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Ordinary Magic Theatre
for Young Players















Moving on from the incredible recent success of the Young Players' alignment with Goderich Little Theatre at the Livery, Young Players are proud to present plays in June 2023. 

Performance times and ticket information here:

ACT 1 (ages 5-8)

The Oceanography Show - Tide Pool Condos

By Ron Fink (Composer) and 

John Heath

Adapted for the stage by

Heather Dawe

Directed by Heather Dawe

Poseidon and Amphitrite, gods of the sea, overhear two real estate developers planning to dig up the tide pools in order to make room for new condo buildings.  In an attempt to coerce the developers to change their minds the gods take them on a tour of the ocean to explore the ecosystems whose survival depends on the tide pools. June 2, 3 & 4


Produced with Permission from Bad Wolf Press

ACT 2/SCENE 2 (ages 9-12)


The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest  

By Lynne Cherry

Directed by Lisa Hood
Adapted by Lisa Hood & The Cast 


When a man is told to cut down a tree in the Amazon Rain Forest, he grows tired and falls into a deep sleep where magical things start to happen. June 16 & 17

WARNING: fog and black lights are used which may affect photosensitive audience members. 

ACT 2/SCENE 1 (ages 9-12)


Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks: A Cautionary Tale

By Marshall Pallat

Directed by Jacqui Knap


The narrators attempt to warn the audience how NOT to get eaten by sharks. These warnings include, but are not limited to, NOT to surf insurmountable waves, and more. Most characters unfortunately do meet their demise, but hilarity ensues along the way!  June 2, 3 & 4


Produced with Special Arrangement from Playscripts Inc. (

ACT 3 (ages 13-17)


Radium Girls  By D.W. Gregory

By D.W. Gregory

Directed by David H. Armour

It’s 1923 and Radium has been hailed as an essential element of modern life. Radium dials that glow in the dark are used for watches and instrumentation. Madame Curie is a worldwide celebrity and U.S. Radium Corporation is at its peak of profitability. Suddenly, the girls who paint the dials are becoming ill. Heroic efforts and court drama ensue. June 16 & 17

WARNINGNot suitable for ages 10 & under

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