Feature Story                                                         Thursday March 17, 2016


Adult Theatre for Kids

Trio of productions entertain on stage

Jennifer Hickey, Chilliwack Community Arts Council


Monster Theatre interprets The Little Prince for the stage April 12.


n the spirit of youth arts programming, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School have partnered to bring local students an exciting new concert series full of original acts and beloved favourites. Interactive live performances highlighting a diverse selection of musicians will take place on select dates at the GWG Theatre (45955 Thomas Rd.).
Following the success of RupLoops’ sold out performance on March 4, the children’s concert series will continue to engage audiences with a trio of unique performances:
On April 12, Monster Theatre will bring a classic to life with performances at 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. For the past 15 years, award-winning Monster Theatre has toured schools, community venues and festivals across Canada and the US.


With their imaginative take on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s cherished novella, The Little Prince, these storytelling experts will capture the hearts and funny bones of audiences of all ages through the use of puppets, masks, original music and a little theatre magic.


Dumpsta Dragons will light up the stage on May 25 with a double performance scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. With their knowledge of the musical traditions of India, Japan, Africa, and Australia, this ground-breaking duo will demonstrate a mastery of both traditional instruments and one-of-a-kind invented instruments such as the Persian tennis racquet, and Moroccan hockey stick. Students will also have the chance to try out jamming with the band, beatboxing, tribal dancing and digital looping.


Students and parents are encouraged to save the date of June 18 as the one-and-only Charlotte Diamond is set to delight local students with a 2:00 p.m. concert, complete with her signature catchy rhythms, whimsical lyrics, and charismatic personality!


The Chilliwack Community Arts Council and G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School Theatre invite students to explore the universal language of music.


All proceeds support the arts and education initiatives of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council and G.W. Graham Middle Secondary School.


Tickets for the April 12 and May 25 performance dates are $5 each and available for purchase by contacting Damon Fultz via email here or Patti Lawn here.


Tickets for the June 18 Charlotte Diamond performance will be $10 each and available for purchase online on April 1, 2016. Audiences are encouraged to visit chilliwackartscouncil.com or the Chilliwack Community Arts Council’s Facebook page for updates.





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