Next to Normal (musical)
Produced by Heather Doucette
Cast: Jay Da Costa, Sophia Daunt, Devin Dos Santos, Brian Hargan, Catherine Marzola, Nathan Simpson
Band: Duane Bronson, Sara Cain, Nick Denis, Deborah Henderson, Sam Moffatt, Cheryl Ockrant, Ezra Sherman
Production Team: Sharon Berman, Erastus Burley, Steve Clarke, Nick Denis, Alena De Long, Emily Doucette, Heather Doucette, Mike Doucette, Josh Ford, Mel Gibson, Donna Gunter, Steve Lipsett, Paul Martin, Rhonda Martin, Catherine Marzola, Edward Niles, Diane Otte, Gord Paul, Greg Poulin, Glenn Rabjohn, Dr. Jared Risman MD, FRCPC, Shael Risman, Sophie Risman, Margo Rodgers, Chris Savage, Anna Simmons, Deb Smith, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Mike Trites, Lincoln Trudeau, Zachary Unger, Susan Wabb
Synopsis: Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart.
An emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Dates: November 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 2018
Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van (comedy)
Produced by Liz Pask
Cast: Todd Appleton, Sharon Berman, Melissa Gibson, Des Harty, Dillon Hunter, Kathy Knight, Shael Risman, Caroline Rodway, Boyd Tattrie, Lincoln Trudeau
Production Team: Melanie Baker, Steve Barton, Charlon Bruner, Diane Cobbing, Alena DeLong, Karen Dickie, Paula Dickie, Heather Doucette, Eric Evans, Ian Handscomb, Kaylani Gatchalian, Kim Gillespie, Genviève Hébert-Carr, Donna Gunter, Rowena Keyes, Andrew Klir, Alex Konc, Lori Little, Kailey Middleton, Edward Niles, Michael Ovenden, Liz Pask, Greg Poulin, Brandon Rideout, Chris Savage, Anna Simmons, Valerie Skinner, Debra Smith, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Boyd Tattrie, Vivian Tattrie, Mike Trites, Zachary Unger
Synopsis: Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van welcomes you to another season at the Neighbourhood Actors Summerfun Repertory Theatre, a friendly playhouse where, due to a lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van.
A stressed-out artistic director, a wanna-be diva who’s realizing her ingénue expiration date has just about passed, a board member’s nephew vying to direct the musicals with a Tarrention spin and the “I’m no chorus boy” chorus boy who thinks every show should have a kick line – are just some of the egos and obstacles that fall into the lap of Mike, a nice-guy director who ends up with far more than he bargained for. In the end, somehow, some way, the show must go on... just not always as planned.
Anyone who’s ever seen a show may know these people. Anyone who’s ever done a show may be these people.
Dates: February 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 2019
Murder in the First (drama)
Produced by Heather Doucette and Rhonda Martin
Cast: Adam Andrews, Mark Boyko, Mike Doucette, Lisa Ferreira, James Gilbert, Ray James, Scott McNamee, John Mencarelli, Kyle Roberts, Reid Peirson, Carey Risman, Mark Rittinger, Paul Sowerbutts, Mandy Wiseman
Production Team: Sarah Bianco, Steve Clarke, Heather Doucette, Emily Doucette, Debra Eckstein, Monique Essergern, Josh Ford, Donna Gunter, Ian Handscomb, Alex Konc, Steve Lipsett, Paul Martin, Rhonda Martin, Richard Newland, Edward Niles, Gord Paul, Brandon Rideout, Chris Savage, Anna Simmons, Deb Smith, Peggy Sowerbutts, Boyd Tattrie, Vivian Tattrie, Mike Trites, Zackary Unger, Susan Wabb
Synopsis: Murder in the First is an adaptation of the 1995 major motion picture of the same title.
In 1941, Alcatraz prisoner Willie Moore stands trial for the violent murder of a fellow inmate. In what at first appears to be an open-and-shut case, a bold young lawyer intervenes with the claim that Moore cannot be held responsible for his actions due to the brutality visited upon him during three years of solitary confinement.
Inspired by an actual event, Murder in the First is a gripping courtroom drama that exposes an undercurrent of injustice and hypocrisy throughout the federal justice system.
This emotional story is making its Canadian premiere at Whitby Courthouse Theatre!.
Dates: April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2019
Produced by Edward Niles and Debra Smith
Cast: Darren Brunke, Geneviève Hebert-Carr, Barb Grenier, Peter Mazzucco, Mark Boyco, Gerri Seffi, Laura McCowan
Production Team: Edward Niles, Debra Smith, Brandon Rideout, Melissa Gibson, Ian Handscomb, Julie Rutinshauser, Susan Wabb, Vivian Tattrie, Ryan McGarvey, Kaylani Gatchalian
Synopsis: Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of poignant drama and fast-paced comedy. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and mortified by Angelo’s coming out, his lover Nino is not unprepared for his widowed Italian mother Lina’s reaction: a full-on operatic barrage of melodrama and hysterical excess so profound it gives even Angelo’s shocked parents pause for second thoughts and prompts a hilarious and touching re-examination of their own outraged response to their son. Seeing their relationship shattered by their families’ reactions of grotesquely overplayed comedy and pathos, Angelo emerges from the drama with his new-found pride intact, while Nino retreats even further into the darkness of his bisexual closet.
Dates: November 9-11, 16-18*, 23-25, 2017
Avenue Q (musical)
Produced by Heather Doucette
Cast: Jess Fodor, Todd Appleton, Alexander Mantia, Greg White, Kyle Roberts, Allyson Polidano, Lisa Ferreira, Steven Suepaul, Olivia Jon, Christopher Pezzarello, Jess Fodor.
Video Voice Recording Artists: Kai Ferreira, Hudson Ordanis, Zoe Ordanis, Cassidy Smith, Lily Willcott, Austin Willcott, Madeleine White, Morgan White, Phil Pizak
Band: Edward Niles, Sam Moffatt, Sara Cain, Erik Moody, Ezra Sherman, Jeff Densham, Rob Therrien
Production Team: Heather Doucette, Monique Essegern, Edward Niles, Yolanda Van Grootel, Tasha DiZazzo, David Rabjohn, Debra Eckstein, Rowena Keyes, Ian Handscomb, Donna Gunter, Alexander Mantia, Mirtha Quattrochi, Marla Fitzgerald, Matthew Willcott, Greg Poulin, Pauline Poulin, Christopher Seaman, Margo Rodgers, Taylor Haggar, Alex Konc, Greg Rabjohn, Sue Wabb, Deb Smith, Brandon Rideout, Kara Gilbey, Zachary Unger, Emily Doucette, Ana Garcia, Chris Garcia, Jaime Martin, Ezra Keyes, Melanie Baker, Kyle Roberts
Synopsis: Tony Award’s 2004 Best Musical, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to nd jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show: a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.
