Production History

Listed below are 187 of the ~300 shows presented by Fantasy Theatre for Children during its 30 years as Winnipeg's oldest children's theatre company from 1981 to 2011 — not including additional presentations by The Theatre School and G.D. Productions.

More than 95% were directed by Artistic Director Tony Frost. Unless otherwise noted, all productions after 1986 were staged at the Forrest Nickerson Theatre (285 Pembina Hwy).

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2010/11 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

Snow White
May 23 to 29, 2011
The Stolen Prince
March 28 to April 3, 2011
Cinderella
February 14 to 20, 2011
Max And The Grinch
December 26 to 31, 2010
Aladdin
November 22 to 28, 2010
The Haunted Castle
October 25 to 29, 2010

2009/10 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

Snow White
August 23 to 26, 2010
Puss In Boots
May 10 to 16, 2010
Red Riding Hood
March 29 to April 4, 2010
Cinderella
February 8 to 14, 2010
Max And The Grinch
December 26 to 31, 2009
Hansel and Gretel
November 16 to 22, 2009
The Beast In The Bag
October 23 to 25, 2009
Aladdin
October 12 to 18, 2009

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2008/09 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

Snow White
August 17 to 21, 2009
Tales From Far Away
May 18 to 24, 2009
Simon With Two Left Feet
March 30 to April 5, 2009
Tom Sawyer
February 9 to 15, 2009
Max And The Grinch
December 26 to 31, 2008
Red Riding Hood (Meets The 3 Little Pigs)
November 28 to 30, 2008
Wind of a Thousand Tales
November 10 to 16, 2008
Puss In Boots
October 13 to 19, 2008

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2007/08 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

Snow White
August 18 to 23, 2008
The Beast In The Bag
July 7 to 12, 2008
The Emperor's New Clothes
May 19 to 25, 2008
The Ecology Show
March 31 to April 6, 2008
Treasure Island
February 11 to 17, 2008
The Snow Queen
December 26 to 31, 2007
Aladdin
November 23 to 25, 2007
The Wizard of Oz
November 12 to 18, 2007
Hansel and Gretel
October 8 to 14, 2007

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2006/07 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

The Stolen Prince
August 20 to 25, 2007
Snow White
July 23 to 28, 2007
Charlotte's Web
May 21 to 27, 2007
The Little Mermaid
March 26 to April 1, 2007
Cinderella
February 12 to 18, 2007
Max And The Grinch
December 26 to 31, 2006
Mary Potter (Goes to the Land of Oz)
November 20 to 26, 2006
Aladdin
October 9 to 15, 2006

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Summer 2006

The Beast In The Bag
August 21 to 25, 2006
Red Riding Hood
July 17 to 21, 2006

2005/06 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

The Jungle Book
June 19 to 25, 2006
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
May 22 to 28, 2006
Snow White
March 27 to April 2, 2006
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
February 13 to 19, 2006
Max And The Grinch
December 26 to 31, 2005
The Stolen Prince
November 21 to 27, 2005
Hansel and Gretel
October 21 to 23, 2005
Tom Sawyer
October 10 to 16, 2005

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Summer 2005

Aladdin
August 22 to 26, 2005
Hansel and Gretel
July 18 to 22, 2005

2004/05 Season

Studio & School — 279 Garry St.

The Lion Who Wouldn't
June 20 to 26, 2005
Charlotte's Web
May 16 to 22, 2005
The Wizard of Oz
March 28 to April 3, 2005
The Snow Queen
February 7 to 13, 2005
Cinderella
December 26 to 31, 2004
Velveteen Rabbit
November 15 to 21, 2004
The Beast In The Bag
October 22 to 24, 2004
Haunted Castle
October 11 to 17, 2004

Summer 2004

Snow White
August 23 to 27, 2004
The Beast In The Bag
July 19 to 24, 2004

2003/04 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave. / 279 Garry St. *

Red Riding Hood (Meets The 3 Little Pigs)
June 21 to 27, 2004
Snow White
May 17 to 23, 2004
The Stolen Prince
March 29 to April 4, 2004
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
February 9 to 15, 2004
Max & The Grinch
December 22 to 31, 2003
Hansel & Gretel
November 17 to 23, 2003
Princess & The Pea
October 24 to 26, 2003
Aladdin
October 13 to 19, 2003

* FTC's home of 13 years on Elgin Avenue was sold in 2004. The company was tasked with moving its ~10,000 square foot operation, which took hundreds of hours with an army of over 50 volunteers.

