung

Age Range: Ages 4-8 (Kindergarten- Grade 3)

Summary & Themes: A young boy discovers the wonders of biracial identity through his two grandmothers and their colourful storytelling. A sense of curiosity and wonder is evoked in this heartwarming tale that will help biracial children feel seen and allow them to feel pride in the many parts that make a person whole and special.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales
by Karrie Fransman

Age Range: Ages 10+ (Grades 5 and up)

Summary & Themes: Feminist retellings of classic fairy tales. A dazzling world where Kings are saved from curses by brave Queens, where daring Princesses climb the beards of Princes-in-distress, and where new perspectives bring vibrant new angles on old stories.

Once-Upon-A-World Diverse Fairy Tales Board Books
by Chloe Perkins

Age Range: Ages 2-6 (Kindergarten)

Summary & Themes: New approaches to traditional stories. Diverse twists on classic tales. Magic and fairy tales can happen across the world and cultures.

Ex: Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea

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