Dates: February 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 2018
The Dixie Swim Club (comedy)
Produced by Melissa Gibson and Geneviève Hebert-Carr
Cast: Raissa Chernushenko, Sophie Dajka, Kelly Dewey, Nancy Gleed, Sharon Morari
Production Team: Rowena Keyes, Debra Smith, Monique Essegern, Donna Gunter, Greg Poulin, Josh Ford, Chris Carr, Ian Handscomb, Len Hardy, Brandon Rideout, Edward Niles, Mike Trites, Alena DeLong, Alexa Bendaña, Joey Cole, Reilly Crawshaw, Melissa Gibson, Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Casey Huyashi, Caroline Rodway, Julie Rutishauser, Anna Simmons, Noreen Hayden, Diane Cobbing, Anna Simmons, Kim Gillespie, Ava Hardy
Synopsis: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these five women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends, proving the enduring power of teamwork, rally `round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
Dates: April 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2018
Into the Woods JR. (youth musical)
Produced by Tracy Church
Cast: Nathan Aunger, Renée Bastien, Allison Beadle, Olivia Blake, Renée Bolshan, Stephanie Burns, Emilia Charland, Emma Church, Jacob Coleman, Yvette Deveaux, Cassidy Dingman , Chantal Duncan, Iain Dunfield, Caitlin Edwards, Ella Gaskin, Audrey Hardy, Kira Henders, Ben Hofmann, Charley Howieson, Silver Kuris, Ian Lake, Nicole Lynch, Ryan McGarvey, Ella Morash, Kennedy Murray, Sid Nickerson, Campbell Ralston, Lauren Sanchez, Holly Savage, Teagan Schuck, Matthew Slevin, Hannah Stack
Production Team: Alix Ralston, Beverly Dunn, Brandon Rideout, Chris Savage, Donna Gunter, Edward Niles, Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Graham Church, Greg Poulin, Mark Alphonso, Melissa Hardy, Melissa Runhart, Michelle Stack, Monique Essegern, Nicole Vezeau, Roz McArthur Keyes, Sid Nickerson, Ted Schuck, Tracy Church
Production Committees: Front of House: Lisa Aunger (Co-Lead), Melanie Ford (Co-Lead), Lou Arbour, Victoria Arbour, Jennifer Brown, Danielle Deveaux, Cathy Hadley, Mary Harang, Chris Newman-Mixon | Hair & Makeup: Nicole Vezeau (Lead), Emma Church, Charlon Bruner, Tracy Church, Lisa Marie Dunfield, Olivia Flanagan, Kennedy Murray, Lauren Sanchez, Selina Wood | Promotions & Marketing: Tracy Church, Lou Arbour, Lisa Aunger, Monique Essegern, Nikki Meyers, Michelle Stack | Props: Mary Harang (Lead), Campbell, Bruner-Ralston, Yvetter Deveaux, Olivia Flanagan, Tianna Jordison, Sid Nickerson, Carrie Rands-Flanagan, Hannah Stack, Lauren Stack, Amany Tadros, Heaven Wood | Set Construction: Josh Ford (Lead), Charlon Bruner, Alix Ralston, Chris Savage, Ted Schuck, Sean Stack, Phil Wood, Selina Wood | Set Painting & Decoration: Nicole Vezeau (Lead), Michelle Arbour, Lisa Aunger, Nathan Aunger, Renee Bastien, Allison Beadle, Charlon Bruner, Connell Brown, Emma Church, Tracy Church, Yvette Deveaux, Cassidy Dingman, Kim Dingman, Iain Dunfield, Caitlin Edwards, Olivia Flanagan, Kira Henders, Ben Hofmann, Lesley Kelz, Nathalie Lacoste-Hofmann, Amy Magee-Bell, Cole Magee-Bell, Shirley Magee-Bell, Sapphire Mendonca, Ella Morash, Nikki Myers, Owen Newman-Mixon, Sid Nickerson, Sid Nickerson, Holly Savage, Teagan Schuck, Hannah Stack, Lauren Stack, Heaven Wood, Phil Wood, Selina Wood | Social: Amany Tadros (Lead), Charlon Bruner, Mary Harang, Mel Hardy | Wardrobe: Tracy Savage (Lead), Kim Dingman (Assistant Lead), Michelle Arbour, Sally Henders, Nathalie Hofmann, Lesley Kelz, Shirley Magee-Bell, Cathy Slevin
Synopsis: Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
Dates: June 7-10, 14-17, 2018
August: Osage County (drama)
Produced by Mike Trites
Cast: Tim Westhead, Nicole Vezeau, Barbara Clifford, Nancy Gleed, Shael Risman, Raissa Chernushenko, Melissa Gibson, Craig Martin, Caroline Rodway, Peter Mazzucco, Lisa Feirreira, Greg White, Desmond Harty
Production Team: Geneviève Hebert-Carr, Erastus Burley, Brandon Rideout, Margo Rodgers, Valerie Skinner, Erica Simpson, Diane Cobbing, Josh Ford, Craig Martin, Dave Rabjohn, Mike Trites, Dave Clark, Deb Smith, Melanie Baker, Raissa Chernushenko, Alena DeLong, Charlotte O’Connor, Madeleine O’Connor, Julie Rutishauser, Alesha Wormington, Anna Wormington, Zachary Unger, Julie Rutishauser, Susan Wabb, Vivian Tattrie, Vanessa Way, Heather Doucette, Kathy Ennis, Peggy Sowerbutts, Paul Sowerbutts, Chris Kyte, Tammy Everett, Boyd Tattrie, Desmond Harty, David Halliday
Synopsis: Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best New Play, August: Osage County centers around the Weston family, brought together after their patriarch, world-class poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston, disappears. The matriarch, Violet, depressed and addicted to pain pills and “truth-telling,” is joined by her three daughters and their problematic lovers, who harbor their own deep secrets, her sister Mattie Fae and her family, well-trained in the Weston family art of cruelty, and finally, the observer of the chaos, the young Cheyenne housekeeper Johnna, who was hired by Beverly just before his disappearance. Holed up in the large family estate in Osage County, Oklahoma, tensions heat up and boil over in the ruthless August heat. Bursting with humor, vivacity, and intelligence, August: Osage County is is both dense and funny, vicious and compassionate, enormous and unstoppable.
Dates: November 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 2016
Catch Me If You Can (musical)
Produced by Heather Doucette and Rhonda Martin
Cast: Charlie Davidson, Brian Hargan, Tom Lynch, Kelley B. Dewey, Abigail DeNardis, Kathy Knight, Mark Rittinger, Brett Huether, Josh Ford, Nathan Simpson, Julia Basden, Peter Bou-Ghannam, Emily Doucette, Janet Flynn, Greg Frankson, Judy Gibson, Chris Hanowski, Melanie Hargan, Desmond Harty, Ian Lake, Alex Lembo, Brianne Menchion, Amber Sargent, Leanna Shoniker, Susan Wabb, Sarah Von Zuben, Ryan McGarvey
Band: Nick Denis, Tracy Marek, Graeme Brown, Ali Ariburnu, Doug Church, Brian Rose, Lori Martin, Becky Ariburnu, Kristie Hunter, Emilio Garcia, Matilda Eklund, Brock MacArthur, Colin Riddoch
Production Team: Heather Doucette, Erastus Burley, Greg Poulin, Margo Rodgers, Deva Neely, Erica Simpson, Tracey Frank, Shane Kelly, Deb Smith,Emily Doucette, Alex Konc, Jaime Martin, Susan Wabb, Kyle Brown, Taylor Haggar, Ana Garcia, Mary-Lynn Tumey, Alex Wabb, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Chanel Frank, Megan Lafrance, Sophie Risman, Josh Ford, Paul Martin, Chris Savage, Paul Sowerbutts, Alena Delong, Julie Rutishauser, Deb Smith, Peggy Sowerbutts, Pauline Poulin, Monique Essegern, Donna Gunter , Suzette Kearns, Lisa Lynch, Helena McMann, Colleen McNeill, Caylie McRae, Jane O’Donnell, Vivian Tattrie, Kelly Vieira, Suzette Kearns, Ted Niles, Brandon Rideout
Synopsis: Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning "dream team," with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray).
Seeking fame and fortune, a precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.
