“The incredible adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito” Performance Cancelled

"The incredible adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito" Performance Cancelled

Professor Wick’s School of Magic & Illusion

The Haliburton Highlands Museum & Razzamataz Kids’ Show is proud to present the Professor Wick’s School of Magic & Illusion on Saturday January 14th at 3:30pm. See the flyer below for more details.


Thank You 2015-2016

Thank you to everyone who made the 2015-16 Razzamataz season such a success!

Razzamataz - Thank You 2015-16

Alice in Wonderland – Motus O Dance Theatre Workshop – Jan 9 & 10

Join Motus O Dance Theater poster

Click here to download the registration form!

Do you love theater, music and dance? Help Wanted!

Please help Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! to bring high quality live performing arts to families in Haliburton County.

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows is looking for volunteers to program the organization’s annual Family Entertainment Series, to design and manage print advertising, and to write funding proposals. We are also looking for a person to liase with schools and other organizations in our efforts to bring performing arts to the community.

Free webinars for professional development on a wide range of topics relating to presenting are available to members of Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! through Ontario Presents.

We are looking for:

An Artistic Director who should

  • have great interpersonal skills
  • research recent developments in family entertainment
  • attend 1 to 2 events showcasing the exciting works of artists performing for a family audience
  • liaise with a network of children’s presenters of Northern Ontario
  • Participate in conference calls with the network of children’s presenters to select performances to be included in Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! Family Entertainment Series
  • manage the contracting of artists
  • book the venue for each show
  • use the online file sharing service SamePage to maintain a list of recommended artists and performances and to upload letters of agreement, contracts and promotional materials
  • gather promotional materials from the artists and make these and other relevant materials are accessible to other committee members
  • Work closely with the committee’s treasurer and the person writing funding proposals

A Graphic Designer who should

  • Design annual brochure
  • Design print advertising (posters, newspaper ads, poster board,…)
  • Ensure timely delivery of print advertising

A Grant Proposal Writer who should

  • Have good writing skills
  • Communicate with representative of funding agencies
  • Write two funding proposals each year (OAC, Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Work together with the Artistic Director and Treasurer to inform the grant proposal.
  • Collect all media which showcase or advertise Razzamataz for use in report writing
  • Write two annual reports (OAC, Department of Canadian Heritage)
  • Archive funding proposals and written communications on paper and using the online file sharing service SamePage.

A Liaison person who should

  • have good verbal skills
  • work closely with the artistic director in planning community outreach programs and cooperative efforts with other organizations.

If you’re interested or have any questions, please contact Dawn Hurd at 705-854-0728.


Razzamataz at Trash & Treasure Show

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Trash & Treasure show.

More ‘Mr E’ Pics

Courtesy of Cathy. Click to enlarge.

Everybody Loves a Parade!

Thanks to the Minden Times for featuring a photo of us participating in the Minden Christmas parade. Below the image, there’s a link to a pdf scan of the full Times coverage of the parade.


Click here to view/download a pdf scan of the full Minden Times parade coverage page.

Peter Pan Photos

Thanks to Isabel for these photos from the Peter Pan show.

Click images to enlarge

“Cake and I Scream”, by Kira

The following blog post is reposted from Kira von Zuben’s blog – Bedrock and Brambles
Thanks, Kira!

Today I took the Auren, Fern and Meer to see “Cake and I scream”, with Heath Tarlin Entertainment. This is one of four shows through the Razzamataz kids shows. Razzamataz shows are organized by volunteer, non-profit groups and have been produced for more than twenty five years.

Cake and I Scream is a comedy about Hank and Shirley who want to open a restaurant beside an amusement park. They are worried about having to compete with all the excitement next door.

The Kids had a Blast! Auren thought it was so ‘awesome’. He had lots of belly laughs and wanted to participate when they asked for audience volunteers. Sweet Fern enjoyed it but covered her ears most of the time because of the suspense and action on stage. Meer who is now 11 months made it through the show.

We really enjoyed the show and are looking forward to the next one! Thank you to all the volunteers who make these amazing shows possible!

Original blog post – bedrockandbrambles.blogspot.ca/2012/10/and-i-scream-by-kira.html