Saturday Morning's Children Series
On select Saturday mornings throughout the season, young children and their families enjoy affordable and engaging live performances by some of Montreal’s best talent for kids.
Tickets available by calling 514-288-3161
Ticket Prices: Adults: $8.00 Children: $6.00
Limited Seating Available – book your tickets now!
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Witches and Their Pets
Theatre de la Source
Meet a witch that will retell you the stories of her different pets. Cats and dogs will surprise you with their amazing stories. Encounter the terrible Baba Yaga, Ganaelle the mother witch that transforms into different animals and a mysterious talking cat.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30am
The Micky Farkas Monster Concert
Micky Farkas Originals
Ages 4 and up
Micky Farkas is a dynamic singer / songwriter who performs an original catalog of acoustic music for children. Authentic guitar styling shines as he story tells, improvises and walks kids through songs which engage their minds and bodies while captivating their imaginations by blending rhythms, ideas and genres to suit even the grooviest child philosopher. So prepare to sing along, learn a song, laugh out loud and boogie down to a monster concert! (Fear not...NO REAL MONSTERS WILL BE PRESENT. And if any should arrive unexpectedly, Micky will make them dance ;)
Saturday, November 15 - 10:30am
This short shadow puppetry piece explores the theme of dreams. Adventure with us as we explore the depths of our inner light/darkness through this wordless storytelling, using found objects to create characters and environment. Shadow puppetry workshop to follow.
About Artichoke Heart
Artichoke Heart is a Toronto-based object theatre company formed in 2010 by Michelle Urbano and Tijiki Morris to create original works that explore our primal humanity. We are interested in what base emotions, drives, thoughts exist within us all – what connects us to one another at our core. Artichoke Heart is presenting their adult puppetry show We Walk Among You at the Mainline Theatre in Montreal from November 13-23.
Saturday, November 29 - 10:30am
Montreal Improv Theatre
In Improvised Fairytales, Montreal Improv performers combine unscripted storytelling with high-energy fun. From an audience suggestion, they will create a vivid world of magic and adventure featuring imaginative and playful characters, with stories that range from folklore to the fantastical. Using animated physicality and expressive emotion, improvisers will create engaging stories in the moment that have never been seen before and will not be seen again!
About MTL IMPROV
Montreal Improv is an organization dedicated to promoting the art of improvised theatre. The company started teaching in 2008 and now the school has nearly 150 students studying improv in one of the 10+ classes currently being offered. In addition to regular weekly classes, Montreal Improv also leads specialized workshops in improving group dynamics, public speaking and team building. As a theatre they offer shows every Thursday to Sunday evening, with shows in English on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and in French on Saturday nights.
Saturday, February 7 - 10:30am
Molly McGivern & Jacqueline Van de Geer
Ages 4 and up
An original choose your own adventure production where audience participation draws us closer to the story, leaving our daily planet behind. Star Catchers is an original choose-your-own-adventure production with mild audience participation through rhythm, sound and movement. Join Pallas and Vesta on a journey to different stars in search of a precious purple sand that will enhance their power and reputation in the galaxy. With your help, their adventures will take turns for good or bad - it's your call if you so choose!
Saturday, February 14 - 10:30am
Little Red Riding Hood
Ira Sokolova’s adaptation of the Red Riding Hood is a subtly crafted piece that will definitely appeal not only to children, but also adults through creativity and audaciousness. The music incorporated in the show features diverse genres to get you carried away in one way or another. The show involves the spectators in it and make them feel part of the performance! Gleams Theatre’s Production of The Little Red Riding Hood brings lots of fun, excitements and surprises to all!
About Gleams Theatre
This year, 2014, Gleams Theatre celebrates its 10th year anniversary. The independent English-speaking theatre was founded in 2004 by Ira Sokolova, a multi-faceted artist with more than 30 years of European and Canadian experience in music and theatre. Gleams’ objectives are to introduce new dramatic works to the Montreal audiences, focused on the inner world of the individual in modern society. The Guitar Woman by Jon Fosse, Marriage Play by Edward Albee, Callback by Bill Svanoe, My Child by Mike Bartlett, Riverside Drive and Central Park West by Woody Allen were first presented in Canada by Gleams Theatre.