Summer 2003

Tales From Far Away
August 18 to 23, 2003
Hansel and Gretel *
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 17 to 27, 2003

* 'Hansel and Gretel' was FTC's final entry into the Winnipeg Fringe, ending its Summer tradition as one of the longest-running companies in the festival (having appeared every year except 1989).

2002/03 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Jungle Book
June 9 to 15, 2003
Charlotte's Web
May 19 to 25, 2003
The Little Mermaid
March 31 to April 6, 2003
Cinderella
February 10 to 16, 2003
The Grinch
December 23 to 31, 2002
The 3 Musketeers
November 18 to 24, 2002
Snow White
October 25 to 27, 2002
Red Riding Hood
October 14 to 20, 2002

Summer 2002

The Beast In The Bag
August 19 to 23, 2002
Wizard of OZ
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 20 to 28, 2002

2001/02 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Wizard of Oz
May 27 to June 2, 2002
Tom Sawyer
April 22 to 28, 2002
Jack & The Beanstalk
March 25 to 31, 2002
Treasure Island
February 11 to 17, 2002
The Grinch
December 24 to 31, 2001
Sleeping Beauty
November 12 to 18, 2001
Hansel and Gretel
October 19 to 20, 2001
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
October 8 to 14, 2001

Summer 2001

Wild West Circus
August 20 to 24, 2001
Aladdin
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 20 to 27, 2001

2000/01 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Lion Who Wouldn't
June 18 to 24, 2001
Charlotte's Web
May 21 to 27, 2001
Snow White
April 23 to 29, 2001
Red Riding Hood / Big Bad Wolf
March 26 to April 1, 2001
Beauty And The Beast
February 12 to 18, 2001
Cinderella
December 26 to 31, 2000
Haunted Castle
November 6 to 12, 2000
The Jungle Book *
October 20, 2000
Velveteen Rabbit
October 9 to 15, 2000

* 'The Jungle Book' was directed by playwright RON ROBINSON.

1999/00 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Jungle Book *
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 23 to 29, 2000
The Stolen Prince
June 19 to 25, 2000
The Wizard of Oz
May 15 to 21, 2000
Tales From Far Away
March 27 to April 2, 2000
A Thousand Tales
February 14 to 20, 2000
Aladdin
December 20 to 31, 1999
The Princess & The Pea
November 22 to 28, 1999
Tom Sawyer
October 11 to 17, 1999

* 'The Jungle Book' was directed by playwright RON ROBINSON.

Summer 1999

Snow White
Planetarium Auditorium - August 16 to 20, 1999
Cinderella
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 1 to 9, 1999

1998/99 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves
June 21 to 27, 1999
Charlotte's Web
May 17 to 23, 1999
Hansel & Gretel
March 29 to April 4, 1999
Treasure Island
February 8 to 14, 1999
The Snow Queen
December 26 to 31, 1998
Happy Christmas
December 14 to 20, 1998
The Magician's Nephew
November 16 to 22, 1998
Red Riding Hood
October 19 to 25, 1998

Summer 1998

Wizard of Oz
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 18 to 24, 1998
Snow White
Emerson Int'l Play Festival - July 12, 1998

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1997/98 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

Rumpelstiltskin *
June 15 to 21, 1998
Puss In Boots
May 11 to 17, 1998
Aladdin
March 30 to April 5, 1998
Pinocchio
February 16 to 22, 1998
Cinderella
December 22 to 31, 1997
The Little Mermaid
November 17 to 23, 1997
Beauty And The Beast
October 13 to 19, 1997

* 'Rumpelstiltskin' was directed by STEVEN JEROME DYCK, and featured Artistic Director TONY FROST in the title role. This was Mr Frost's last official onstage appearance with FTC, as he continued to direct nearly all subsequent mainstage plays presented by the company.

