On June 11, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts Academy YAYAs (Young Actors for Young Audiences) will perform their musical adaptation of Bone Button Borscht. Based on the popular novel, this story is a retelling of the traditional folk tale Stone Soup in which a hungry beggar roams into town searching for a delicious meal and ends up reminding the townspeople what it means to be a community.
The YAYAs, whose ages range from 7-12, will also be performing for Akiva School, Hebrew Foundation School, United Talmud Torah, Solomon Schechter Academy and JPPS on June 9.
Author Aubrey Davis will attend all performances and participate in Q&A sessions as well as book signings after every show.
The award-winning YAYA program offers performing arts courses and workshops for children and young adults. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a non-profit theatre company that has been part of the Jewish community in Montreal since 1967. The company is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating arts education in the city.
The performances are part of a collaboration with PJ Library, a program that sends free books and music to Jewish families with young children.
Tickets for the public performance at the Segal Centre cost $10. It begins at 11 a.m.
For more information, visit www.segalcentre.org