On his way to perform at a rock concert, clueless urbanite Skeeter gets lost in a rock garden, where he stumbles into a talking rock and an empathetic, singing butterfly named Empathina. City smog has caused a dreadful drought, and Skeeter must befriend the Garden Groms (the audience) to help bring the rain. By teaching them how to sing, dance, and drum they learn how to speak the language of nature as Skeeter learns to appreciate the garden. 

 

A fun, interactive, ROCK Operetta about saving the environment together. 

 

Running time 35 minutes with optional Q&A session with the audience afterwards.

 

We are also always hosting Music and Drama classes at elemen-

tary schools in and around Toronto... come check it out if you

would like to BE the show instead of SEE the show!

 

Check out the glowing Toronto Fringe review from Mooney on Theatre!

 

 

The story of ROCKgarden Party!
Cast &
Characters

Charlie Kert is an award winning (OAC, Factor) arts educator with over a decade of experience in children’s music. 

 

As a music composer, Charlie has written and released three albums of children’s music: ROCKgarden (2008), Playhouse Earth (2004), and Little Fingers Music (2001), the music of which is featured in the play.

 

He wrote ROCKgarden Party! to inspire children to sing, dance and drum. He also likes to teach them about science, literacy and to  create an awareness about climate change. ROCKgarden Party! is also used as a basis for drama music workshops.  

Cast &
Characters

Charlie is an award winning (OAC, TAC, Factor) arts educator with over a decade of experience in children’s music. 

 

As a music composer, Charlie has written and released three albums of children’s music: ROCKgarden (2008), Playhouse Earth (2004), and Little Fingers Music (2001), the music of which is featured in the play.

 

He wrote ROCKgarden Party! to inspire children to sing, dance and drum. He also likes to teach them about science, literacy and to  create an awareness about climate change. ROCKgarden Party! is also used as a basis for drama music workshops.  

Amanda is pleased to be taking short-leave from Toronto's Pirate Life to party it up in Rock Garden Party. Whether starring in Canadian works (Inked Heart, Escape From Happiness), performing Shakespeare (Macbeth, Midsummer Night's Dream), or waving goodnight in the Sound of Music, Amanda is happiest when she is storytelling. She is an honoured graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television Program and has recently trained at Second City. Other passions include jazz singing & playing her bass guitar. She continues her own efforts to save the planet by promoting ocean conservation and awareness.

FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA

See No Evil; Ep.#507 “Chris Duncan”.
Forbidden: Dying for Love; Ep.#406 Vicky & Michael. Shake It Up
Honest People
Motives&Murder; Ep.#409 “Sheltered from the Truth” Tenants
Le Mélancholie de Bruno
Captured

SELECTED THEATRE

3 People
Steel Magnolias
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Belles
Zorba! The Musical The Marriage of Figaro Silva

TRAINING

AMAW Workshop
Intro to Michael Chekhov Acting and Improv – Levels 1-4 Voice and Text
Acting and Movement
Modern Dance
Bachelor of Music; Voice University

SPECIAL SKILLS

Soprano (2 1⁄2 Octave Range) Beginner Drummer, Ukulele Basketball
Licensed Driver – Full G

LANGUAGES

Parisian French

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 Noémi has been teaching drama and voice, both private and group classes, around Toronto for a few years ever since returning from 2 years teaching at the Stardust Academy in Amman, Jordan. She has also directed and musical directed for Tree of Life Theatre Company and First Act Production. Noémi is a graduate of the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts College Program as well the University of Ottawa's Music Program. She plays with various bands around Toronto.