Peter Pan Photos

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

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Santa Day!

It’s SANTA DAY at Rails End Gallery

Saturday November 24
noon until 2 pm.
Every year Haliburton Village BIA partners with Rails End to bring Santa to Haliburton Village the day after the evening parade. This year that day is Saturday November 24 from noon til 2pm. There will be a children’s craft table, tasty treats, story telling and, of course, Santa!  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the festive atmosphere of our community’s public art gallery. Admission is free. Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre is fully accessible so bring the stroller and enjoy an artful afternoon with your family and friends. (have you seen the new playground in Head Lake Park yet? We love the new swings!)

Be sure to wear your finest and have a professional “Santa Photo” taken by The Photo Shop for just $5 – Why not bring the whole family, or some friends and make it a group shot?

Looking for a special gift? The Gallery Shop is artfully decorated or the season and brimming with original art and craft by local artists and artisans. Be sure to visit our Christmas corner for delightful decorations, joyful jewelry and great greeting cards!

Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre is a registered Canadian charity and the Gallery Shop helps support year round community programming. This event is presented by Haliburton Village BIA and Rails End Gallery Volunteers with support from Haliburton District Lions Club.

PS Rails End Volunteers will be marching in the Santa Claus Parade on Friday evening November 23! The fun begins at 6:30 pm at the United Church and then along Highland Street.  Watch for us all decked out in GOLD as we kick off our 50th Anniversary year in style. If you and your friends would like to join us please call Laurie at 705-457-2330.

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Exciting News!

Razzamataz Kids Shows will be walking in both the Haliburton and Minden Santa Claus parades this weekend followed on Sunday by our 2nd performance of the season – Peter Pan by Dufflebag Theater at 2pm on Sunday at the Northern Lights Pavilion!
If anyone wishes to walk with us we’ll be meeting at 6pm at the Haliburton United Church on Friday and at 11am on Saturday at Archie Stouffer Elementary School in Minden.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

“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!

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Fundraising Updates

Great News! Razzamataz Kids Shows! is once again hosting a fundraiser through Mabel’s Labels. They have great products at discounted July pricing. Check it out at A percentage of each sale goes directly to us which we use to bring great Family Entertainment to you! So, Thank You.

Also, Lunch without Waste (now called will once again offer fundraising with each sale. However, due to the back-to-school rush they ONLY offer it for the months of October-November. So… if you can wait for just a few more months to spend and support Razzamataz Kids Shows we’d be grateful 🙂

Early Bird Season Pass Tickets!

Early Bird Season Pass Tickets are on sale now only until June 30th. 

These prices can’t be beat for $20 per person you get access to all 4 great shows coming to us next season.

For more information on the shows check the “Shows” tab of this website.

With many payment options available to you buying season pass tickets couldn’t be easier!

You can, use paypal available through this site!

You can send a cheque payable to Razzamataz Kids Shows! c/o 1763 Old Donald Rd. Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

You can contact a committee member for other options available to you.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at next seasons shows!

Thank you for a great 2011-2012 Season!

What a great year, we’ve just had!

Thank you to everyone who attended and enjoyed the shows during the 2011/2012 season!

However, there is no time to dwell in the past.  Let’s get ready for our next great season!

Coming to you for the 2012/2013 season we have…

Heath Tarlin entertainment Inc. Presents

“Cake and I Scream” –

Sunday October 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm at The Northern Light Theatre

This is a story of two people, Hank and Shirley, trying their hands at opening a brand new restaurant.  There is only one problem, it’s right next to an amusement park!  Hank and Shirley are a little worried about competing with all the fun next door, until they hit on a plan to make their restaurant every bit as entertaining as the rides and games at the amusement park.  Yes, they’re spicing it up and we’re not talking about the food!  The main dish is on fire, the plates are spinning and the spaghetti is flying!  The big question is – will Hank and Shirley’s crazy inventions and wild antics make their restaurant a success?  Of course!  This is a comedy!

