Members of Pegasus (Unicorn’s enhanced theatre program for young people in Grades 7-12) worked hard on the project for six months, with assistance and advice from Mentors/Directors Katerina Bakolias and Grace Dean.

Work on the project began in January. First, a small but mighty team of writers created a lively script and decided on a selection of Canadian songs to include. Then the show was cast, a support team was assembled and rehearsals began in May. 

The show was called “Oooh Canada!”.  It was entertaining look at the many facets of Canada’s personality and culture, through the eyes of young Canadians.

The cast took the show on the road to between June 24 and 29, performing at Tantallon and Keshen Goodman Public Libraries, the Museum of Natural History and Halifax Central Library (audience: 150 people). The show on Canada Day at Unicorn Theatre’s home base in the Bay Community Centre attracted over 100 people!

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this highly successful project!

Email unicorn.theatre.pegasus@gmail.com with any questions about Pegasus.

 

About the “Pegasus” program

Pegasus is an enhanced theatre program for young people in Grades 7-12. It provides exciting opportunities for aspiring actors, as well as for anyone interested in “behind the scenes”: stage management, costumes, sets, props, technical, etc.

Since the Pegasus program started in 2016, we have hosted several workshops on different aspects of the theatre: Musical Theatre, Acting Techniques, Improv, Stage Makeup, Lighting and Sound and Stage Combat. Long term plans could include weekly classes during the year, a two-week acting intensive in the summer (like Neptune’s Youth Performance Company or YPCo), and an annual musical production. The actual shape of the program will depend on the feedback and suggestions received from the participants.

At the moment, there is a lot of interest in writing and performing another show.  Check Unicorn’s Facebook page for up-to-date information on Pegasus activities for the rest of 2017 and into 2018.

Please email unicorn.theatre.pegasus@gmail.com if you have any questions about the program.