This May, Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music presents five fabulous productions performed by talented emerging artists.
Join us for a performance and be inspired by the creativity on stage.
Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”
Adapted by Richard George
Performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe
Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Golden Tickets…
Join Charlie Bucket in his delight-filled tour of Willy Wonka’s world-famous Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka opens his factory doors to five lucky children and their parents. Meet food-loving Augustus Gloop, gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde, spoiled Veruca Salt, TV-obsessed Mike Teavee, caring Charlie Bucket, and many more fascinating characters in Roald Dahl’s beloved tale, adapted for the stage by Richard George and performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe.
Saturday, May 19 @ 7 pm
Friday, May 25 @ 7 pm
Euripides’ Greek Tragedy “The Phoenician Women”
Translation by George Theodoridis
Performed by the Senior Theatre Troupe
Arts Umbrella Senior Theatre Troupe presents Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy, “The Phoenician Women,” with a blend of mask, movement, and physical theatre. “The Phoenician Women” explores the repercussions of fate, the ever-present power of will, and the consequences of war, control, innocence, and patriotism. Set in Thebes, the play is about the fateful history of the House of Laios, following the tragic fall of Oedipus Rex. As the two sons of Oedipus battle for control of the city, the chorus of Phoenician women find themselves trapped in Thebes on their way to Delphi.
Thursday, May 17 @ 9 pm
Saturday, May 19 @ 9 pm
Thursday, May 24 @ 7 pm (Double Bill with Missing)
New original work “Outside In”
Performed and Created by the Laboratory Theatre Troupe
Cabins, campfires, games, and a culminating gala make for an entertaining time as eight teens join a weeklong camp. However, sometimes reality flips and each character finds themselves weaving in and out of their own self-image. With the prevalence of social media focused on curating the ‘perfect image,’ “Outside In” explores how self-image can play a role in how we feel about ourselves. Created and performed by the Arts Umbrella Laboratory Theatre Troupe—who learn the process of developing original works—this astute play will leave audiences contemplating their own self-image long after the final curtain call.
Thursday, May 17 @ 7 pm
Friday, May 25 @ 9 pm
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma”
Performed by the Musical Theatre Troupe
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains their most innovative—having set the standard and established the rules of musical theatre as we know it today. Join the Arts Umbrella Musical Theatre Troupe as they take audiences to the Western American frontier just after the turn of the century. A high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colourful backdrop against which Curly, a rugged cowboy, and Laurey, a charming farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smoothly, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.
May 18–20 @ 2 pm
May 18, 20, 22, 23 & 26 @ 7 pm
Audience Advisory: Oklahoma contains scenes of violence, including fighting and gunshots and depictions of violence against women, and mild sexual content.
Performed by Theatre Conservatory students, with special guest actor Douglas Ennenberg
“Missing” is a contemporary fairytale about two poor children who survive desperate circumstances through a rich mix of imaginative power, loyalty, and love. Inspired by true events and performed by Arts Umbrella’s Theatre Conservatory, with special guest actor and Arts Umbrella graduate Douglas Ennenberg—currently starring in Little Mountain Lion Productions “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play”—Charles Way’s “Missing” is a gripping take on the story of Hansel and Gretel as their dysfunctional family life spirals from bad to worse. In an ominous world of deceit and unknown dangers, Hansel desperately searches for his missing sister and uncovers disturbing clues that suggest things may not be what they seem. With a seemingly evil step-mother who is content with letting the police handle things, it’s up to Hansel to save his sister.
Thursday, May 24 @ 7 pm (Double Bill with The Phoenician Women)
Audience Advisory: Deals with themes of alcoholism and child abduction
Performed by Theatre Intensive Program students
A year-end performance showcases the work of our Theatre Intensive Program students.
May 26 @ 11:30 am AND 4:00 pm