“What will it take for you to step up and start being engaged?”
THIS WILL BE EXCELLENT - by Jordi Mand
Grade 6 students Daniel and Izzy feel like they’re not very good at school. Their assignments are always late or incomplete, and Daniel is starting to feel the weight of his parents’ expectations coming down on him. When their principal tasks the duo with tackling a big leadership project, they must act together or face suspension. It’s a second chance that comes with a big ask: how will they step up and start living their lives with purpose, interest, and engagement?
This Will Be Excellent is a playful and inspiring play that emphasizes that sometimes all you need is a spark of motivation to make great things happen, and that what may look like failure, is often a bright new opportunity.
Every show is performed live and is followed by a Q&A session.
Workshops Available - Contact us for Information
The performance fee is $250 per performance, which can be viewed by the appropriate grades via streaming link.
Running Time: 45 Minutes.
Themes: friendship, responsibility, philanthropy, creativity, leadership, collaboration
Character Education: responsibility, cooperation, respect, caring, honesty, courage, ingenuity, resilience
Curriculum Ties: the arts curriculum, the language curriculum, the social studies curriculum, the health and physical education curriculum
Study Guide: Every performance is enhanced by a comprehensive study guide prepared by an Ontario Certified Teacher.
See the downloads tab below for information guide, study guide and performance feedback form.
Theatre For Young Audiences Online School Tour
About Our Company - Half a Century of Excellence
Magnus Theatre is Northwestern Ontario’s only professional theatre, a not-for-profit registered charity, and a full member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). For nearly 50 years, our well-crafted productions have earned us a reputation as one of the leading arts organizations in Canada.
Over 30 Years of Theatre in Education - Making Learning Interactive, Enriching, and Fun!
An important part of Magnus’s mandate is to inspire a long-term passion for the arts by exposing young people to professional theatre arts now. Magnus operates a theatre school with classes and
workshops for all ages and drama camps for young people during school breaks. The Theatre in Education programs, introduced in 1987, promote personal growth in students by building self-confidence, emphasizing communication, stimulating imaginations, and promoting self-expression and empathy in a safe environment that stimulates learning.
Touring Theatre for Young Audiences - An Entertaining & Educational Experience
Magnus is committed to creating passionate theatre that informs, challenges, and empowers young audiences. Since 1972, the Theatre for Young Audiences school tour has successfully brought entertaining, socially relevant productions to elementary and secondary schools throughout Ontario, serving many communities that may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience live theatre.
Virtual Theatre For Young Audiences in the time of Covid-19
The pandemic has changed the way schools and classrooms are run, and Magnus Theatre is changing the way we create our Theatre for Young Audiences tour. This year, we are delivering the theatre
experience through a virtual platform. The shows will be performed live on the Magnus stage and transmitted to schools on a closed live stream. Each performance will be followed by a live Q&A period with the cast. Schools who have booked a performance will be sent an exclusive link to be shared with participating teachers and students.
Directed by Thom Currie
Set & Lighting Design by Adam Parboosingh
Stage Manager Gillian Jones
Production Manager Nicholas Palinka
Technical Director Tim Stephenson
THIS WILL BE EXCELLENT Information Guide