I’m delighted to share an excerpt from the show entitled “RVTs”, my tribute to this wonderful profession. I compare it to my other career as an actress, discuss the ups and downs of this job along with interesting statistics and tell why this is a great time to be a SuperVet Tech.
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She’s coming back! And the hard-working workers at vet clinics get a special deal! On the heels of a successful Canadian Tour and after gaining rave reviews at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2015, “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech” returns to Toronto for 2 shows only at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. East, (at Logan), Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd at 7:30pm. Prices are $20.00Adults, $15.00 Students, Seniors and Veterinary Staff Members. For reservations please call 416- 845-9411.
Don’t miss this ground-breaking show, a first for the veterinary world.
It was a win/win situation at Douglas College, Oct 8th as Sandra Lean-Leighton presented her hilarious theatrical production “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”. Not only presented as a motivational show for vet tech students, the public were also invited to share in the fun and proceeds from the ticket sales went to a very worthy cause, the VTEC Fund for student bursaries and extra equipment for the program.
Below are testimonies by the staff of Douglas College………
“Thank you so much for coming and for an inspiring show for the students. I thought it was very well done. I shared with you the story of the student that had been looking quite downhearted earlier in the day and had come to my office to share her frustration in her own performance and lack of motivation. She was questioning whether she had chosen the right path, and if what she was feeling meant she should quit school. ….. She sought me out after the performance and was smiling from ear to ear. She told me that the show had re-ignited her passion for the profession and that she felt much more confident in moving forward with pride and excitement. She wanted to make sure that we knew how helpful the show was to her and thanked us for arranging your visit. I think that is proof-positive that you are achieving your goal of encouraging and inspiring these students! I was watching the students (and our staff) through the show, and lots of smiling, nodding and genuine enjoyment was evident!”
Diane Boyle DVM Faculty Douglas College
“We were able to raise a little over $400 to donate to the VTEC Trust Fund – a nice bonus to cap off a great evening.”
Brian Chapell, Dean Veterinary Technology Program, Douglas College
I’m absolutely thrilled with this review! http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2015/07/03/adventures-of-a-supervet-tech-lilliput-productions-2015-fringe-review/
Sandra Lean-Leighton spent the first two decades of her career in performance, finding opportunities in Canada and internationally, both behind-the-scenes and as an actor. She founded Lilliput Productions, a children’s theatre company for which she wrote, performed, and produced a number of successful shows.
Adventures of a SuperVet Tech is a delightful production which exceeded my expectations.
It is a passionate, entertaining and inspiring work. Some surprises: the amount of technology used in the field by a vet tech; the pathos evoked in the segment about euthanasia, which had a very personal aspect to it; and the description of the CRAZY (her word) pet owners encountered.
Fast moving, creative, and a great piece of theatre.
Thank you Sandra for your WORK!! Joan S. Toronto
The Fringe has begun. Last Night, had a wildly enthusiastic crowd at the Al Green Theatre for my opening night of “Adventures of a SuperVet Tech”. Too much fun to be legal. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s show July 3rd at 5:15 pm. To all my Veterinary Technicians. Come and get a special prize just for you.
Adventures of a SuperVet Tech
Written and Performed by Sandra Lean-Leighton
Directed by Alexsandra Marzocca
Musical Direction by Tom Leighton
Opens July 1st runs to July 12th
- July 1 : 10:30 p.m.
- July 3 : 5:15 p.m.
- July 4 : 11:00 p.m.
- July 5 : 5:15 p.m.
- July 7 : 4:45 p.m
- July 10 : 7:30 p.m
- July 12 : 2:15 p.m.
Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave. (corner of Bloor St.)
Spadina Subway or Green P Parking
Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
At the venue starting one hour before show.
Purchase online: fringetoronto.com
By Phone: 416-966-1062
During Festival: Box Office: parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St. W)