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Axis Theatre Company

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: Anti-Bullying, Climate Change and/or Environmentalism
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Axis Theatre is a leader in theatre for young audiences and tours all of BC, across Canada and Internationally with our original plays, created to offer interactive experiences that educate, inspire and transform. Axis incorporates combinations of red-nose clown, mime, movement, mask work, puppetry and improvisation to expand the meaning and impact of the stories presented. Celebrating 47 years of school and family programming with new shows every season. All shows complete with Study Guides


Performance(s)

Frog Belly Rat Bone

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music, Theatre
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 40 mins
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Access to power, a table & 3 chairs
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$750
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$800
Vancouver Island Lower
$875
Vancouver Island Mid
$875
Vancouver Island North
$875
Interior
$875
North
$875
Remote
$1,000
Kootenays
$875
Virtual
$0

FROG BELLY RAT BONE by Axis Theatre Company Incorporating beautifully handcrafted puppets and an original pop/rock musical score, Cementland comes to life as two enigmatic garbage collectors tell the story of a very special Boy whose singular wish is to find a TREASURE! One day, the boy discovers a rusty tin box packed with colourful envelopes and an old wrinkled note: "Put my wondrous riches into the earth and enjoy." So the boy opens the envelope and tosses the contents - "hundreds of tiny gray specks" - onto the ground. Nothing happens! But night will come and the specks must be protected from junkyard thieves so the boy invents a guard… "he gathers wet smelly socks, moldy old pillow stuffing and scraggly wire bringing his creation, Frog Belly Rat Bone, to life.” Frog Belly isn’t the sharpest, or the quietest, but it works. In time, Cementland blooms with beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables, and the junk pile of dark grays yields to an explosion of colour. With some strategy, strong communication, a lot of patience and goodwill, we can all grow wondrous riches, transforming dark surroundings into something beautiful. Adapted by Chris McGregor from the book FROG BELLY RAT BONE, by Timothy Basil Ering, published by Candlewick Press. With original composition by Erik Gow watch this fun-filled, wacky musical adventure entertain the young and young at heart. www.axistheatre.com/frog-belly

Troll Grandfather by Clem Martini

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Theatre
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins + 15 min Q&A
Capacity: 1200
Tech Requirements: Electrical outletdressing rooms, wifi, outlets, 1 table for SM
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$750
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$800
Vancouver Island Lower
$875
Vancouver Island Mid
$875
Vancouver Island North
$875
Interior
$875
North
$875
Remote
$1,000
Kootenays
$875
Virtual
$0

The Troll Grandfather is an epic adventure about a 9-year-old and their Grandfather. Sandy is less than pleased to be forced to stay with Grandpa for the summer. There is nothing to do at the house, he's old and odd, and he doesn't know them at all. Sandy knows their mother is battling health issues and suspects that is the reason why they've been sent away. But one night, after being sent to sleep in the study, Sandy uncovers the secret that has kept Grandpa estranged their whole life -- Grandpa is a Troll! Suddenly faced with a part of their identity they didn't know existed, Grandpa and Sandy set out on a dangerous journey to claim Sandy's magical birthright, a blessing that could save their mother's life or have dire consequences for their entire family. Filled with mythology, magic and a Dragon!


Testimonials & Reviews

Best performance I have seen in a few years. The storyline was relevant and engaging and entertained all of our students. Dana Brown, Principal, Clayton Elementary
I would highly recommend your theatre company to audiences of all ages as the plays that I have seen from your company have demonstrated a high level of excellence. Patty Hill, False Creek Elementary
The students absolutely loved the performance! Different grade levels caught different levels of humour and they all recognized how skilled your cast is! Thank you so very much for a wonderful show! Teacher, Ecole Hammond Bay

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