Wide Open Children’s Theatre is dedicated to producing high quality, artistic performances that entertain mom and dad as much as the kids!
Founded in 2001 by Kristi Friday and Crispi Lord we have been around the block and across the country with our muppet stye puppets. Now run by Artistic Director Jackie Green and Head Puppet Wrangler Crispi Lord we’ve entertained for countless thousands across Saskatchewan and Alberta. We are professional actor/creators dedicated to our craft and we teach too!
Wide Open teaches puppetry and performance, check out our main page for a list of current camps and classes. All of the puppets we perform with are designed and built by the company.
We perform just about everywhere – schools, preschools, daycares, birthday parties,community events, company functions, and we do puppet workshops for for all ages. We also put on our own season of family entertainment that takes place in Saskatoon at the Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre (609 Dufferin Ave).
UPDATE: Wide Open is creating a puppet workshop for community performances: 2410 Richardson Road, Bay C. This space will also be available for birthday parties!
Contact us via email:
infoATwideopen.ca (replace the AT with @)
To book a show by phone, or reserve tickets call or TEXT:306.683.9460
We have 3 addresses!
WIDE OPEN on Facebook
In Saskatoon we perform at
The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre
609 Dufferin Avenue
Who are we?
Wide Open is run by two exciting puppet wranglers and a number of puppeteers.
Our wranglers include:
Jacklyn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her BFA in Acting in 2007. She began puppeting for Wide Open in 2008 for their school tour and season shows, and fell in love with this newfound theatrical medium! Jacklyn has toured across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba with Wide Open for the last two years performing for thousands of children in Munsch’n Right Along and Mammoth Munsch. Jacklyncontinues to puppeteer and act with Wide Open
and other local theatre companies in Saskatchewan. Her most recent theatre credits include: Munsch To The Max! (Wide Open), Bada Bing & Silence (Flipside), Dysmorphia(Ground Cover), Bite The Hand (Persephone Theatre). Upcoming theatre includes: Little Women (Persephone), A Christmas Carol, Gimme Grimm, Much More Munsch, Jack and the
Beanstalk (Wide Open), and John & Jen (Top Drawer). Jacklyn feels blessed to be able to do what she loves 24/7. Come join us for Wide Open’s Puppet Packed Season!
Crispi is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre as well as the University of Saskatchewan’s acting program. She has performed with fine Saskatchewan theatres including: Dancing Sky Theatre, Gateway, Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre and Pauper Etiquette Theatre. She is a Co-Creator of Wide Open and of Pauper Etiquette Theatre Company and was a founding member of the Live Five theatre Series in Saskatoon. Crispi has performed puppet shows all over Canada with Wide Open and is always excited to put on the big foam mittens to entertain children of all ages!