Dates: February 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 2017
Things My Mother Taught Me (comedy)
Produced by Brandon Rideout and Ted Niles
Cast: Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Sharon Berman, Lincoln Trudeau, Darren Brunke, Nancy Gleed, Shael Risman, Melissa Gibson
Production Team: Stephanie Lehman, Brandon Rideout, Ian Handscomb, Ted Niles, Chris Carr, Darryl Gill, Cory Gleason, Paul Sowerbutts, Vagner Aguiar, Melanie Baker, Alena DeLong, Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Deb Smith, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Vivian Tattrie, Nancy Gleed
Synopsis: Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents, so imagine their surprise when everyone shows up to help them. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
Dates: April 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 2017
Willy Wonka (youth musical)
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Produced by Tracy Church
Cast: Nathan Aunger, Renée Bastien, Allison Beadle, Olivia Blake, RENÉE Bolshan, Stephanie Burns, Emilia Charland, Emma Church, Jacob Coleman, Yvette Deveaux, Cassidy Dingman , Chantal Duncan, Iain Dunfield, Caitlin Edwards, Ella Gaskin, Audrey Hardy, Kira Henders, Ben Hofmann, Charley Howieson, Silver Kuris, Ian Lake, Nicole Lynch, Ryan McGarvey, Ella Morash, Kennedy Murray, Sid Nickerson, Campbell Ralston, Lauren Sanchez, Holly Savage, Teagan Schuck, Matthew Slevin, Hannah Stack
Production Team: Ted Sellers, Nicole Vezeau, Tony Pascal, Margot Rodgers, Heather Doucette, Tracy Church, Rhonda Martin, Jamie Martin, Rowena Mcarthur, Maurice Charland, Reid Martin, Emily Doucette, Graham Church, Lara Duncan, Joe Edwards, Mel Hardy, Nathalie Hofmann, Cathy Slevin, Monique Essegern, Ted Niles, Carol Coleman, Brandon Rideout
Production Committees: Wardrobe: Danielle Deveaux, Cathy Slovenia, Kim Dingman, Sally Henders, Nathalie Hofmann, Leslie Keltz, Shelly Kuris, Suzanne Lake, Cathy Lynch, Tracy Savage | Front of House: Christine Howieson, Lisa Aunger, Heather Beadle, Janna Bolshan, Lara Duncan, Kiara Gaskin, Mary Harang, Shannon Lake, Michelle Stack | Youth Production Team: Emma Church, Iain Dunfield, Ella Gaskin, Audrey Hardy, Ian Lake, Ryan McGarvey, Holly Savage | Set Painting and Decoration: Nicole Vezeau, Lisa Aunger, Nathan Aunger, Amany Bastien, Natalie Blake, Jake Bradley, Emilia Charland, Emma Church, Graham Church, Charlotte Deveaux, Erika Deveaux, Yvette Deveaux, Cassidy Dingman, Emily Doucette, Heather Doucette, Chantal Duncan, Lara Duncan, Iain Dunfield, Mary Harang, Nicole Lynch, John McGarvey, Ryan McGarvey, Ella Morash, Cassidy Murray, Janice Murray, Kennedy Murray, Sebi Rodriguez, Holly Savage, Teagan Schuck, Hannah Stack, Ashlyn Vandeven | Hair & Make Up: Sheryl Gaskin, Erica Simpson, Sheila Bell, Chaton Bruner, Emma Church, Betty Duncan, Ella Gaskin, Kiara Gaskin, Emily Hean, Lisa Hean, Shelly Kuris, Megan Lafrance, Renee McGarvey, Kennedy Murray | Social: Amany Tadros, Natalie Blake, Jake Bradley, Lara Duncan, Sheryl Gaskin, Mary Harang, Mel Hardy,Cassidy Murray, Janice Murray, Ashlyn Vandeven
Synopsis: The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.
Dates: June 8-11, 15-18, 2017
Communicating Doors (comedy)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Mel Gibson, Garret Lee, Heather Sessions, Tom Lynch
Production Team: XX
Synopsis: In this intricate sci-fi comic thriller (with echoes of Psycho and Doctor Who), Phoebe, a London sex specialist from the future, stumbles into a murder plot that sends her travelling 20 years back in time through a unique set of hotel doors. Stalked by a psychopathic killer in the present and the past, she, and two women who were murdered in 2015 and 1995, race back and forth in time trying to rewrite history and prevent their own violent ends. Time Magazine selected Communicating Doors for its list of "The Ten Best Plays of 1994.”
Dates: November 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2015
Monty Python's Spamalot (musical)
Produced by Debra Smith and Vivian Tattrie
Cast: James Burrell, Michael Clark, Scott Currie, Tasha DiZazzo, Cody Gardner, Melissa Gibson, Georgia Grant, Desmond Harty, Genevieve Hebert-Carr, Darren Klingenberg, Garret Lee, Vanessa Manheim, Mark Rittinger, Mel Runhart, Christopher Sharp, Melissa Sparacino, Boyd Tattrie
Production Team: Diane Anderson, Doug Craven, Nicole DiZazzo, Monique Essegern, Marla Fitzgerald, Meghan Gillian, Donna Gunter, Rosemary Kelly, Stephanie Lehman, Ted Niles, Greg Poulin, Pauline Poulin, Margo Rodgers, Melissa Runhart, Erica Simpson, Jennifer Small, Deb Smith, Vivian Tattrie,
Synopsis: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot's plot retells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. However, diverting a bit from the true story, this hilarious musical features such oddities as a line of beautiful dancing girls, a farting Frenchman, and killer rabbits. Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.Along the way, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say “ Ni.” The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
Dates: February 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2016
Moon Over Buffalo (comedy)
Produced by Brandon Rideout and Heather Doucette
Cast: Shael Risman, Sharon Berman, Deborah Lobban, Janet Phillips, Kevin Shaver, Garret Lee, Jennie Archambault, Harry Noble
Production Team: Susan Wabb, Chris Francom, Brandon Rideout, James Ferr, Mirtha Quattrochi (Lead) , Donna Gunter, Marla Fitzgerald, Erica Simpson, Kara Gilbey, Kailey Kacaba (Lead), Heather Doucette , Roz McArthur-Keyes, Sarah Von ZubEn, Ian Handscomb , Ted Niles, David Rabjohn, Mike Trites, Zach Unger, Melanie Baker, Emily Doucette, Alex Wabb, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Alex Wabb
Synopsis: This madcap comedy centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's, whose acting careers have seen better days. While appearing in Buffalo, New York, in a repertory company’s productions of Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, who are on the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing.
Dates: April 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2016
Seussical the Musical (youth musical)
Produced by John Chapman
Cast: Renée Bastien, Allison Beadle, Olivia Blake, Jessica Caldwell, Emilia Charland, Emma Church, Yvette Deveaux, Cassidy Dingman, Iain Dunfield, Emily Ford, Ella Gaskin, Audrey Hardy, Ava Hardy, Emily Hean, Kira Henders, Gabriel Higazi, Ben Hofmann, Charley Howieson, Silver Kuris, Josie Lack, Ian Lake, Nicole Lynch, Jordan Lyons, Ryan McGarvey, Kennedy Murray, Erik Ramsey, Holly Savage, Matthew Slevin, Ireland Smith, Hannah Stack
Production Team: Ted Sellers, Greg Poulin, Brandon Rideout, Melissa Hardy, Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Melissa Smith, Maurice Charland, Ted Niles, Graham Church, Nathalie Hofmann, Jenn Ramsey, Reese Brunelle, Tracy Church, Chris Savage, Ted Niles
Production Committees: Promotions & Marketing – Tracy Church (Lead), Melissa Smith (Social Media & School Show Sales) Natalie Blake, Renée McGarvey, Ted Niles, Michelle Stack | Social – Amany Bastien (Lead), Sheryl Gaskin, Melissa Hardy, Linda Ramsey, Melissa Smith | Set Construction – Peter Clark (Lead), Brad Blake, Graham Church, Josh Ford, Len Hardy, Tamer Higazi, Sean Stack | Set Painting/Decoration – Ted Sellers (Lead), Jacqueline Allman, Amany Bastien, Marc Bastien, Renée Bastien, Heather Beadle, Brad Blake, Alex Caldwell, John Chapman, Graham Church, Emma Church, Jonah Church, Tracy Church, Peter Clark, Bernie Deveaux, Danielle Deveaux, Yvette Deveaux, Josh Ford, Melissa Hardy, Len Hardy, Darryl Hean, Lisa Hean, Sally Henders, Elena Higazi, Tamer Higazi, Anna Hofmann, Nathalie Hofmann, Ruth Kimmins, Ted Kimmins, Shelly Kuris, Kaya Marks, Renée McGarvey, Ryan McGarvey, Hannah Stack, Sean Stack | Wardrobe – Tracy Savage (Lead), Sheila Bell, Danielle Deveaux, Kim Dingman, Sheryl Gaskin, Pina Lack, Cathy Lynch, Kennedy Murray, Linda Ramsey, Erica Simpson, Cathy Slevin | Properties – Melissa Smith (Lead), Amany Bastien, Kiara Gaskin, Janice Murray, Ted Sellers | Hair and Make-up – Emma Daniels (Lead), Sheryl Gaskin (Lead), Kim Dingman, Sally Henders, Nathalie Hofmann, Kiara Gaskin, Renée McGarvey | Front of House – Melanie Ford (Lead), Caitlyn Beadle, Don Beadle, Heather Beadle, Lisa Marie Dunfield, Owen Ford, Kiara Gaskin, Shelley Higazi, Christine Howieson, Melissa Smith, Lisa Ward
Synopsis: The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Dates: June 2-5, 9-12, 2016
The Game's Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays (comedy)
Produced by Mike Trites
Cast: Dean Peel, Carmel Warman, Garret Lee, Monique Essegern, Rocky Scrivo, Rachel Downey, Carol Laing, Heather Sessions
Production Team: John Chapman, Linda Lyons, Michael Roantree, Barb Cooper, Ted Sellers, Sarah Wagg, Evan Akey, Peter Clark, Reese Brunelle, Greg Poulin, Pauline Braithwaite, Chris Clark, Irene Poole, Ingrid Sellers, Heather Cooke, Rosemary Cairns, Melanie Baker, Heather Cooke
Synopsis: It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
Dates: November 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 2014
The Full Monty (musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Chris White, Lisa Ferriera, Twaine Ward, Cody Gardner, Mike Scott, Aaron Kanters, Georgia Grant, Mel Gibson, Scott Currie, Mark Rittinger, Kathy Knight, Dan Bart, Mel Runhart, Jacqueline Lalonde, Jen Brown, Damien Landory-Hoffman, Patric Senson, Peter Bou-Ghannam, John Fitzgerald
The Band: Eric Moody, Rob Therrien, Blythe George, Lori Martin, Doug Church, Ted Niles, Barrie Hodgins, Graeme Brown, Sara Cain, Brian Rose, Justin Leyte.
