This is not the Hansel and Gretel you’ve heard before! Mother, unable to provide for her children, agrees to send them to Camp Stay for a Spell… which happens to be run by a group of wicked witches who need the tears of children to stay young and maintain their powers. With the help of Hansel and Gretel, the trapped campers learn that they can overcome any obstacle and even change a few nasty attitudes in the process.
We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating the attributes that make each of us different and unique.
After the death of their father, two sisters, Claudia and DJ Stratford, return home to deal with their inheritance: a massive and beloved county fair in rural Georgia. Thinking that this could be the cash windfall that they desperately seek, the sisters plan to sell off the fair land to the highest bidder, then high tail it back to civilization. But when Claudia starts to fall in love with the fair, the townsfolk, and an over-apologetic board member, her heart leads her away from her sister and down a path she’s unprepared for. Needing the money to pay off a large, secret gambling debt, DJ must do whatever it takes to sell the fair – even if that means sabotaging her sister’s new romantic relationship. Betrayals, imposters, and mistaken identity lead to sister battling sister in a winner-take-all Messina County Dixie Derby competition to save the fair. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and full of all your favorite country hits like Chicken Fried, Hey Good Lookin’, The House That Built Me, Thank God I’m a Country Boy and so many others, County Fair is a new musical comedy about sisters, community, and being proud of where you come from.
Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Dear Edwina Jr. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation. Dear Edwina Jr. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly “Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends, through clever, catchy and poignant songs.
This is a TEST: As the ticking clock reminds you, only 60 minutes remain to complete this oh-so-important predictor of your future. But you didn’t get the review sheets, the teacher doesn’t like you and your classmates are blatantly cheating. Time passes and the voices in your head remind you that though you are having trouble with the test, your personal life is far, far worse. Then you reach the essay question. The good news—it’s an opinion essay. The bad news—it’s in Chinese. And things aren’t going to get better!
It’s the morning of the dreaded history exam, and the whole class is on edge. When Mrs. Mangles finally shows up, the test she gives is anything but what her students prepared for. Does she really expect them to tell her what to do about her cheating husband, and can any of them possibly pass this test?
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Grandpa’s a little out of practice when it comes to babysitting, but if he’s ever going to get his bouncy grandkids to go to sleep, he’s got to remember some bedtime stories fast. Or at least something pretty close to them. Meet the Witch who lives in a house made of broccoli, the magical fairies Lipitor and Miralax, and Jack who climbs a beanstalk – and needs a little help from the stage crew to get down. You may think you know your fairy tales, but not the way Grandpa tells them.
A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of classmates. By day, they discover fantastic wildlife and dazzling beaches, learning to survive; at night, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, it isn’t long before their innocent childhood games devolve into a savage, murderous hunt…
A classic story of rivalry and power, Camp Rock The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!
Camp Rock The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channel’s Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including This Is Me, Can’t Back Down, It’s On and We Rock.
“Come with me and you’ll be in a world of Pure Imagination!” Our second Broadway Junior revue is celebration of the wide range of human imagination. Pure Imagination is a brand-new revue featuring songs from adored titles like Seussical and Shrek The Musical to Disney favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Frozen. The show invites you into a world of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and journeys into a world of fantasy including such favourites as “I Won’t Grow Up” from Peter Pan, “In Summer” from Frozen, and “Freak Flag” from Shrek the Musical.
“Time to raise your voice!” It’s our first Broadway revue — set to give our performers an introduction to some of the most powerful and uplifting Broadway show tunes. Raise Your Voice features such incredible music as “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof, “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “Consider Yourself” from Oliver, “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” from Guys & Dolls, “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins, “Beautiful City” from Godspell, “So Much Better” from Legally Blonde, and “Raise Your Voice” from Sister Act. Get ready to have your spirits uplifted with Raise Your Voice!
“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” “SpongeBob Squarepants!!” Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the 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!
The holiday classic soars off the screen in this adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerTM JR. features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and sets off to find a place that accepts him. Along his journey, he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he has belonged the whole time. When a storm threatens to keep Santa’s sleigh from taking flight, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas!
Have you ever wondered just where Santa Claus came from? L. Frank Baum knew. The same man who created The Wonderful Wizard of Oz lets us in on his secret: the story of Saint Nicholas as told to him by Necile, the nymph who found Claus and raised him as her own in the world of Knooks, Faeries, Ryls and, yes, even the dreaded Awgwas. “Beware the Awgwas,” Necile warns Claus. “They hide under beds to frighten human children!” And so Claus decides he must leave the world of the Immortals and live among the humans, making toys to make children happy. He gets help from Jack Frost, who shows him the Frost Gale, allowing Claus and his sleigh to fly, and from two runaway Knooks, Lem and Barlo, who want to hear the children laugh. This delightful tale answers once and for all how Santa Claus made the first toy, why he climbs down chimneys and, most of all, how he learned to laugh that great “Ho, ho, ho.”
