WeeFestival: Quest for the Moon

Special Event

WeeFestival: Quest for the Moon

Date: Saturday, February 24, 11 am–12 pm and 2–3 pm
Price: FREE (tickets required)
Ages: 3–7 (preschool to grade 2)
Duration: 40 minutes with 10 minute post-show demonstration

Experience the intriguing wonder of shadow puppetry in a mesmerizing performance presented in partnership with WeeFestival. 


Quest for the Moon follows a heartwarming and engaging story about the friendship between a young fox and the Moon told with the magic of shadow puppetry, music, and theatre.


Cautious and fearful of venturing far from his home in the woods, the fox is happy to bask in the Moon’s stories about far-off places she has seen on her path across the sky. One night, the Moon goes missing so the fox must summon the courage to search for his friend. Along the way, he discovers a newfound independence and the wonder of the world beyond his den.   



Created by Olivia Wheeler
Performed by Annie Luján, Michelle Urbano, and Hilary Wheeler
Costume and Additional Design by Carolin Lindner
Associate Director | Robert Morrison
A WeeFestival Production

Following the performance in the Nanji Family Foundation Auditorium, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the shadow theatre puppets, tools, and artists in the Education Centre.


Join us from 12–4 pm to create your own masterpiece with exciting family activities in the Education Centre.


WeeFestival outreach performances are made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund.

About WeeFestival

Now entering its 10th anniversary season, WeeFestival is dedicated to the presentation of inspiring theatre and performing arts created especially for children 0-6 years and their families. We curate a dynamic and culturally diverse mix of productions from around the world and across the country from leading companies and artists specializing in this field. WeeFestival is the only festival of its kind in Toronto and the second in Canada and Quebec with Festival Petits bonheurs.


The Museum’s Performing Arts programming is generously supported by the Nanji Family Foundation.


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