Schools

Dear Principal and Teachers,

Our 2017 presentation is an all-new version of "Wizard of Oz".

Wizard of Oz Banner

For more information about our school shows in Whitby or Markham, please call Trudy or Peter at (416) 696-6041 or email us at schools@diversifiedtheatre.com

These are specially tailored 75 minute shows, with no intermission and include a Q&A with the professional cast, after the show.

Continuing on from the huge success of Risa Productions [2006 - 2013] and five years of producing festive family shows in Moose Jaw, SK, Trudy Moffatt [Director / Choreographer / Scriptwriter & co-founder of Risa Productions] together with Peter Aylin [Music Director for Risa Productions] developed Diversified Theatre.

We produce shows for schools at the following theatres in November / December:

MARKHAM -- Markham Theatre
WHITBY -- Centennial Theatre

Below is a list of school board members, principals and references who lend their approval and who have supported past productions:

  • Andy Barber Durham District Public School Board
    Current Arts & HPE Facilitator
  • James Klodnicki former Durham District Public School Board
    Past Arts & HPE Facilitator
  • Dan Koenig former Toronto Catholic District School Board
    (Curriculum and Accountability Depart)
    Program Coordinator – Arts/Health/Physical Education/Outdoor
  • Nick Biagini current Toronto Catholic District School Board
    (Curriculum and Accountability Depart)
    Program Coordinator – Arts/Health/Physical Education/Outdoor
  • Lisa Lauriault - Half Time Music Itinerant Teacher, Half Time Arts Consultant with a Focus on Music YCDSB

We have been approved for distribution by the TDSB and many other local school boards

Diversified Theatre is a member of C.O.D.E. – The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators.

Our mandate is to provide professional, quality shows at an affordable price.

Our shows are a complete theatrical experience where the audience is encouraged to participate. Highlights for "Wizard of Oz" include:

  • Educational Packages with integrated arts activities & lesson plans
  • Meet the Cast
  • Question & Answer Period with the Actors after the show
  • Free (bus) Parking

For information about the school shows in Whitby or Markham, please call Trudy or Peter at (416) 696-6041 or email us at schools@diversifiedtheatre.com

Pre-theatre activities

Each class that chooses to see our production as a school trip will have the option of receiving show programs prior to the event. Each program is loaded with information about the show as well as word finds, trivia and puzzles. It will also include a colouring contest and the entries can be handed in at the theatre. The winners will be judged according to grade level and receive free theatre tickets for their family along with a cash donation to their school.

Where do our shows fit into a teacher's lesson plan?

After seeing our show, teachers will be able to create independent and group activities based on the Creative Process. Through critical analysis, students can develop and express their own initial reaction and response to the work and communicate and reflect on what they have experienced.

Independent activities for students could include:

  • Descriptions of the show (comparing two versions of a story character)
  • Sensory Impressions (writing a descriptive paragraph)
  • More about location of the show (making a map)

Group Activities for students could include:

  • “Let’s Talk About …” (discussing the story)
  • Variations – rewriting a version of a tale
  • Different Points of View (re-telling the story from each characters perspective)