Showing posts with label theatre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label theatre. Show all posts

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Horse and His Boy at the Shaw Festival

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Going to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-lake would make a memorable weekend getaway or a day trip. Every year there is a show that is perfect for families with young children and teenagers. This year it is The Horse and His Boy based on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. Last year, we watched the Magician's Nephew also based on the children's fantasy novel Narnia. My children have read the novels and watched a few of the movies, they were excited to see how the story would be acted on stage.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Watching Toopy and Binoo When They Visited Our Town

My children enjoy watching Toopy and Binoo on TV, and were excited to see them performing at the Sony Centre. We enjoyed the theatrical musical show as Toopy and Binoo tried to look for the perfect song. The songs were catchy and we enjoyed singing along as well.  

Monday, March 25, 2013

Win a Family pack of tickets to the Toronto Toopy and Binoo show

If you want to win a family pack of 4 tickets to the Toopy and Binoo show in Toronto for 10 am at Sony Centre on April 27, 2013 then enter the rafflecopter giveaway below before April 13th. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What we enjoyed about The Berenstain Bears Musical

My children and we enjoyed the wonderful story line of The Berenstain Bears show at the Living art Centre.  The lighting, music, conversation and special effects at the show made it lively.  My children said their favourite part was when Papa bear was telling brother and sister bear the bedtime story about not talking to strangers.  
Before the show began, the audience was asked to take a clubhouse oath to not eat in the theatre or take pictures of the performance.  We were able to take pictures outside the theatre with brother and sister bear.  After the show children were provided with juice and a granola bar.

We sat in the balcony of the RBC theatre in the side edge, which made it very uncomfortable to enjoy the hour-long show.  I believe theatre should be visible and fun from all angles.  There is no designated seating so we can sit wherever we want on the levels printed on our tickets.  Many people like us didn't know about this and found it uncomfortable to watch the show from the top-side angle.  Next time when we plan on a show at the RBC theatre we would go inside the theatre a little earlier to secure comfortable seats.  Despite our seating we enjoyed the show.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

All New digiPlaySpace open starting March Break for a limited time

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digiPlaySpace is back with wonderful new interactive installations just in time for March Break.  Since checking out the adventures at the digiPlaySpace last year almost everything has changed.  There are lots of cool learning opportunities for children of all ages.  I really like the hands-on learning experience at digiPlaySpace and believe it is the best way to explain new technology to our children as well as learn everything about it.  
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The director of Public Programmes, Shane Smith said "All of the installations at digiPlaySpace empower children with skills to learn and thrive in an interactive, internet-enable and mobile media world and to have fun doing it."
The touch, play, control highlights of this year are... 
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Weather Worlds teaches about the eco-system as children learn to explore nature's balance of weather systems and control the elements with their bodies.
Touch Circuits teach children about making music, move robotic arms, and control video games by using their hand movements.
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Please Do Not Feed the Bugs is a virtual eco-system with creepy critters that react in different ways to obstacles such as people and objects.
Body Paint allows us to use our body and paint.
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Cumulo Nimblers is a four player cloud-jumping game.
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Be in the Scene is back by popular demand.  Everyone will love this fun interactive green screen technology.
The Puppet Powered Mega-Pixilation Dream Engine allows children to mix and assemble larger than life puppet parts then turn them into characters.
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The TIFF Appcade has entertaining apps for children of all ages.
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The TIFF Kids Micro Makers' Space is an interactive space that will teach children about electronics, circuits, robotics, 3D printing and video game design. Some of these kits are available for us to purchase online and at the TIFF Shop.  I really like this Makey Makey.
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SMILE Cubes also known as Socially Motivated Immersive Light Environment are light cubes that can be stacked and played with. These cubes also communicate with neighbouring cubes, share colours, respond to music.
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TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace will be having workshops designed for children age 10 to 14 such as the
  • Spy Mystery Workshop on March 23rd at 12pm to learn about code-breaking and wireless communication.
  • Maker/Creator Workshop on March 30th at 12pm teaches about electronics, circuitry and conductivity. 
  • 3D Printing Workshop on April 6th at 12pm will be lots of fun.
Check out the TIFF Kids Indoor digiPlaySpace this March Break at 350 King Street West.  This wonderful, fun, learning opportunity will be open from March 9 to April 21, 2013.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Berenstain Bears Family Matters LIVE Musical

If you are fans of Berenstain Bears like my children then you will be super excited to know that there will be a live musical performance held at the RBC Theatre, in Mississauga during the March Break.
This musical is adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  The stories in the musical are from The Berenstain Bears’ Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, and The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble at School books.   
As you probably already know :) Bear Country is not without its complication as Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food.  Thankfully, we can depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.  

This show brings everyone’s favourite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical performance that kids and parents will enjoy watching.  I know we are excited to see our favourite characters popping onto the stage to perform on March 12th and 13th, 2013 for the 1 pm or 4 pm show.
In this Broadway musical The Berenstain Bears LIVE! we sure are hoping to fall in love with these characters.
Ticket prices for the show are $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12.

4141 Living Arts Drive,
MississaugaON
L5B 4B8


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You're a good man Charlie Brown at Stratford

We had a fabulous time at Stratford Shakespeare Festival watching You're a good man Charlie Brown. We laughed so much that even tears came out, and our jaws hurt :) it was hilarious!