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Todd Appleton, Tristan Smith, Brandon Rideout, Anne Landreville, Judy Gibson, Janet Flynn, Ted Niles, Blythe George, Bill Corcoran, Irne Poole, Marla Fitzgerald, Donna Gunter, Karen Brown, Paul Harris, Alex Knoc, Melanie Baker, Peter Clark, Tracy Mcee-Graham, Chris MacDonald-Clark
Synopsis: In depressed Buffalo, New York, the once-successful steel mills have grown brown with rust, rolling equipment has been removed, and the lines are silent. Best friends Jerry Lukowski and Dave Bukatinsky, along with the other unemployed mill workers, collect unemployment checks and ponder their lost lives, describing themselves as "Scrap". Elsewhere, Dave's wife Georgie and her friends are celebrating a night on the town by attending a Chippendales performance. With their newfound independence and wealth as the sole earners of their families, they declare "It's a Woman's World".
Dates: February 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2015
The 39 Steps (comedy)
Produced by Deb Smith
Cast: Peter Bou-Ghannam, Velika Maxam, Craig Martin, Lincoln Trudeau
Production Team: Deb Smith, Monique Essegern, Stephanie Lehman, Meghan Gilligan, Mirtha Quattrochi, Melissa Runhardt, Donna Gunter, Vivian Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Margo Rodgers, Ted Niles, Pauline Poulin, Greg Poullin, Chris Clark, Kelly Morrison, Robin Schaufler, Erica Simpson, Diane Anderson, Sharon Morari, Reese Brunelle, Marion Thomas, Barbara Twiner, Bridget Carter, Darryl Hean, Tamer Higazi, David Rabjohn, Boyd Tattrie, Peter Thrasher, Mite Trites, Don Davis, Ian Handscomb, Gabriel Higazi, Jonathan Peake, Zachary Unger, Melanie Baker, Samantha Bryan, Barb Cooper, Elena Higazi, Mara Spence, Dorothy Urquhart, Garret Lee, Maranda Tippins
Synopsis: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Phyton and you have the 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. In the 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!
Dates: April 16-18, 23-25, 20, May 2, 2015
Crazy for You (youth musical)
Produced by Rhonda Martin
Cast: Chloe Bailey, Emma Church, Jack Delaney, Cassidy Dingman, Emily Doucette, Ian Dunfield, Emily Ford, Kiara Gaskin, Emily Hean, Gabriel Higazi, Ben Hoffman, Zainab Khan, Ian Lake, Andrew Lippert, Emma Lipsett, Nicole Lynch, Samantha Lyons, Jaime Martin, Reid Martin, Jackson McMann, Alexandra Paul, Sophie Risman, Sebi Rodriguez, Holly Savage, Matthew Slevin, Ireland Smith, Grace Thompson, Sabrina Thompson, Sarah Von Zuben, Alex Wabb
Band: Natalia Kolaz-Koulinich, Russell Matthews, Graham Church, Emilio Garcia-Flores, Wyatt Freeburn, Diego Jose Condesa
Production Team and Committees: Rhonda Martin, Heather Doucette, Cindy Lipsett, Tillie Margan, Melanie Ford, Michael Morgan, Claire Saramaki, Alycea Madison, Sidney Foreman, Colin Hughes, Linda Lyons, Reese Brunelle, Erica Simpson, Zachary Mansfield, Alex Konc, Nathalie Hofmann, Laura Flores, Josh Ford, Darryl Hean, Tamer Higazi, Gord Paul, Paul Martin, Diane Bailey, Susan Wabb, William Delaney, Chris Savage, Steve Lipsett, Laura Garcia, Ana Paolina Garcia-Flores, Maude Lipsett, Elena Higazi, Mike Dingman, Sawyer Dingman, Diane Bailey, Melissa Smith, Kaylee Spaeth, Caylie McRae, Shauna Bracken, Penny Delaney,William Delaney, Deena Thompson, Oliver Parker, Ainsley Stewart, Jacob Slevin, Lisa Marie Dunfield, Cathy Lynch, Cathy Slevin, Christine Lippert, Colleen McNeill, Diane Otte, Sharon Risman, Susanne Lake, Tracy Savage, Anna Hofmann, Naya Ntawiha, Anne Gaskin, Magan Lafrance, Charlene Reynolds, Lisa Hean, Helena McMann, Shelley Higazi, Tracy Savage, Alyssa Swirk, James Ashton, Amber Sargent, Sheila Bell, Chantae Reynolds, Danielle Stojkov, Ruth Anne Trudelle, Farah Khan, Kim Dingman, Mike Doucette, Graham Lynch, Sam Ballantyne, Maggie Paul, Melissa Smith, Marie Josee Charette, Calluum McNeill, Sheryl Gaskin, Farah Hameed, Nicole Sullivan, Cindy Lipsett,, Carla Valesi, Tracy Chruch, Ted Niles
Synopsis: Crazy for You is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930's playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious effort of his mother and soon-to-be fiancee, Bobby achieves his dream in Deadrock, Nevada!
Dates: June 4-7, 11-14, 2015
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some) (comedy)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: John Fitzgerald, Christopher Furlong, David Cooke
Production Team: Eric Newton, Linda Lyons, Stephanie Lehman, Barb Cooper, Daneille Cooper, Zachary Unger, Amanda May, Irene Poole, Donna Moriarty, Jenna Forrest, Greg Poulin, Pauline Braithwaite, Sharon Morari. Chris Grech, Peter Thrather, Deb Smith, Briana Unger, Rebecca Unger, Christyna McGregor, Geoff Day, John Davidson, Ted Niles
Synopsis: Three actors dissatisfied with doing A Christmas Carol for the umpteenth year, instead attempt to bring the entire Christmas experience to the stage in ninety minutes. The result is a whirlwind of word play and sight gags, infused with a few solemn moments.
