Interview with Rachel Aberle: “In The Code I didn’t want any villains. I wanted to write a new story, about a nice guy who … doesn’t get what he wants [and] what he does with that disappointment and frustration.” THE CODE at YPT Nov 27-Dec 14, 2018
“This musical feels like a labour of love, and we can’t wait to share it with you!” ~ Kyle Blair makes a scene-stealing YPT debut as beloved song-and-dance chimney sweep Bert in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins”, now onstage at YPT.
Raven Spirit Dance’s SALMON GIRL is on stage at YPT. It offers a refreshing combination of theatre, dance, and puppetry, is stunning to look at, and portrays its message in a way that both children and adults can enjoy.
Christine Quintana’s SELFIE details the events of the first party of the school year and what happens afterwards. It is receiving its premiere at YPT. It is well-written, extremely well acted and cleverly designed.
RISKY PHIL is a comedy by Paula Wing making its world premiere at Young People’s Theatre. The play explores multiple themes, like family dynamics, fact vs. truth and the significance of risk-taking, and offers strong ensemble acting and many funny moments.
One Thing Leads to Another. the award-winning immersive, multisensory show for babies, launches YPT’s season, providing proof that children can engage, respond and be enthralled by theatre in infancy.
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 […]
Try this… type “cabaret” into your device, and see what you get. Thanks to predictive text, your cabaret will become a “cabinet.” Or perhaps a mellow “cabernet.” Sharron Matthews has been crowned Canada’s Cabaret Queen, and despite the runaway success of her cabaret Girl Crush this year, the continued absence of “cabaret” from e-lexicons is […]
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 […]