Canada’s leading educational musical series, EAC’s ‘Once Upon a Tune’ musicals, have become a staple educational field trip for Ontario and Quebec elementary schools. About 50,000 students and teachers will see this exciting, interactive, curriculum-integrated show. Book early so your students don’t miss out — many performances sell out far in advance.


JK-3 • Approx 55 mins

Follow Jack as he trades in the family cow for a bag of magic beans. But these are no ORDINARY magic beans… they sing and dance and lead Jack on fantastic adventures. Jack climbs the beanstalk and, with a little help from the audience and the Beanies, he bests the jazz-loving giant, reclaims his golden goose, and restores the family fortune. It’s a wacky musical twist on the traditional “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairly tale. With fun sing-along songs, humor for all ages, fanciful costumes and sets, and a cast of 12, BeanStock will be one of the best theatre experiences your school will have.

  • Professional full-scale musical with 12 performers
  • High-energy, sing-along fun for JK to Grade 3
  • FREE Teachers Resource Guide and audio resource
  • Wonderful introduction to live theatre
  • Great addition to your fairy tale, literacy, music and drama curriculums 

Some quotes from our latest Once Upon a Tune tour:

“Each Education Arts Canada performance is extremely well-planned, engaging and an absolute thrill for our staff and students to experience. Our students start raving about the amazing performance once the theater lights turn back on…and they continue to rave about it on the bus ride home and weeks that follow. The staff are most professional, helpful and courteous (a HUGE thank you to Melody and Sylvia!). Our school will start our ‘Countdown App’ until the following year’s exciting performance. To maximize our experience, we love to plan weekly primary fun sing-alongs and readings of different versions of the fractured fairy tales with our students. The entire primary staff and students are always all gamed to dress up according to the story (e.g. this year we had a sea of red hoodies and red shirts…may attempt to tie-dye all 275 attendees for next year’s BeanStock – again!).”
G.Westrick , Alvin Curling PS
“The story line was engaging and held the attention of my students while also giving them wiggle breaks throughout that kept even my busiest students entertained. The humor in the play kept the adults laughing, too! This was definitely a trip that was enjoyed by all! Fantastic performance!”
M. Hull, Gregory A Hogan School
“It is a wonderful way to introduce the young students to the theater. It can be linked to Drama, Oral communication, and the Language curriculum. Our school has attended productions for the past 4-5 years.”
S. Beauchesne, St Bernadette School
“Hands down, the greatest and most entertaining show I’ve seen in my teaching career! The students were fully engaged and are still singing the songs from the show! I, myself, laughed out loud numerous times! They kids absolutely loved it! It was excellent!”
– E Lepelaars, Gregory A Hogan School

2019 BeanStock Tour (Subject to change)

Feb 26-28       Markham • Markham Theatre

March 4-7       Vaughan • City Playhouse

March 19        Mississauga • Meadowvale Theatre

March 20-21     Scarborough • PC Ho Theatre

March 22        Keswick • Stephen Leacock Theatre

March 25        Oakville • The Meeting House

March 26-27     Milton • Milton Performing Arts

March 28        Peterborough • Showplace Theatre

April 1         Petrolia • Victoria Playhouse

April 2         Grand Bend • Huron Country Playhouse

April 4         Ajax • Forest Brook Community Church

April 5         Lindsay • Academy Theatre

April 8         Brantford • Sanderson Centre

April 9-11      Barrie • Georgian College Theatre     

April 12        Huntsville • Algonquin Theatre

April 15        Newmarket • Newmarket Theatre

April 16-17     Waterloo • Humanities Theatre

April 18        Toronto • Hart House Theatre

April 23        London • Forest City Church

April 24        Windsor • Pentastar Playhouse

April 25        Brampton • The Rose Theatre

April 29        Orillia • Orillia Opera House

April 30-May 2  Oshawa • Oshawa Little Theatre

May 6           Brockville • Brockville Arts Centre

May 7           Ottawa • Harold Shenkman Hall

May 8           Ottawa • Bronson Centre

May 13          St Catharines • Partridge Hall

May 15          Owen Sound • The Roxy Theatre

May 27          Cobourg, Victoria Hall

May 28          Kingston • The Grand Theatre

May 29-30       Montreal • Oscar Peterson Hall

Contact us for more information or to reserve your seat:

The original BeanStock CD is now available on iTunes!

What are our shows like? Here are some scenes from Red’s In the Hood which we toured last year.

Pictures from a previous EAC presentation of BeanStock