2015 March Break Camp

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Fun With Shakespeare Camp - Led by director Rosemary Nolan, campers will learn classical text analysis and delivery, movement, stage combat and singing techniques.

  • Fee: $275.00 (HST applicable for campers aged 15+)
  • Dates: March 16-20, 2015; 1 week
  • Grades: 3-8 years

All levels welcome.  No experience necessary!

To Register

By e-mail or mail: Click here

2015 Summer Drama Camps

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This year’s line up:

Shakespeare Camp - Led by director Rosemary Nolan, campers will learn classical text analysis and delivery, movement, stage combat and singing techniques by bringing Shakespeare’s magical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life.

  • Fee: $800.00 (HST applicable for campers aged 15+)
  • Dates: July 6-24, 2015; 3 weeks
  • Ages: 12-18 years

Musical Performance Camp - Led by a theatre professional, campers will learn singing, dancing and acting skills through exploring the music, characters and story from the boisterous and witty musical Legally Blonde.

  • Fee: $575.00 (HST not applicable)
  • Dates: August 2015 TBD; 2 weeks
  • Ages: 10-14 years

All levels welcome.  No prior experience necessary!

To Register

By e-mail or mail: Click here

Located at the picturesque Billings Estate Museum, both camps will culminate in a beautiful outdoor evening performance!

Where Poppies Blow – November 2014

Where Poppies Blow

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae / May 3, 1915

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Salamander Theatre is proud to present this remount production of Hanah Moscovitch’s powerful and moving play WHERE POPPIES BLOW, which tells of the triumphs and sacrifices of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an eleven year-old Canadian boy as he witnesses the effects of war on his small Ontario town.

WHERE POPPIES BLOW plays November 2 – 15, 2014 at at schools and general public venues across Ottawa and the Capital Region. To find out how to book this beautiful show for your school, or about special performances for the general public, or to learn of the many discounts and free shows available, please click here.

Nov 2 @ GCTC / Nov 5 @ Beechwood National Cemetery / Nov 7 & 8 at Canadian War Museum

To find out more please write to info@salamandertheatre.ca

 

Children Need Theatre

In a must-read article by The Guardian’s Philip Pullman, we here at Salamander Theatre can find our reason for being, and our mission. ”Children need to go to the theatre as much as they need to run about in the fresh air.”

The experience of live theatre is unlike any other form of modern “entertainment”. It requires an infinitely higher level of engagement than the movies, then television, than social media and video games. By the simple fact that theatre presents a reality that is far from real, that is abstract, that requires an audience to fill-in-the-gaps otherwise provided by computer-enhanced graphics, it engages our imagination unlike any other art form.

It is the very limitations of theatre that make it beautiful, and vital.

Just as wonderful, theatre creates community. “Everyone in that big space is alive, and everyone is focused on one central activity. And everyone contributes. The actors and singers and musicians contribute their performance; the audience contribute their attention, their silence, their laughter, their applause, their respect.”

Before we fail our future generations by casting theatre and the arts to the margins as an unnecessary luxuries, conssider the author’s words: “They need these things so much that human rights legislation alone should ensure that they get them.”

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2014 Summer Drama Camps

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This year’s line up:

Shakespeare Camp - Led by director Eleanor Crowder, campers will learn classical text analysis and delivery, movement, stage combat and singing techniques by bringing Shakespeare’s magical comedy, The Tempest to life.

  • Dates: July 7-25; 3 weeks
  • Ages: 12-18 years

Performance Camp - Led by musical theatre and circus skills educator Nick Miller, campers will learn singing, dancing and acting skills through exploring the music, characters and story from the boisterous and witty musical Pirates of Penzance.

  • Dates: August 18-29; 2 weeks
  • Ages: 10-14 years

 

Located at the picturesque Billings Estate Museum, both camps culminated in a beautiful outdoor evening performance!

GCTC Children’s Sunday Series 2013 – 2014

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The whole family will enjoy the GCTC Children’s Sunday Series, featuring two of the city’s longest-running theatres for young audiences: Salamander Theatre & Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre! From September through June, join us in the Studio Theatre upstairs at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (home of the Great Canadian Theatre Company) on select Sunday afternoons for fantastic family programming that includes singing, dancing, puppets, sword fighting, and a whole lot of fun!

All performances take place on Sundays at 1:30PM at 1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Avenue) in the studio theatre

  • September 29th - The Light Princess (Rag and Bone)
  • October 20th - Macbeth (Salamander) *Recommended ages 10+
  • November 3rd - Where Poppies Blow (Salamander)
  • March 2nd - The Last Drop (Salamander)
  • March 11th-13th - The Last Polar Bear (Rag and Bone) *5 performances!
  • May 4th - Zoom at Sea (Rag and Bone)
  • May 11th - Swan River (Salamander)

Tickets are $10/person, or $32 for a family of four, and can be purchased online or at the door (cash only). All shows are 45-60 minutes long and include a talkback with performers after the show.

Summer 2014 Youth Drama Camps!

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Stay tuned for our summer 2014 camp lineup!


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We bring professional theatre and drama-in-education and arts resources to schools, teachers and communities throughout Ontario, and reach over 15,000 youth each year. Founded in 1993, Salamander Theatre has been dedicated to helping youth transform their experiences to artistic expression through our four major programs: Touring Performances, Educational Workshops & Residencies, and Summer Drama Camps.
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