May your days be merry and bright! Based on the beloved Paramount Pictures film, veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is our heartwarming gift to you this holiday season.
Imagine all of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movies smashed into one uproarious evening! Welcome to Hopewood Falls, Vermont, where singles in adorable sweaters converge to look for love. Can disguises help royalty and/or movie stars find the down-to-earth connections they crave? Will evil city slickers destroy charming inns and/or Christmas tree farms? Isn’t it a little creepy for a meet-cute to depend on one person being in a coma? Grab a hot chocolate and your favourite wise single friend to find out in this wildly entertaining parody of holiday rom-coms.
This girl-loves-ghoul rock ‘n’ roll off-Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal-seeking reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.
Our Summer Season closes with sand, surf, and sunshine! Sally is a kid con-artist who explodes onto a quiet beach town with a get-rich-quick seashell-selling-scheme. For a small fee, she trains the kids on how to sell seashells before the annual summer festival, but plans to skip town with all their money before the big event! Sally becomes torn after meeting a local, Tam, who joins the program eager to help her family. The kids in this little beach town will never be the same as they learn the importance of friendship, honesty, and finding a healthy balance between working hard and having fun.
Girlhood is an original musical that follows the lives of several girls from the beginning of middle school to the end of high school. Based on interviews with real girls, the show documents the journeys, struggles, and joys young women face as they maneuver their way through school and life.
What lies beyond The Claw? When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, all of the toys are ecstatic! Well… all of the toys except for Dot, a terrified stuffed cow. Dot’s desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Can Dot conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-ball?
A brand-new Canadian musical about a superhero high school! Alissa is embarrassed of her super powers: her anxiety makes her turn invisible. On her first day at Super Public High School, however, she discovers that she isn’t the only one struggling to control her “gifts.” Will Alissa and her new classmates be able to overcome their insecurities? And more importantly, will they rise to the occasion when they discover the school bully has taken over the body of the all-powerful school principal? Super School! is a show about friendship, ability, and what it takes to be a hero.
Head Over Heels is a bold new musical comedy. This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs, We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Vacation, Heaven is a Place on Earth and Mad About You. A hilarious, exuberant celebration of love, Head Over Heels follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.
“To have faith is to have wings.” We’re excited to present the story behind The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up live, outdoors in Pirate’s Cove on a full pirate ship playground! A boy and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a secret precious cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance that must be kept safe from the treacherous Black Stache. Peter and the Starcatcher is an adventure for the young, the young-at-heart and those determined never to grow up.
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Disney’s The Descendants — The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?
A thrilling, intense Greek tragedy hits our stage. After a case of sibling rivalry culminates in civil war, King Creon of Thebes forbids anyone from burying the traitor who started it in this fresh and vibrant take on an ancient classic. When his niece Antigone, discontent to let her brother go without proper funeral rites, takes matters into her own hands, she sparks a family feud that pits father against son, sister against sister, and civil law against the gods.
Our Spring 2022 season starts with a trip up to the clouds to live amongst the Giants in the Sky! This magical story explores the world of Giants who live above the clouds. Ever since they left Earth a long time ago, the Giants have made a life up above where their job is to keep the sky beautiful. They polish the stars, poke the clouds to let it rain and paint the sunsets. But there is one curious Giant who wonders what life is like on Earth, so she steals a key to the locked up “beanstalk” and embarks on an adventure down below!
Inspired by an incredible true story, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of a young girl from the wrong side of the tracks who falls in love with a boy from a prominent family. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
The chill of January brings us this magical, delicate contemporary play. When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva’s searching for — and who she truly is — becomes a mystery that baffles, divides, and energizes the teens of Deerpoint. Told through journal entries and interactions among the students over the course of a single snow day, Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery, and the power of believing.
The spunky heroine returns in this joyful show filled with new songs and new essential lessons. Based on the bestselling books, the saga of the wisecracking first-grader continues in Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School, a goofy and heartwarming follow-up to our Spring 2018 hit, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. A self-appointed expert on all things first grade, Junie B. is determined to write the ultimate guide – Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School. As she deals with writer’s block and constantly getting into trouble, Junie B. quickly realizes that she still has a lot to learn. Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School is a hilarious, whole-hearted show about owning up to your mistakes and how nobody is ever done learning.
Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves?
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! has been an Original Kids staple throughout our history with multiple holiday time productions. And now, we’re excited that this timeless and touching holiday classic has received the musical treatment! The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to fire the Herdmans. It’s up to Grace and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.
