An inspiring story of independence matched with Bizet’s unforgettable music! In this age-appropriate adaptation of the famous opera, Carmen is a feisty little girl with a sad past, and a newcomer to this country. When Tory Adair, the “coolest kid in school” tries to bully her, she stands up to him. Through Carmen’s story, we look at the immigrant in Canadian society, the child who is different, schoolyard bullying, personal independence and the saving properties of art. With Bizet’s bewitching, infectious music, Carmen’s flamenco dancing and the action-packed story, The Schoolyard Carmen is sure to be Shoestring’s most popular adaptation yet!
Run time: 45 minutes. Recommended for children in Grades 1 to 6 .
While we welcome families, we feel that the enjoyment of the whole audience is paramount and therefore humbly request that no babes in arms and children under the age of two enter into the Concert Hall for these productions.