Mini Masterpieces

Mini Masterpieces are short, funny, accessible adaptations of Classics of Literature to help get kids excited about reading!

Books brought to life right before your eyes with Mini Masterpieces!

Written by Ryan Gladstone and Tara Travis
Directed by Ryan Gladstone

With Bruce Horak & Tara Travis

“We loved the performance!  Tara and Bruce were phenomenal!!  The kids laughed the entire performance, as did the adults.  As a reading school we truly appreciated the focus on books. Tremendous acting and I would have no doubt recommend them to my colleagues.” -North Otter Elementary

Using puppetry, masks, improv, original songs, physical comedy, satire good old-fashioned storytelling, we will expose young audiences to classics of literature from around the World!

Each performance consists of three classics of literature miniaturized into 15 minute adaptations with puppets, songs, masks, dance, satire, physical theatre, and audience participation.

Featuring bookish Bruce and clownish Tara, we present the stories in a way that gets kids excited to dive into books themselves, and perhaps even to try and adapt their favourite books into their own Mini Masterpieces…Monster Theatre style!

“Your performance at Queen Mary was extraordinary, hilarious, witty, engaging, perfect. It was a most memorable, enjoyable performance, my sides hurt because I laughed to much!” -Maria King, Teacher, Queen Mary Elementary

“You’re funny!” -Toby, Age 6

Includes pieces such as…

Rapunzel, by the Brothers Grimm
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Aesop’s FablesAnne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen
Stories from The Greek Myths

Mini Masterpieces Promo

To book a performance of Mini Masterpieces at your School or Theatre, contact Kevin Bruce Arts Management.

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Monster Theatre 2017 Touring Schedule


Saturday, March 11 -2pm  Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC

Sunday, March 12 -2pm  Capitol Theatre, Nelson, BCMIDSUMMER_PUBLICITY-Web

Saturday, March 25 -2pm  Massey Theatre, New Westminster, BC

Sunday, March 26 -2pm  Charles Bailey Theatre, Trail, BC

Monday, March 27 -10am  Nakusp Elementary, Nakusp, BC

Saturday, April 1 -3pm  Whistler Arts Council, Whistler, BC

Monday, April 3 -9am  Minnekhada Middle School, Port Coquitlam, BC

Tuesday, April 4 -9:30am  Rosser Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Tuesday, April 4 -1:30pm  Suncrest Elementary, Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, April 5 -9am  Dorothy Lynas Elementary, North Vancouver, BC

Wednesday, April 5 -9am  Hastings Elementary, Vancouver, BC

Friday, April 21 -1:30pm  Cayoosh & George M Murray Elementary, Lilloet, BC

Saturday, April 22 – Lilloet Music, Lilloet, BC (Til Death)

Sunday, April 30 -2pm  Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC

Sunday, April 30 -8pm  Vernon Performing Arts Centre, Vernon, BC (Til Death)

Wednesday, May 3 -9am  Dr F D Sinclair Elementary, Surrey, BC

Wednesday, May 3 -1:30pm  MB Sanford Elementary, Surrey, BC

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