Expressions Theatre Festival 2019
***There will be tickets available at the door for all performances on a first come first serve basis. Door sales open one hour before each show time.***
Showcasing the talented young artists in Arts Umbrella's Pre-Professional and Intensive Theatre Programs
The 2019 Expressions Theatre Festival Lineup includes:
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH - JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE
May 19th - 4pm and May 23rd-7pm
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach... and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.
INTO THE WOODS - SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE
May 17th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, and 25th - 7pm
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyones favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the Kings Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witchs curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
ANIMAL FARM - SENIOR THEATRE TROUPE
May 18th and 24th - 9pm
George Orwells stinging allegory to communism is brought to life on stage. Old Majors dream comes to fruition after the creatures emancipate themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner during their triumphant rebellion. His dream inexorably turns to a nightmare of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs. Meet the beasts whose prototypes continue to dominate news headlines. Animal Farm wrings the emotions, leaving audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own backyard.
PETER PAN - JUNIOR THEATRE TROUPE
May 18th and 24th - 7pm
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the lost boys, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook
THEATRE AND MUSIC SHOWCASE
May 25 at 11:30am & 4pm
One of the highlights of the season, the Theatre and Music Showcase reveals the accomplished and compelling talent of Arts Umbrellas Theatre Intensive Program students through a kaleidoscope of short musical and theatre performances across a range of genres from improv to film.
11:30am- Thursday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive (Instructor: Erika), Theatre Intensive B (Instructor: Matt), and Musical Theatre Intensive A & E (Instructor: Andy and Erika)
4:00pm- Tuesday Youth Musical Theatre Intensive (Instructor: Erika), Film Acting Intensive (Instructor: Terri-Lyn), Youth Acting Intensive (Instructor: Leah), and Theatre Intensive A (Instructor: Laura)
The Waterfront Theatre (View)
1412 Cartwright Street (Granville Island)
Vancouver, BC V6H3Y5
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!