Coming In 2019
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favourite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairy tale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
The Music Man Jr.
Based on Meredith Willson's six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man JR. features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man JR. is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
The Wizard of Oz
This classic tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good Witch, Auntie Em, Uncle Henry and our favourite Munchkins and Ozians as they journey to escape the Wicked Witch of the West, her Flying Monkeys and Winkie Guards, get past the Doorman of Oz, and meet the Wizard to have their greatest wishes granted.
Anne of Green Gables
by Don Harron & Norman Campbell
Awarded the Guinness World Records title for Longest Running Annual Musical Theatre Production
The classic tale of an orphan girl, Anne, who rises from destitution to happiness in the farm country of Charlottetown, PEI, entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality. Anne's adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers (Matthew and Marilla) and her new friends at school (including Gilbert Blythe, Diana Barry & Josie Pye) are both comical and heartwarming. Originating in Canada, the musical play left capacity audiences there to journey to London, where it opened to acclaim. The original Anne of Green Gables novel is the first in a prized series by writer L.M. Montgomery.
Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella
"Impossible things are happening every day!" sings the Godmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical fairy tale CINDERELLA, and impossible things will happen when young performers bring this timeless tale to life.
First seen as a television spectacular in 1957, and remade for television in 1965 and 1997, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA spins its own version of the traditional story, woven through with such beloved songs as "In My Own Little Corner," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Impossible."
With the script and score lovingly adapted for the stage, this classic seems just as fresh today. After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits.
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