Productions

This fall, Theatrix will be presenting a revival of our original musical, The Nutcracker.
Registration is already open on our Productions page. Auditions will take place September 18 and everyone who auditions will be cast in the production.

If you’re in the Langley/Aldergrove area we will be running a second production program in partnership with the Langley Arts Council. This will be a ten-week program on Saturday mornings where students create their own mini-musical. This fall’s production will be The Jungle Book Returns. Registration is now open for ages 6 – 11.

New classes will also be offered in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam including Storytelling and Reader’s Theatre.

Storytelling is a new class to introduce acting to kids using games, improvisations and dramatic play. Kids learn how to convey characters through body, voice, and speech as they create scenes and mini-plays from their imagination each week. This class is a perfect introduction to how we create our original productions and is ideal for kids who love to create their own scenes, skits, and stories. For ages 5 – 8.

Classes

Theatrix Players is back for fall with a Virtual class on Mondays and a Live class on Fridays. This class focuses on a different acting tool each week using games and exercises for the first half of class, followed by script work for the second half.

Our online singing class, Do Re Mi, is also back this fall on Fridays. Kids do vocal exercises and warm-ups before learning a song as a group. At the end of class kids put the song on its feet with some basic choreography.

Theatrix classes typically start just after Thanksgiving and run for six weeks. Registration for these programs is now open.

Classes run in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam are created and run by Theatrix instructors but registration for these programs is done through the city’s online portal.

Reader’s Theatre is the more advanced version of Storytelling for an older age group. Kids will learn the art of dramatic storytelling by taking a classic story each week and bringing it to life. Learn how we develop new plays for the theatre as we use creative play and improvisations to create scenes and mini plays that can be performed. Each week we’ll use a different story, either from classic literature, pop culture, or our imagination as inspiration. For ages 9 – 12.

Theatrix Turns 30!

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.’

Upcoming Theatrix Productions

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Theatrix Fall 2021 Production: The Nutcracker

This fall, Theatrix presents the classic holiday story of The Nutcracker, the tale of a girl whose toy soldier comes to life on Christmas Eve and takes her on an adventure. But this isn’t the ballet! Using music that blends the traditional Tchaikovsky with an original score this is an original adaptation created by Theatrix and ready to be revived for a new cast! It’s packed with plenty of great characters, songs, and parts for kids of all ages so join Clara, the Rat King, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy, Queen Licorice Stick, and all the candies, toys, and snowflakes as they bring this magical production to life!

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Fall 2021 Production – The Jungle Book Returns (Langley)

Twenty years after Mowgli returns to the man-village, his young daughter Ria is tired of her boring life. She dreams of leaving home and having a jungle adventure just like her father when he was young. On a whim, she runs away and enters a jungle full of old friends, new friends, and unknown dangers. What awaits her is a lesson and an adventure she could never have predicted. This will be a new original production where the characters, story, and script are created by the actors during the rehearsal process.

* This program is made possible through a partnership with the Langley Arts Council.

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Theatrix Spring 2022 Production: Clue – A Whodunit Musical

A holiday at Lockwood Manor goes awry when Professor Plum’s ex, Penelope, is found dead by the swimming pool. Suddenly everyone’s a suspect in this comedic murder mystery. Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, even Mrs. Peacock are on Detective Jade Johnson’s radar. But who is the real killer? That, my friends, is up to you. Cast members enrolled in this production will help create this original musical from scratch using popular murder mystery tropes and characters from the famous board game: Clue. Together, we will script an all-new musical murder mystery, including original songs, to be performed in the spring.

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Welcome to OPAS!
Theatrix’s Online Performing Arts Studio!

OPAS – Our Online Performing Arts Program, now includes both virtual and live performing arts classes, plus online resources like webinar classes, downloadable plays, and Behind the Curtain, a professional mentoring interview series.

  • NEW CLASSES – Live, Virtual, and Hybrid programs are now available. Scroll down and click on each section to see a list of all the classes being offered this fall.
  • 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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But wait – there’s more!

We’ll be creating new content for you on a regular basis – new classes, video series, contests, workshops, etc. So check back regularly to see what’s new!

Lastly, we just want to say that we understand times are hard for many people right now, so it’s especially important we remain accessible and affordable. Subsidies can be requested by emailing register@theatrixyoutheatre.com.

We’re very passionate about OPAS and we sincerely hope that it helps our community stay engaged with the arts during this time. So explore the online studio, check out all our FREE resources, and be sure to check back often as we continue to create new online performing arts content!

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