Ottawa Event Announcement: Orpheus Musical Theatre Season Release

I’m excited to announce the Orpheus Musical Theatre 2020-2021 season. Orpheus continues to be the leader in community theatre with incredible performances, high quality props and equipment, and some of the best performers in Ottawa. Check out their upcoming four show season:

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Created by Roger Bean

An Orpheus Premiere!

September 9 to 12, 2020 @ The Gladstone Theatre

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!

Description courtesy of Stage Rights.

Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

March November 20 to 29, 2020 @ Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe (Main Stage)

A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped in one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores. It’s Delightful, Delicious, and De-Lovely!

Description courtesy of Concord Theatricals.

 

Something Rotten

Music and Lyrics by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell

An Ottawa Premiere! One of the first amateur groups to perform it in North America!

March 5 to 14, 2021 @ Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe (Main Stage)

A hilarious mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first-century Broadway – Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Description courtesy of Musical Theatre International.

The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman

Music by Lucy Simon

Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

June 4 to 13, 2021 @ Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe (Main Stage)

This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

Description courtesy of Concord Theatricals.

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