Pregnancy Pact Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary Music by Julia Meinwald Co-Produced with GANGWAY! Theatre Co.
"Pregnancy Pact is a pop-rock musical which tells the story of a group of teens who make a pact to become single mothers together. The 15-year-old Maddie is devoted to her three best friends and they are to her. So, when Brynn gets pregnant, the friends all plan to have children, raising them together and living a dream.
Inspired by the 2008 news story of the Gloucester pregnancy pact that took the world by storm, Pregnancy Pact provides a unique chance to examine the intense journey this kind of decision creates." --- Broadwayworld.com
This is Pregnancy Pacts professional Canadian Premiere
24 April - 27 April @ Sho Studios: Roth Centre for Performing Arts 628 Monmouth Rd Windsor, Ontario
01 May - 19 May @ Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts 77 Samor Rd, Unit #4 Toronto, Ontario
16 May @ Grand Valley Institute for Women Kitchener, Ontario
Jeremy Mossman's This is How I Feel, This is What I Think a song cycle cabaret to the music of John Bucchino
"Mossman’s show, “This is How I Feel, This is What I Think”, is a sung-through song cycle that tells a deeply personal story of love, loss, and life through the music of American composer and songwriter John Bucchino. Mossman’s performance utilizes Bucchino’s lush melodies and striking lyrics as if from his own experiences.
Music theatre professor Jeremy Mossman earned the Julie Wilson Cabaret Award for his cabaret, “This is How I feel, This is What I Think.” He recently performed at the 2019 SaraSolo Festival in Sarasota, Florida, which features unique and highly professional solo or small ensemble acts. The festival invites cabaret and one-actor performances to the stage representing various genres and topics.
The Julie Wilson Cabaret Award is presented annually through the Mabel Mercer Foundation to recognize rising cabaret stars, in memory of famed cabaret singer Julie Wilson."
"WHO ARE YOU?" Monsieur Pierre (the immigration official) poses his usual question, but Heinrich's unusual answer sets in motion a metaphysical rollercoaster. Why would a simple statement of name and profession bring so much attention to an unassuming clockmaker? Maybe because that's two more things than anyone else in this place remembers…? Soon, Heinrich is reminding his new friend Frieda of memories she's forgotten and even summoning up a few of his own—of forbidden love, and crimes he may or may not have committed. Is it possible to be guilty of being about to commit a crime, as Monsieur Pierre suspects? And why wouldn't one recall something so significant as premeditating murder? Armed with a newfound-yet-familiar love for each other, Heinrich and Frieda set about solving this Kafkaesque puzzle.Winner of the Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play (2009) and named best Canadian play of the 2010-2011 season at the inaugural Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards.
Falsettos Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by James Lapine & William Finn
Falsettos is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional -- but loving -- Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when the homosexual Marvin leaves Trina for a man called Whizzer.
Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. When Marvin's lover, Whizzer, is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family -- non-traditional as it may be -- must put aside their issues and come together.
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score.
"Exhilarating and heartbreaking.... Falsettoland gains exponentially in power by being seen only 15 minutes, instead of 9 years, after the first allment."---The New York Times
"A masterly feat of comic storytelling and ... visionary musical theater." ---Variety
"What a treasure this is: brave and hilarious, charming, disarming, loaded with honest sentiment and cynicism." --- The New York Newsday