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Performances

Below is a list of our available performances for 2021-2022. There are live performances and those taking place remotely – either live streamed or pre-recorded.

If you have a virtual performance already booked and are trying to access it, please go back and hover your curser over the PERFORMANCES tab and the Virtual Performance link will appear to the right.

The Three Questions

A dance show for young audiences

Watercolour illustration by Jon J Muth

The Three Questions
A dance show for young audiences

Grade Levels: Grades 2 through 8
Duration: 45 min plus 15 min Q&A/Demonstration
Cost: $600 for one show (up to 200 students) / $1000 for two shows at same location on same day
Format: In-person
Booking Dates: May 8-12, June 19-30, and fall 2023
Languages: English and French
Study Guide: Produced for the book The Three Questions by the Critical Thinking Consortium: https://tc2.ca/pdf/The3Questions.pdf

Workshops available by arrangement, at an additional cost:
Creative Animals grades P-2
Creative Movement grades 3-5
Express Dance (movement composition) grades 3-8
Improvisation grades 6-8
Theatre Production grades 6-8

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#IAmTheCheese

ONLY AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1 – JUNE 27, 2023
Co-produced by Halifax Theatre for Young People and Eastern Front Theatre

This is a prerecorded performance.
Optional livestream Q&A/discussion with the playwright, director and/or lead actor.
#IAmTheCheese is supported and recommended by Halifax Regional Arts.

  • Grade Levels: 8 – 11
  • Duration: 90 minutes (can be viewed over multiple days/periods)
  • Cost: $60 per class viewing, or $300 per school.
    Optional extra: $100 for livestream Q&A/class discussion with playwright, director and/or lead actor (can be brief Q&A post viewing or a full period scheduled as desired). Multiple classes can participate.
  • Format: Prerecorded performance with optional livestream Q&As happen with password protected link and Google Meet arrangements for Q&A.
  • Booking Dates: This is a limited opportunity – ONLY AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1 – JUNE 27, 2023
  • Website: https://halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople.com/ 
  • Study Guide will be provided upon booking


#IAMTHECHEESE
by Josh MacDonald, adapted from the book by Robert Cormier
Directed by: Ann-Marie Kerr
Featuring: Sam Vigneault, Sebastian LaBelle, Susan Stackhouse and Micha Cromwell

Projection & Co-Scenic Designer: Christian Ludwig Hansen
Co-Scenic Designer/Builder: Brenda Duran
Costume Designer: Everette Fournier
Composer & Sound Designer: Jackson Fairfax-Perry
Lighting Designer: Olivia Rankin
Stage Manager: Virg Iredale
Lighting Design Mentor: Leigh Ann Vardy

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Magic and Mental Health

by Bill Wood
Part Performance, Part Lecture, Part Workshop, All Fun.
Available as a livestream or in-person performance
Bill Wood History of Magic

■     Grade Levels: 3 – 12 (adapted in content according to grade level)
■     Duration: 60 min (but can be made shorter if necessary for class time)
■     Cost: $550 + HST for a virtual performance, unlimited classes participating.
For in person performances, preferred maximum is 60 students per presentation, $350 + HST for one show, $150 +HST for each additional performance.
■     Format: Available in person or as a livestream presentation
■     For livestream performances: students each require 2 coins, washers or poker chips, a pencil, and a few elastic bands.
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Booking Consideration: Performer is only available for performances on Fridays.

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Brundibár

Presented by Halifax Theatre for Young People

(prerecorded for COVID-19 presentation)

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  • Grade Levels: 3 – 8
  • Duration: 45 min (performance and prerecorded background and preamble with artists)
  • Cost: $60 per class viewing
  • Livestream Q&A: is available with the director, Tessa Mendel, and lead actor, Rachel Hastings, for an additional $90
  • Format: Available only as a prerecorded presentation
  • Website: www.halifaxtheatreforyoungpeople.com
  • Study Guide Available

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Presented by Maritime Marionettes

