An excellent premiere with the Santa Rosa Symphony

Parent comment: "We really loved your performance yesterday and especially the opportunity for audience participation! My daughter was thrilled to be the Cat and my nephew was the old Grandfather. Thank you..."

WE HAD A FANTASTIC FIRST TIME WORKING WITH THE SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY THIS PAST WEEKEND

This past Sunday, we headed to Santa Rosa, California, to present Peter and ...

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Happy Holidays from across the Americas!

Happy holidays from across the americas

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Platypus Theatre triumphs in Singapore and Malaysia

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S AUDIENCES LOVED PLATYPUS THEATRE!
The first stop of our tour gave us the pleasure of working with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra to present Emily Saves the Orchestra. The show is a feast for the senses with colourful props, masks, drama and dance, and was a smash hit with spectators in Singapore. Watch ...

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Choose from eight captivating classical music concerts for young audiences

Choose one of our eight captivating shows for your 2016/17 season.

"SUPERB... KEPT OUR AUDIENCE ENTHRALLED... BOTH MAGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL"

Gimquat is one of our most beloved shows. It has been seen by more than a quarter million people in five countries on three continents, and by thousands more through two television specials! Along with the Gimquat, your audience ...

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Thank you for an incredible 25th anniversary season!

Thank you for an Incredible 25th Anniversary Season

To celebrate our momentous 25th anniversary season we've created a scrapbook with some of our favourite moments from the year. And what a momentous year it was! From premiering a brand new show that was commissioned by four of our long-time orchestra partners, to travelling the globe and performing for thousands of young audience members in English and French ...

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Young audiences explore music and rhythms of Latin America in Ottawa

Mambo, samba and music from the Americas gets audiences on their feet in this unique orchestral concert experience.

OTTAWA, June 5, 2015 - On Saturday, June 6, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, conducted by Alain Trudel, and Platypus Theatre will present the Latin Beats, Heroic Feats! as part of the Young People's Concert Series. The National Arts Centre Orchestra co-commissioned ...

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What to expect when working with Platypus Theatre

During the 25 years we’ve been working with amazing orchestras and ensembles, we’ve put on shows in venues of all sizes and capabilities. From concert halls big and small, to theatres and libraries and a myriad other settings, we’ve worked with technical set-ups from state of the art “everything-digital” to school gymnasiums with no tech at all ...

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Presenting Big Shows on Small Budgets

PRE-PACKAGED FAMILY OR STUDENT SHOWS FOR SMALL BUDGETS

How do you take a big orchestra production and tour it to schools? How do you present a thoroughly engaging family or education concert on a small budget?  Did you know that some of Platypus Theatre’s most popular shows also have arrangements for reduced orchestras and chamber ensembles?  With fewer musicians ...

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The Making of Max, Mambo and La Bruja

Not only do our three lovable characters in Presto, Mambo! dance, sing and lead audiences on a great adventure, they also look fantastic on stage. And it's no wonder, because it took some amazing artists months of work to get them ready. Check out some of the steps that went into the making of Max, Mambo and La Bruja ...

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Presto, Mambo!

Presto, Mambo!

The Creation of a One-of-a-Kind Production for Young Audiences

With our new show, Platypus Theatre takes on a whole new world of exciting classical music: the sounds of Latin America! Our productions have always involved the audience in meaningful ways, but Presto, Mambo! takes audience participation to new heights with concert-goers singing, creating rhythms and even dancing to the thrilling ...

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