For 40 years, Kaleidoscope Theatre has introduced and delighted the imaginations of over 2.5 million young people around the world through the magic of theatre. Since 1974 Kaleidoscope has been the driving force behind Vancouver Island’s most beloved theatre experiences for young people and their families, entertaining families across the country and around the world with its innovative and entertaining productions for young people of all ages. In addition to productions at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, National Arts Centre, Young Peoples Theatre in Toronto, Geordie Theatre in Montreal, the Calgary International Children’s Festival, and the Saskatchewan International Children’s Festival. Kaleidoscope has delighted audiences as far as Singapore, Brunei, Japan, Israel, and other international destinations.
Kaleidoscope continues to provide high quality professional productions to family audiences right here in Victoria. Kaleidoscope’s dynamic 2014-2015 40th Anniversary Season guarantees to be an exciting season of theatre for all ages, opening on Halloween with the hilarious musical comedy The Addams Family on stage at the McPherson Playhouse.
December sees an exciting brand new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic story The Secret Garden. A dark spell of sorrow and mystery hovers in the air at Misselthwaite Manor as the young orphan, Mary Lennox, discovers a secret walled garden, locked up and shut away from the outside world. A powerful story of love, life, and determination. The perfect holiday event for the whole family.
In February, Kaleidoscope invites audiences to journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland and join Alice on a magical adventure featuring the Kaleidoscope Young Company.
May 2015 sees the return of the 3rd annual Kaleidoscope Family Theatre festival featuring new and exciting work for young audiences and the world premiere production of CAMP-X based on the multi-award winning historical-fiction novel by Eric Walters. Staged outdoors at Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, CAMP-X follows twelve-year-old George and his older brother, Jack, as they stumble across Canada’s top-secret spy camp and discover a world of spies and counter-spies and become involved in an adventure where truth and who to trust are not so clear.
There is something for everyone during Kaleidoscope’s 40th Anniversary Season. Season passes start at only $30.00 and are available now online through the Kaleidoscope Box office at www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is a registered not-for-profit charity, and as such relies on the support of many generous supporters and contributors. Please consider making Kaleidoscope Theatre a part of your charitable giving this season.
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