Vancouver’s own Arts Umbrella announces its 2016 Theatre and Music Expressions Festival: an annual showcase celebrating the boundless creativity of young talent in the organization’s pre-professional theatre program, running from May 11 to 22, 2016, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. With an expanded festival run of two weeks this year, five wonderfully varied productions highlight the talents of Canada’s next generation of theatre artists, including beloved favourites such as The Drowsy Chaperone and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and student-created originals such as Dangers of a Total War.
I am beyond excited, because I will be taking my husband and our eldest for the first time to a showing of ‘Story Stew’. This is just one of the five shows that are sure to impress the crowds.
Story Stew: A Fairy Tale Revue
Written by Stacey Lane
Performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe
Directed by Susanne Moniz de Sá
You know the old woman who lived in a shoe and had so many children she didn’t know what to do. But did you know that her children are Jack, Jill, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Hansel, Gretel and that lamb-loving Mary? Familiar fables take on new twists in this energetic romp through the enchanted forest.
Show times: May 14 @7pm, May 19 @7pm, May 22 @ 2pm
Drumroll….. I have the pleasure of giving away a pack of 4 tickets to one of you lucky Keenmommy readers. All you need to do is comment in the giveaway section as to which show you’d like to see and why! Good luck! I’ll be announcing the winner on May 11, 2016 in the morning.