LUCID DREAMS

When: May 25 – June 10time varies LD-main-poster-web
Where: Nepean Creative Arts Centre, 35 Stafford Rd., Nepean
Ages: 10+
Language: Non-verbal
Duration: 45 min
Tickets: $15

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The show “Lucid Dreams” is an immersive experience where audiences are taken on a journey through dreams. Ensemble of actors creates a strange world of dreams that is full of symbols, illusions and grotesque imagery through movement, contemporary dance and work with masks and objects. 26 audience members at a time enter theatrical space and participate in the action while interacting with actors and experiencing different dream worlds from the inside.

The story is based on children’s research of their own dreams that they studied for many months, then analyzed and explored through physical work on stage. This piece is created from children’s desperate desire to connect, find that “electricity” that brings people together, makes them care about each other, experience breathtaking flights, discover new boundaries of the universe, and feel the unrestrained need to share their discoveries with the whole world.

The show is presented by our Senior Acting Class. After premier in Ottawa, “Lucid Dreams” will travel to Germany to represent Canada at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre!

Shoes with the Squeak

Dates: May 27th at 4:30 pm and 29th at 6:30 pmSquickyShoes_Pucture
Ages: 2+
Language: Russian
Style: Object Theatre
Tickets: $10
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The show “Shoes with the Squeak” is a playful piece created by Junior Acting class in the style of Object Theatre. Children gather around the Shoe Tree and start telling funny and at times sad stories about life of shoes.

Приглашаем вас на новый спектакль младшей студии “Башмаки со скрипом”!
Ребята собираются вокруг Чудо-дерева, на котором вместо листьев растут башмаки, и начинают рассказывать весёлые и порой немножко грустные истории о жизни башмаков. Обувь оживает прямо в руках у детей, превращаясь в удивительных персанажей, которые ходят, разговаривают, танцуют, ссорятся и мирятся, радуются и грустят, живут своей необыкновенной башмачной жизнью.
В спектакле обыгрываются стихи Юнны Мориц, Корнея Чуковского, Агнии Барто и Аллы Стройло.

We are going to Germany!!!

calendarOur theatre has been selected and invited to represent North America at the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, GERMANY in June 2018!!!!!!!
Over 80 theatre companies from around the world participated in the contest and only 18 theatres were selected in the end!
We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to become part of the world’s largest children’s theatre festival and for the first time in the history of our theatre to bring our production to Europe!
We congratulate young actors of our Senior Acting class with this incredible victory and achievements that has been highly noted and recognized by international jury!
And now our students and directors will be working hard on their new creation that they will take to the festival: immersive show “Lucid Dreams” that will open in May 2018!

Halloween Street Performance 2017!

halloweenThis is our theatre’s 2nd Annual Shadow & Dance Street Extravaganza where we return with the new story!

Date: Halloween, October 31st, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: OUK Theatre, 279 Compton Ave, Ottawa, K2B 5A8

Route your Trick or Treating trail through this magical location called “The Ghost City”:
- Spooky characters will come to life on shadow screens and will tell many fascinating stories;
- Freakiest creatures will dance for you in the moonlight;
- Actors will take you through magic installation and tell ghost stories;
- The Witch will prepare apples for all the kids.*
*Beautiful and healthy alternative to candies!

The performances will be held outside, you can stop by on your way at any time between 6:30-7:30pm on Halloween night!

Our students will be delighted to surprise and scare you! ;)

All the performances are FREE of admission. Candies donations are accepted by our young performers!

WINGS FOR CLOWNS

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WINGS FOR CLOWNS by Piano Theatre (Theatre of Deaf Children )
Non-Verbal Performance
When: September 16, at 6:00 pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Dr.

Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tickets: $15-$20
Children 3 and under are free.

6:00-6:20 pm – Theatrical composition “Magic Transformations” by young actors of three theatres that will present the result of their creative collaboration during international Children’s Theatre Exchange program. Participating theatres: Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre (Canada), Piano Theatre (Russia), Solo Theater (USA).

6:20-7:30 pm – Show Wings For Clowns by Piano Theatre.

In no way being deaf limits the artistic expression of the troupe of child actors from Russia. In many ways, their unique perspective on the world – one without sound – informs their art and their performance.

In Wings For Clowns, the actors use the language of motion to deliver several miniature performances featuring archetypal characters such as Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine, Old Man and Old Woman. Trees, Sea, Wind and Rain are the main heroes of the performance. Through these characters the inner life of each performer is revealed and the audience is engaged.

Between the spectators and actors emerges a unified area of co-participation, co-creation, co-experience: this is the marvelous effect of “Piano” that strives to repeat it again and again.

The “Piano” Theatre began in 1986 at the Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) boarding school for deaf children and has participated in more than 50 international festivals, 5 world festivals in 15 countries including Russia, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, Finland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Austria, Canada.

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REGISTRATION TO CLASSES FALL 2017!

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We are inviting new students to join our theatre classes in September 2017!
New classes this year:
- Beginners Acting and Play Production, ages 9-14 (English).
In the program: acting, movement, speech, ensemble work; trips to see professional theatre, theatre criticism workshops, presentation of the final performances at the international festivals.
- Theatre Production: Stage Design, ages 8-16 (English)
Students will be building set for all the theatre’s productions this year, make props, learn how to operate sound and lighting, they will go to see professional productions in theatre, and go on backstage tours around Ottawa theatres.
Perfect for those who love to work with their hands and want to learn about backstage tricks and magic!

For the rest of the classes, please, verify if we have any openings!

For info and registration contact: onceuponakingdom@gmail.com

“Lights Outside The Window”

FINAL SHOW performed by Junior, Senior and Stage Dance groups!

When: May 26th, 6:30 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tickets: $15
Children 5 and under are free.

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For info and help, please, contact: onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or 613-868-8343.

Alice in Wonderland – April 22, 2017

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Star School Academy
from Toronto, ON

Children’s Theatre Exchange: Ottawa meets Toronto

The musical is in Russian language.

When: April 22nd, 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Where: Academic Hall, University of Ottawa, 135 Séraphin Marion Private
Ages: all ages
Duration: 1.5 hours
Students of our theatre will open the evening with energetic performance to greet our guests and then our Toronto friends will present their famous musical show!

Tickets: $15
Children 3 and under are free.

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Toronto

Our show is going to Toronto as part of the Children’s Theatre Exchange!Toronto-Poster_Feb2017-v08_en
April 30, 2017 at 12:00pm
York Woods Library Theatre
– 1785 Finch Ave West, Toronto

Check out information and buy tickets if you happen to be in Toronto that weekend!

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Ottawa!

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We will be playing our famous show in Ottawa once again!

“The Legend of Parvana Lake”/ “Легенда о Неугасимом Огне”
Perfromed by Advanced Acting students
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov

When: February 24th, 7:00 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: adults and children (6+)
Duration: 40 minutes

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” tells a story about a beautiful Princess who decided to choose a husband by setting a challenge to the knights to find the Eternal Flame and bring it to her. But years pass, the Princess waits and waits looking through the windows of her castle, but none of the men come back… When the Princess losses her hope she starts crying. Her tears flood the valley and the castle creating a lake that is clear like a child’s tear. What happened to all those brave men and why didn’t they come back?…

This magical legend told through poetic text carries an ancient story about creation of one of the most gorgeous lakes in Armenia – Parvana Lake. The show incorporates the styles of physical theatre, shadow theatre and contemporary dance.

Actors use Russian, English and Armenian languages to tell this story, but most of all – their body language.

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