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DOT & ZIGGY

OCTOBER 12 - 22, 2023

Created by Linda Hartzell, Mark Perry and Seattle Children's Theatre Music by Chris Walker

LOCATION
The Balsam School at The Innovation Centre 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2

AGE RECOMMENDATION
6 months to 6 years
We recommend parents bring infants, toddlers and preschoolers to this interactive theatre experience. Infants will gain sensory benefits while older preschoolers will benefit from engaging in communal activities and exploring opposing concepts.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Sharing, Opposites, Friendships, Animals, Creative Play, Puppetry

RUNNING TIME
45 minutes

SHOW DATES & TIMES
Thursday, Oct 12th at 10:00am
Thursday Oct 12th at 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 14th at 10:00am
Saturday Oct 14th at 1:00pm
Saturday Oct 14th at 4:00pm
Sunday, Oct 15th at 10:00am
Sunday Oct 15th at 1:00pm
Sunday Oct 15th at 4:00pm
Thursday, Oct 19th at 10:00am
Thursday Oct 19th at 1:00pm
Saturday, Oct 21st at 10:00am
Saturday Oct 21st at 1:00pm
Saturday Oct 21st at 4:00pm
Sunday, Oct 22nd at 10:00am
Sunday Oct 22nd at 1:00pm
Sunday Oct 22nd at 4:00pm

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

The cast of Dot & Ziggy includes Michelle Deighton, Corey Hendricks and musician Tayler Harrison. Joining the cast is the amazing production crew led by Director - Dawn Ewen, Set Designer - Casey Easton, Production Properties - Angela Schjodt, Costumes - Pixie & Dot.

SYNOPSIS

Kids are immediately drawn into this interactive theatre piece which alternately has guests sitting on the floor mats and moving about the theatre space as two very different animals become dear friends.

 

First our ladybug, Dot, meets Ziggy the skunk and invites the audience to join in the action as they compare differences. After examining circles and stripes on and around them, Ziggy encourages Dot to run, jump, wiggle, roll and leap to the warm, dark and dry den he calls home. Playing tug-of-war with a flower, the two explore the idea of sharing. They play a game of putting things in and out, then encourage the audience to participate by placing scarves in a box.

 

Next it’s all about your toddler’s favorite game, the Hokey Pokey. The audience is invited to clap as the two friends climb over many obstacles on their way to the cool, light and wet home of Dot. The friends investigate and demonstrate the concept of up and down, which naturally transitions to artists and audience members acting out the Itsy Bitsy Spider hand rhyme. The sun emerges, Spider notices the two friends have learned to share and the audience exits under a cloud of blissful bubbles.


We respectfully acknowledge that the land on which we live, create and work is within the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples.

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