At Solar Stage Children’s theater in Toronto, there is new and wonderful performance of the well-known classic, Sleeping Beauty.
Solar Stage has a cozy theater with kid friendly facilities. There are comfy colorful cushions for the younger ones, who get the front row seats, and chairs for the older children and adults. Everyone can enjoy a kid-friendly environment to watch the show.
Like the theater itself, the play is in a perfect style and format for kids aged 3-10. They will love and understand the magical story. It is very original.The lights are dimmed and the theater is quiet. We get swept away on a timeless tale, to a faraway land in a magical kingdom, ruled by King William and Queen Matilda. They sing a beautiful song about their sadness and sorrow of having no children. Out of nowhere comes a frog named Hazel who croaks that she can make their wish come true, but only if they promise to invite her to the child’s sixteenth birthday party. The King and Queen are overjoyed and accept the promise immediately. Soon, the royal baby, a young girl named Rose (also known as Sleeping Beauty) arrives. Time flies before they know it, Rose’s sixteenth birthday party is just around the corner. Of course, the King and Queen have forgotten all about their promse to Hazel. At the end of Rose’s party, Hazel, who turns out to be a sycophant witch, makes a surprising visit. She is so angry when she is told to leave that she puts an evil spell on Rose. Can Sleeping Beauty be saved?
The show is interactive – you can help a wizard, participate in magic tricks and have fun with Rose while working she’s working on a spinning wheel. There is a moral to the story which adds an educational side to the show. At the end of the show, there is a chance to ask questions and get a signed poster by the actors. With tuneful songs, spirited dancing and interactive fun, this show is absolutely fantastic for the entire family.