SOMETHING FROM NOTHING – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

Celebrating 18 years of school touring

(TORONTO, ON – June 7, 2012) SOMETHING FROM NOTHING was created 20 years ago by award winning author Phoebe Gilman. In 1994 Cascade Theatre, a touring theatre company for young and family audiences, adapted the book into a DORA MAVOR MOORE award winning play.

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, which includes music, song, story and 3 amazing and adorable mice puppets, has been performed to over 300,000 school-age children, their parents and educators throughout the GTA, the East Coast and as far as Inuvik, North West Territories.

The story tells of the special relationship between Joseph and his Grandfather as he ‘snips, snips, snips’ his baby blanket into a coat, a vest, a tie, a kerchief, and finally a button. One day the button is lost but Joseph realizes there is one more thing he can make….a wonderful story!

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING is a wonderful re-telling of an old story where both children and adults catch a glimpse of a way of life where simple things bring the greatest joy and the family is the cornerstone of the community.

In the words of one of our very perceptive young audience members: “It was fun.”

Cascade Theatre, in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival, presents:


By Allen Merovitz and Chris Bryden in collaboration with Jerry Silverberg

Directed by: Jerry Silverberg

With: Dana Fradkin, Andrew Joseph Richardson and Daniel Cook

Opens: July 7, 2012 and runs to July 15, 2012



Saturday, July 7–7:15 pm
Sunday, July 8–11:00 am
Monday, July 9–4:15 pm
Tuesday, July 10–12:45 pm
Wednesday, July 11–2:45 pm
Friday, July 13–7:45 pm
Saturday, July 14–2:15 pm
Sunday, July 15–3:30 pm

TICKET PRICES:  $10 adults; $6 children. Can be purchased online at, by phone: 416-966-1062 ext 1 or at the door.

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