Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Storybook Theatre – Live Shows for the Whole Family

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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 actors. The theatre has expanded to two locations. They play at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre, as well as share Arts Commons space with Vertigo theatre. StoryBook Theatre is able to bring audiences an expanded roster of drama productions suitable for the whole family.

StoryBook Theatre has also partnered with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host program to facilitate “relaxed performances” for shows during its upcoming season. Keep reading below to find out more.

Here are StoryBook Theatre’s upcoming performances.

2019-2020 Season


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Curious George: The Golden Meatball – October 18 – November 9, 2019

“Curious George: The Golden Meatball is a loveable adventure, specifically designed for young audiences, that is sure to leave them singing and swinging down the aisles. All You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure, in which he learns more about Rome… and meatballs… and the secret ingredient to cooking!” Recommended for ages 3+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre


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MisCast – October 28, 2019

“One of the most incredible highlights of the 2017/18 Season, the MisCast fundraiser is back and just as big as ever. This is a wonderful way to see all the emerging artists from the Calgary musical theatre scene in one show. Last year more than 70 actors graced the StoryBook stage presenting songs they might not normally ever be considered to perform and the night was an electric pulse of theatre gold. Join us this year for a repeat performance, once again hosted by the tremendously talented Steven Morton!” Recommended for ages 10+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre


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Matilda: The Musical – November 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020

“Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.” Recommended for 6+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

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Junior Claus: The Musical – November 29 – December 23, 2019

“Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior puts more faith in his technological inventions than in good old-fashioned Christmas magic, much to the chagrin of his father. But, when a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Meanwhile, a scheming, miserly elf takes advantage of Santa’s absence as he plots to turn the workshop into a for-profit enterprise. Together with his overly cheery elf best friend, a gregarious penguin and a host of colorful characters, Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day. With a tuneful score, a flexible cast of beloved Christmas characters old and new and a Pixar-esque tone, Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family. ‘There’s some unexpected depth in Junior Claus.'” Recommended for 3+

Where: Vertigo Studio Theatre

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The Neverending Story – February 14 – March 14, 2020

“Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it? Filled with spectacle and wondrous other-worldly creatures, this beautiful tale of the trials of childhood and the triumph of creativity will delight and inspire the whole family.”  Recommended for ages 8+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre


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Top Secret Musical 2020 – March 9, 2020

“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. StoryBook will also be announcing its 2020/21 Season at the end of this event! Be the first to year what our next season has in store.” Recommended for ages 10+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre


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A Year With Frog and Toad – April 10 – May 2, 2020

“A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe… all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical, perfect for introducing theatre to youngsters while keeping adults entertained, as well.” Recommended for ages 3+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

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Big Fish: The Musical – May 15 – June 6, 2020

“Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.”  Recommended for ages 6+

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

Relaxed Performances

StoryBook Theatre has also partnered with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host program to facilitate “relaxed 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 the patron experience to help reduce anxiety. The modifications vary depending on 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.  StoryBook Theatre wishes to make their performances as inclusive and enjoyable for everyone as possible.

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

You can also see here for ASL performances.


Bring it On – Thursday, August 29, 2019 – 7 pm
Curious George
– Saturday, November 2, 2019 – 11 am
– Friday, December 6, 2019 – 7 pm
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
– Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 11 am
The Neverending Story
– Friday, March 6, 2020 – 7 pm
A Year with Frog & Toad
– Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 11 am
Big Fish the musical
– Thursday, May 28, 2020 – 7 pm

Storybook Theatre:

Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Address: 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Where: Vertigo Studio Theatre
Address: 115 9 Ave SE, Calgary AB

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