Young Company

Since 1997, The Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company has been bringing high-calibre theatre to young people across Eastern Ontario. It provides a wonderful introduction to live performance for school-aged children and promotes the wonders of reading, singing, storytelling, and dance through the magic of theatre. The company performs in libraries, schools, parks, and more – anywhere with an eager audience! 

The TIP Young Company employs a troupe of young professionals, providing them with first-hand experience in all aspects of theatre, including professionally led workshops and master classes. The program serves as a launching pad for emerging artists to break into the theatre industry.

2019 Production

Adapted for the stage by Jessica Carmichael. Based on the book by Chieri Uegaki & Qin Leng.

Touring Eastern Ontario April 22 – June 21, 2019

Hana has signed up to play the violin at the talent show; the problem is she’s only had three lessons! Her brother predicts disaster. But Hana practices and practices, inspired by her grandfather who played the violin every day when she visited him in Japan. As Hana takes the stage, she is overcome with nerves until she recalls her grandfather’s words of encouragement and shows the audience how beauty can take many forms.

This imaginative story of perseverance is great for students K-6 and will especially resonate with those who have experienced self-doubt. It touches on themes of self-expression and intergenerational relationships, and is a great reminder that even the impossible can come true with dedication and courage.

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