Available only as a prerecorded presentation
Livestream post show Q & A available to accompany prerecorded performances
Prerecorded performance and Q&A available in both English and French

World on a String photo

  • Grade Levels: PP to 8
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost: 
    Prerecorded performances: $50 + HST per class viewing
    Livestream Q&A: $150 + HST (multiple classes at one school can join livestream Q&A for the same price)
  • Format: Prerecorded performance and livestream Q&As happen with password protected link and Google Meet arrangements for Q&A.
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school year
  • Languages: English or French
  • Workshops available by special arrangement:
    • Virtual Rod Puppet Making Workshop
      Grade Levels: Grades P to 8, (workshop is adapted for younger grades)
      Students make their own puppets – engaging for all ages, all genders – students keep their puppets. Great for class presentations!
      Virtual workshop length 1hour 15 mins.
      Materials fee per puppet made: rod puppet $15 (plus tax)
      (school provides glue guns, pencils and scissors – shipping costs covered by PERFORM!)

    Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.

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Presented by Maritime Marionettes

Mollyforpress

  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for elementary school
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost: $700 + HST for one show, $1200 + HST for two
  • Format: Available in person
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school season
  • Languages: English and French
  • Study Guide: StudyguideMolly in PDF format

Workshops available by special arrangement:
Introduction to Puppetry for grades 3 and up (1 hr, max 3 per day)
Marionette Making for grades 5 and up (2.5 – 3 hrs, 1 per day)
Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.

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ALIEN

Presented by The Doppler Effect Productions

Available as an in-person or livestream performance

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  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for grades 7 – 12
  • Duration: 60 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost: In person – $550 for one performances, $900 for two;
    livestreamed – $550 per school
  • Format: Available in person or livestreamed
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school year
  • Languages: English
  • Recommended maximum number of students per in person performance: 150

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Fool School (Physical Comedy 101)

Presented by Frankie Productions

Available as an in-person or livestream performance

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  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost: In person – $550 for one performance, $900 for two performances;
    livestreamed – $550 per school
  • Format: Available in person or livestreamed
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school season
  • Languages: English (not necessary to speak English to comprehend performance)
  • Workshops: with performer, Christian Murray, available on request

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The Bremen Town Musicians/Les musiciens de Brême

Presented by Maritime Marionettes

Available only as a prerecorded presentation
Available in English or French
Livestream post show Q & A available in English or French to accompany prerecorded performances

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  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for elementary school
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost:
    Prerecorded performances: $50 + HST per class viewing
    Livestream Q&A: $150 + HST (multiple classes at one school can join livestream Q&A for the same price)
  • Format: Prerecorded performance and livestream Q&As happen with password protected link and Google Meet arrangements for Q&A.
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school year
  • Languages: English or French
  • Study Guide: Available here in PDF format

Workshops available by special arrangement:

Virtual Rod Puppet Making Workshop

  • Grade Levels: Grades P to 8, (workshop is adapted for younger grades)
    Students make their own puppets – engaging for all ages, all genders – students keep their puppets.
    Great for class presentations!
  • Virtual workshop length 1hour 15 mins.
  • Materials fee per puppet made: rod puppet $15 (plus tax)
    (school provides glue guns, pencils and scissors – shipping costs covered by PERFORM!)

Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.

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Presented by Maritime Marionettes

MM - JAck and the Beanstock

  • Grade Levels: Appropriate for all ages, recommended for elementary school
  • Duration: 50 min. with optional question and answer period
  • Cost: $700 + HST for one show, $1200 + HST for two
  • Booking Dates: Available on request during the school season
  • Languages: English and French
  • Study Guide: Available here in PDF format

Workshops available by special arrangement:

  • Introduction to Puppetry for grades 3 and up (1 hr, max 3 per day)
  • Marionette Making for grades 5 and up (2.5 – 3 hrs, 1 per day)

Please contact coordinator[at]performns.ca for more details.

It all begins when Jack trades his cow to a mysterious traveler for some magic beans. But Jack’s mother, not believing they are magical, throws the beans to the ground.

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