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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

#NIAGARAPERFORMS | Virtual Performance Series | Carousel Players


Craft Kids Performance Theatre
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St. Catharines, ON



Offered in English.



Recording of the original live-stream presentation

Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Round up the kids for some crafts and a bedtime story with Niagara's very own Carousel Players!

Join Carousel Players' Artistic Director Monica Dufault as she reads the wonderful tale of PEG AND THE YETI by Kenneth Oppell plus show how to make your own Yeti craft at home!


Recommended for ages 4 to 10, we invite your family to engage with us online for a unique, interactive and truly local experience.

Niagara's own Carousel Players is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected professional theatre for young audience companies. Founded in 1972, Carousel has performed 214 productions to more than 2.8 million children, youth and families predominantly in Ontario.

Monica Dufault, Artistic Director of Carousel Players, is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, and started her career in theatre as an actor working with Shaw Festival, National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts, Theatre Aquarius, and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Monica has acted in many plays for young audiences with Manitoba Theatre For Young People, Prairie Theatre Exchange, and especially with Carousel Players, and was nominated for a Dora Award for her performance in Carousel’s production of Where the Wild Things Are. As a playwright, she wrote an adaptation of Kenneth Oppel’s Peg and the Yeti, which has been produced by Carousel Players and other theatres across Canada. Monica was the Artistic Director of Essential Collective Theatre from 2014 to 2018, where she directed 12 productions, including The Welland Canal Play. For Carousel Players, Monica has directed Hare & Tortoise, Whole World, The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito and Water Wonder.




FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Opening its doors in fall 2015, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot academic and cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues. The Centre has been a vital component in the renaissance of St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region’s diverse cultural cluster.

Each year the Centre presents Culture Days activities for the Community in partnership with the City of St. Catharines Cultural Services Office, local organizations and artists.

In 2020, Due to COVID, the PAC has initiated a series of digital performances the #NIAGARAPERFORMS series and is pleased to offer feature digital performative experiences during Culture Days.


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STC | #NIAGARAPERFORMS | Virtual Concert and Performance Series

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, ON

Launched in response to COVID 19 performance cancellations, The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre launched a new online series to help further connect audiences and artists during this unprecedented time of physical separation. #NiagaraPe...