The Living Arts Centre in Mississauga has created a FREE drop-in program called "Summer Art Attack" offered in different public locations until the end of the summer.
The "Summer Art Attack" one-day events cater to kids 5-12 years old accompanied by one adult. The activities go on from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and include a Living Rhythm segment (11:15 a.m. to 12 noon); "I rock with THE ONE", an interactive Hip-Hop performance (12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.) and The Three Musketeers, the funny interactive storytelling theatre by very popular DuffleBag Theatre.
I was told you can drop-in for one or the other (or all) of these activities. You can also expect some crafts.
Belly laughs guaranteed!
As the author of Toronto Fun Places, I'm part of the board of Prologue to the Performing Art, the organization facilitating the performance of over 2,200 shows from 40 artists and companies in the schools across Ontario.
DuffleBag Theatre is one of them and Prologue's best seller! Their genuine love for kids is palpable and kids really dig their wacky and contagious sense of humour. Over the years, I've witnessed DuffleBag's knack for interacting with a young audience. (Adults will have fun too!)
On their website's home page, you can read:
- Knock. Knock.
- Who's there?
- Boo hoo? Aww, don't cry. DuffleBag's school season may be over, but there are summer shows to catch!
The Three Musketeers is just one of many fairytales they've revisited.
Schedule of DuffleBag Theatre's free summer shows
presented by the Living Arts Centre:
July 18 & 19 Cooksville United Church
(2500 Mimosa Row, Mississauga, 905-277-2338, near Hurontario Street/QueensWay east)
July 22 & 23 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139
(101 Church Street, Mississauga, 905-826-8672, in Streetsville)
July 24 & 25 Churchill Meadows Library
(3801 Thomas Street, Mississauga, 905-615-4750, near Brittania Rd West and Winston Churchill Blvd)
July 30 & 31 Camille's Place
(4983 Rathkeale, Mississauga, 905-819-8880, near Eglinton Ave West and Mavis Road)
August 7 & 8 Port Credit Memorial Arena
(40 Stavebank Road, Mississauga, 905-615-4830, near Lakeshore Rd East and Hurontatio Street)
August 12 & 13 Park Royal Bible Church
(2400 Trustcott Drive, Mississauga, 905-822-3691, near QEW and Southdown Road)
August 14 & 15 Malton Community Centre
(3540 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga, 905-615-4640, near Hwy 427 and Hwy 407)
August 20 & 21 Britannia Glen Co-op
(5995 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, 905-567-5525, near Erin Mills Parkway)