Shows at Solar Stage

Below are the shows taking place at our theatre in North York,
100 Upper Madison Avenue (just north of Sheppard Avenue on the West side of Yonge Street).

Please call our box office at 416-368-8031
for more information or to order tickets.

Season subject to change without notice.


The Shows - Fall 2008

The Little Mermaid & The Ugly Duckling

Interactive Musical Adaptation by Zenon Skrzypczyk

Join us for the first show of the season with an interactive musical adaptation of two classic tales. This pairing of the little mermaid who wanted to become human and the ugly duckling who wanted to be accepted and be 'beautiful will be a great experience for the whole family.

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: Sept 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 2008
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: Opening day, Sep 6 only, all single tickets $11


Sing & Dance

Music Concert with Jack Grunsky

Juno Award winner Jack Grunsky is back with more musical journeys. His upbeat music and friendly personality always ensure a fun, interactive performance! Jack Grunsky sells out! BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

AGES: 3 - 8
DATES: Sat Sept 28, 2008
TIMES: 11 am, 2 pm & 4 pm


Sleeping Beauty

Interactive Play Adaptation by William Martyn

Princess Briar-Rose has been put to sleep by the envious Fairy Queen! Join Prince Charming, Briar-Rose and your fellow audience members as you band together to defeat the evil Fairy and live 'Happily Ever After'!

AGES: 4 - 10
DATES: Oct 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2008
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: Thanksgiving Day, Oct 12 only, all single tickets $11


Hallowe'en Howl

Play with Puppets by Alistair Ant Productions

Lovable children's performers, Soli & Rob lead the crowd in an interactive Hallowe'en concert. This musical duo will mesmerize the children with their light-spirited songs about pumpkins, trick or treating, and Hallowe'en fun. Alistair Ant and his puppet friends are sure to make an appearance or two!

AGES: 3 - 7
DATES: Sat Oct 25 & Sun Oct 26, 2008
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


Thumbelina

Interactive Musical Adaptation by Zenon Skrzypczyk

Our interactive musical adaptation presents the adventures of Thumbelina, the tiny being who was discovered in a flower. On her journey to be accepted, because of her tiny size, Thumbelina has comic adventures and challenging obstacles before she is finally able to 'fit in' as she is.

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 2008
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: Opening day, Nov 1 only, all single tickets $11


The Shoestring Magic Flute

Opera for Children by Shoestring Opera

Introduce your children to the magic of opera. Shoestring Opera presents Mozart's famous story of Allegra and the dark forest. Enter Papageno pursued by a Dragon! You will enjoy the fun and marvelous singing. A sell out last year! Order early.

AGES: 4 - 10
DATES: Sun Nov 30, 2008
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Interactive Play by DuffleBag Theatre

Booking early is suggested for this popular holiday show. Join The Nearly World Famous DuffleBag Theatre for a fun holiday story performed the way only DuffleBag can! All members of the family will laugh and enjoy!

AGES: 5 & up
DATES: Sat Dec 6 & Sun Dec 7, 2008
TIMES: 11am, 2pm & 4pm


Markus

Music Concert

Markus, the Treehouse TV performer and popular singer/musician, is back for another fun and interactive show. He will be performing songs from his many award-winning CD's that parents and children can sing and dance to together.

AGES: 3 - 8
DATES: Sun Dec 14, 2008
TIMES: 11am, & 2pm


Aladdin

Interactive Musical Adaptation by William Martyn

& Zenon Skrzypczyk

Imagine if you had 3 wishes and they could all come true! Based on the original tale, we laugh and follow Aladdin on his adventures to find the magic lamp, to meet and marry Princess Liah and then to rescue her from the evil sorcerer.

AGES: 3 - 8

WEEKEND DATES: Dec 13, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2008 & Jan 3, 4, 2009
WEEKEND TIMES: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm

WEEKDAY DATES: Dec 22, 23, 29, 30, 2008 & Jan 2, 2009
WEEKDAY TIMES: 10am, 12noon & 2:30pm

SPECIAL: Year end clearance, Dec 30 only, all single tickets $11


The Shows - Winter 2009

Cozy Music

Music Concert with Cosima

Cosima, (Koh-zee-mah), offers a fun filled, interactive music experience for children in a comfortable and cozy environment. Just like her father, Jack Grunsky, she gives you a show that the whole family will love!

AGES: 3 - 8
DATES: Sat Jan 10, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


The Adventures of Jillian Jiggs

Play Adaptation by William Martyn

Based on the stories by Phoebe Gilman

Jillian Jiggs comes to life in this loveable presentation based on Phoebe Gilman's classic childrens stories. The irrepressible Jillian Jiggs will delight young and old with her imagination and adventures!

