There are blooms aplenty in YPT’s THE SECRET GARDEN. RBC Emerging Artist honouree Natalia Gracious plays Mary Lennox, and Jake Runeckles plays her cousin Colin Craven. They tells us how this adaptation of the classic 1911 book has been interpreted to reflect today’s audiences and why it will strike a strong chord.
How do you bring new ideas to a familiar text as old as time, that has been told in multiple blockbuster iterations? If the Young People’s Theatre‘s (YPT) new production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is any indication, you put it in the hands of director Allen MacInnis and his diverse team. And you […]
Munschtime! just received its world premiere at Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre (YPT). It’s a new work by Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg Stephen Colella, based on 5 picture books by Canadian children’s author Robert Munsch: Pigs; A Promise is a Promise; Murmel, Murmel, Murmel; Too Much Stuff!; and Love You Forever. The concept […]
Artistic Director Allen MacInnis hopes that for those who visit YPT this year for the first time, the play will resonate long after the final curtain and become a habit.