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Titanic: The Musical

Book by Peter Stone
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Plot Synopsis

Ninety-nine years ago, the RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, taking over 1,500 souls with her. Orpheus will mark the 100th anniversary of this legendary event with our production of Titanic: The Musical in spring 2012. This award-winning musical (unrelated to the James Cameron movie) by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone is based on real passengers and events. Titanic premiered on Broadway on April 23, 1997, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 26 previews and 804 performances.

Titanic: The Musical won five Tony Awards - for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design and Best Orchestration - and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestration along the way. It has since been performed throughout North America, the UK and in Australia; and translated for successful productions in France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Holland and Japan. The running time of the show (including intermission) is approximately two hours and 30 minutes. From the moment she struck the iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 1912, it took the "unsinkable" ship only two hours and 40 minutes to disappear beneath the calm, but near-freezing North Atlantic.


2011-2012 Production

Titanic, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society, OttawaJune 1-10, 2012 - Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa 



"The whole production is impressive." (Jim Murchison, The Charlebois Post)

"The 1997 Peter Stone/Maury Yeston award-winning musical is a recipe for success. So is the beautifully sung Orpheus Musical Theatre Society production of Titanic the Musical." (Iris Winston, Ottawa Citizen)

"Gripping and beautifully sung." (Alvina Ruprecht, Ottawa Citizen)

"You will enjoy it immensely. This is a very professional community theatre troupe. Every show they do is spectacular - this one is no exception." (Sharon Letovsky, ontarioartsreview.ca)

"The cast's excellent performance allows the story and the exceptional score to shine." (Gabriel Mayost, CanCulture.com)

 Orpheus' production of Titanic the Musical (Ottawa, 2012)


Cast of Characters


Captain E. J. Smith John Litster
1st Officer William Murdoch/ensemble Murray Doggett
2nd Officer Charles Lightoller/ensemble Dan DeMarbre
3rd Officer Herbert Pitman/Taylor/ensemble Jeremy Sanders
4th Officer Boxhall/ensemble Michael David
Chief Engineer Bell/Wallace Hartley/ensemble Sean Brennan
Radioman Harold Bride Michael McSheffrey
Lookout Frederick Fleet/ensemble Milton Dover
Stoker Frederick Barrett Justin Hills
Quartermaster Hitchens/Bricoux/ensemble Shawn Smith
Chief Steward Henry Etches/ensemble Jim Tanner
Steward Latimer/Sailor/ensemble Andriano DeLuca
Stewardess Hutchinson/ensemble Marie-Helene Briere
Stewardess Robinson/ensemble Megan Damini
Bellboy/ensemble Patrick Leblanc
Miss DaMico/ensemble Debbie Kaplan


First-Class Passengers

J. Bruce Ismay Tony Keenleyside
Thomas Andrews Terry Duncan
John Jacob Astor/ensemble Chris Hearne
Madeline Astor/ensemble Elli McKean
Charlotte Drake Cardoza/ensemble Laura Burk
Edith Corse Evans/ensemble Maureen Speer
Benjamin Guggenheim/ensemble Sam Smith
Madame Aubert /ensemble Susan Brown
Isidor Straus/ensemble Eugene Oscapella
Ida Straus/ensemble Barb Moore
John B. Thayer/ensemble Matt Easterbrook
Jack Thayer/ensemble Nicholas Edge
Marion Thayer/ensemble Andrea Kinsley
George Widener/ensemble Rob McLeish
Eleanor Widener/ensemble Joyce Landry
The Major/Stevedore/ensemble Rick Burk
J.H. Rogers/Frank Carlson/ensemble Bryan Jesmer


Second-Class Passengers

Edgar Beane Jim Robertson
Alice Beane Christine Moran
Charles Clarke Darren Bird
Caroline Neville Michelle Optof-Batstone


Third-Class Passengers

Kate McGowan Sascha Wiessmeyer
Kate Murphey/ensemble Susanna Atkinson
Kate Mullins/ensemble Mary Armstrong
Jim Farrell/Mr. DaMico/ensemble Jesse Gervais



  Ben Blacklock
  Alison Foley Howard
  Isabella Hearne
  Sophia Marshall
  Emilie O'Brien
  Doug Thicke

 Orpheus Production of Titanic: The Musical (Ottawa, 2012)




Paul Legault


Sophia Pan, Alla Perevalova,
Galina Rezaeipor, Sean Kemp


Sonya Probst


Steve Smith


Tom McMahon

Flute, Clarinet

Mike Mullin, Mike Tremblay

Oboe, English Horn

Angela Casagrande


David Renaud

French Horn

Keith Estabrooks


Carmello Scaffidi, Nicholas Dyson


Drum Hudson


John McGovern, Aviva Lightstone


Pierre Huneault

Orpheus' production of Titanic the Musical (Ottawa, 2012)

Production Personnel

Artistic Director

Debbie Miller-Smith

Musical Director

Paul Legault


Val Keenleyside

Executive Producer

Steve Jones


Drum Hudson

Stage Manager

Heather Forsyth

Technical Director

Steve Jones

Set Designer

Margaret Coderre-Williams

Scenic Artist

(Co) Margaret Coderre-Williams and Jean Stewart

Costume Designer

Judy Froome

Wardrobe Mistress

(Co) Joy Lackey and Wendy Blakey


(Co) Judy Froome and Karole Kidd Witiuk

Costume Production Manager

Karole Kidd Witiuk

Lighting Designer

Chris Amott

Sound Designer

John Cybanski

Make-Up Designer

Kerry Price

Hair Designer

Kerry Price

Master Carpenter

Steve Jones

Rehearsal Accompanist

(Co) Aviva Lightstone and John McGovern

Audition Accompanist(s)

(Co) John McGovern and Aviva Lightstone

Production Assistant(s)

Donna Castonguay

Props Designer

Monique Ecroyd

Properties Carpenter


Orpheus House Social Convenor

Tiara Wallace

Theatre Food Coordinator


Assistants (A), Apprentices (@)


To Artistic Director

(A) Val Keenleyside
(@) J.T. Morris

To Musical Director

(A) Cheryl Jarvis Woods and Gabe Leury

To Stage Manager

(A) Michael Schilder

To Choreographer


To Producer

(@) Marlene Hudson

Volunteer Coordinator

Drummond Hudson

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