TD Saturday Morning Children's Series

Fun, affordable family entertainment to awaken the imagination and introduce children to the enchanting world of theatre.

 

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.

 

All performances are at 10:30am

 

Tickets available by calling 514-288-3161

Ticket Prices: Adults: $10.00 Children: $8.00

Limited Seating Available – book your tickets now!

Two actors standing side by side like the Mario Brothers or Abbot and Costello

October 20, 2018

The Mario Brothers

Zambo

Ages

All

The Mario Brothers presents a vaudeville show that combines different performing arts: clown, mime, magic, dance, and martial arts. In this show you will experience the great years of classic cinema and slapstick humour. The Mario Brothers will introduce young audiences to great physical actors such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, The Three Stooges, and great circus acts like the Fratellini Brothers.

Laurent Pitre standing on stage.

November 3, 2018

Mid Knight

32-Hour Theatre Company

Ages

6+

Little Charming is on a daring new mission: to save his parents' marriage before the clock strikes "Mid Knight!" Expanding upon the hit fairytale production Little Charming, Laurent Pitre takes his audience deeper into the difficulties and discoveries of an unlikely hero who is grappling with the divorce of his parents.

Jesse Strong puppetmaster holding his puppets

December 1, 2018

Puppet Karaoke!

Jesse Stong

Ages

All

Puppet Karaoke! is back and better than ever! Learn the basic skills, participate in some fun group activities, and then get ready to perform a big musical number. Puppets up! Jesse Stong is a playwright, puppeteer and educator. His innovative and interactive workshops for children and youth received the Michaëlle Jean Foundation Award in 2016.

Lady Lost in an orange dress pulling a suitcase.

December 8, 2018

The 12 Tasks of Lady Lost

Moon Escapees Productions

Ages

2-8

Lady Lost’s new adventure premieres in English at Centaur Theatre! Kids will have the chance to reconnect with the energetic Lady Lost who once again is on a mission! This time she is facing a villain who is trying to steal laughter from the world. Can you imagine having an expressionless face for the rest of your life? This is what’s going to happen if Lady Lost doesn’t accomplish twelve tasks before the end of the day. She’s not going to let that happen though, and that is why she needs your help to beat this mysterious villain. A new adventure awaits, with songs, dance, riddles and laughter that will keep you on your toes!

Person standing on a dark stage with a beam of light coming out of their hand.

February 9, 2019

Tales From the Wind

Cia. Paideia de Teatro (Brazil)

Ages

7+

The Brazilian theatre company Cia. Paideia de Teatro is proud to present Tales From the Wind, written by Amauri Falseti and performed by Carolina Chmielewski. In this one-person show, a drifter from a distant land tells the stories she has heard in her travels. The wind has carried these stories from different parts of the world, such as Ethiopia, India and Cameroon. These are stories about families, hope, disputes, and overcoming; and stories that bring with them the wisdom carried from one generation to another. Inspired by the epic theatre of Bertolt Brecht and Peter Brook, the play explores the potential of the storyteller and provides a fertile ground for imagination. Carolina is the drifter/storyteller and portrays all the characters from the stories.

Agnes the clown is seen setting table.

February 23, 2019

Crabapple Trolls

Comedy Clownesque

Ages

All

Great interactive theatre for all ages, Crabapple Trolls is a delightful physical comedy about finding friendships in unlikely places. Using puppetry and masks, Agnes the Clown and two foolish Trolls tell a story of times gone by with enchanting relevance for audiences today. In Amanda’s house, bright red crabapples turn into jars of beautiful, sweet-smelling crabapple jelly every fall. Irresistible. But siblings can make anything difficult. To escape her family, Amanda investigates the culvert where parents never go but where children can carefully make their way without being seen. The creek is full of life – water insects, tadpoles, frogs – and maybe even trolls…

People sitting in a circle

March 9, 2019

FELT

Bill Coleman

Ages

All

Three performers dive into our felt experiences of the natural world, dancing on a circular, hand-woven wool floor mat, surrounded closely by spectators who are welcomed as privileged partners, indispensable to this unique visual and auditory experience. Created by choreographer Bill Coleman in collaboration with dancers and with kindergarten children, FELTasks us to recall the wonder of life, to experience a performance as we might a community gathering, and to feel – deeply and subtly.

Hand drawn image of The Breakfast Club movie poster image.  Several students sitting in detention.

March 16, 2019

PB & J

CréActifs

Ages

9+

Whether in the 80s or in 2018, school on a Saturday is a very strange place. It is a place in limbo, an uncharted territory where social rules are subverted, new alliances are born and identities redefined. Whether you’re wearing shoulder pads and legwarmers or are mildly famous on Instagram, it’s the same timeless story, the same desire to make connections, fit in, or break free. A few kids, all seemingly different, end up in the same place: school on a Saturday. Stuck in detention, stuck in the stereotypes others have constructed for them, stuck in that sticky, scary phase of life where they are not quite adults and not quite children. The minutes tick by and there’s nothing to do … except get to know each other and confront their differences. Because let’s face it, these kids don’t have anything in common. But in school on a Saturday, anything can happen.

Lola is sitting enjoying tea with her puppet friends

April 6, 2019

Lola and the Smallest Circus

Jacqueline van de Geer

Ages

All

Clown Lola travels all by herself with her two small suitcases around the globe, where she is presenting the smallest circus in the world. She likes traveling but must admit it is sometimes a bit lonely all by herself. She wishes she had some friends to help her, especially since it is not that easy to do everything in the circus on your own. And so she tries out ways to get help from the audience at Centaur. Will Centaur's Saturday morning audience help her out and make the smallest circus into a big circus? Her (and your) stunning acts will include dance, songs, a little bit of magic, acrobatics, clowning, and on top of that, the dangerous task of taming a yellow wild tiger! This interactive show is 45 minutes and is meant for children of all ages.

A puppet is sitting in a hat

April 27, 2019

Scribouillis

L’os de bois

Ages

All

A little puppet-girl draws with chalk. She is curious, she has ideas, and she wants to play with everything she finds. But when her drawings come to life, she has bitten off more than she can chew, for one of her creations might actually be out to chew... everything! To protect her world, she will have to learn that, sometimes, part of creating is to undo and start over.

Philip and Lucinda on top of a dinosaur

May 4, 2019

The Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show

Grand Salto Theatre

Ages

All

Philip and Lucinda, dinosaur explorers extraordinaire, set out to understand the Paleozoic Era with song, dance and acrobatics. Philip and Lucinda may be "dino explorers" but they soon discover that their audience is filled with "dino experts" in this all-ages prehistoric adventure for the whole family. An acrobatic comedy with a whole lot of silly that leaves you saying: “This show is Dino-mite!”

 

4 STARS "This show T-Rocks! It’s tricera-tops! A Jurassic lark!"- Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Woman standing with Clown Nose

May 11, 2019

Clumsy Crazy Lady

Stéphanie Brisson

Ages

All

This solo piece is a creation of silliness, joyfulness and diamonds. Clumsy Crazy Lady is a devoted character who tries to get the best career ever. However, there are too many choices in this futuristic universe. Her spirit will try to make the best choice based on her numerous passions. Work is 90% of everyday life, so better to make the right choice and be delighted. Through a variety of performances, she decides to invoke the power sparkles and bubbles. This colorful clown dances with vivacity, plays music with absurd instruments, sings with unimaginable smiles and will literally ignite your soul with essential light.

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