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Monsters On Tour Jan-Mar 2013!

And we’re off!

Monsters Bruce Horak and Tara Travis are on the road with three..count ’em, three original productions:

Monster Theatre’s The Shakespeare Show, Monster Theatre For Kids’ Mini Masterpieces, and Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan’s This is Cancer.

We’re meandering our way through BC, to Alberta and back…hopefully we’ll see you along the way!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter if you want to see what kind of crazy tour shenanigans we get up to!

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Sold out runs in Edmonton and Winnipeg! Vancouver Fringe, here we come!

Monster Theatre presents
Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII,
A One-Woman Play

Written and Directed by Ryan Gladstone
Starring Tara Travis
Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald
Costume Design by Adam Dickson
Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich

 ”…one of the most impressive acting feats in the festival!”
star star star star star
– Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“Tara Travis is an immense talent. Go see this show and you will find yourself in heaven.
Comedy heaven that is.”-umfm.com

Get your Til Death Do We Part tickets at the Vancouver Fringe Festival right now!

Monster Theatre presents
No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery

Written by Ryan Gladstone with Bruce Horak
Directed by Bruce Horak
Starring Bruce Horak (special appearance for Vancouver run of the show!)
Original Score by Drew Jurecka and Robbie Grunwald
Fight Choreography by Kevin Kruchkywich

“Ryan Gladstone brings the house down as Grant Canyon, hard-drinking,
ultra-hip investigator with his own theme song.”
starstarstarstarhalf-star-Winnipeg Free Press

“Ryan Gladstone’s Grant Canyon simultaneously channels Captain Kirk and Elvis as he swaggers, swoons and power drinks his way from Des Moines to Tallahassee to outer space.”
starstarstarstar -CBC Manitoba

Get your No Tweed Too Tight tickets at the Vancouver Fringe Festival right now!

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Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

In their 5th year working together, Director and Playwright Ryan Gladstone has decided to give Tara Travis the biggest challenge of her career to date with Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, A One-Woman Play.

 “…one of the most impressive acting feats in the festival!”
star star star star star
– Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press

“Tara Travis is an immense talent. Go see this show and you will find yourself in heaven.
Comedy heaven that is.”-umfm.com

Coming to a Fringe Festival near you! Visit the Til Death Do We Part show page for more information.

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No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery

In his 13th year on the Fringe circuit, Ryan Gladstone pushes the envelope with his most outrageous character yet in No Tweed Too Tight.

“Ryan Gladstone brings the house down as Grant Canyon, hard-drinking,
ultra-hip investigator with his own theme song.”
starstarstarstarhalf-star-Winnipeg Free Press

“Ryan Gladstone’s Grant Canyon simultaneously channels Captain Kirk and Elvis as he swaggers, swoons and power drinks his way from Des Moines to Tallahassee to outer space.”
starstarstarstar -CBC Manitoba

Coming to a Fringe Festival near you! For more information, visit No Tweed Too Tight‘s show page.

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Now Available for Booking

Monster Theatre always has a wealth of productions at the ready, often touring several productions at once to meet all the needs, hopes, and desires of your audiences. (Or at least make them laugh. A lot.)

In addition to our brand new holiday spectacular, A Christmas Carol, here are our top touring shows, currently on the road, ready to dazzle your community or school!

Watch the short videos or click the title of each production for more information.

The Shakespeare Show, or; How an illiterate Son of a Glover Became the Greatest Playwright in the World

General Audience

Full 70 min version for your Theatre, Secondary School version available

For booking inquiries, contact Kevin Bruce Artist Management.

Mini Masterpieces

Monster Theatre For Kids- ages 5+

45 or 60 minute version for your Theatre or Elementary School

For booking inquiries, contact Kevin Bruce Artist Management.

Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions

Monster Theatre for Kids- ages 5+

A 60 minute production for Family Audiences

For booking inquiries, contact Tara Travis, Artistic Producer.

Available in 2013/14

Houdini’s Last Escape

General Audience

70 minute production

For booking inquiries, contact Tara Travis, Artistic Producer.

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Here Be Monsters Festival is coming to Vancouver Oct 27-30!

Our sister company, Here Be Monsters, is producing their annual festival of Theatre, Art, Music and other oddities!  This year featuring Theatre Under the Gun, Opening Night Cabaret, and a special new segment inspired by Vancouver’s 125 anniversary where three of Vancouver’s hottest companies create original plays in 125 hours!!!

Check out all the info at http://herebemonstersfestival.wordpress.com/

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Monster Angie!

Monster Theatre was terribly fortunate that Angela Descalzi chose us as one of the companies that she wanted to work for as part of her Arts and Entertainment Management program at Capilano University.  Over the past few months she has worked her butt off for us as well as with the Vancouver International Fringe Festival and our cousin company Here Be Monsters Collective, and we hope she’ll be around for more!  Thanks Angie!

Angie was born in Quito, Ecuador, however, her family is of Italian descent. She landed in Canada at the age of 18, and studied at Vancouver Island University. She holds a Tourism Diploma and a Degree in Theatre and Media Studies and will soon graduate from the Arts and Entertainment Management program at Capilano University. She is also the co-founder, and blogger for the Escapade Theatre Project. Her interest in Monster Theatre started at the 2010 Vancouver Fringe Festival when she saw Freud vs his Ego, she liked it so much that she went to the Monster website that night, read about them and even played Freud 4000! Angie is extremely excited to be part of the Monster Crew and hopes to become a valuable addition to the team!

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