Recent Seasons (2010 - 2020)

It’s the tail end of the 1980s in Hollywood, and the rock party shows no signs of slowing. Big hair, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, the place where sexy singer Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and the groupies line up to turn fantasy into reality. Amidst the high energy power ballads, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage, live the dream, and get the girl. But the rock and roll fairy-take may be about to end for good when developers threaten to raze their hangout. Can our guitar heroes save the day?

A tongue-in-cheek, comic blast from the past that features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Styx, Foreigner, Whitesnake and more!

Stage Director: Andréa Black

Music Director: Kenny Hayes

Choreographer: Andy Allen-McCarthy

2019 - 2020

Rock of Ages

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a little genius who dreams of a better life.

Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

An OTTAWA premiere!

Stage Director: Jenn Donnelly

Music Director: Sophie Rochat

Choreographer: Alex Sinha

2019 - 2020


Falsettos is the tale of Marvin, who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as a new viral threat is beginning its insidious spread.


Stage Director: Christine Drew

Music Director: John McGovern

Choreographer: Niamh Webber

2019 - 2020


The heartwarming, dazzling adventures of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to develop a show together and take it to the middle of the Australian outback aboard a battered old bus they name "Priscilla". The three embark on unknown roads and end up finding everything they need. 


Stage Director: Shaun Toohey and Derek Eyamie

Choreographer: Morgan Coughlan

Music Director: Murray Doggett

2018 - 2019

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Singer Deloris hopes to make it to the big time but, instead unwittingly witnesses a murder in Philadelphia. For her own safety, she is placed into hiding at a convent until the trial. At first, Deloris feels out of place and unhappy but the mood soon shifts from depressing to blessing as Deloris finds acceptance, sisterhood, and hope with the convent’s struggling choir.

An uplifting musical that weaves song and joy into love and community. 

Stage Director: Michael Gareau

Musical Director: Gabriel Leury

Choreographer: Debbie Guilbeault

2018 - 2019

Sister Act



A wonderfully eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old scrap heap race car much beloved by his two children. To celebrate the finished car, the trio meet with Truly Scrumptious and head to the seaside for a picnic and discover that the car, Chitty, has some surprising abilities. But adventure and misadventure ensue when Baron Bomburst of Vulgaria desires the car for himself...Based on the much-loved 1968 film of the same name. 

2018 - 2019

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

2018 - 2019

The Last 5 Years

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

2017 - 2018

Mamma Mia!

2017 - 2018


"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

2017 - 2018

Shrek The Musical

Before Rent,there was tick, tick...BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent,is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs,
ten characters, three actors and a band, tick, tick...BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.

Jon's girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city. His best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue. Yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.

Everyone will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. tick, tick...BOOM! features a three-person cast showcasing strong pop/rock singers and allowing performers to make creative character choices. 

2017 - 2018

tick, tick...BOOM!

2016 - 2017

The Addams Family

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, 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.


Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story, making it an ideal choice for Community and Professional theatres. High School performers will enjoy portraying characters of a similar age and will relish the opportunity to sing Shaiman's and Wittman's sparkling new songs.

2016 - 2017

Catch me if you Can

Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once On This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.


At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together -- that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.


The Tony-winning score is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself, drawing upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems. A truly unique and powerful portrait of America, Ragtime is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike!

2016 - 2017


2016 - 2017

Spring Awakening

2015 - 2016

Anne of Green Gables

2015 - 2016

A Chorus Line

2015 - 2016

The Who's Tommy

2014 - 2015

Fiddler on the Roof

2014 - 2015

Young Frankenstein

2014 - 2015


9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie Nine to Five. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. They conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business. This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is the perfect show for community theaters or high schools. (Source: MTI)


Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton | Book by Patricia Resnick | Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture 

Artistic Director: Judy Follett
Musical Director: Murray Doggett
Choreographer: Debbie Miller-Smith

2013 - 2014

9 to 5

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? (Source: Theatrical Rights)


Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle | Music by Eric Idle and John Du Prez

Artistic Director: Bob Lackey
Musical Director: Terry Duncan
Choreographer: Christa Cullain

2013 - 2014


Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. (Source: MTI)

Book by Heather Hach | Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin | Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture 


Artistic Director: Cindy Beaton
Musical Director: Wendy Berkelaar
Choreographer: Debbie Millett

2013 - 2014

Legally Blonde

2012 - 2013


2012 - 2013

The Drowsy Chaperone

2012 - 2013


2011 - 2012


2011 - 2012


2011 - 2012

White Christmas

Set in New York City in 1933 during the Great Depression, Annie is the story of a little girl abandoned as a baby in front of the steps of the Municipal Orphanage with only a silver locket around her neck and a note saying her parents would someday return for her. Having waited for and dreamed of her parents for ten long years while under the strict watch of the mean-tempered Miss Hannigan who runs the Orphanage, Annie finally decides to run away and search for the family she has always wanted. Along the way, she befriends a stray dog who she names Sandy, but before long, Annie is found by the police and returned to the Orphanage to face Miss Hannigan's wrath.

As luck would have it, Annie is brought back to the Orphanage just as Miss Grace Farrell, secretary to the billionaire industrialist Oliver Warbucks, arrives to select an orphan to spend Christmas at the Warbucks mansion. Grace chooses Annie.

Warbucks is so taken with Annie, he decides to adopt her, but before he can approach the little girl about his plans, Annie tells him the story of her locket and her hopes that she might one day find her parents again. Warbucks, wanting nothing more than to make Annie happy, offers $50,000 to anyone who can prove that they are Annie's parents. Learning of the handsome cash reward, Miss Hannigan, assisted by her crooked brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, hatches a plot to get the money. The key to their success is their knowledge of Annie's silver locket.

2010 - 2011


An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results.

2010 - 2011

Into the Woods

Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health.

2010 - 2011

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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