Produced by Steve Maddis
Cast: David E. Cardinal, Sheldon Suepaul, Karin Mauser, Michael Schneider, Mary Soln, Joyce Schneider, Liam Lynch, Melissa Sparacino, Tom Lynch, James Burrelll, Cody Gardner, Colleen Lloyd, Steve Maddiss, Jennifer Goodine, Steven Suepaul, Patricia Dambrosio, Crispin Cotton-Kinch, Jason Butler-Burns, Lisa Lynch, Kennedy Wilson, Kayla Tripp, Sarah Walsh, Kelly Vieira, Stafanie Antunes
Production Team: Steve Maddis, Johnny Soln, Carol Salamone, Baiba Senecal, Ellie Patte, Aileen Fletcher, Janice Brydges, Marla Fitgerald, Irene Poole, Donna Gunter, Rosemary Cairns, Heather Cooke, Ian Hanscomb, Tom Lynch, Craig Martin, Andy Williamson, Zachary Unger, David Maddiss, Lisa Lynch, Madeline Smyth, Colin Hughes, Michael Serres, Kevin Arbour, Amanda Gailbraith, Stefanie Cooke, Holly Smith, Eric evans, Landon Drew, Catherine Konc, Aileen Fletcher, Brianna Unger, Rebecca Unger, Glen Lee Ted Niles
Synopsis: A terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has crippled the Gotham-like industrial city that serves as the setting for Urinetown: The Musical. In a mad attempt to regulate water consumption, the government has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company (or "UGC") a private corporation run by the corrupt and iron-fisted Caldwell B. Cladwell. When regular Joe Bobby Strong decides he’s had enough, he leads a revolution to overthrow Cladwell and UGC. Caught in the middle of all this is Cladwell’s daughter, the beautiful and innocent Hope, who, of course, is in love with Bobby.
On Golden Pond (drama)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Daniel Wyse, Deborah Lobban, Craig Martin, Mel Gibson, Ray Sandfoehr, Daimen Landori-Hoffmann
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Barb Cooper, Zachary Unger, Marla Fitzgerald, Greg Poulin, Pauline Braithwaite, John Lunman, Ian Handscomb, Danielle Cooper, Rebecca Unger, Ann Landreville, Melanie Baker, Ted Niles, Tim Landoru-Hoffman, Adam Sandfoehr, Deb Smith, Deborah Lobban, Reese Brunelle, Catherine Konc, Alex Milsom
Synopsis: On Golden Pond is a play about love, both old and new, parent/child relationships, and getting on in life. The focus of the story is the love of an elderly couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer Jr., who have been coming to their cottage on Golden Pond for 48 years. Their daughter, Chelsea, has had a rocky relationship with her father often leaving Ethel caught in the middle. Old wounds resurface when Chelsea arrives with a new boyfriend and his son, Billy. When Norman and Billy become fast friends, Chelsea re-examines her relationship with the father she has never really known.
Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. (youth musical)
Produced by Rhonda Martin and Linda Lyons
Cast: Emma Lipsett, Reid Martin, Naya Ntawiha, Samantha Lyons, Alex Paul, Ireland Smith, Jackson McMann, Chloe Bailey, Gary McLean, Andrew Lippert, Emily Ford, Kiara Gaskin, Sophie Risman, Ava Hardy, Alex Wabb, Adam Sandfoehr, Eric Ramsey, Sebastian Rodriguez, Jaime Martin, Sarah Von Zuben, Emily Doucette, Reykah Mackie, Sarah Whitehouse, Sabrina Thompson, Lindsey MadDonald, Aliya Hamid, Tillie Morgan, Callum McNeill, Ian Lake
Production Team: Rhonda Martin, Linda Lyons, Heather Murray, Sidney Foreman, Laura Flores-Garcia, Josh Ford, Colleen McNeill, Linda Ramsey, Greg Poulin, Pauline Braithwaite, Jae Wright, Heather Doucette, Barb Cooper, Todd Ramsey, Cindy Lipsett, Mritha Quattrichi, Paul Martin, Emilio Garcia, Kevin Arbour, Angie Daley, Reese Brunelle, Diane Otte, David Lippert, Jordan McLean, Ted Niles
Production Committees: Promotion and Marketing: Melissa Gibson, Diane Bailey, Sue Wabb, Carla Valesi, Jae Wright | Stage Crew: Heather Doucette, Barb Cooper, Todd Ramsey, Cindy Lipsett, Gord Paul, Josh Ford, Cassandra Moxam, Owen Hopkins, Jordan McLean, Mirtha Quattrochi, Rob Lyons, David Lippert, Diane Otte, Paul Martin, Tammy Bell | Sets: Laura Flores-Garcia, Josh Ford, Angie Daley, DAvid Lippert, Shauna Bracken, Emilio Garcia, Gord Paul, Paul Martin, Steve Lipsett, Diane Otte, Diane Bailey, Caylie McRae, Bob McMann, Alena Delong, Paul VonZuben, Katerina Meloche, Faith Beaton, Darryl Mackie, Emma Wilson, Brooklyn Cann | Front of House: Hailie Mackie, Diane Bailey, Nicole O'Sullivan, Melanie Ford | Wardrobe and Wrangling:Colleen McNeill, Linda Ramsey, Heather Doucette, Suzanne Lake, Sharon Bermman, Mritha Quattrochi, Maura Morgan, Christine Lippert, Carla Valesi, Cheryl MacDonald, Beatrice Sandfoehr, Caylie McRae, Cinzia Porco, Sheryl Gaskin, Shirley Rogers, Linda Watson, Jae Wright, Kinga Buda, Diane Otte, Nadera Buffet | Social Committee: Melissa Smith, Heather Doucette, Caylie McRae, Mel Gibson, Susan Wabb, Helena McMann, Sheryl Gaskin, Elizabeth Hamid, Carla Valesi, Tammy Bell, Donna Moriarty | Make-up & Hair: Jae Wright, Amber Tufford, Christine Lippert, Cinzia Porco, Susan Wabb, Kinga Buday, Melanie Ford, Maggie Paul, Celeste Ouellette, Claire Saramaki, Marie Josee Charette, Olivia Valks, Deborah Lobban, Melissa Smith, Sheryl Gaskin, Ella Gaskin, Denise Lindon | Volunteer Coordinator: Melissa Smith | Acknowledgements: Angie Dailey (Original Artwork), Julie Eismont (Costumes and Formal Wear), Kelly Le May (Photography)
Synopsis: Disney's Alice In Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.
A Christmas Carol (comedy)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: John Lunman, Cory Giddings, Jarek Landori-Hoffman, Richard Kerr, Amber Sargent, Heather Sessions, Ray Sandfoehr, Maranda Tippins, James Bountrogiannis, Todd Ramsey, Karen Romualdez, Jasmine Watson, Callum McNeill, Ellie Bridle, Katie Lunman, Emma Lipsett, Racheal Emberley, Chris Race, Laila Drain, Daimen Landori-Hoffman, Amy Fowler, Cole Emberly, Nanette Belanger, Darren Klingenberg, Cindy Lipsett, Linda Lyons, Sabrna Thomson, Sam Ballntyne, Jenny Bridle, Nicholas McAllister, Marisa Mathura, Drew Douglas, Jessica Caldwell, Jesus Newness Chiadika
Production Team: Charles O'Connor, Barb Cooper, Todd Ramsey, Linda Lyons, Angela Heagle, Alicia Delvecchino, Christyna McGergor, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Reese Brunelle, Sandra Mammone, Rosie Mammone, Llinda Ramsey, Jeannine McHale, Melanie Watson, Anne Landreville, Danielle Cooper, Jennifer Ramsey, Rick Morrison, Mark Slattery, Alison Thompson, Amanda Moore, Holly Gibson, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Ian Handscomb, Zachary Unger, Ted Niles, Helen Kingston-McAllister, Hannah McAllister, Lisa Walters, Wendy Jacques, Andrea Adair-Tippins, Diane Bage, Pam Novak, Amamda Cummings, C.J. Smith, Anne Mae Gabriel, Julia Tam, Martina Munroe
Synopsis: A Christmas Carol is the classic tale about the old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge pays his clerk Bob Cratchit only fifteen shillings a week, is rude to his nephew and refuses to take part in the Christmas spirit. Soon, the Ghosts of his former business partner (Jacob Marley), Christmas Past, Present and Future all pay visits to Scrooge. They teach him to value Christmas and to be a better person overall. After the ghosts leave, Scrooge is a changed man. He even sends a turkey anonymously to Cratchit's family.
