It’s Okay to Be Different

January 20 – 29

Produced by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr, adapted for the stage by Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia, explore important subjects with a blend of playfulness and sensitivity. 

It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet, inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, to always feel good about yourself.

From the company that brought you Good Night Moon and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s unique adaptations of children’s classics have enchanted audiences of more than six million on four continents.

Recommended for ages 3-8
approximate running time: 50 minutes with no intermission

It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr Program


Author/Illustrator: Todd Parr
Director/Production Designer: Jim Morrow

Composer: Asif Illyas
Sound Producer: Shehab Illyas

Narrator: Rebecca Thomas, Laura Britton, Nicholas Wang, Lachlan MacSween, Lydia Muchangi, Milena Tucker, Anik Jeyakumar, Logan Robins, Ivy Abbott-Charles
Project Manager: Struan Robertson
Associate Production Designers: Deborah MacLean, Rosie Browning
Scenic Painter: Lisa Bedard
Stage Manager: Kate Redding
Performers: Logan Robins, Ivy Abbott-Charles


  • Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 21 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 22 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 28 @ 4:00 p.m.*
  • Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 p.m.
  • *Relaxed Performance
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