Performing arts education is essential in the development of students' social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. It is well documented that expereinces in drama, dance and music help students to develop their ability to think critically and creatively. Performing arts play a valuable role in helping students achieve their potential as learners and to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole." Ontario Elementary Curriculum

Booking Information

To book performances for your school group, please click on the Booking Form above or call the Theatre Orangeville Box Office: 519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295.


2019-20 Education on Stage 

Welcome to another season of education on the Theatre Orangeville stage!
We are thrilled to offer the following productions for your elementary classes. One complimentary adult ticket will be provided for each booking of 10 students. Additional adult tickets can also be ordered. All Education on Stage performances end with a 15 minute Q&A with the cast so your students have a chance to explore the production a little deeper.



Cinderella Presented by DuffleBag Theatre

Grades JK to 4
November 13 and 14, 2019, Showtimes: 10am and 1pm

Cinderella’s life is storybook perfect. That is, until circumstances force her into a life ofdrudgery in the home of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. But once handsome Prince Charming decides to hold a Royal Ball at the palace, things just might change for our heroine, with a little magical help from her Fairy Godmother. And a pumpkin… don’t forget the pumpkin. Is Cinderella destined for a “happily ever after”? If the shoe fits… literally!

Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Language Arts, Social Studies, Character Education

Cost: $10 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $13


Little Women Presented by Theatre Orangeville
Music & Lyrics by Jim Betts, Book by Nancy Early
Grades 4* to 8
November 28, December 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019
Showtimes: 11am, Running Time: Approx 2 hours

Spanning one turbulent and joyful year in the life of the four March sisters, Little Women is an all-Canadian musical adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic novel. Back on the Theatre Orangeville stage after having had its World Premiere here in 2001, the show is fi lled with memorable songs by Jim Betts, and a whimsical book by Nancy Early. It’s the perfect Holiday treat!

Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Character Education, Language Arts, Relationships, Music, History, Social Studies
*Little Women deals with difficult subject matter including illness and death.

Cost: $13 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $21

 


Goldilocks and the Three Canadian Bears/
boucle d’or et les trois ours canadiens

Presented by Little Red Theatre
Grades JK to 3
February 4, 5, and 6, 2020, Showtimes: 10am and 1pm
• French performances: Feb. 4 at 10am and 1pm, Feb. 5 at 10am
• English performances: Feb. 5 at 1pm, Feb. 6 at 10am and 1pm

The tale of Goldilocks is about the surprising discoveries that curiosity brings. The strikingly simple plot lines and rich fairy tale flavour allows us to create a colourful pallet of folk music from the Ottawa Valley with a contemporary script combined with some very silly and witty kid storytelling. Welcome to the world of a confused narrator, a perky girl and three really cute, environmentally concerned Canadian bears. Goldilock’s curiosity never fails to charm!

Le conte de Boucle D’or est un conte simple mais riche en thèmes. Il décrit les périples derrière la quête du savoir, elle-même alimentée par une curiosité
débordante. Ce récit a une saveur de conte de fées et nous permet de créer une palette colorée de musique folk provenant de la vallée d’Ottawa avec un son contemporain. La pièce combine de l’humour satirique pour enfants avec un narrateur désorienté qui nous guide à travers cette histoire et trois oursons vraiment mignons et respectueux de l’environnement. Boucle D’or ne manque jamais de nous charmer!

Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Character Education, Canadian Studies, Environmental Studies
Cost: $10 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $13


 

We're hitting the road and bring the Theatre to YOUR school!

This Spring we’ll be touring an incredible production for Grade 4 to 8: Max the Magnificent  

This experience is nothing short of incredible. We bring everything to you – a complete set, sound gear, the whole nine yards, and transform your gym to Max’s bedroom. 

Max is a kid who marches to the beat of his own drum. Taylor is a kid who likes to beat on Max’s drum.  Max is feeling alone. How does he get Taylor to stop bullying him? How does Max reach out and make friends when no-one seems to understand him? Enter Zamalda, the hero in Max’s favourite video game. Through the video adventure paralleling Max’s own life, and Zamalda leading the way, Max and Taylor discover that everyone has their own adventure, and everyone needs a little help along the way.

We will be touring our next Theatre for Young Audiences production, May 25 to June 19, 2020 and have a morning and afternoon opportunity each day. The performance fee is only $550 (+HST), and can be performed to as many students as you can seat in your gym. The performance ends with a Q&A so we can have a first-hand discussion about the curriculum guided topics we discover along the way.

Running time is approx. 1hr, including a Q&A with the cast. There is also a comprehensive study guide available, (complete with class and independent worksheets, and projects).

For bookings or questions please call 519-942-3423 or email, Sharyn Ayliffe, Programs Manager: sayliffe@theatreorangeville.ca

 


 

"Performing arts education is essential in the development of students' social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. It is well documented that expereinces in drama, dance and music help students to develop their ability to think critically and creatively. Performing arts play a valuable role in helping students achieve their potential as learners and to participate fully in their community and in society as a whole." Ontario Elementary Curriculum

Booking Information

To book performances for your school group, please click on the Booking Form above or call the Theatre Orangeville Box Office: 519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295.


2019-20 Education on Stage

Welcome to another season of education on the Theatre Orangeville stage!

We are thrilled to offer the following productions for your secondary classes. One complimentary adult ticket will be provided for each booking of 10 students. Additional adult tickets can also be ordered. All Education on Stage performances end with a 15 minute Q&A with the cast so your students have a chance to explore the production a little deeper. Want to take the experience one step further? We can bring our playwrights, directors and creative team right into your classroom.


Little Women 
Music & Lyrics by Jim Betts, Book by Nancy Early
Grades 4 to 8
November 28, December 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019
Showtimes: 11am, Running Time: Approx 2 hours

Spanning one turbulent and joyful year in the life of the four March sisters, Little Women is an all-Canadian musical adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic novel. Back on the Theatre Orangeville stage after having had its World Premiere here in 2001, the show is fi lled with memorable songs by Jim Betts, and a whimsical book by Nancy Early. It’s the perfect Holiday treat!

Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Character Education, Language Arts, Relationships, Music, History, Social Studies
Cost: $13 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $21


Too Close to Home
World Premiere by Alison Lawrence
March 20, 2020
Showtime: 11am, Running Time: Approx 2 hours

There’s a knock on Margaret’s door in the middle of the night. It’s her daughter Julie with grandson Connor in tow, on the run from the big city after her marriage has imploded. Margaret’s simple small town life is turned upside down with unexpected romance and unresolved issues! Join them on their journey to learn what it means to be a family, all over again. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming, delightful story!
Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Language Arts, Social Science, Creative Writing, Character Education, Relationships, Social Studies
Cost: $13 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $21

 


The New Canadian Curling Club
Written by Mark Crawford
May 1, 2020
Showtime: 11am, Running Time: Approx 2 hours

Four new Canadians from around the globe sign up for a weekly “Learn to Curl” class. Trouble is, their reluctant coach has some strong opinions about immigrants. What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice to become a true team. From Mark Crawford, the playwright of The Birds and the Bees and Stag and Doe, comes a sweeping comedy that lands right on the button!

Curriculum Relevance: Drama, Language Arts, Creative Writing, Character Education, Canadian and World Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
Cost: $13 (including HST) Additional Adult Tickets: $21

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One complimentary adult ticket will be provided for each booking of 10 students. Additional adult tickets can also be ordered. Payment is due in full 30 days prior to your show date. We will contact you at this time to confirm your attendance numbers.

Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the show time, as earlier schools may not be permitted into the Opera House until that point.



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