Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre
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Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre wishes to announce a special performance of Disney’s Frozen Jr. which will take place on Sunday January 26th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre.
“Our cast has worked tremendously hard since September to bring this wonderful show to the stage and we just want to give the children the chance to perform for their friends” says Hali Carlson, Executive Director of Dreamcoat.
Three school shows at the Capitol Centre slated for January 21st and January 23rd had to be cancelled due to the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) withdrawing services from the NNDSB following the province-wide escalation of job action.
“More than 2,500 school children grades JK – 8 were expecting to come to see Frozen Jr. We want to give some of them an opportunity to still do so,” Carlson added.
Dreamcoat usually performs 5 school shows over 3 days at the Capitol Centre, a venue that seats over 900 people. Carlson managed to rearrange schools to fill the theatre for Wednesday January 22nd but the disappointment expressed in the many phone calls and emails she has received prompted the theatre company to look at an alternative for all of the children that have been impacted by this.
The show is being offered on Sunday Jan 26thfor children of the schools that had booked and then cancelled. Tickets for this performance will be available only through the Capitol Centre box office, in person or by phone (no online sales), beginning on Saturday, January 18th at noon.The financial loss of the 3 shows will be significant to this children’s theatre group; however Dreamcoat will provide all tickets for this show at a cost $5.00 each, the same cost as the ticket for the school show, and children must be accompanied by an adult. School names will be noted for Dreamcoat records.If this show sells out, the production is prepared to add another show on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
“Although lost revenue is a concern for Dreamcoat,”says Board of Directors Chair Jack Jones, “we just want to emphasize that as a registered charity, our prime function is to provide Arts programming for children and we remain focused on delivering it the best way we know how – letting the kids in the cast perform and making more opportunities for other children to enjoy the show.”