The Massey Theatre and its creative partners are celebrating the Under the Rainbow Family Weekend, a variety of diverse family-friendly productions for all ages to kick off the Family Day long weekend.
Under the Rainbow Family Weekend at the Massey Theatre
Where: Massey Theatre (735 8th Ave, New Westminster)
When: Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15, 2020
Tickets: All show tickets are available online now »
The programming includes three dynamic events: a fabulous iconic film, The Wizard of Oz; a contemporary Indigenous opera created with young ones in mind, The Flight of the Hummingbird, and a multigenerational queer family performance, Parents are a Drag.
The Wizard of Oz Film Screening
When: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Tickets: General admission $5
One of the most popular family films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is coming back to the Big Screen at Massey Theatre for one day only. Join Dorothy as she meets the scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion and experience their journey to the Emerald City and all the beloved scenes and songs along the way. Dressing up you (and your little ones) is joyfully encouraged. After the movie head to the Plaskett Gallery for a post-show discussion of the movie, in particular it’s fascinating legacy within the gay community.
Parents Are a Drag
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 4:00pm
Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students
Join local drag queens Peach Cobblah & Isolde N. Barron for a drag dress-up spectacular! Add some rainbow to your Family Day at this fun and inclusive event which reminds young ones, their parents, caregivers and everyone in between that it’s never too early (or too late!) to get silly and dress-up. Parents are a Drag celebrates diversity with songs, laughter and play. With opportunities for the audience to become part of the show, be sure to come dressed to impress or ready for some dress-up time.
Flight of the Hummingbird
When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00am
Tickets: $12 adults, $7 students
“Here is the story of the great forest that caught on fire”. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based on an indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave hummingbird travelled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations.The opera is 45-minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. Created for young audiences, The Flight of the Hummingbird is a beautiful contemporary performance.
Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences with music by Maxime Goulet and libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahuglanaas (Haida) and Barry Gilson. The Flight of the Hummingbird stage director is Glynis Leyshon with musical direction by Kinza Tyrrell.
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