Carousel Players is an award-winning professional theatre for young audiences based in Niagara. Over 42 years, we have created and presented inspiring plays for children aged 5 to 15 in schools and theatres across Ontario and Canada.
Carousel Players presents imaginative and entertaining theatre for children and offers unique outreach programs such as our popular summer theatre school, classroom workshops and artist residencies in schools.
Carousel Players also manages a 120 seat theatre facility in downtown. St.Catharines.
We invite you to view Carousel’s promotional videos on our website to see scenes from our touring shows.
L’Aubergine’s productions blend precision and imagination. Typically, a cast of vivid characters use a succinct scenario as a backdrop for comic inspiration. On-stage action is supported by an original score, usually performed live by the actors and supporting musicians. Language and gestures are playfully interwoven into bright, coloured images. The cast works its own melodic alchemy, trans- forming musical instruments into props and props into musical instruments. In fact, when L’Aubergine comes to town, their theatre of artistic zaniness and elegant buffoonery enchants everyone.
We see the performance of live music as a collective experience to enhance human connections in our lives. We measure the success of our concerts by the connection we have to our music, and by how we communicate this connection to our audiences. We seek to build community through our art, an especially important goal in the modern world. We value moments where music is created in the same space and time it is listened to.
Our duo is a truly collaborative endeavour. We believe that beautiful music for flute and piano – with a select expansion into contemporary repertoire - has a limitless capacity to reach our audiences, both intellectually and emotionally. We are committed to offering the best repertoire, performed at the highest level.
Jim Dalling is a creative play expert, an artist, clown and a Gestalt life coach. He makes masks. He makes surfboards. He makes plays. Most of all, Jim creates safe places for people to play.
Jim creates performances where audiences are essential to the performance. They become part of the creative play. When people play creatively they develop resilience, empathy and joy. When people play with freedom and gusto, they learn something about themselves.
Through interactive workshops and coaching, Jim creates opportunities for people to shed their everyday masks, face change, embrace the strange and play in the magical worlds of ‘why not’ and ‘if’.
Tom Allen hosts Shift on CBC Radio 2 and concerts across Canada. He is the author of three non-fiction books, plays the trombone when he can and wrote this show, among many others. Mostly, he’s a storyteller.
Patricia O’Callaghan is a recording and performing artist with 5 solo CDs and several collaborations.
Bryce Kulak is an actor, singer, pianist and composer who has been performing professionally across Canada since he was 11.
Kevin Fox is a composer, arranger, recording artist and performer with 3 solo recordings and countless credits as a supporting artist.
Lori Gemmell is the Principal Harpist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and plays often with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
The Duo Fortin-Poirier has performed on a regular basis in the Montreal area, where they have presented their work in a large number of cultural centres, (Maisons de la Culture).
Marie-Christine Poirier and Amélie Fortin have participated in many Competitions, including in Chicago (2011), Oslo, Norway (2010), and in Rome, Italy (2013) last November, where they won the 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition. Last year, they were selected to take part in the Entrées en Scène Loto-Québec 2013-2014, a 19-concert tour that took them all across the province of Quebec.
They were Artist-in-residence at the Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal for the 2012-2014 seasons, and they will be in residence at the prestigious Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, in Montreal in 2014-2015.