Produced by Ted Niles
Cast: Todd Appleton, Melissa Sparacino, Joseph Lauria, Deborah Lobban, Boyd Tattrie, Doug Craven, Mel Gibson, Genevieve Hebert Carr, Melissa Runhart, Robin Glover-Sams, Tara Solano, Venessa Manherz, Dan Bart, Mike Scott, Joe Szekeres, Linda Willis, Jesus Miracle Chiadika, Tasha DiZazzo, Jennifer Small, Garrett Lee, Geof Lloyd, Daniel Montgomery, Konstantin Zangers
Band:Nancy Mellow, Gerry Murphy, Ro Therrien, Erik Moody, Connor Crone, Katie Tremblay, Sean Hully, Barrie Hodgins, Graeme Brown
Production Team: Debra Smih, Ted Niles, Tara Forbes-Hastings, Ian Handscomb, Brenda Clarkson, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Robin Schaufler, Joe Szekeres, Mike Trites, Kathy Ennis,Vivian Tattrie, Zachary Unger, Diane Anderson, Linda Kocur, Phil Carmichael, Katie McIlwaine, Vanessa Manherz, Doug Craven, Lisa Del Medico-Horner, \heather Cunliffe, Bonnie Dos Santos, Amand Gailbraith, Melissa Lauria, Brigette Carter, Brianna Unger, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Alena Delong, Amanda Moore, Boyd Tattrie, Vivian Tattrie, Alison Thompson, John Davidson
Synopsis: Set in Berlin in 1929 - 1930 at the end of the Weimar Republic era and just before the rise of the Third Reich, amidst rampant unemployment, economic depression, and political unrest, the principal action takes place in the "decadent" Kit-Kat Club where, as they say, anything goes. The leering, omniscient, epicene, and nameless Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience in three languages ("Wilkommen") after which the waiters dance to finger snaps. This tune is referred to throughout the show. Showgirl Sally Bowles from London is first encountered in her pragmatic song "So What" ("The sun will rise and the moon will set and you learn to settle for what you get"). She moves in with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw at Fräulein Schneider's boarding house. Schneider is meanwhile having an affair with Jewish fruiter Herr Schultz ("It Couldn't Please Me More" about the gift of a pineapple, and the "Fruit Shop Dance"). At the club, the "Telephone Dance" depicts patrons and girls hooking up for drinks ("Table seven calling number three, How are you, handsome?") with some great scoring for cabaret-style pit orchestra. Sally sings the vampy but upbeat "Don't Tell Mama" about her chosen lifestyle. At home, Sally advises Cliff in "Perfectly Marvelous" how to describe their relationship as an innocent affair. Back at the club, the emcee sings the jolly "Two Ladies" about his ménage à trois. The presence of impending evil becomes apparent in the Hitler Youth song "Tomorrow Belongs To Me," a chorale and canon in Ländler rhythm. Cliff romances over his affair with Sally in "Why Should I Wake Up?" ("This dream is going so well..."). At the club, money is praised in "Sitting Pretty" which includes a Russian dance, a Can-can, and a tap dance. Fräulein Schneider praises marriage ("Married" and "What Would You Do?") and so does Schultz ("Meeskite") but they are forced to part after Nazis break up their engagement party. Various kick line routines begin Act II, and "If You Could See Her Through My Eyes" ("She wouldn't look Jewish at all...") is sung to a (costume) gorilla. Sally becomes pregnant with Cliff's child, Cliff is beaten up when he discovers he has been unwittingly made a courier for Nazi funds and refuses to continue, Sally aborts the child, Cliff leaves and the "Wilkommen" reprise is now harsh and foreboding.
The Rocky Horror Show (musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons and Reese Brunelle
Cast: Amanda Langille, Chris Haughton, Erika Belanger, John Lunman, Aaron Kanters, Sarah Rule, Amanda Moorhead, Paul Kit, Alex Robert Milsom, Ben Davies, John Fitzgerald, Sarah-Liis Jones, Karen Romualdez, Maureen O'Reilly, Steve SuePaul, Garrett Lee, Todd Ramsey
Band: Geoff Daye, Chris Pezzarello, Brendan Bell, Duncan Hopkins, Geoff Bournes, Doug Church, Emma Brown, Jay McIlwain
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Reese Brunelle, Todd Ramsey, Geoff Daye, Rpz Keyes, Christyna McGregor, Marla Fitzgerald, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Robin Schaufler, Laila Drain, Danielle Cooper, Barb Cooper, Tracy Magee-Graham, Irene Poole, Candace Helen, Melissa Lauria, Caroline McKeen, Paul Bates, Zachary Unger, Heather Sessions, Chantel MacCush, John Davidson, Ted Niles
Synopsis: Brad Majors and Janet Weiss are two "normal, ordinary, healthy kids" in November 1974 from the small town of Denton, Ohio whom they first meet in Dr. Scott's college refresher course and fell in love. Now as the movie opens, they are attending the wedding of Ralph Hapschatt and Betty Monroe in which Brad is Ralph's best man and Janet is the maid of honor. Inspired by the events around him, as soon as the other guests leave, Brad asks Janet to marry him in a song ('Damnit Janet') inside the church and she accepts. Joyous, the couple decide to go tell Dr. Scott the good news.
The Jungle Book (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Melissa Duga-Smith
Cast A: Chloe Bailey, Jasmina Brar, Madison Claringbold, Kiara Gaskin, Holly Jeager, Emma Lipsett, Ensor Moriarty, Nash Ntawiha, Naya Ntawiha, Amber Sargent, Ireland Smith, Timber Wooldridge, Sarah Von Zuben
Cast B: Catherine Allen, Daimon Landori-Hoffman, Jarek Landori-Hoffman, Elizabeth Lunman, Lindsey MacDonald, Anna-Maria Maleshev, Jaime Martin, Callum McNeill, Tillie Morgan, Erik Ramsey, Alexandra Wabb, Jasmine Watson, Lauren Yandt
Cast A and B: Michelle Ashad, Sarah Ashad, Sam Ballantyne, Riley Holland, Katie Lunman, Gary McLean, Tristan Pritchard, Adam Sandfoehr, Sarah Whitehouse
Production Team: John Lunman, Amber Dawn Vibert, Melissa Duga-Smith, Heather Murray, Madison Claringbold, Lindsey MacDonald, Amber Sargent, Melanie Baker, ColleenMcNiell, Linda Ramsey, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Jae Wright, Barb Cooper, Sheri Ballantyne, Anne Landreville, Diane Anderson, Jenny Bridle, Zachary Unger, Todd Ramsey, Cindy Lipsett, Jordan McLen, Brianna Unger, Paul Martin, Ted Niles
Synopsis: The Jungle Book is an amazing story about a little boy called Mowgli who gets lost in the jungle and lives with the “wild” animals. He learns how to survive by “the Law of the Jungle” which he learns from Baloo, the bear, and Bageera, the black panther, and many others. When all is said and done, Mowgli’s teachers find they have something to learn from the “Little Mowglette.” They must learn to accept the monkeys. For even though they smell and throw trash, they are still brothers according to “Jungle Law.”
The Night of Stars (fundraiser)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Philip Douglas Kerr, Todd Appleton, May Bourbon, Donna Lajeunesse, Janice Kerr, Dance with Style Dance Troupe
Production Team: Philip Douglas Kerr, Janice Kerr, Linda Lyons, Claude Lavoie, Barb Cooper, Danielle Cooper, Amanda Moore, Holly Gibson, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Alison Thompson, Reese Brunell
Synopsis: A Fundraising Event to introduce the Seat Sponsorship Donation Program.
Produced by Amber Vibert
Cast: Daryl Marks, John Lunman, Heater Sessions, Melanie Anderson
Production Team: Jennie Archambault, Amber Vibert, Todd Ramsey, Genevieve Hebert, Tracy Magee-Graham, Sandra Mammone, Irene Poole, Tim Ottaway, Colin Hughes, Kelly Morrison, David Zwarych, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Ian Handscomb, Neill Archambault, Ron Wonacott, Deb Smith, Alena Delong, Sydney Cabioc, Conner Saunders, Ted Niles
Synopsis: In this thrilling mystery, a popular author attends a maximum-security asylum hoping to interview a notorious serial killer in order to write a best seller about him. Getting in is easy... getting back out might be considerably more difficult. A sleuth like thriller where nothing is what it seems and even the walls themselves cannot be trusted. Can you figure out the truth before it's too late?
