The Queen, the Bear, and the Bumblebee

May 17 at 3pm:  This collaborative stage production combines dance and storytelling with chamber music and song. The original book comes from the generous heart of Dini Petty who conjured up the tale for children at the Toronto SickKids Hospital.

Some of Calgary’s best professional artists have joined forces to create this magical presentation, based on the award-winning CD. The Queen, the Bear, and the Bumblebee was previously workshopped in a theatre arts residency at The Banff Centre.

This production also features dozens of kids from Banff Elementary School. Recommended for children ages 5-12, but created with the entire family in mind.


Written by Dini Petty
Lyrics by Dini Petty
Music composed by Mark D. Goldman and Andrew Homzy
Orchestration by Andrew Homzy

Narrated by Samantha Whelan Kotkas with La Caravan Dance Theatre
Special Guest Soloists and the Bumblebee Symphony Orchestra
Erin Thrall, Director

Maya Lewandowsky, Choreography and Stage Adaptation
Louis Beaudoin, Set Design
Anni Kuhn, Costumes
Paul Grindlay, Choirmaster

Presented with permission of The Children’s Group Inc., based on the award-winning CD The Queen, The Bear & The Bumblebee copyright 2000DNS Inc. / (SOCAN)  All rights reserved.

More information here.