Canada's greatest true adventures come to life as actor-musicians recreate pivotal events in hilarious, dramatic and magical musicals. Over a million students and teachers have enjoyed a treasure trove of thrilling Canadian stories written by three-time Jessie nominee and award-winning composer/playwright, Allen Desnoyers.
Best of the best! George Vanier Fine Arts School, Saskatoon, SK
The Birth of the CPR is exactly how to teach Canada's youth the history of our founding fathers' railway. It's engaging and entertaining...and, more importantly, fun and fact-filled. I wish I had been taught history that way when I was young! Jonathan Hanna, Corporate Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway
The CPR presentation was incredible! The versatility of talent and skill these presenters possessed was nothing short of amazing. The writing of the content presented was skillfully crafted: imaginative, educational and humorous. The acting and pacing of the entire theatrical presentation was nothing short of impeccable. Not a second was lost or wasted. The actors also displayed remarkable musical skill and versatility, singing and playing multiple instruments, while holding the attention of the audience with brilliant comical repartee and slapstick humour. They were extremely well-rehearsed, but still retained a mischievous spontaneity in their presentation style. The props and costumes were effective and showed some real ingenuity of design. All in all, an entertaining and educational show well worth seeing! Thank you! Anne Marie Dueck, music specialist, Oakenwald School, Winnipeg
Unavailable for 2020-21 School Year
Grade Suitability: Grade 1-12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 750 students
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet
Fee Range: $740 - $1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
A rich heartfelt musical featuring celtic flavored live music. Experience the adventures, heartaches and hopes of refugees, immigrants, orphans, and war brides, as they come through the gateway to Canada to make a new life in a new land.