Saturday, March 7 - 10:30am
Hans Dudledee and other Forgotten Fairytales
The Flying Box Theatre
Hans Dudledee is just one of hundreds of folktales that were recently rediscovered in a Bavarian archive after two centuries of slumber. These cousins of Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Rapunzel bring fairytale lovers an entirely new perspective on a familiar cast of characters, opening up a lost world of girl-giants, magic fish, and enchanted castles. The Flying Box Puppet Theatre brings you new translations of the best of these forgotten fairytales, guaranteed to enchant children and adults alike!
About The Flying Box
The Flying Box is a puppet theatre company based in Montréal dedicated to creating miniature worlds of enchantment inside a portable stage. Our current project is The Schönwerth Tales, a series of stories developed from new translations of a collection of long-lost Bavarian Fairy Tales.
Saturday, March 14 - 10:30am
Emmanuelle Calvé & Jérôme Bédard
To build one's nest is no easy task: have a talk with M. Raven; he works hard at it day after day. One morning, the meeting of a strange creature will change his routine...
About the Artists
Since 2007, the multidisciplinary choreographer Emmanuelle Calvé has presented several dance-theatre shows relating dance, puppetry, visual arts and story telling. Calvé is interested by the unusual relationships between the movement of the puppet-bodies and those of dance-theater. Long time couple Emmanuelle Calvé and Jérôme Bédard, respectively a choreographer and an actor, present short performances that transform unique universes, kept secret between them for too long.
Saturday, April 11 - 10:30am
Jack and the Beantin & Walter Wellington and the Dancing Curse
Room To Grow Productions
Two shows for the price of one! Jack and the Beantin by Peter Bond! Jack and his friends will keep the audience loudly engaged and ever-so-helpful as we follow Jack on his daredevil journey through ineptitude and really bad puns. Will he sell the cow? Will he marry his sweetheart? Will he ever do anything right?! Brought to you by Room To Grow Productions.
And introducing a new play by budding playwright, Gwendolyn Fecteau, 11 years old, entitled, Walter Wellington and the Dancing Curse. Walter learns a whole bunch about himself while dancing through town.
Saturday, April 18 - 10:30am
Teen Tour Theatre
About Teen Tour Theatre
Teen Tour Theatre students have been performing as part of the Centaur’s Sat morning children’s program for 11 years. Recent shows include: “The Adventures of Nate the Great”, “The Trial of Goldilocks” and “The Fabulous Fable Factory”. We are a Montreal acting school who’s older students (aged 12-15 and 14-young adult) work on shows that tour local schools, libraries and theatres. Performing for members of the community gives our students the opportunity to be treated as professionals and in turn give professional level performances.
Saturday, May 2 - 10:30am
The Children’s Theatre of Montreal
About the Children’s Theatre
The Montreal Children's Theatre was founded in 1933. The Theatre has been helping children to discover their talent ever since. The Montreal Children's Theatre takes pride in getting to know every student, working with each individual to bring out his or her confidence, leadership, stage-craft, and self expression. It is amazing to see a child grow throughout a year at the school having uncovered talents and strengths they never knew they had. All of this can be learned in a fun and joyful environment, where positive reinforcement is used while teaching projection, diction, mime, posture, body movement and vocal skills, and of course the whole process of putting on a play builds individual and group pride enormously.
Saturday, May 9 - 10:30am
Plants and Animals
On the other side of far away there exists the land of Marzipan, a place where new types of life roam and play. The neon vibrations in the air generate fantastic colors, shapes and sounds, unpredictable twists are hiding and waiting to be found. Mysterious new creatures will be revealed as we watch this world evolve and transform, take a step outside of the box and come visit a place where new ideas are born.
About Panadream Theatre
Panadream Theatre focuses on Theatre for Young Audiences and produces plays for children aged 2-12 and their families. The company specializes mainly in string marionettes but also explores other mediums of puppetry. They design and build all of their marionettes, sets, and props, and they write their own original stories. Presented for the Children’s Series at Centaur, Plants and Animals is a world premiere!!!