Archives 2014

Happy Holidays from Platypus Theatre!

The Gimquat, the duck and grandfather from Peter and the Wolf, the Monster from Emily Saves the Orchestra and our Artistic Director Peter Duschenes tumble, spin and fly down the hill in a race to bring you holiday greetings.

Platypus Theatre's Artistic Director Wins Prestigious Award



Platypus Theatre is pleased to announce that Co-Founder and Artistic Director Peter Duschenes is a recipient of a 2015 Chalmers Arts Fellowship from the Ontario Arts Council. Duschenes will travel across Europe and North America working with some of the world’s most respected musicians, puppeteers and storytellers to research new models for interactive audience ...

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Pre-Packaged Shows: A Delight for Audiences and Orchestras

At this time of the year, orchestras are bracing for a packed holiday season. The Hallelujah Chorus may usher in guaranteed revenues and full houses, but the real rejoicing begins as the frenzy of the season subsides and the pace (and heartbeats) return to normal speed. In the New Year, pre-packaged shows are a godsend ...

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Behind the Scenes... Peter and the Wolf

We're excited to be working with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to present Platypus Theatre's version of Peter and the Wolf to both school and family audiences in mid-November. This show premiered last season in collaboration with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and we've been busily tweaking it and getting ourselves into shape to ...

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Platypus Theatre's Metamorphosis

This post is a feast for the eyes. Platypus Theatre has gone through a rather large metamorphosis and we want to showcase the results of our evolution all in one place. Our most beloved characters are now even more relevant to young audiences with their updated and refreshed looks. Take a look and let us ...

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Welcome to our new website!

This year marks Platypus Theatre’s 25th anniversary and to celebrate this momentous occasion we’ve undergone a major makeover, starting with our website! We hope you will take a couple of minutes to explore the site and check out some of the new features that we’ve added for the benefit of programmers, educators ...

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