Musical

The Date

Phoebe Webber

Dating isn’t easy. Phoebe has a blind date. As a woman of a certain age, she knows what to expect. Join her as she waits for his arrival with a calm maturity that is in no way influenced by her fear of the unknown. Plus various opera arias.

Drawn That Way

Victoria Luloff

Drag your friends to Drawn That Way, a Cabaret featuring Bebe Queen. With comedy, live music, TMI, and guest artists at every performance you will have a gay old time. Bebe sings original songs composed by local musicians Andrea MacWilliams and Kenny Hayes; lyrics by Victoria Luloff. Licensed venue… I know right?

NEW WORK

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Melanie Gall

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: Two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance and heartbreak, and lived lives of drama and passion. This ‘impossible’ concert, featuring internationally-acclaimed singer Melanie Gall, relives their legendary lives and music. 2016, 2017 sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe!

“A beautifully rendered and loving homage, ****” – CBC, ***** – Winnipeg Free Press.

The Drunk Text

Mathieu Charlebois, Nichole Perera, and Samantha Clarke

Tired of living the path set before him, Dylan leaves his family, life, and job in Ottawa and moves to New York to pursue his artistic ambitions. However, Dylan’s newfound freedom is soon derailed as one drunk text brings his past back to him.

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio, and Tod Kimbro

“Tymisha Harris’ performance is a tour de force.”
★★★★★, Staff Pick –CBC

“It’s a perfect piece of theatre for the time we are currently in”
★★★★★ -Plays To See NYC

”If there’s a truly must-see show…it’s Josephine
★★★★★ – Winnipeg Free Press

“Probably the closest to an evening with Josephine Baker as one will ever experience.” -Stagebiz NYC

JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. The show is intended for adult audiences, as it contains adult content and nudity. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles and sexuality in this intimate, charming and haunting cabaret with a twist.

Born in St. Louis in 1906, Josephine Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States, but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early 20’s. She starred alongside white romantic leading men in films in the 30’s, had multiple interracial marriages and homosexual relationships, and performed in men’s clothing before the term “drag” existed in the lexicon. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in America.

Dynamite Lunchbox Productions of Orlando presents JOSEPHINE, a burlesque cabaret dream play for the first time in Ottawa, Ontario.
After debuting at the 2016 San Diego Fringe Festival and winning the distinctions of “Outstanding Solo Performance” and “Best Show”, Josephine played three sold out runs to rave reviews in hometown Orlando Florida before starting a 2017 North American tour. The first stop was the second largest Fringe Festival in North America, the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, where it was touted as the “breakout hit” of the Festival, selling out the entire run and receiving 5-star reviews from both major publications. The show then went to Indianapolis Fringe where it won “Best National Production”, “Outstanding Female Performance”, “Audience Choice” and “Festival Top Seller”. From there, the show was selected by The Soho Playhouse in New York City to be part of the 2017 Fringe Encore series in October, 2017. Josephine was then awarded the honor of the encore series “Outstanding Production” award, and in early 2018 was offered a one-month off-Broadway run Soho Playhouse, where it sold out shows and received high critical acclaim.

 

High School High

Alli Harris

What REALLY went down in the French portable? Did your mom drop you off too close to the front of the school, and you’re still pissed? Did your friend sell you drugs, but it was actually just a bag of oregano?

High School High is a one woman musical comedy created and performed by Alli Harris and Directed by AL Connors (Canadian Comedy Award Winner, Prix Rideau Award Winner for Outstanding Direction, and BEST OF FEST Ottawa Fringe 2017 for his solo show DJ Detective.)

Stage Manager: Caterina Fiorindi
Musical Director: Rachel Lloyd

Hold on to your nose, cuz’ it smells like teen spirit.

From one of the creators of the 2017 Ottawa Fringe sell out Rhythm and Burgundy; The Comeback Tour, Alli Harris is back, bringing you a full hour of music, laughter and teen angst.

“Musical guest, Alli Harris, is hilarious and talented” – Winnipeg Free Press

“I have to say though that I fell in love with Alli’s performance. I loved her sincerity, her humor, and her ability to switch from character to character. I am a fan! ” – Mooney On Theatre

“Alli Harris is a clowning comic goldmine, delightfully hamming it up” – The Visitorium

“Accompanist Alli Harris…offering up some hilarious musical transitions” – New Ottawa Critics