The Jewish Tribune
The Jewish Tribune
Significance of Young People’s Production Lies in Its Moral Value Atara Beck
TORONTO – The most significant aspect of A Year with Frog and Toad at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) lies in its moral value, according to choreographer and associate director Jen Shuber. Georgia Bulldogs “What resonates most to me in the show is what true friendship is, the ups and downs,” Shuber told the Jewish Tribune. LUNARGLIDE 8 Adidas NMD Femme Adidas Yeezy 750 Homme “A true friend is there for you through thick and thin. Canotte Dallas Mavericks Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber It’s an important message… something both kids and parents could relate to.” Shuber has choreographed and directed theatrical productions across Canada, mainly in Ontario, for the past 15 years. asics lyte 3 rosso uomo Her most recent credits include Zay Shtil for Harold Green Jewish Theatre at the Al Green Theat re and The Last Five Years for Angelwalk at the Toronto Centre for the Ar ts, which she directed, and she was choreographer for Soulpepper’s production of Doc at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Air Jordan 4 One of the challenges specific to A Year with Frog and Toad was “striking a balance” between animal and human characteristics, Shuber explained. NIKE AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO For example, the frog and the toad portray amphibian traits, but the actors perform on their feet. Nike Air Jordan 1
Nike Free 5.0 Mujer Also, some actors play more than one character and it has to be clear to the children which character is being represented. AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 34 The performers are all adults and professionals, Shuber added, giving special mention to award winning singer and actress Louise Pitre, one of the leads, who is “just phenomenal.” Shuber grew up in downtown Toronto and this is her first time working at LKTYP. new balance 574 femme rouge Nike Air Odyssey Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber During childhood, her parents would often take her there to see various productions, and the one that stands out most vividly in her memory is The Diary of Anne Frank. free run 5.0 grigio uomo Nike Air Jordan 12
“It resonated with my Jewish roots,” she said. Adidas Zx Flux Homme Grise “I never forgot it. New York Knicks So I’m thrilled to be working here. Lorraine Kimsa [Theatre] does a lot of houghtprovoking productions for kids. Mujer Air Jordan 11 This place had an impact on me.” Although A Year with Frog and Toad was produced for 3-8 year olds, “it has a terrific score and a terrific script. Fjallraven Kanken Big Canada Goose Pas Cher Families would enjoy it,” Shuber commented. Hit musical A Year with Frog and Toad, starring Canadian and Broadway stage icon Louise Pitre and Denis Simpson, adored host of the long-running (1971- 1993) children’s show Polka Dot Door, plays from Nov. Pat Tillman Jerseys Daniel Fells 15 to Dec. Womens Air Jordan 7 Parajumpers Right Hand 30.