I am proud to once again be the Social Media Sponsor of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards (the Jessies) and as such, I will be featuring a local theatre company every Thursday.
These profiles contain basic information about each company, as supplied by their team, and a list of their upcoming productions that you can check out in the coming season. Today’s feature company is: Carousel Theatre For Young People:
Date Established: February 6, 1976
First Play Produced: Merlin
Total number of plays/events produced: 154
Founder: Elizabeth Ball
Artistic Director: Carole Higgins
General Manager: Aliyah Amarshi
Carousel Theatre for Young People inspires young people, families and artists with playful, accessible theatrical experiences which strive for artistic excellence. We support and educate emerging artists and audiences while enriching their hearts and minds.
Registration is now open for this summer’s Theatre School for Young People [PDF Brochure] and Hamlet will be their next show from July 26th to August 10th, presented by the Teen Shakespeare Program.
This season, through a partnership with the Vocal Eye, Carousel Theatre for Young People began offering an audio described performance for blind and low vision patrons.
Carousel Theatre has also received 7 nominations for the Jessie Awards — in the Theatre for Young Audiences category — that include: Outstanding Performance (The Cat in the Hat); Outstanding Design (Arthur: Boy King & The Cat in the Hat); Significant Artistic Achievement (2012/13 Season & The Cat in the Hat).
Stay up to date on the latest from Carousel Theatre For Young People by following them on Facebook and Twitter.
View all of my Theatre Thursday profiles by browsing the Jessies tag.