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THEATRE This 2017/18 season marks Carousel Players 46th year of creating live theatre for young audiences in Niagara. At Carousel Players we firmly believe that children’s voices matter; that issues facing children today exist and deserve to be discussed.



Carousel Players productions reflect the ways in which students matter as individuals, learners and member of the community and highlight themes of sibling relationships, feelings, friendship, leadership, perseverance, and creativity. We are so thrilled to be presenting This Will Be Excellent by Jordi Mand at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. Mand’s play, supported by the Ontario Arts Council, is the story of Daniel and Izzy who are struggling to complete grade six. Determined to ignore their situation, they daydream of meeting their favorite rapper, Arrow. After Daniel’s mother and their principal deliver ultimatums, the pair decide to hatch a plan to make their dream become a reality. They encounter hard realities in carving out their independence in the face of expected responsibilities as they tackle adolescence. Based on Mand’s real-life observations of grade 6 students, this play asks what happens when a young person starts feeling like they can’t keep up with their work? This Will Be Excellent is a unique and relatable story that explores the difference between two dreamers, the inequality that exists for young girls, social politics of platonic, adolescent



Adapted for the stage by Cole Lewis & Clelia Scala

male-female relationships, and the world of rap music; how it inspires and teaches compassion, and the struggle to convince adults of its worthiness. - Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director

Carousel Players is an award-winning professional theatre company presenting inspiring and creative plays and programs for young audiences in schools and in theatres for more than 45 years. ROBERTSON THEATRE ALL TICKETS: $25 Sat 11 Feb 11AM + 2PM Recommended for ages 9+. *Sensory Friendly

2017/18 CentreStage Issue 2  

This is the second issue of CentreStage, the in-house program for the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The content covers the winter por...