StoryBook Theatre Calgary is one of Canada’s largest Theatres for Young Audiences. They have been delighting children of all ages for over 40 years with their charming performances and talented pool of local actors. The theatre had expanded to two locations, but all shows for the 2021-2022 season will be at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, not the Vertigo Theatre. StoryBook Theatre brings audiences an expanded roster of drama productions suitable for the whole family.

Performed LIVE on stage, shows are planned to be presented at 50% capacity in the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre space. Should provincial restrictions be lifted, more seats may be made available.

 

Storybook Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)The Descendants: The Musical: February 11 – March 12, 2022

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? 

Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Storybook Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)Top Secret Musical: April 11, 2022

Each year StoryBook presents a top secret musical event featuring many of Calgary’s brightest and shining musical theatre stars. Be part of the excitement and feel what it is like to sit down and have no idea what show you are seeing until the lights go down and the music begins. This night is a highlight of the Calgary musical theatre scene.​

Past shows have included: Titanic – The Musical, Assassins, The Secret Garden, In The Heights and Company.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.


Storybook Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)The SpongeBob Musical: April 22 – June 4, 2022

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! 

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Images from Storybook Theatre.


No relaxed or ASL-interpreted performances are scheduled at time of writing (July 2021). 

StoryBook Theatre has also partnered with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host program to facilitate relaxed performances and ASL-interpreted performances* for shows during its upcoming season.

These will welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed atmosphere, including new parents with small babies, patrons with sensory issues such as autism or dementia, and anyone who would benefit from a more inclusive and relaxed theatre-going experience. Small modifications are made to the production and may include reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, reducing or eliminating strobe effects, and keeping the lights in the audience slightly brighter in case a patron needs to leave the theatre. Most importantly, everyone is welcome to do whatever they have to do to be able to enjoy the play: to make some noise, move around a bit, or leave the theatre and take a break in the chill room.

Relaxed performances may only be booked by phone. Please call the Box Office at 403-216-0808 ext 1.

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Storybook Theatre:

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Address: 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-216-0808

Where: Vertigo Studio Theatre
Address: 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB

Website:
 www.storybooktheatre.org