The Young Company will perform the new production THE RISING!—a high-energy journey exploring protest music and moments in time where society stood up for civil and judicial rights. A universal language, music transcends geographic and cultural barriers and has played an essential role in protests for generations. Weaving songs from such artists as Tracey Chapman, Lady Gaga, Macklemore, CCR, and Bob Marley, The Rising! is an inspiring, high-energy journey about striving for a better and more equitable humanity.
This production will be presented in the outdoor amphitheatre, from July 9 to August 21.
This year’s young company presents the production Aqsarniit (“awe-saw-nee”), the Inuktitut word used to describe the northern lights. This high-energy musical re-examines Canada’s past through the varied lenses of today’s youth sharing the stories we hope to be told in the future. As the cast will show you “because now we know.”