SHOUT! The Mod Musical! travels from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women, reflected through the unforgettable music, mod trends, advertising culture of the time, and the British invasion. And so, get ready for our Original Kids seniors as they bring back the beautiful birds and the smashing songs that made England swing in the ’60s with a record collection including To Sir with Love, Downtown, Son of a Preacher Man, and Goldfinger.
Original Kids joins the global theatre community as one of hundreds of companies across the world producing this musical revue all on the same weekend! We look forward to joining hundreds of theatre companies across the world mounting this exciting new musical revue the weekend of November 12–14!
We will signal the return of live theatre with a celebratory revue with songs and dances from some of your favourite shows from theatre’s long musical history including Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Oliver!, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Les Miserables, Annie, Disney’s Newsies, Into the Woods, Godspell, Rent, and more! The cherry on top is musical numbers from musicals currently running on Broadway including Come from Away and Waitress!
Mysterious events befall the theatre and no one can be sure if it’s just coincidence or the work of… The Phantom! Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school’s next hit musical, The Phantom, until they hear a rumour that the show is cursed. Prepare to get Goosebumps as the mystery unfolds! This silly and (only a little bit) spooky musical is based on the popular book series.
Wanda Butternut is the popular host of the hit TV talk show Wanda’s World, where kids call in to get advice from Wanda to solve their problems. Wanda is beautiful, confident and always knows what to say…in her fantasy. In real life, Wanda is a middle school girl with a big birthmark on her face, who is terrified to deal with the first day of school in a new town. Gradually, with the help of an extraordinary teacher, she overcomes incredible odds and learns to follow her own path.
An original new musical about life just before you become a teenager — not quite a child, not quite a teenager, instead, stuck in the allusive “in beTween.”
In BeTWEEN is a funny and heartfelt new Canadian musical about a unique and tumultuous time of life, the years in between childhood and young adulthood. Follow twelve “tweens” of Roselawn Middle School as they face a year of first crushes, awkward Valentine Dances, feuds with friends, family issues, awkward dances, and annoying orthodonture. They are full of high hopes and expectations: will this be the year they go from immature and insecure to confident and self-reliant?
Going Under is a new Canadian musical that explores connection through a group of high schoolers en route to their graduation. When the subway they are riding comes to a screeching halt, these former friends are cut off from the world above, forced to put down their electronic devices and face each other, their own demons, and the tragic event that tore them apart four years earlier.
From the songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family. More than two dozen classic hits—including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune—performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a unique musical legend! Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!
The Wind in the Willows is a wild, thrill-seeking tale.
This riotous comedy follows Mole, Rat, Badger, and the impulsive Mr. Toad, whose insatiable need for speed lands him in serious trouble. With his beloved home under threat from the notorious Chief Weasel and his gang of sinister Wild Wooders, Toad must attempt a daring escape leading to a series of misadventures and a heroic battle to recapture Toad Hall. Full of humour, wit, a gorgeous, soaring score, and heartwarming lessons of friendship, The Wind in the Willows is perfect entertainment for the whole family!
It’s the rootinest, tootinest farce in the whole wild, wild west! Antics ensue with mistaken identities, confusions, and wacky characters. A young actor, Clarence, and his acting troupe on a journey to Nevada. Clarence makes the trek to inherit a saloon left to him by his late Aunt Iva Fortune (get it? Iva Fortune?). He soon comes to realize that it’s not a saloon… but a ladies’ salon he has inherited! It’s up to Clarence and his fellow thespians to devise a plan. Filled with hilarious characters, you’ll “dye” laughing at this wild western tale. The Old West was never any wilder… or more fun!
A musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child that is both hilarious and heartfelt! Children give 23 lessons in subjects like how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room and how to laugh hysterically. Its pace is fast and its tone subversive. Now returning for its third Original Kids production, this is the perfect musical for all kids — and for the kid inside all of us!
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast is an exciting play where the story behind the airing of this 1938 production is as gripping as the broadcast itself! The infamous radio play had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion was taking place. Now, ten years later, the radio ensemble recreates the events surrounding the infamous evening.
Could You Hug A Cactus? is a musical revue that follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?
Reeling from her sister’s death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. But with the yellow brick road sold to foreign investors after a financial meltdown, the Scarecrow revelling in his ignorant bliss, the Cowardly Lion acting like a paranoid sociopath, and the Tin Man embracing his emotional numbness, Beth wonders what role she plays in this classic story gone awry. A hilarious and heart-wrenching exploration of grief and perseverance on the road to acceptance.
The pop culture phenomenon about the legendary New York High School of the Performing Arts lives forever! Fame The Musical Jr. features a high-energy, contemporary pop score and a touching coming-of-age story. Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame Jr. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as Just a Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction bring his lesson plans vividly to life.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.