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The Wishing Tree



In Prince Edward County, there stood a 700-year old sugar maple that some believed had magical powers to grant wishes. For 200 years, people would kneel beneath her canopy holding the branches and the leaves close to their hearts and make wishes that ultimately came true. Until one day, the tree was struck by lightning.

Inspired by local stories and legends of Prince Edward County, The Wishing Tree is a tale of resilience, healing, and legacy to be performed by dozens of performers from the H’art School program.

Featuring traditional and new songs, The Wishing Tree‘s musical style ranges from folk, gospel, polka and more. H’art artists have created new illustrations, paintings, props, and sets to bring the story to life while working with author and lead artists.


Produced by H’art Centre
Artistic Director and Author: Suzanne Pasternak
Performed by: H’art artists
Choreography by: Jessica Irwin with H’art artists
Musical Direction: Suzanne Pasternak
Orff Orchestra Director: Laura Scott
Orff Orchestra performers: H’art artists
Percussion Director: Daniel Chalmers

Show Times

Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm*
(*celebration to follow finale performance)

Pricing: $10
Venue: THE BOX at H’art Centre, 237 Wellington Street
How to Buy: Call the Box Office at 613-545-1392
Follow the show: www.facebook.com/HartCentreKingston
Download the poster: The Wishing Tree Poster – 157 KB – PDF