by Brian Hill and Neil Bartram (YPT). This new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Ages 5 & up. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Jan 5, see website for schedule. $10-$54.
Audio Described Performances + Touch Tour Dec 15 at 2:30 pm and Dec 17 at 10:15 am. (Touch Tour starts at 1 pm.)
Relaxed performance Dec 14 at 2:30 pm. Relaxed Performances include extra features to make the experience more sensory-friendly, including a relaxed attitude to our general rules, slightly adjusted sound and lighting levels, creating a calm area to watch. Info at 416-363-5131.
This all-ages, 70-minute musical adaptation of the fairy tale about a wooden puppets attempts to become a real boy is full of clever rhymes, hummable melodies and, under director Sheila McCarthy, imaginative stagecraft. The cast, a mix of veterans and gifted young performers, is excellent, and the overarching theme about being accountable for ones actions resonates powerfully today.
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Location - Young People's Theatre