Summer 1997

Snow White
August 11 to 16, 1997
The Lion Who Wouldn't
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 19 to 25, 1997

1996/97 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Wizard of Oz
June 16 to 22, 1997
Charlotte's Web
May 12 to 18, 1997
The Phantom Tollbooth
March 31 to April 6, 1997
King Arthur And His Magic Sword
February 10 to 16, 1997
Snow White *
Winnipeg Public Libraries - February 8 to 22, 1997
The Beast In The Bag *
Winnipeg Public Libraries - February 1 to 9, 1997
Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf
December 26 to 31, 1996
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
November 18 to 24, 1996
Tom Sawyer
October 14 to 20, 1996

* 'The Beast In The Bag' and 'Snow White' were not part of the regular season, but tours to local libraries. The latter was remounted at the Forrest Nickerson Theatre on May 19th, as FTC's fundraiser for Winnipeg flood relief.

Summer 1996

The Stolen Prince
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 20 to 26, 1996

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1995/96 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

The Velveteen Rabbit
June 17 to 23, 1996
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
April 29 to May 5, 1996
Raggedy Ann & Andy
March 25 to 31, 1996
Treasure Island
February 12 to 18, 1996
Hansel and Gretel
December 26 to 31, 1995
Haunted Castle
November 13 to 19, 1995
Wind In The Willows
October 9 to 15, 1995

Summer 1995

The Earthlings
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 15 to 23, 1995

1994/95 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

Aladdin
June 19 to 25, 1995
Charlotte's Web
May 8 to 14, 1995
Cinderella
March 27 to April 2, 1995
Sleeping Beauty
February 13 to 19, 1995
The Wizard of Oz
December 26 to 31, 1994
Jack & The Beanstalk
November 21 to 27, 1994
The Emperor's New Clothes
October 10 to 16, 1994

Summer & Pre-Season 1994

Robin Hood
September 21 to 25, 1994
The Beast In The Bag
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 16 to 24, 1994

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1993/94 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

Tales From Far Away
June 20 to 26, 1994
Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves
May 9 to 15, 1994
The Lion Who Wouldn't
March 28 to April 3, 1994
Tom Sawyer
February 14 to 20, 1994
Red Riding Hood
December 26 to 31, 1993
The Doll Said Ouch
December 13 to 19, 1993
Charlotte's Web
November 15 to 21, 1993
Beauty And The Beast
October 18 to 24, 1993

Summer 1993

Ming Lee and the Magic Tree
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 18 to 25, 1993

1992/93 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

Oliver Twist *
June 21 to 27, 1993
Aladdin
June 21 to 27, 1993
The Little Mermaid
May 10 to 16, 1993
Puss In Boots
March 29 to April 4, 1993
Wind In The Willows
February 15 to 21, 1993
The Snow Queen
December 26 to January 3, 1993
The Christmas Cards
December 14 to 20, 1992
A Thousand Winds
November 16 to 22, 1992
Hansel and Gretel
October 19 to 25, 1992

* 'Oliver Twist' was directed by DASH LALONDE and presented simultaneously with 'Aladdin'.

Summer 1992

Snow White
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 18 to 26, 1992

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1991/92 Season

Studio & School — 319 Elgin Ave.

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1990/91 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

The Beast In The Bag
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 15 to 19, 1991
The Bremen Town Musicians *
May 6 to 12, 1991
The Velveteen Rabbit
April 15 to 20, 1991
Rumpelstiltskin *
March 25 to 31, 1991
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
February 11 to 17, 1991
The Adventures of Pinocchio *
December 26 to 30, 1990
"PRECHRISTMAS SHOW" *
December 17 to 22, 1990
Charlotte's Web
November 12 to 18, 1990
Raggedy Ann and Andy
October 1 to 8, 1990

* The title of the "Pre-Christmas Show" is sought. 'Pinocchio' was directed by DENNIS DOYLE. 'Rumpelstiltskin' was directed by JANE FEDORUK, and featured Artistic Director TONY FROST in the title role. 'The Bremen Town Musicians' was directed by GARY JARVIS.

Summer 1990

The Stolen Prince
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 14 to 22, 1990

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1989/90 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1988/89 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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Summer 1988

The Earthlings
Winnipeg Fringe Festival - July 16 to 24, 1988

(The existence of an August show is UNKNOWN.)

1987/88 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1986/87 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1985/86 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1984/85 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1983/84 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1982/83 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

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1981/82 Season

Studio & School — 504 Main St.

The Beast In The Bag
Planetarium Auditorium - July 10 to 11, 1982

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Productions Listed: 187  /  Categories Incomplete: 10