We’ve rolled all the best moments from all the best Christmas movies into one 45-minute original production. Watch as it snowballs into a hilarious musical about a group of people (and elves) who find themselves in the festive village of Christmas Town for the holidays and all the trouble they get into before ultimately discovering the true meaning of Christmas. With music by children’s entertainer MR. I and a script created in collaboration with the cast can you spot a reference to YOUR favourite holiday movie?
Sunday, December 10
Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this 60-minute adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. The story centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.
Sunday, December 10
4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Inlet Theatre, Port Moody
This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!
A musical retelling of Shakespeare’s classic story about a pair of lovestruck teenagers and a troupe of actors who find themselves caught in the middle of a fight between the faerie King and Queen. Full of hijinks, mishaps, and faeries causing mayhem this modern take on a classic piece of literature will come to life with an all-new score of original music.
For ages 5-7 – (No Auditions Required)
5 year olds should have completed Kindergarten to register for this program.
This weeklong acting camp is all about the fun! Kids learn singing, dancing, and acting through creative play with masks, costumes, music and more then get to join in the ensemble for the performance of High School Musical on the last day.
For ages 7 – 13 – (No Auditions Required)
*7 year olds should register for Play Camp unless they have previous experience.
This week long camp is perfect for students who enjoy our Lunchbox Theatre program. Students will learn different acting techniques through a combination of games, exercises, improv, and rehearsals as we work towards creating a mini-musical performance of Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Learn movement, voice, character building, and other acting skills while also developing confidence and having fun. This camp is designed to work for students at any level.
For ages 10 – 16 – (No Auditions Required)
New this year! The Triple Threat Musical Theatre Bootcamp is intended for our older students though no experience is necessary. Campers will spend the week doing intensive lessons in singing, dancing, and acting as we prepare to showcase their individual talents in a Musical Theatre Revue on the last day. Each participant will have material selected specifically for them based on their current ability, goals, and personality.
Theatrix Youtheatre Society is proud to acknowledge Prospera Credit Union for your generous contributions to our continued performing arts programs for children in the lower mainland. Special thanks to Jayne Perrault and Peter Radonjic for your support.
Theatrix Youtheatre Society is celebrating 30 years of promoting and encouraging the performing arts for children in the Lower Fraser Valley.
Theatrix Youtheatre founding Artistic Director, Deborah Solberg is handing the reins to Lauren Hillman with succession planning assistance from the City of Port Coquitlam and the board of directors. “It’s time to hang up my directing and producing hat,” says Deborah Solberg. ‘Lauren is brilliant at creating original theatre and the perfect person to build the next 30 years.’
OPAS – Our Online Performing Arts Program, was created out of the need for virtual arts programming caused by the pandemic in 2020. During the height of the pandemic, it included weekly virtual performing arts classes, webinar classes, and additional resources like downloadable plays, and Behind the Curtain, a professional mentoring interview series. Everything was made available temporarily on a pay-what-you-can pricing system.
In 2022, we are no longer seeing the need for the weekly virtual classes but everything else continues to be available. OPAS continues to offer webinars on a pay-what-you-can pricing system, free and low-cost scripts for plays and musicals, free acting scenes and study guides, and our Behind the Curtain series.
For programs that returned to in-person learning View our Covid19 Safety Plan Here
OPAS also includes free resources that both educate and entertain. You can find scenes from our original plays for you to use at home, as well as full scripts, and games. And in our video series, Behind the Curtain, kids can watch inspiring interviews with professional performing artists as they tell us how they got to where they are today – and how you can do it too!
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