The Great Beanstalk Conspiracy
We invite you to see this modern twist on Jack and the Beanstalk. Two friends have to save their town from an alien who is stealing power from the town’s water supply and is upsetting the natural balance. Dressed as their imaginary superheroes, Marvelous Moo and the Green Grabber, our two heroes set off on a quest that takes the audience through the problem of electric power disappearing, water being rationed, and the air itself being filled with an oily, musty fog. The adventure takes them up a great tube that is sucking the town’s water supply into a power wasting space ship and they find themselves in the clutches of a giant Alien. Through initiative and a willingness to “go forward” they defeat the intentions of the alien. They return to their town victorious and set up “the light brigade” to be an energy conservation watchdog in their town and invite the audience to become members as well. (45-50 minutes) BOOK NOW!
Add Flash Literacy to one of our touring shows to make your Story Theatre visit a full-day experience. See below for further details.
Hey Bully, Bully!
This is the company’s most popular show ever. It has toured across Canada and through the
United States. Rewritten with electronic media in mind, this show is sure to please student and teacher alike.
A student being bullied in the schoolyard travels into a world of folk tale creatures and faces
the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood; acts as a mediator between The Three Billy Goats
Gruff and the Troll; and finds himself becoming a bully towards the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. He finally learns what bullying means and how to deal with the Bully in the schoolyard. (45-50 minutes)
Hey Bully, Bully! uses elements of the WITS PROGRAM that emphasizes WALK AWAY, IGNORE, TALK IT OUT, and SEEK HELP. Writer/Director, Jim Leard, has completed the WITS training program. Also incorporated are components from the new ERASE (Expect Respect and A Safe Education) initiative.
Fables, Fools and Fantasy
In Fables, Fools and Fantasy we present groups of performers prepared to tell almost any old story in the repertoire of familiar fables and folk tales. The Mouse and the Lion, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks are just a few of the pieces that will be told wherever anyone would like to put on a show.
A simple, basic set and a few costumes pulled out of a box that will remind some people of ‘Mr. Dress Up’s Tickle Trunk’, allows for all kinds of imaginative stories to be presented. Add to this stories made up on the spot, a few games and some music, and the company is all set to entertain and educate any audience, anywhere. As well as filling a theatre with high energy high jinks as stories are told in the typical story theatre style, Fables, Fools and Fantasy can play in the street, in the park, between the stacks in the library and even in the back of a truck—lots of fun, some participation—and you never know what is going to happen next! Available either as a full length (45-50 minute) school or community presentation or a shorter busker type performance. BOOK NOW!
Put us in your calendar! Fables, Fools and Fantasy will be part of the Victoria and Nanaimo
Fringe Festivals in August 2013.
Make it a special Story Theatre day. Available as a stand alone engagement or as an extension to our touring show performances, surprise your students with Flash Literacy. Our actors will surprise your students with a short workshop on one word and phrase games, challenging them to teach them
to their families in the car and around the dinner table. These games inspire even the most reluctant
student to compose stories and opens a door to language arts studies through word play.
Magic Carpet Yoga
Join actor, story-teller and certified Yoga instructor, Samantha Richard, as she leads small
groups through a story that incorporates yoga. Children join in the adventure while exploring
some basic yoga poses. By learning the story and the poses children develop an easy yoga routine that trains the body and the mind! Research shows that incorporating movement and learning helps develop young brains. Perfect as a special treat for younger grades, Samantha can spend time with each of your primary classes, sparking their imagination and getting them to move. Magic carpets provided. (New for 4-7 year olds)
Storytelling mixes with music in this very special series. Our troubadours (solo or together) unite magical storytelling with song in these presentations.
The Minstrel’s Dream tells the story of a
modern performing busker on the streets of Victoria who finds the Christmas spirit
in the people he meets. He travels from the Empress Hotel to the Save-On Arena
to Royal Athletic Park and back again following a voice in his dream that promises
to “solve all his problems.” (30 minutes)
Saga of the Salty Seas has two performers singing and telling tales of the sealing pirate Captain Gustav Hansen who lived in Fan Tan Alley and raided the sealing catches of the Russian and American fleets in the 1800s. Based on a true story from articles in The Daily Colonist it was developed for the Victoria 150 celebrations in Spring 2012. (30 minutes - but can be longer with other Folk songs and stories of BC)
More stories of adventures on the great west coast are being created and will be offered throughout the year.
2012-2013 Touring Shows
Aladdin: The Secret Voyage
A blending of tales from The Arabian Nights brings together Aladdin and his Lamp as well as his secret voyage to rescue his father. A magic carpet, an enchanted island inhabited by a powerful witch of the seas, and the most wonderful sea voyage are all part of this magical retelling of these great stories.
As always this presentation includes storytelling games and our Nursery Rhyme review. Story Theatre’s Aladdin: the Secret Voyage is a classic story told for today’s students meets curriculum requirements in Language Arts, Literacy, Citizenship, Music and Drama.
The Great Beanstalk Conspiracy