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Wagonstage Children's Theatre

Wagonstage Children's Theatre produces entertaining, interactive and educational plays for families. The program started in 1971 as a collaboration with the City of Calgary Recreation. Since 2015, the program is presented in partnership with the Calgary Zoo.

Every summer, Wagonstage is making theatre for young audiences with the goal to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community for all Calgarians. The plays are written and directed by theatre professionals, and designed and performed by graduate and undergraduate drama students.

Wagonstage 2019

Action! Comedy! Bumbershoots! This year’s Wagonstage production has it all, and we’re buzzing like busy bees to bring this tale of exploration and discovery to you. We can’t wait for you to join us as we jump-yip, flutter, and dance through this harrowing and enlightening adventure story!

Jumpy and the Frog

Show description: Jumpy is a Black-Tailed Prairie Dog and life at the bottom of the food chain is making him, well....a little jumpy! Join him on his magical flying Bumbershoot as he travels the world in search of a new habitat and instead finds more excitement than he bargained for.

This play is great for all ages complete with puppets and loads of audience interaction guaranteed to make you jump for joy.

Written by Meredith Taylor-Parry
Directed by Brittany Pack
Designed by Virgina Maxfield

Calgary Zoo
Ensemble: Kathleen Ballangan, Vita Fertel and Mackenzie McDonald
Included in Zoo admission

University of Calgary
Ensemble: Maggie Kwong, Barry Owen, and Marisa Roggeveen
Included in UCalgary Summer Camps

Running Time - Approx 25 minutes

Are you ready to jump on the opportunity to see this production? 

Visit the Calgary Zoo events page to see when Jumpy and the Frog will be performing this summer. >

Wagonstage can be booked to perform for summer camps, community programs, parks, arts centers, and more! Please contact for more information. 

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