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical)
Produced by Edward Niles
Cast: Liz Auston, Rob Murphy, Heather Johnson, Jason Butler Burns, David Cardinal, Jennifer French, Melissa Sparacino, Phil Pizak, Rob Vankleef, Mel Gibson, Genevieve Hebert Carr
Production Team: Ted Niles, Monique Essegern, Katie Tremblay, Tara Forbes Hastings, Ian Handscomb, Kevin Arbour, David Rabjohn, Diane Anderson, Debra Smth, Vivian Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Kelly Morrison, Zachary Unger, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Alena Delong, Brad Melaugh
Synopsis: A junior high school gym is set up to host the county spelling finals. Winners from local elementary and middle schools begin to arrive and check in with the bee's long-time hostess—and Former champion—Rona Lisa Pereti. Audience volunteers are also welcomed to the stage. A glitch: Speller Olive Ostrovsky does not have her entrance Fee; she hopes her father will set there soon to straighten it out. Vice Principal Douglas Panch of Lake Hemingway-Dos Passos Junior High is announced as the day's word pronouncer - he's a last-minute substitute for an ailing superintendent. Panch has a dubious track record at the bee but will try to do better this time. The rules are explained. When a speller misses a word a bell will ring - ding - and the speller must immediately leave the stage, escorted, by the bee's comfort-counselor, Mitch Mahoney.
Jane Eyre (drama)
Produced by Debra Eckstein
Cast: Amanda Langille, Robert Calvert, Isabella Blanusa, Emma Lipsett, Ellie Bridle, Jessica Caldwell, Bryn McNeill, Callum McNeill, Judith Edmondson, Emily Marchand, Sandy Lloyd, Liz Hersey, Tamila Vaschenko, Deborah Lobban, Dave Brennan, Mark Kalzer, Jeff Skelton, Spencer Elizabeth Haze, Taylor Bailey Hopkins, Sharon Lundy Ling, Drew Foudrey Douglas, Anna Toaze
Production Team: Janet Stevenson, Debra T. Eckstein, Linda Rosling, Michael Roantree, Kim Blanusa, Gord Blanusa, Emily Marchand, Erika Belanger, Sydney Cabioc, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Zachary Unger, Mark Slattery, Kate Rosling, Irene Poole, Linda Willis, Betty Sachett, Peter Thrasher, Alena Delong, Ian Handscomb, Ted Niles
Synopsis: Jane Eyre is a young orphan being raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, wealthy aunt. A servant named Bessie provides Jane with some of the few kindnesses she receives, telling her stories and singing songs to her. One day, as punishment for fighting with her bullying cousin John Reed, Jane’s aunt imprisons Jane in the red-room, the room in which Jane’s Uncle Reed died. While locked in, Jane, believing that she sees her uncle’s ghost, screams and faints. She wakes to find herself in the care of Bessie and the kindly apothecary Mr. Lloyd, who suggests to Mrs. Reed that Jane be sent away to school. To Jane’s delight, Mrs. Reed concurs.
Back to the 80s (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Rosie Mammone
Cast: Reid Martin, Cory Giddings, Julia McLaughlin, Callum McNeill, Madison Claringbold, Rachel Bell, Lindsey MacDonald, Karen Scora, Keeley Coyle, Victoria Heaney, Nicole Cann, Johnny McGowan, Eamon Stocks, Dylan Debrito, Rebecca Browne, Taylor Prest, Nick Mammone, Rebecca Crawford, Holly Jaeger, Tillie Morgan, Acadia Walsh, Rechel Andrews, Noah Dumolin, Naya Ntawiha, Tiara Beaton, Emma Lipsett, Sarah Von Zuben, Sarah Whitehouse, Alexandra Rudkins, Emma Pabouduian, Ireland Smith, Anna Maria Maleshev, Katie Lunman, Amber Sargent, Jayde Debrito, Catherine Allen, Kiragh Iacono, Erik Ramsey, McKenna Blucher-Bunting, Aubrey Skanes, Sarah Ashad, Robbie Andrews, Chloe Bailey, Michelle Ashad
Production Team: Lorrie Grant, Rosie Mammone, Rebecca Crawford, Robbie Andrews, Robin Glover, Jayde De Brito, Amber Sargent, Taylor Prest, Josh Grant, James McCormack, Diane Anderson, Cassandra Kouri, Ian Handscomb, Ted Niles, Colin Hughes, Kevin Arbour, Beverley Canden, Lee Andrews, Zachary Unger, Bria McLaughlin, Peter Thrasher, Colleen McNeill, Margaret Scora, Linda Ramsey, Shirley Rogers, Emily Little, Sheryl Browne, Breanna Unger, Connie Bell, Cheryl MacDonald, Rachel Andrews, Lee Andrews
Synopsis: Tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School as remembered through the eyes of now 30-something Corey Palmer. 17-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school. However, she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good-looking - the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin III, whose best friend is his computer, and who believes the crazy notion that one day CD's will replace cassette tapes. Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80's party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that not only will delight and amuse audiences of any age but will also inspire any young cast.
Some Assembly Required (drama)
Produced by Eve Heaver
Cast: Ken Bond, Catherine MacLean, Darren Brunke, Dan Montgomery, Sandra DIBiase
Production Team: Eve Heaver, John Lunman, Debra Eckstein, Barb Cooper, Nick Boileau, Val Skinner, Diane Anderson, Kevin Arbour, Deb Smith, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Mike Trites, Hanna Abdul Rahaman, Jenna Chanko, Jessica Grosjean, Jessica Gouldthorpe, Courtney Higgins, Chion Kambashi, Amanda Rumbelow, Marion Szuflak, Zachary Unger
Synopsis: Mom & Dad areb't going to have Christmas this year - or so they think. When theie three grown-up children unexpectedly return home Christmas Eve, it seems that Christmas might just happen after all.
Suds – The Rockin' 60s Musical Soap Opera (musical)
Produced by Ted Niles and Debra Smith
Cast: Cast: Heather Johnson, Donna Lajeunese, Heather Gibb, Jason Butler-Burns
Band: Janice Brydges, Eric Brydges, Boyd Tattrie, Rob Therrien, Sean Hully, David Tanner, Bernadette Simms, Kathy Ennis, Vivian Tattrie.
Production Team: Mike Trites, Deb Smith, Eric Brydges, Janice Brydges, Tara Forbes, Valerie Skinner, Ian Handscomb, Kebin Arbour, Genevieve Hebert-Carr, Kathy Ennis, Vivian Tattrie, Ted Niles, Donna Lajenesse, Doug Craven, Kelly Morrison, Jenna Chanko, Diane Anderson, Molly Cross, Catherine MacLean, Leanne Richardson, Peer Thrasher, Don Davis, John George, lena DeLong, Claude Lavoie, Sandra Mammone, Rosie Mammone, Amber Vibert
Synopsis: Suds is the delightful story of a young teenage girl and the four guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love.It takes place in a Laundromat during the sensational 60's. Suds is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and over 50 well-known songs that topped the charts of that decade.
Suds won the Thea for the BEST MUSICAL! It went on to Theatre Ontario.
Leading Ladies (comedy)
Produced by Alicia Del Vecchio
Cast: Kyle McWatters, Samantha Munor, Amber Vibert, Linda Gale, Chris Haughton, Brian Stevenson, Patrick Gillespie, Josh Gilliland
Production Team: Alicia Del Vecchio, Robert Calvert, Christyna McGregor, Jenna Forrest, Chris Grech, Brenda Clarkson, Val Skinner, Colin Huges, Reese Brunelle,Barbara Cooper, Vicki Dodd, Alexandra Lovely, Mary McGregor, Diane Anderson, Kelly Morrison, Mark Slattery, Jonathan Del Vecchio, Tristan Smith, Gary elaney, Cortney Jackson, Ted Niles, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Ian Handscomb, Patrick Gillespie, Linda Lyons, Calvin Munro, Samantha Munro, Richard Twigg
Synopsis: Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there’s a wide world out there, but it’s not until she meets “Maxine and Stephanie” that she finally gets a taste of it.
