McGregor & Friends, The Foundation for Education and Blyth Festival presents ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ adapted for the stage from the stories of Robert Munsch by Duncan McGregor
From October 15-26 this new stage adaptation of 5 of Robert Munsch’s stories will be presented at the James C. Reaney Auditorium, Stratford (now SOLD OUT) and Blyth Memorial Hall (Oct 15-19) for school matinee audiences. Public performances will take place at 1:15pm on Oct 15 and 16.
The producer/director is Duncan McGregor who has presented young audience productions at Blyth before including ‘Peter And The Wolf’; ‘Let’s Do Munsch!’; ‘New Friends, Old Friends’; and ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Those performances were attended by over 25,000 school children and their teachers. This year it’s ‘A Bunch of Munsch’.
Eleven actors (including young people from local schools plus adult performers all supported by professional designers and director) will present these well-loved stories. The performances are produced by the Foundation for Education Huron Perth in support of curriculum enrichment programming for students in the Avon Maitland District School Board.
The show consists of ‘Angela’s Airplane’, ‘Stephanie’s Ponytail’, ‘Love You Forever’, ‘Something Good’ and ‘Mortimer’.
“The stage adaptations remain true to Robert’s stories and to them we’ve added the lively music and sound effects of musician Arlene Darnbrough, the costumes and sets of Sherri Milburn and the lighting of Ross Barnett, all experienced theatre professionals”, states director Duncan McGregor. “We want to tickle your funny bone, share these adventures and touch your heart as only a Munsch story can.”
Reservations for schools can be made by calling the Blyth Festival Box Office at 519-523-9300. Public performance tickets can also be reserved online at blythfestival.com
Permission to adapt and perform ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ has been granted by Robert Munsch through Annick Press and Firefly Books.