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Platypus Theatre

Platypus Theatre

Biography

Since 1989 Canada’s Platypus Theatre has been a trailblazer in creating symphony programs for children that bring classical music to life in an intelligent, entertaining, educational and interactive way. Orchestra managers, musicians, educators, newspaper critics, parents and children have raved about the company’s creativity, originality and high standards of execution. Platypus Theatre’s seven original programs have been seen by over half a million spectators in Canada, the United States and on seven tours to Southeast Asia and Australia. After nearly 500 concerts with more than 65 orchestras worldwide Platypus Theatre has gained an unparalleled reputation for excellence in music education. In 2006, in collaboration with TV Ontario and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Platypus created a television adaptation of their ever-popular, “How the Gimquat Found Her Song”. The film was broadcast more than a dozen times on TVO and across Canada and won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2007 Accolade Television Awards and “Best Children’s Program” at the prestigious 2008 Banff World Television Festival. The film is now on DVD and available here. Platypus Theatre was also the subject of a nationally broadcast documentary made by CTV in 1991 and of a PBS television full-concert broadcast in 2000.