Time for some Munsch-ercise!

The wacky 1980s world of acclaimed Canadian author Robert Munsch will come to life this summer.

The wacky 1980s world of acclaimed Canadian author Robert Munsch will come to life this summer, as the Chemainus Theatre Festival presents the KidzPlay Munsch-ercise.

Classic tales such as The Paper Bag Princess, I Have To Go, Pigs, Stephanie’s Ponytail and Angela’s Airplane are brought to the stage in this fusion of classic Munsch stories with a focus on kids’ health, happiness and wellness.

Play along, sing along and enjoy the wacky world on stage, as the Chemainus Theatre celebrates 1980s pop.

Morgan McLeod returns to Chemainus Theatre Festival to lead the cast and crew as director in this energetic one-hour production. Morgan has directed Munsch Ado About Nothing, Snow White and Munsch To Say for the past three summers.

Also returning to the Chemainus stage are cast members Susie Coodin, Corey Payette and Stacie Steadman, as well as Avery Brennan, who is making his debut this summer.

Working with McLeod on the production of Munsch-ercise are set designer Laurin Kelsey, lighting designer Nicole Lamb, costume designer Mary Downes and stage manager Jessica McLeod.

Step into the world of Munsch-ercise from Saturday, July 19 to Aug. 16. Tickets are $12, including taxes, for all ages, and family packs are available —  buy three tickets and get one free. Shows take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m.

Island Farm’s Daisy and Farmer Vicky will kick off the celebrations with free treats and pre-show games and activities Saturday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.