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School & Group Site Hours

Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

For any School or Group bookings please contact Terry for information and assistance: 780-459-1717 or childrensfestival@stalbert.ca.

School Bus Drop-off and Pick-up Locations

School buses may drop off and pick up passengers at:

  • 3 St. Anne Street (in front of the Courthouse)
  • 6 Taché Street (beside St. Albert Legion)
  • 15 Mission Avenue (École Father Jan School)

The Festival site map clearly marks these locations. Please select a zone that best fits your group’s schedule. Festival staff are happy to assist you at any of these sites. Additional information will be sent to you with your tickets.

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Featured Performances


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Jonathan Burns

Jonathan Burns always knew he was destined for show business. He was the kid who would put his leg over his head at gym class, perform musical armpit farts to impress girls and get the dance party started at any wedding. Adored by millions, Jonathan uses his unique gifts of flexibility, curiosity, goofiness and never-ending energy to astonish audiences around the world. Over the course of his career he’s performed variety show stunts on The Jay Leo Show, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

flexiblecomedy.com

“Extremely funny”
– The New York Times

Red Willow Place
7 Taché Street

Ages: all ages | Duration: 45 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 12:30 PM [Sold out]   |  1:45 PM
Wednesday, May 31 12:30 PM [Sold out]      |  1:45 PM
Thursday, June 1 12:30 PM  |  1:45 PM
Friday, June 2 12:30 PM [Sold out]    |  1:45 PM

Curriculum Connections: movement and form, physical expression, co-ordination, creative expression, and attentive listening and viewing.

Sponsored by:


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

SANGJA

PANGAEA ARTS/ARTSTAGE SAN

Best Production of 2015
Awarded by National Theatre Association of Korea

On a remarkable journey from Canada to Korea and all of the imaginative places in between, an adopted boy struggles to find his place in the world as he comes to terms with the incredible loss of his birth family, language and culture. A dynamic East/West blend of physical theatre, breathtaking puppetry and music. This intimate story explores identity, race, cultural diversity, conformity and the “boxes” in which we put ourselves and others.

pangaea-arts.com

“ …All our students can relate to feelings of not belonging and disconnect from their culture. The puppetry was awe-inspiring […] and beautifully done.”
– Aboriginal Enhancement Educator

École Father Jan
15 Mission Avenue

Ages: 8 and over | Duration: 60 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 31 9:45 AM  |  11:30 AM
Thursday, June 1 1:30 PM
Friday, June 2 9:45 AM  |  11:30 AM

Curriculum Connections: storytelling, theatre, acting, communication, diversity, relationship choices, exploring thoughts, ideas and emotions, creative expression, and attentive listening and viewing.


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

The Man Who Planted Trees

PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY

Hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender in this multi-sensory environmental classic that tells the inspiring story of a French shepherd and his best friend Dog, who set out to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland acorn by acorn. Using a unique blend of comedy, puppetry and storytelling, this unforgettably touching tale reminds us that one person, and, er, an endearing, loud-mouthed dog with a bit of a hearing problem, really can change the world.

puppetstate.com

“ IT IS VERY, very rare to find something that appeals as effortlessly to children and adults as this magical show.”
– Scotsman
“ Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit, the best dog ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific.”
– Guardian

École Father Jan
15 Mission Avenue

Ages: 7 and over | Duration: 60 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 9:45 AM  |  11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 31 1 PM
Thursday, June 1 9:45 AM  |  11:30 AM
Friday, June 2 1 PM

Curriculum Connections: life cycles, plant growth, culture and community, storytelling, theatre, acting, relating to others, friendship, the environment, co-operation and communication.

Sponsored by:


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Will Stroet

Get ready to boogie with one of Canada’s top kids' entertainers and CBC Television star, Will Stroet. Catchy and kinetic, kids will rally for vegetables, cheer for libraries and dance along to high-energy rock, pop and blues-based songs. An award-winning bilingual children’s musician and educator, Will strives to inspire kids to be healthy, active, creative and engaged in the world around them.

willmusic.ca

“Catchy melodies with imaginative wordplay … hugely entertaining for families! It would be hard to recommend a more talented children’s performer.”
– Vancouver Arts

Red Willow Place
7 Taché Street

Ages: 7 and under | Duration: 45 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 9:30 AM  |  10:45 AM  [Sold out]
Wednesday, May 31 9:30 AM  |  10:45 AM
Thursday, June 1 9:30 AM  |  10:45 AM
Friday, June 2 9:30 AM  |  10:45 AM

Curriculum Connections: music appreciation, musical expression, melody and rhythm, movement, storytelling, communication, and attentive listening and viewing.


