1997 - 1998
Li'l Abner is the clever musical theatre adaptation of the daily comic strip created by Al Capp.
The story unfolds during the late 1950s in the mythical town of Dogpatch, U.S.A. Almost the entire town is unemployed. The men spend their days fishing while the single ladies scheme about how to catch their men come next Sadie Hawkins Day.
Things are rolling along quite smoothly when, thanks to the "feds", their little town is suddenly deemed the most unnecessary place on the face of the map and is chosen as the site for atomic bomb testing. Unless they can prove themselves worthy, they have 48 hours to evacuate their homes.
Mammy Yokum almost saves the day with her wonder drug, Yokumberry Tonic, but what finally gets them off the hook is the plaque they find in the town square — signed by Abraham Lincoln — declaring their monument in honour of local hero Jubilation T. Cornpone to be a national shrine.
Director: Michael Gareau
Musical Director: Marylen Milenkovic
Choreographer: Lynne Fleury