FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2017
WHISTLER, BC – Live theatre and music performances the whole family will enjoy! Arts Whistler Live!’s 2017/18 season has some exciting shows lined up that are a guaranteed hit for kids and parents alike.
Arts Whistler Live! family shows are specially designed to engage young audiences in a fun and educational live performance experience. All family shows start at 5pm and average about an hour long to capture young attention spans, and still make it home for bedtime.
Cut down on screen time, get out of the cold, and spend some quality time together at Arts Whistler Live! this season.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up:
THE CANADA SHOW: A MONSTER THEATRE PRODUCTION
November 18 | 5pm | The Arts Centre | $10
Monster Theatre’s biggest hit The Canada Show takes you on a hysterically historical joy-ride through 20,000 years of Canada. Told from the point of view of three bickering historians – one English, one French, and one First Nations – hold on tight for this fast-paced, irreverent and absolutely hilarious adventure as they battle to tell their version of Canadian history. Learn about parts of our history few knew existed including the FLQ crisis as a Hockey Game, the Fur Trade from Justin Beaver’s point of view, and every single Prime Minister in our history in two minutes! Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with this hilarious romp through Canada’s history.
February 3 | 5pm | The Arts Centre | $10
Looking for a dose of nostalgia to share with your kids? Iconic Canadian children’s performer Fred Penner will captivate young ones with his entertaining and empowering songs. Sing along with your kids to your childhood favourites like “The Cat Came Back”, “Sandwiches”, “You Can Do It If You Try”, and “The Witch Doctor”. Introduce your family to the educational and entertaining music from one of Canada’s national treasures.
Why should the kids get all the fun? For Fred’s adult fans check out FRED PENNER AFTER DARK for a few beers and a hilarious adult sing-along with your childhood favourite (19+). For real. Adult Fred Penner shows are a thing. (Search “Fred Heads” in YouTube for a sneek peek at what’s in store).
TH’OWXIYA THE HUNGRY FEAST DISH: AN AXIS THEATRE PRODUCTION
February 18 | 5pm | The Arts Centre | $10
Axis Theatre presents Th’owxiya The Hungry Feast Dish – a bold First Nations tale with the important message of taking care of our earth. This Kwantlen legend has shades of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale told through mask and music and is entertaining for the whole family. Syuwe, a weaver woman from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets tells the story of of the Th’owxiya goddess who holds the most wonderful foods from around the world. But if you steal from her, you will pay a terrible price – Th’owxiya eats children! When a brave young mouse takes a piece of cheese from Th’owxiya, he must appease the goddess which takes the young mouse on a journey for knowledge and forgiveness.
Looking for a night out without the kids? Check out the full Arts Whistler Live! lineup featuring live music, concerts, and comedy at artswhistler.com/live
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ABOUT ARTS WHISTLER
Arts Whistler is passionate about Whistler, about arts, and about making arts and culture an integral part of day-to-day life. Operating out of the Maury Young Arts Centre in the heart of Whistler Village, Arts Whistler runs a variety of creative classes, showcases an exciting lineup of live shows for Arts Whistler Live!, and hosts year-round free-admission exhibits in The Gallery supporting local artists and their craft. Annual events include the Whistler Children’s Festival, Whistler Street Entertainment, Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market, We Heart Local Art, and Art on the Lake. Arts Whistler creates bold, inspiring, and engaging experiences and supports an arts and culture sector in Whistler that’s welcoming, accessible, and collaborative.
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