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

BAM Percussion

Armed with drumsticks, trademark blue barrels and a limitless imagination, Québec’s fiery percussive trio has electrified crowds with frenzied rhythms and deliriously funny sketches for over 15 years. Resembling characters straight out of a MAD cartoon, BAM Percussion’s savage drumming, powerful rhythms, side-splitting humour and contagious energy leaves audiences with just one wish… MORE!

bampercussion.com

“Audiences are drawn to the turbo-charged trio’s explosive drumming, hilarious miming and the unique BAM! nonsensical language.”
– St. Albert Gazette

Save-On-Foods Stage
The Arden Theatre

Ages: all ages | Duration: 45 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 11 AM  [Sold out]   |   1:45 PM
Wednesday, May 31 9:30 AM  |  12:15 PM
Thursday, June 1 11 AM  [Sold out]   |  1:45 PM.
Friday, June 2 9:30 AM [Sold out]    |  12:15 PM

Curriculum Connections: storytelling, theatre, acting, communication, musical expression, patterns and rhythms, music appreciation, exploring thoughts, ideas and emotions, creative expression, and attentive listening and viewing.

Sponsored by:


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

LIGHTWIRE THEATER

Marvin the mouse takes kids on a glow-in-the-dark cosmic adventure of a lifetime aboard his homemade rocket to the moon. You see, Marvin longs to be popular, but when constant bullying by the “cool” rats forces him to retreat into a world of fantasy, he meets a misfit band of puppetry-based neon creatures that quickly come to life and teach him, as well as others, to embrace their differences.

lightwiretheater.com

“Absolutely incredible.”
– Rolling Stone
“…An eye-popping display of storytelling that’s like nothing else you’ve ever seen.”
– Broadwayworld.com

Save-On-Foods Stage
The Arden Theatre

Ages: all ages | Duration: 60 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 9:30 AM  |  12:15 PM
Wednesday, May 31 10:45 AM  [Sold out]  |  1:30 PM
Thursday, June 1 9:30 AM  |  12:15 PM
Friday, June 2 10:45 AM  |  1:30 PM

Curriculum Connections: light and pathways, storytelling techniques, communication, movement and form, physical and creative expression, exploring thoughts and ideas, creative expression, and attentive listening and viewing.

Sponsored by:


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, four hilarious plotting penguins for a crack-a-lackin’ good time as they “Move It, Move It” from screen to stage. Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks animated motion picture by the same name, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure is filled with an upbeat score and adventure galore as all of your favourite outlandish characters escape blissful captivity and unexpectedly enter the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

sact.ca

“Full-bodied Broadway musicals; hip alternative fare ... St. Albert Children’s Theatre tackles them all, in productions that make no concessions. It’s startling, and inspiring, to see the way young talent rises to the occasion. Definitely not child’s play.”
– Edmonton Journal

CN Stage
St. Albert Curling Club

Ages: all ages | Duration: 65 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 10:45 AM  [Sold out]   |  1:45 PM [Sold out]
Wednesday, May 31 9:30 AM [Sold out]   |   12:15 PM  [Sold out]
Thursday, June 1 10:45 AM  [Sold out]   |  1:45 PM  [Sold out]
Friday, June 2 9:30 AM  [Sold out]   |  12:15 PM  [Sold out]

Curriculum Connections: music appreciation, musical expression, acting, movement, storytelling, creative expression, communication, and attentive listening and viewing.

Sponsored by:


Jonathan Burns | Sangja | The Man Who Planted Trees | Will Stroet | BAM Percussion | Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey | Madagascar - A Musical Adventure | Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Niniimi'iwe (she/he gives a dance)

Aboriginal School of Dance

Known for energetic and innovative choreography, Winnipeg’s Aboriginal School of Dance aims to foster empathy and understanding of Native American culture with their mystical performance, Niniimi’iwe. With vibrant regalia, this one-of-a-kind show features everything from an enormous butterfly to the re-enactment of a buffalo hunt. A powerful fusion of traditional and contemporary movements and music, dancers integrate samba, salsa and other sounds from around the world to create an unforgettable multicultural experience.

aboriginalschoolofdance.com

“As we dance together, we express the beautiful relationship between our traditions, Mother Earth, the music and ourselves. As the powerful energy rises, the audience is left fulfilled and emotional.”
– Aboriginal School of Dance

CN Stage
St. Albert Curling Club

Ages: all ages |  Duration: 45 minutes

Schedule

Tuesday, May 30 9:30 AM [Sold out]   |   12:30 PM [Sold out]
Wednesday, May 31 11 AM  |  1:45 PM
Thursday, June 1 9:30 AM  |  12:30 PM
Friday, June 2 11 AM  |  1:45 PM

Curriculum Connections: cultural awareness and traditions, diversity, dance and movement, rhythms, music appreciation, creative expression, storytelling, communication, exploring thoughts, ideas and emotions, and attentive viewing and listening.

Performance sponsor:

Last edited: May 15, 2017

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