The Blue Bird

2017 Youth Theatre Production The Blue Bird – by Maurice Maeterlinck


The Sylvania Community Arts Commission will be presenting its first full length youth theatre production of “The Blue Bird” written by Maurice Maeterlinck and directed by Irina Zaurov. The cast of 26 students comes from area elementary and junior high schools and rehearsals are well underway! The performances will be held Friday November 10 at 7PM and Saturday November 11 at 2PM in the Performing Arts Center at Southview High School. Reserved seating tickets are $8 and can be purchased here. Questions? Please contact us at (419)517-0118.

“The Blue Bird” by Maurice Maeterlinck  –  Blue Bird is about a girl named Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl seeking happiness, represented by The Blue Bird of Happiness, aided by the good fairy Bérylune. The children look to numerous places for finding the answer to what will bring them happiness. For example, since they are poor, they look to the rich to find out how their abundance affects their families. However, each and every adventure on the search for happiness ends the same way: finding out that happiness wasn’t found there. In the end, the children find that the Blue Bird of Happiness was at their house all along, they just didn’t think to look there. The moral of the story is that happiness is found where we are and can be created anywhere where there is love. One cannot look to other people and places for happiness…happiness is found from within.

OUR DIRECTOR: Irina Zaurov has been our Creative Director of the SCAC Youth Theatre Program for multiple years. This year marks the 12th year the SCAC Summer Theatre Workshop Camp has been making an impact in many young children’s lives. She has also taught SCAC theatre classes for 14 years. She and Rona Simon created this program for Sylvania children to help engage and educate them on the joys of theatre. She has coached and taught more than 800 children through this program alone. She also has extensive knowledge in dramaturgy, choreography, puppetry, etc. She has been recognized by a myriad of local companies for her expertise in theatre and work with children, teens, and adults.

PRODUCTION DATES: November 10 and 11, 2017 at Southview High School Performing Arts Center