Shows

Shows for 2019/2020 Season

 

“Jack and the Beanstalk”

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton
by Maritime Marionettes (NS)

Jack and the BeanstalkBeloved puppeteers, Maritime Marionettes, retell the popular folktale that follows Jack’s incredible journey from his humble cottage, up a giant beanstalk, to a castle in the sky.

It all begins when Jack agrees to trade his cow to a mysterious traveler for a bag of magic beans. Jack’s excitement is not shared by his mother, who throws the beans to the ground.

That night the unimaginable happens – the beans grow into a stalk that towers high in the sky. Filled with curiosity, Jack climbs the beanstalk where he discovers a huge castle. Inside the castle lives a greedy giant who delights in the many treasures he has stolen from the people down below. Among his favorite treasures are a hen that lays golden eggs, and a beautiful singing harp that lulls him to sleep until he begins to snore like thunder.

While the Giant sleeps, Jack runs off with the hen and the singing harp. The cries of the harp awaken the Giant, who chases Jack toward the beanstalk. Jack scurries to the bottom of the beanstalk and quickly chops it to the ground, before the surprised Giant can follow him home.

This lighthearted presentation is for all ages and features marionettes, shadow puppets, music, and story-telling. The story reminds us to appreciate what we have, and that it is how big we are on the inside that matters most of all.

Purchase your tickets online or in person the day of the show.

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! are made possible in part by grants from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.


“Mike Stevens”

Time and place to be arranged
“Breathe in the world, breathe out the music.”

Mike StevensIn this energetic and interactive performance with awe inspiring harmonica virtuoso Mike Stevens, discover that music is inside and around us all the time. It is not just those squiggly lines on a piece of paper. Mike turns feelings into sounds to spontaneously create music. In this performance, he uses a looper to create musical stories with suggestions from the audience. Most kids and adults leave the show with a real belief  that they can play music that reflects what they actually feel.

Mike Stevens is not only an outstanding musician, he is also the founder of ArtsCan Circle, an organization dedicated to encouraging children and youth in remote northern communities to self express through music and art. Mike Stevens has taken to the stage around the World, from the Grand Ole Opry to his TED Talks. His musical abilities are as inspiring as his public speaking.

To be in a room with Mike is an experience that can be felt in the heart.

Purchase your tickets online or in person the day of the show.

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! are made possible in part by grants from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.


“Ripopée”

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Haliburton
by L’Aubergine (QC)

RipopéeRipopée is a clownish fable on the theme of travel. Four artists arrive in the night at the place where their show is to be presented. They fall asleep only to discover upon waking that their audience is already there. The show begins, but things get all mixed up: day-to-day life interferes with the performance, forcing it down a new, unpredictable path.

In these artists’ hands, everyday objects become tools to create a quirky universe, sometimes bordering on the absurd. The characters let their imaginations run wild to the point where they even lose sight of reality for a while. They dive head first into the unpredictable, with virtuosity guiding their fantasy.

Purchase your tickets online or in person the day of the show.

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! are made possible in part by grants from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.


“The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito”

Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2:00pm
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, Halibuton
Book, Music, and Lyrics written by Tomson Highway

The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquitoby Carousel Players (ON)

Mary Jane Mosquito has no wings. What she really wants to do is sing her songs, share her language, and make friends. But how will she fit in without wings? As Mary Jane tells her tale through song and story, Tomson Highway has woven in Cree words and phrases that are taught to the audience in playful interaction. Told with puppetry and fancyful costumes, this is a delightfully engaging piece for younger audiences.

Purchase your tickets online or in person the day of the show.

Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! are made possible in part by grants from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.


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