Theatre Seats

The Expressions Theatre Festival is the culmination of a year of work for our Pre-Professional Theatre Program and Yearlong Intensive students.

All shows will take place at the Jack and Darlene Poole Theatre at Arts Umbrella.

To buy tickets to the Festival, please visit: https://artsumbrella.tickit.ca/

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Tuck Everlasting

Performed by the Musical Theatre Troupe
Run time ~ 70 mins

Friday, April 29 – 7pm
Saturday, April 30 – 3pm
Saturday, April 30 – 7pm
Friday, May 6 – 7pm
Saturday, May 7 – 3pm
Saturday, May 7 – 7pm

Tickets: $25

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Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Director/Choreographer – Erika Babins
Music Director – Eric Biskupski
Set/Props Design – Monica Emme
Costume Design – Joelle Wyminga
Lighting Design – Harika Xu
Stage Management – Julia Lank

If you could choose to live forever, would you? 11 year old Winnie Foster must make that decision when she discovers a secret in the woods behind her house. What does it mean to have a friend? When is it better to hold on and when to let go? How do you want to spend your life? These questions unfold around Winnie in this musical adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s beloved children’s novel.

Treehouse

Performed by the Senior Theatre Troupe
Run Time ~50 mins

Friday, May 13 – 7pm
Saturday, May 14 – 4pm
Saturday, May 21 – 7pm

Tickets: $20

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Written by Alexis Diamond

Director – Paul Moniz de Sa
Assistant Director – Laura McLean
Set and Props Design – Emily Dotson
Costume Design – Jack Bumbala
Lighting Design – Ryan Yee
Sound Design – Shona Struthers

Jenny’s dad, Eric, has her life all planned out following her high school graduation – business courses at the local college and then working with him in the family business. But Jenny has other hopes and dreams, if she’s only brave enough to take a leap into the unknown.

Kindness

Performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe
Run Time ~ 45 minutes

Saturday, May 14 – 7pm
Friday, May 20 – 7pm
Saturday, May 21 – 4pm

Tickets: $20

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Director – Seamus Fera
Assistant Director – Laura Reynolds
Set and Props Design – Emily Dotson
Costume Design – Jack Bumbala
Lighting Design – Ryan Yee
Sound Design – Shona Struthers

Kindness offers an unforgettable lesson in compassion and listening to one another. It sensitively captures the reality of children’s feelings as it tells the story of three kids, Tessa, Damon and Keegan, as they navigate the small and large catastrophes in their lives.

Artificial Purpose

An Original Devised Show written and performed by the Laboratory Theatre Troupe
Run time ~ 45 mins

Friday, May 20 – 9pm
Thursday, May 26 – 7pm

Tickets: $20

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Director – Laura McLean
Set and Props Design – Emily Dotson
Costume Design – Jack Bumbala
Lighting Design – Ryan Yee
Sound Design – Shona Struthers

The year is 2077 and the bestselling tech on the market are lifelike AI robots.

Kraven and Crawford Unlimited is the world’s leading supplier of Artificial Intelligence and Julia Crawford is eager to follow in her mother’s footsteps and take over the company one day. However, when Julia is sent to the basement to investigate the cause of a disturbance she discovers a room of mysteriously malfunctioning AI and what she learns is far more than she ever bargained for.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Performed by the Musical Theatre Troupe
Run time ~2.5 hours including intermission

Wednesday, June 1 – 7pm (Preview – Tickets $15)
Saturday, June 4 – 2pm
Saturday, June 4 – 7pm
Sunday, June 5 – 7pm
Thursday, June 9 – 7pm
Friday, June 10 – 7pm
Saturday, June 11 – 2pm & 7pm

Tickets: $25

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Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.

And Songs by
David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley

Additional Lyrics by
Jonathan Coulton

Additional Music by
Tom Kitt

Director – Andy Toth
Choreographer – Hailey Fowler
Music Director – Patrick Ray
Set/Props Design – Monica Emme
Costume Design – Joelle Wyminga
Lighting Design – Harika Xu
Stage Management – Ingrid Turk

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Year End Showcases – Theatre Intensives

The Year End Showcases is a weeklong celebration of our Yearlong Theatre Intensive Program students.

June 13-21

Tickets: $15

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Monday, June 13 – 7:30pm – Theatre Intensives
Steps to Making a Musical & Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, June 14 – 5:30pm – Musical Theatre Level 1
Lion King Kids – This show has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 21

Thursday, June 16 – 5:30pm – Musical Theatre Level 2
Matilda: the Musical Jr

Thursday, June 16 – 8:00pm – Musical Theatre Level 3
Shrek: the Musical Jr

Friday, June 17 – 7:30pm – GI & SS Sketch Comedy Intensive
Sketch Comedy and Improv Showcase

Saturday, June 18 – 6:30pm – Youth Acting Intensive
King Arthur’s Calamity

Sunday, June 19 – 7:30pm – GI & SS Film Acting Intensive
Film Screening

Tuesday, June 21 – 6:30pm – Musical Theatre Level 1 Lion King Kids. This show was originally scheduled for June 14. Please buy your tickets at our BOX OFFICE on the day of the performance.