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

SCHEDULE FOR FALL SEMESTER 2017

 

Dates Time Class Instructor Location Price
September 18th – December 18th, 2017

*Oct. 9 – no class 

13 classes

Monday
5:45 – 8:15pm
Advanced Acting and Play Production (Russian)
Part 1 (paired with Movement class)

Ages 11-15

Ekaterina Vetrov
& Alexander Vetrov
Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$125/month
(or 4 classes);
$394/Semester

Family Special
(2 Children):
$238/month;
$749/Semester

September 19th – December 19th, 201715 classes Tuesday
6:00 – 8:00pm
Beginners Acting and Play Production (Russian)

Ages 7-10

Ekaterina Vetrov Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$108/Month
(or 4 classes) $393/Semester

Family Special(2 Children):
$205/Month; $747/Semester

September 20th – December 20th, 2017

15 classes

Wednesday
5:45pm – 8:15pm
Movement In Theatre
Part 2
(Russian)
(Paired with Advanced Acting)

Ages 11-15

Ekaterina Vetrov
& Alexander Vetrov
Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church $135/Month
(or 4 classes)
$491/Semester

Family Special
(2 Children):
$205/Month;
$940/Semester

September 22nd -December 22nd, 2017

15 classes

Friday
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Beginners Acting and Play Production
(English)

Ages 8-13

Ludmylla Reis Theatre Studio,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$108/Month
(or 4 classes) $393/Semester

Family Special(2 Children):
$205/Month; $747/Semester

September 22nd -December 22nd, 2017
15 classes
Friday
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Theatre Production: Stage Design(English)

Ages 9-16

Alexander Vetrov
& Nicholas Leno
Set Construction Workshop,
Nepean Creative Arts Centre,35 Stafford Rd.
$108/Month
(or 4 classes) $393/Semester

Family Special(2 Children):
$205/Month; $747/Semester

*Additional mandatory Theatre Criticism class and trip to theatre to see a professional production is scheduled for each acting class in the Fall 2017. The date of this class will be announced in September.

** Additional expenses might apply for the purchase of costumes and set.

To register please send a request to onceuponakingdom@gmail.com or get in touch with us to receive Registration Form.

“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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