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: Jan 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 & Feb 1, 7, 8, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: My credit card is maxed, Jan 11, all single tickets $11


The Name of The Tree

Play with Music by little red theatre

“Once in the land of the short grass, no rain had fallen and no grass grew.” Based on the book by Celia Lottridge Parker, this story stars the gazelle, the giraffe, the monkey, the tortoise and the zebra, who were all so hungry. little red theatre takes us on a musical journey through Africa searching for the word, the name of the tree that will bring down the delicious fruit and put an end to the drought.

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: Sat Feb 14 & Sun Feb 15, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


Munsch Mischief

Play Adaptation by William Martyn

Based on the stories by Robert Munsch

Book very early for these annual performances of our selection of the funny and clever stories of Robert Munsch. This year's play includes the stories, Boo!, Pigs, Thomas Snowsuit, and Angela's Airplane. Read the stories at home and watch them come to life at Solar Stage!

AGES: 3 - 10

WEEKEND DATES:
Feb 21, 22, 28 & Mar 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 2009

WEEKEND TIMES: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm

FAMILY DAY SHOW: Mon Feb 16, 2009
FAMILY DAY TIMES: 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm

MARCH BREAK DATES: Mar 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2009 MARCH BREAK TIMES: 10am, 12noon & 2:30pm


Robin Hood

Interactive Play by DuffleBag Theatre

One of the most celebrated companies at festivals and schools across the country presents the classic story of Robin Hood. Filled with wit and humour, this interactive plot with a 'twist' will be a truly unique and hilarious experience. Have fun getting involved in the story telling! Order early!

AGES: 5 & up
DATES: Sat Mar 28 & Sun Mar 29, 2009
TIMES: 11am 2pm & 4pm


The Shows - Spring 2009

The Princess & The Pea

Interactive Musical Adaptation by Derek Genova

Queen Beatrice wants her son, Prince Thomas, to marry a refined and proper princess. Thomas wants to play and climb trees. Join us in our funny, interactive version to find out if Queen Bea find the 'right' person for Thomas.

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: Apr 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: Opening day, Apr 4 only & Easter Sunday, Apr 12 only, all single tickets $11


Little Big Frog

Play with Puppets by Faustworks Mask Theatre

In our diverse world we need to develop tolerance for our differences, and to learn to accept ourselves and others. In Little Big Frog the characters, both animal and human, learn to be happy inside their own skin. The main characters are Little Big Frog, his human friend, Bud, and the benevolent and funky Fairy Frog Mother.

AGES: 4 to 10
DATES: Sat May 2, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


My Best Friend

Music Concert by Kayla

Kayla and her dog, Ralph, will delight you and your children with songs about her best friend. That friend could only be Ralph, her very special dog. Kayla has performed children's music for over 20 years with appearances on Treehouse TV and on cross Canada tours. Join in the fun!

AGES: 3 - 8
DATES: Sun May 3, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


Bremen Town Musicians

Interactive Musical Adaptation by Zenon Skrzypczyk

A horse and a dog, considered too old to be fed and to be kept by their owners, escape their potential fate to go to Bremen to become musicians. On the way they encounter a couple of robbers. Will they be able to deal with the thieves and become famous singers? Join us and help out these aspiring artists in this fun-filled adventure.

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: May 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIALS: Mother's Day, May 10 only & Victoria Day Weekend, May 16 & 17 only, all single tickets $11


Happy Birthday, Alistair Ant!

Play with Puppets by Alistair Ant Productions

Alistair Ant is having a birthday! His friends Rob and Soli have planned a party that is truly out of this world. Solar Stage presents the return of this space age musical puppet show about enjoying lifes simple pleasures. Buy your tickets early!

AGES: 3 - 7
DATES: Sat May 30 & Sun May 31, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm


Little Red Riding Hood

Interactive Musical Adaptation by Zenon Skrzypczyk

Little Red Riding Hood loves her grandmother and she loves to bring her food and treats. Her mother warns her to be careful traveling through the forest: “Watch out for the big, bad wolf, Little Red Riding Hood!” You help her get to her grandmother's house safely in our final interactive musical of the season!

AGES: 3 - 10
DATES: Jun 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2009
TIMES: 11am & 2pm

SPECIAL: Father's Day, Jun 21 only & End of Season Special, Jun 27 & 28 only, all single tickets $11


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SOLAR STAGE
CHILDREN'S THEATRE
4950 Yonge Street
Box 115
The Madison Centre
Toronto, ON • M2N 6K1
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