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North Vancouver School District

Performance Schedule 2020 - 2021

All performances scheduled for 2020-2021 have been cancelled.

Hands Up - Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25, 2020

School Play - Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17, 2021

Hands Up - Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Dance and Drama Performance Dates 2019 - 2020

The Architects of Love - April 2 - 4, 2020  CANCELLED
The April 2 - 4 performances of 'The Architects of Love' are CANCELLED.  
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The Centennial Theatre is closed.  The Box Office is currently processing refunds.  Please contact the Centennial Theatre Box Office by clicking HERE if you have any questions regarding your purchases.

Cast Iron Lily - April 11 - 13, 2019

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THANKS to the Handsworth Community!

For another successful play at Centennial Theatre.  A note from the Staff, Cast and Crew of Cast Iron Lily.

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CAST IRON LILY - April 11 - 13, 2019

As part of the Handsworth annual tradition since 1999, Handsworth students have created original plays.  This year, over 220 Handsworth Theatre, dance and tech students are in the process of creating their latest original play, Cast Iron Lily, to be performed at Centennial Theatre, April 11 - 13 at 7PM.  Students are busy creating original stories, songs and dances based on a central inquiry question:  How do humans relate in an increasingly complex world?  The play takes place in a fictional small town in Ontario.  Because of information that comes to light, young people organize and perform a controversial show designed to remove the factory's owners name form the war factory museum.  As the story switches between 1945 and 2019, the play examines the tension that exists when people have different versions of the same event.  We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Blackout - April 12 - 14, 2018

THANK YOU to the Handsworth Community for supporting the school play 'BLACKOUT' - April 12 - 14, 2018! 
Thanks for helping us sell out all five shows!



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School Play Ticket Information for BLACKOUT
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BLACKOUT printable ticket information form
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BLACKOUT Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
School Play Blackout Rehearsal and Performance Schedule Apr 3-15.pdf

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An Original Musical Comedy: NO IDEA      

Thursday to Saturday, April 6-8, 2017



TICKETS ON SALE @ LUNCH: March 6-7, 27-31, and April 3-5

Once again over 200 Handsworth students from eight different theatre and dance classes have been working together to create our next original play, NO IDEA. In this comedy, a small town theatre company struggles to keep their business alive. A group of actors brainstorm creative ideas to write a hit play that will draw people back to the theatre. Then on opening night, a series of unexpected circumstances affect the play and the writer in profound ways. Our play promises to be filled with songs, dances, and silly fun! NO IDEA will be presented at CENTENNIAL THEATRE from Thursday, April 6th to Saturday, April 8th at 7:00 pm.

Students may purchase tickets in the school gallery at lunchtime (12:40-1:30 pm) starting on March 6-7, March 27-31, and April 3-5.  The discounted prices of tickets purchased at HANDSWORTH ONLY are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Please bring to the lunchtime ticket seller, the completed form below, along with cash or a cheque payable to Handsworth Secondary School.

Upon purchase, tickets will be sent home with the student. If you would like to leave tickets at the "will call" table please advise the lunchtime ticket sellers.  The "will call" table will be set up in the lobby of the theatre on the evening of the performance for pick-up of prepaid tickets.  For example, some students may choose to take family tickets home and leave their guest tickets at the "will call" table.

Tickets are also available through the Centennial Theatre box office at the regular price of $22 for adults and $16.50 for students. Check out http://www.centennialtheatre.com/. Please note that tickets are sold on a first come, first serve, basis. The theatre has limited seating capacity, and we tend to sell out on the Friday and Saturday performances. So, purchase tickets early! 

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                                                                                                           See link for Order Form  

Centennial Theatre box office 604-4484  http://www.centennialtheatre.com

Events, performances, schedules and forms

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Handsworth has a rich legacy of performing arts excellence, including music, dance, film and theatre involving over 200 performers from all five grade levels each year.

Our co-curricular process begins in June of each year with grade 12 students writing the play. The following school year, the cast and crew rehearse in class and after school. For the past ten years we have presented our original play in April at Centennial Theatre.  

Like all our plays, we continue to explore two of our central themes: peace education and conflict resolution. As educators, we believe that through co-creating a play, students move through a process of working cooperatively as a community. Through the practices of working cooperatively, students develop an appreciation for people, differences, arts, and excellence! The co-creating process also provides an outlet for students to make various connections with current social issues. 

Instructor Information (click on names to read bios)

‚ÄčDavid Beare ‚Äč‚ÄčTheatre

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Natasha Ray‚ÄčTheatre/FilmEmail Ms. Ray
‚ÄčCrystal Primrose ‚ÄčTheatre/Film Email Ms. Primrose‚Äč  (on leave)
‚ÄčTracey Lloyd  English‚Äč Email Ms. Lloyd‚Äč


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