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Elementary School Performance Series

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is thrilled to present our new line-up of exceptional performances for students from kindergarten to grade 8. These 11 performances have been specifically curated for young audiences to be more than just regular, old field trips. Instead, they are unique cultural excursions that nurture the development of creative students and who in turn build creative communities.


The Lightning Thief - BPAC

The Lightning Thief

By Rob Rokicki and Joe Tracz
Produced by Theatreworks, USA

Monday, October 24, 2016
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: 2 – 6
*ArtDaze Offered

Mythological monsters, gods of Mount Olympus, satyrs and lightning bolts abound in this highly anticipated musical theatre adaptation of Rick Riordan’s first book in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series…

I.aM.mE - BPAC

I.aM.mE Dance Crew

Monday, November 7, 2016
10:00 am & 1:00pm
Grades 4-8
*FREE Workshop Offered

This explosive experience is part dance, part amazement and part life-motivation.  I.aM.mE is a hip-hop dance crew (made up of the 6th season winners of America’s Best Dance Crew and contestants of So You Think You Can Dance) that stands for inspire, motivate and energize…

Peter Rabbit Tales - BPAC

Peter Rabbit Tales

Based on the original books by Beatrix Potter
Produced By Enchantment Theatre, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
10:00 am & 1:00pm
Grades: PreK-4
*PD for Primary Educators Offered

“Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter….”  These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years...

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle - BPAC

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories

By Eric Carle
Produced By Mermaid Theatre, Nova Scotia

Monday November 28, 2016
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: PreK to 3

Every year, Mermaid Theatre delights the very youngest audiences and delivers what is most students’ first experience in the theatre...

Aga Boom - BPAC


Produced By Clown Action Productions, USA
Monday, January 23, 2017 
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: 1-6

Aga-Boom cuts through the barriers of language and culture with the universally loved art of slapstick and the infectious humour of physical comedy. Children are transported to the other side of rhw funhouse mirror with outrageous zanieness and unrestrained laughter...

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman - BPAC

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Written and Performed By Leslie McCurdy
Friday, February 17, 2017
10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Grades: 4-8
*FREE Workshop Offered

For a breathtaking hour, Leslie McCurdy embodies the “spirit” of Harriet Tubman and shares Harriet’s empowering story woven with words said to have been Harriet’s own…

Grug and the Rainbow - BPAC

Grug and the Rainbow

Based on Book By Ted Prior, Music By DJ Trip
Produced By Windmill Theatre, Australia

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: PreK - 3

We are thrilled to introduce Grug - a happy, little creature that much resembles a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose.  Fascinated by the world around him, Grug embarks on an epic journey to find a rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp…

The Honouring - BPAC

The Honouring

By Santee Smith
Produced By Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Ontario

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: 5-8
*FREE Workshop Offered

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre brings history to life in this homage to First Nations warriors of the War of 1812.  Students have the opportunity to understand the complexity of war through the experiential lens of the First Nations who participated as allies to Britain and helped keep Canada whole…

Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” - BPAC

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play"

Script & Lyrics By Mo Williams
Music By Deborah Wicks LaPuma
Produced By Kennedy Theatre for Young Audiences, Washington DC

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: K-3

With script and lyrics by none other than famed author Mo Willems, this adaptation of his best-selling children’s book is a rousing romp of a musical...

Jabber - BPAC


By Marcus Youssef
Produced By Geordie Production, QC

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: 7-8
*FREE Workshop Offered
*PD for Intermediate Educators Offered

Jabber is a story about appearances and judgements.  It’s also about an outgoing Egyptian-born girl who wears a Hijab and about a misunderstood boy best known for his temper…

TerZetto - BPAC


By Christine Rossignol
Music By Fabrice Tremblay
Produced By Theatre L’Aubergine, QC

Monday, May 1, 2017
10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Grades: 3-8
*ArtDaze Offered


Three clowns, three doors, three chairs, three wooden boards, one light bulb...in this timeless setting, the very different worlds of three clowns will collide.  Struggling with their own silliness, they meet and size each other up…