Dufflebag Theatre presents

“Peter Pan”

Sunday November 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm at Northern Light Theatre

The Dufflebag actors begin the retelling of the classic fairy tale, Peter Pan.  Just when the audience becomes enthralled by the story – a twist is created!  Before your very eyes, audience members are invited on stage and are drawn into the action.  This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages and a truly unique interactive theatrical experience where the dream of living a fairy tale actually does comes true!

         Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre presents

“The Wind in the Willows”

Sunday January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm at The Northern Light Theatre

With exceptional puppetry, theatre, storytelling, dance, music and visual art, the Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre tells this wonderful story of four little animals – the shy Mole, Rat, who loves the river, Badger who doesn’t go out much, and Toad, whose boisterous adventures can have dangerous consequences – stand up to bullies, rescue a baby otter, and learn how to listen to what the wind whispers in the willows, all along the river.

Circus Montreal

Date and Location unknown at this time

A gourmet fusion of circus, comedy and theatre.  An all ages show that has been seen live by over a million people in 13 countries around the world.  The recipe:  Begin with one comic gentleman, add a crow, mix in exciting circus prop and add amazing stunts & tricks.  The result:  a unique and popular show filled with silly elegance and cheering audiences.

Sounds great right?  We can’t wait and we want you to come and join us! 

Early Bird Season Passes are on sale right now until June 30th. 

$20 per person (children under 2 are free) and you’ll have all you need for all 4 of these great shows!


Babar Presented by Little Red Theatre

Today was the 4th and therefore, last show of the 2011/2012 Razzamataz Kids Show! season.  We were treated to a presentation of Babar presented by Little Red Theatre at YMCA Camp Wanakita.

This show involved 3 performers who sang (sometimes in 3 part harmony) and used puppets and shadow imagery to tell the story of Babar, the elephant king’s story from his time as a young elephant to when he was crowned king.  During the show the audience was able to participate by singing with the preformers and some of the children were also able to test out their acting skills in various roles throughout the production.

Our photo gallery will soon have photos from this great show for your viewing pleasure.

Thank you to both YMCA Camp Wanakita and to Little Red Theatre for allowing us the opportunity to watch this show in a great atmoshere.  A spectial thank you to Camp Wanakita for the yummy cookies after the show!

Don’t forget that Early Bird Tickets are now on sale until the end of June for the low price of $20/ticket ages 2 and up. 

$20 gives you access to all 4 of our shows coming in the 2012/2013 year!

Last show of 2011/2012 Season

Our last show of the 2011/2012 season is fast approaching.

“Babar”  Presented by Little Red Theatre                               

3pm Sunday, April 15, 2012 at YMCA Camp Wanakita

Babar by Jean De Brunhoff tells the story of a young elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to the jungle to share his successes and discoveries with the other elephants.  He becomes a king, has children Pom, Flora, Alexander and Isabel and teaches them all his valuable lessons!

As always, we will have seasons passes available for purchase at this last show.  As soon as it is confirmed we will post the upcoming line up onthe website so that you know what to expect for next year.  The Early Bird ticket price is $20/person for all 4 shows being presented in the 2012/2013 season.  Early Bird prices don’t last forever so get your tickets sooner rather than later!  We accept cash, cheques and you can purchase your tickets online through PayPal!  Head to our website for more details.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget that you can use your “Bring a Friend” coupon at any of the shows in this season – so, if you haven’t used it yet don’t forget to bring a friend and use up that coupon!


Sheesham and Lotus

In February we had our 3rd show of the season… Sheesham and Lotus took us for a trip back in time to visit Old Time Ways.

This delightful show 2 person act introduced the audience to the methods or music which originated in Africa and have been modified to the instruments used today.  The audience was also granted an opportunity to try “Ham boning” themselves after a brief demonstration of the basic movements by the preformers.  To find out more about this great show check them out at:

We enjoyed a truly excellent show and look forward to the upcoming show on April 15th.