Fiddler on the Roof Jr. (Youth Group musical)
by Josaph Stein, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
Cast: Emily Andress, Rachel Andrews, Tiara Beaton, Rachell Bell, Keeley Coyle, Rebecca Crawford, Meghan Doyle, Noah Dumoulin, Zachary Fortais-Gomm, Cory Giddings, Victoria Heany, Tia Henry, Jennie Long, Jaden Love, Mitchell Lyons, Nic Mammone, Reid Martin, Lindsey McDonald, Bria McLaughlin, Julia McLaughlin, Callum McNeil, Mikayla Modeste, Tilllie Morgan, Sierra Munro, Alexandra Pirillo, Samantha Pirillo, Erick Ramsey, Alex Rudkins, Espy Salas, Maber Sargent, Olivia Saychuk, Karen Scora, Ireland Smith, Connor Steele, Eamon Stocks, Sabrina Tarsitano, Sarah Von Zuben
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Lorrie Grant, Amber Sargent, Dan Clancy, Rosie Mammone, Josh Grant, Paul Inman, Peter Thrasher, Sandra Mammone, Cassandra Kouri, Diane Anderson, Ian Handscomb, Colin Hughes, James McCormack Liam Inman, Beverley Canden, Adriana Pope, Ted Niles, Zachary Linger, Bailey Coyle, James Plaus, Don Davis, Tiffany Barone, Alena DeLong, Christine Dumoulin, Carol Inman, Paul Inman, Nic Mammone, Frank Prco, Mathy Rudkins, Susan Long, Colleen McNeil, Margaret Scora, Linda Ramsey, Shirley Rogers, Melissa Smith, Bailey Coyle, Lam Carruthers, Jason Love, Rob Lyons, Paul Martin, Deanna Porco,Todd Ramsey, Tyler Rigby, Brianna Unger, Christine Pirillo, Rhonda Martin
Synopsis: Fiddler on the Roof Jr. is presented as a special edition of one of Broadway's great masterpieces. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre.
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical)
Produced by Ramona Abraham
Cast: Adrian Betts, Katie Talbot, Rob Notman, Joseph M. Grant, Chirstina Campbell, Perry Milbury Emily Dollard, Boyd Tattrie, Joyce Schneider, Eric Terry, Dan Montgomery, Nicole Vezeau, Nick Boileau, Marika Toyama, Margaret Dunn, Melissa Henderson, Alex Garofalo, Connor Lynn, Crispin Cotton, Letissa Ford
Production Team: Genevieve Hebert, Kathy Ennis, Vivian Tattrie, Colin Hughes, Sandy Lloyd, Josh George, Grant Craven, Jacob McMorrow, Kevin Roche, Jeff Saboe, Barb Cooper, Cary Knight, Robyn Kauffeldt, Jill Kauffeildt, Cathy Ellis, Erin McMorrow, Val Skinner, Nicholas Mammone, Veronica Miles, Meaghan Davis, Katie Talbot, Mercedes Aldridge, Amanda Barry, Sandra Mammone, Mike Trites, Deb Smith, Karen McGinty, Liz Mitchell, Paula Dickie, Karen Dickie-Evans, Mary Vezeau, Christime Fitzgerald, Marika Toyama, Laured Miles, Rosie Mammone, Edith Daufeldt, Jean Skinner, John George, Jenna Forest, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Stephano Stravato, Mark Backman, Dave Clark, Ingrid Sellers, Emma Sellers
Synopsis: Benjamin Barker, a skilled barber, is falsely charged and sentenced to a life of hard labor in Australia by the corrupt Judge Turpin, who lusts after Barker's wife Lucy. Now under the assumed name "Sweeney Todd", Barker returns to London with sailor Anthony Hope. At his old Fleet Street lodgings above Mrs. Nellie Lovett's pie shop, he discovers that Lucy, having been raped by Turpin, has poisoned herself, and his teenage daughter Johanna is now Turpin's ward, and like her mother before her, is the object of his unwanted affections. Nellie has kept Todd's silver barber knives hidden in the Barkers' old room, which is supposedly haunted. Todd vows revenge, reopening his barber shop in the upstairs flat.
Plaid Tidings (musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Synopsis: Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of The Ed Sullivan Show - this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the "Day-O" in Excelsis!
The Long Weekend (comedy)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Karen Brown, Darryl Marks, Ray Porrill, Abby Nash
Production Team: Mignonne Sorlie, NJenna Forest, Marla Fitzgerald, Reese Brunelle, Rob Lyons, Kevin Arbour, Chris Grech, Peter Thrasher, Dan Davis, Kaylea Lespernece, Hermala Nurse
Synopsis: Wynn and Max Trueman are hosting their friends, Abby and Roger Nash, in their tiny country retreat. You know the sort of place ... a sage and plum, designer friendly cottage, somewhere in up-market Ontario. These are old friends, you see, ones with plenty of troublesome baggage.
Wait Until Dark (musical)
Produced by Ted Sellers
Cast: Mireille Awad-Armberg, Rick Kerr, Paul Nadeau, Tim Westhead, Mark Salonius, Kaytea Lesperence
Production Team: Tracy Magee-Graham, Becky Mason, John Chapman, Peggy Cicci, Ingrid Sellers, Emma Sellers, Danya Sellers, Kevin Arbour, Tim Ottaway, Peter Thrasher, Don Davis, Neil Archambault
Synopsis: WSusy Hendrix, a recently blinded housewife who unwittingly possesses a doll filled with illicit drugs. Harry Roat, a brutal and sophisticated criminal, coerces two small-time thugs into helping him con Susy into giving up the doll. A battle of wits ensues as Susy and the young girl upstairs launch a counterplot against the thieves. The drama plays on the themes of darkness and light as Susy navigates through her sightless world, and the crooks signal each other with light through the Venetian blinds.
The Wiz (Youth Group musical)
Produced by Linda Lyons
Cast: Emily Andrews, Tiara Beaton, Samantha Busch, Keeley Coyle, Meaghan Doyle, Lindsay Drake, Zachary Fortais Gomm, Lilam Inman, Tillie Morgan, Sierra Nunna, Katherine O'Connell, Harry Potvin, Erik Ramsey, Espy Salas, Amber Sargent, Ireland Smith, Jennie Long, Jaden Love, Mitchell Lyons, Jordan Lyons, Samantha Lyons, Nicholas Mammone, Reid Martin, Callum McNeill, Connor Steele, Ally Timal, Courtney Winkinson, Mandy (dog)
Production Team: Linda Lyons, Monica Cotton, Heather Sessions, Christyna McGregor, Chris Grech, Sandra Mammone, Rosie Mammone, Brenda Clarkson, Missi Smith, Colleel O'Neill, Diane Otte, Michelle Timal, Denise Drake, Linda Ramsey, Susan Long, Peggy Cicci, Kelly Curran, Sam Fallow, Elizabeth O'Connell, Janette Hultquist, Elsbeth Potvin, Angela Steele, Valerie Skinner, Frances Beaton, Rob Lyons, Kurt Cotton-Kinch, Jenna Forest, Matt Akot, Todd Ramsey, Kevin Arbour, Reese Brunelle, Bev Camden
Synopsis: It begins on a tumbledown farm in Kansas, but the tornado sets Dorothy down in a big-city-like-Oz. The words are jive, the songs upbeat. After celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East with the Munchkins, Dorothy departs for the Emerald City with a live yellow brick road. She encounters a hip Scarecrow who wants to join her because he has a feeling he isn't going anywhere; and uptight Tin Man who needs Dorothy's help to hang loose again, and a mama's-boy Lion who has lost faith in the psychiatric help he's been getting from an owl. Together they will seek help from the Great Man in the flashy city.