Here at VancouverMom.ca we are big fans of Carousel Theatre. They offer kid-friendly Vancouver theatre experiences for young audiences, with engaging sets and professional actors. Their latest show – Busytown – is coming to the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island from March 1-30, 2014. This show is geared at kids aged three and up, and features a world where colours are brighter, everyday objects are more interesting and all problems can be solved when everyone works together. The beloved stories of Richard Scarry will come to life before your eyes, sure to delight not just children, but the adults who accompany them.
Kid-Friendly Vancouver Show Brings Literature to Life
Busytown features your favourite children’s literary characters including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and Betsy Bear. They’ll take part in an exciting adventure, as we discover exactly what people do all day. How do we create a safe and happy community? We’ll discover the answer as we watch colourful food-shaped cars driven by animals, hear memorable songs and enjoy adorable puppets. It’s all presented by the small but mighty cast, each playing multiple roles. If you’ve attended any Carousel Theatre productions in the past, you’ll likely recognize some of the actors from their memorable past roles with the company.
What’s the recipe for friendship? It turns out that it’s three cups of love and a teaspoon of kindness, mixed together gently and baked for a lifetime. We also learn what it takes to keep a community running. In Busytown Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat work together to bring food to the town, Construction Worker and his crew build new houses and Firechief and the gang keep everyone safe. It’s kid-friendly Vancouver theatre with a great message, and the whole family will love it.
Busy Theatre for a Busy Age
Artistic Directory Carole Higgins shares, “In this busy, busy age, it is a joy to return to the wonder of simplicity of busy-ness – from farming, to milling, to baking to writing actual letters, and to receiving them, and then reading the letters! I hope the busy world we’ve created inspires young people to embrace and respect everyone in their community. It takes all of us working together to create a happy, healthy world.”
Tickets are $29 for adults and $15 for children. As the kid-friendly Vancouver show is intended for kids aged three and up, younger toddlers and babies aren’t able to attend most shows. However, there are some select all ages performances where younger siblings are welcome (with a ticket). To find out more about show times, or to buy tickets, visit Carousel Theatre online.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.