SUNSHINE TOWN

SUNSHINE TOWN

An adaptation of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, presented 31 Mar 1954 on CBC radio as The Hero of Mariposa and 19 Dec 1954 on CBC-TV as Sunshine Town. Probably the most ambitious Canadian musical to that time, Sunshine Town had performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre 10-22 Jan 1955 and the … Continue reading

THE WRONG SON

THE WRONG SON

THE WRONG SON takes place in 1949 and concerns Ryle, a war-time pilot turned piano player.  He and his singer girlfriend Maggie have come up with a hit song, but then one night Ryle’s drunken ex-wife Peg shows up.  A murder ensues and Ryle is on the run, beginning his typically noir struggle to escape … Continue reading

THE VAUDEVILLIANS

THE VAUDEVILLIANS

This is the story of Vaudeville … from its early beginnings, on to entertaining the troupes and though Vaudeville’s ultimate demise with the advent of movies.  It is told, through skits and music, by three vaudevillians near the end of their careers.  They share memories and take the audience on a trip down memory lane, … Continue reading

PRIVATE TURVEY’S WAR

PRIVATE TURVEY’S WAR

A musical comedy based on the Leacock award winning novel “Turvey”.  Private Thomas Leadbeater Turvey is nobody’s idea of a capable recruit. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap.  A casualty before he has a chance to see action, Turvey … Continue reading

EMILY

EMILY

Emily (based on the Emily of New Moon trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery): (Book/Lyrics) Debuted in 1999 at Charlottetown Festival of Prince Edward Island, and returned for a second season in 2000. A new revised version of the show was produced by Talk Is Free Theatre, Barrie, Ontario in May 2006, directed by Ouzounian. “Emily” … Continue reading

MY FUR LADY

MY FUR LADY

My Fur Lady. The McGill University ‘Red and White Revue’ for 1957. It proved so popular that it toured Canada 1957-8; a total of 402 performances were given in 82 centres. Its book was written by Timothy Porteous and Donald MacSween, and its lyrics by Porteous to music by James de B. Domville, Galt MacDermot, … Continue reading

ANNE AND GILBERT

ANNE AND GILBERT

Anne & Gilbert begins in the beautiful countryside of Prince Edward Island. Anne is now an independent-minded young woman about to begin her first job teaching at a one-room schoolhouse. Romantic complications unfold when childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe proposes marriage– and he’s not her only suitor. Troubled by her orphan past, Anne doubts if she … Continue reading

THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE

THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE

The House of Martin Guerre is a musical written by Leslie Arden (music, lyrics & co-book) and Anna Theresa Cascio (co-book). It is inspired by the 16th century French peasant Martin Guerre. It was first produced by Theatre Plus under the direction of Duncan McIntosh in Toronto (1993) at the Jane Mallett Theatre.  It won … Continue reading

PELAGIE

PELAGIE

Pélagie is a Canadian epic musical written by Allen Cole and Vincent de Tourdonnet, based on the 1979 novel Pélagie-la-Charette by Acadian writer Antonine Maillet, about the Acadian widow Pélagie LeBlanc. In the late 1770s, LeBlanc led her Acadian people back to Grand Pré from the American South, where they had been deported in 1755. … Continue reading

ROB ROY THE MUSICAL

ROB ROY THE MUSICAL

Rob Roy The Musical celebrates the adventures of one of the best known heroes in Scottish  history.  Set in Scotland  and England  during the first half of the 18th Century, Rob Roy The Musical tells the tale of the famous  Highlander from his days as a peaceful clan leader through his difficulties  with the abrasive … Continue reading