L'histoire de Babar

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3 pm

Created by Jeunesses Musicales Canada

This tale, full of twists and turns, will definitely have families moved to tears and laughter. Featuring the music of Francis Poulenc, one of France’s greatest composers, this show presents the remarkable story of King Babar. Majestic, entertaining, and moving, this show captures the adventures of the little elephant while presenting an evocative array of musical forms: the lullaby sung by Babar’s mother, the Musette waltz of the pastries, the wedding march and polka, and the lovely finale – a nocturne bathed in moonlight.

(Run time: 35 minutes)

Stay after the show to meet the artists and explore what you just saw on stage! You will have a choice of two workshops you can attend for just $5. Register soon – participation is limited! (Workshop tickets are only available by calling 613-580-2700 or by visiting our box office in person.)


Babar in Music


Create a new Babar adventure and your own musical arrangement for the story! Drawing on composer Francis Poulenc’s music for The Story of Babar, the children will identify the funny sounds to be included in their new arrangement. They will select instruments to create sound effects and compose their own new storytelling arrangement.

Target audience: Ages 3 to 7
Length of each workshop: 30 minutes
Maximum number of participants: 16 children per group (parent supervision required)
Language of workshop: French 


Babar on Stage


Challenge your imagination! As part of this workshop, the children will craft their own puppet versions of Babar, Celeste and Arthur or any other elephant character based on The Story of Babar concert. They will then have the chance to improvise actions and situations with their characters in a series of theatrical games.

Target audience: Ages 3 to 7
Length of each workshop: 30 minutes
Maximum number of participants: 16 children per group (parent supervision required)
Language of workshop: French



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Ages: 3 to 7 years
Language: French

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular:
Adult: $20
Child: $15
Familly (family of 4): $64 

Front+Centre member:
Adult: $18
Child: $13
Familly (family of 4): $57

Workshop tickets are only available by calling 613-580-2700 or by visiting our box office in person.

Please note:
All patrons entering the theatre must have a ticket. At shows designated for children 6 years old or younger, a complimentary ticket is available for babes-in-arms. Babes-in-arms are children 12 months of age or younger who will not occupy an additional seat. Parents/guardians must pick up these tickets in person from the Box Office on the day of the show only.


Front + Centre members get the first chance to purchase, between May 30 and June 7, 2017. Become a Front + Centre Member to be first in line for a brilliant range of shows, plus so much more!


This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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Venue: Richcraft Theatre
Genre: Family, Musical/Theatre


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April 07 at 3:00 pm