Kaleidoscope Theatre is offering the children (and adults) of Victoria a special token of appreciation to the community after another successful season of professional children’s theatre.
It takes the form of a free Family Theatre Festival, taking place at Centennial Square on Saturday (June 10) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and features a special roster of professional performers and artists.
“This is our fifth year for the festival, and we wanted to show our gratitude to Victoria for the remarkable support they’ve shown throughout the years,” said Misha Handman, Kaleidoscope’s director of marketing. “How better to say thanks than to put on a free show?”
The show kicks off with Cam and Daisy, featuring a loveable, quiet clown and her musical pal, Cam. Together, they lead a fun-filled hour of song, play and fun.
Next up, Paul Kilshaw will perform a unique combination of magic and balloon art that he’s been honing for more than 40 years of performances on Vancouver Island and beyond.
The next act, the Purple Pirate, features an award-winning children’s performer who has played to audiences across Canada and around the world.
Finally, Story Theatre will allow the audience to experience the wonder of words come to life as they delight the audience with their unique story-telling style.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is Vancouver Island’s only professional theatre for young people that provides the full theatre experience to audiences. They combine two annual main-stage productions with a family theatre festival, a theatre school and camps and workshops for aspiring young artists.
Food trucks and ice cream vendors will be on site and Kaleidoscope will host face painting and craft tables as well.
Visit kaleidoscope.bc.ca for more information on the company.