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Carousel in the Community

Carousel Players staff, artists, and volunteers look forward to meeting you at community events.

Carousel in the Community2019-12-04T12:40:04-05:00

Community Picnic

Join Carousel Players each spring for the Community Picnic.

Community Picnic2019-06-27T14:37:06-05:00

Hare & Tortoise

Hare & Tortoise have opposite approaches to just about everything! As they get ready for their big race, music and friendship carry these two through the changing seasons. But will things turn out as they expect?

Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of Aesop’s Fable about two friends who have opposite Read more

Hare & Tortoise2019-06-18T18:40:01-05:00

One Thing Leads To Another

The award-winning show for babies that transforms everyday objects into fabulous, fanciful phenomena!

As they develop and thrive, babies use all of their senses to learn about the world. In this play, performers engage with the audience using music, enticing visuals, and tactile experiences. Participants sit on floor pillows, enabling parents and caregivers Read more

One Thing Leads To Another2018-07-16T17:57:57-05:00

This Will Be Excellent

This Will Be Excellent
By Jordi Mand
Gr. 4- 8
Show Image Design by Shira Leuchter

The Crew
Director Erin Brubacher
Dramaturg Jessica Carmichael
Set & Costumes Designer Anahita Debonehie
DJ/ Sound Designer YouTube Video Choreographer  Fly Lady Di
Stage Manager Maureen Callaghan

The Cast
Daniel – Theo Gallaro
Izzy – Maddie Bautista
Linda (Daniel’s Mother) – Nicole Joy-Fraser
Ms. Arthur (School Principal) – Diana C. Reyes

Play Description
Daniel and Izzy  are Read more

This Will Be Excellent2018-07-16T17:57:48-05:00


Created by Students from Harriet Tubman Public School
October 22 & 23, 2016 at Rodman Hall, Brock University
Public Workshop Readings: Saturday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm & Sunday, October 23rd at 1 pm and 3:30 pm
*readings are approximately 1 hour in duration*

In Association with Outside the March
With Community Partners Rodman Hall, St. Catharines Collegiate Read more


Boys, Girls, And Other Mythological Creatures

Deep in Simon’s basement is a secret world of imagination and adventure—where a young prince can transform into mythological creatures! Simon invites new neighbour Abby to help save a princess in a battle against a fire-breathing dragon. Meanwhile, in reality, Simon’s older brother Zach’s not so sure about all this dressing up and fairy tale business… Read more

Boys, Girls, And Other Mythological Creatures2019-06-18T18:40:10-05:00


Touring Schools
January-February 2017

Written by Matt Mackenzie
Directed by Jessica Carmichael
Set, Costume & Prop Design by Jenna McCutchen
Sound Design by Verne Good

Elena Belyea as Tick
Sehar Bhojani as Dawn/Mom/J.K. Rowling
Simon Bracken as Rudeger/Mr. Emeline/Louis Riel
Philip Nozuka as Chelsea/Murray/Che Guevara

Stage Manager- Allan Teichman
Production Manager- Kate Leathers
Head of Wardrobe- Alexa Fraser
Scenic Painting- Melanie Macdonald
Voice Recording- Joe Lapinski

For ages 11-14

What can a girl Read more


Spelling 2-5-5

Touring Schools
February 2016

Written by Jennifer Overton
Directed by Jessica Carmichael

For Grades 4 to 8

Simon’s mother expects him to be responsible for his autistic brother both at home and at school. When a televised spelling bee contest is announced, Simon sees his opportunity to shine. Soon though, it is discovered that Jake is a great speller in Read more

Spelling 2-5-52017-05-24T12:56:23-05:00

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Toured Ontario Schools April to May 2016
For Grades K to 3
Based on the book by Chieri Uegaki & Qin Leng (Kids Can Press)
Adapted for the stage by Jessica Carmichael

Hana Hashimoto has signed up to play violin for a talent show at her school. Problem is- she just started lessons. Her brother thinks she’ll be a disaster!  Read more

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin2017-07-11T13:54:58-05:00
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