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Sweet Charity, November 9 – 20, 2004, Theatre Sheridan Nov 2004

Sweet Charity, November 9 – 20, 2004, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

The musical is translated to an American context by Neil Simon from a Frederico Fellini film, Nights of Cabiria, about an aging Roman prostitute. Sweet Charity opened in 1966 at Broadway's Palace Theatre with four-time Tony winner Gwen Verdon as Charity. Directed and choreographed by Fosse, the production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and ran for 608 performances. A film version followed in 1969 starring Shirley MacLaine. Sweet Charity was revived in 1986 with Debbie Allen in the lead and took 4 more Tonys, but, sadly, Fosse died shortly afterwards.

The stylised fable of a "tart with a ...


Triumph Of Love, April 21 – May 1, 2004, Theatre Sheridan Apr 2004

Triumph Of Love, April 21 – May 1, 2004, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

Marivaux (1688-1742) the author of the play on which this delightful chamber musical is based, was a commissioned playwright for the Comedie Italienne, a troupe of exiled Italian actors who performed Commedia dell' Arte inspired comedies in Paris. Marivaux wrote one play a year for this company over a period of 20 years, all of them dealing with characters who discover they are in love, but have difficulty expressing their feelings. Although the action of this piece takes place in ancient Greece, you will discover that the setting and costumes are distinctly mid-1700s. It was Marivaux's practice to dress ...


Catch A Rising Star, April 14 – May 1, 2004, Theatre Sheridan Apr 2004

Catch A Rising Star, April 14 – May 1, 2004, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

Catch a Rising Star showcased the 3rd year Performance Critiques and the 2nd year Dance Critiques, as a true collaboration of creativity. As part of their curriculum, each student was assigned the task of creating a showcase for their singing and dancing talents. For Catch a Rising Star, the Director has taken the best of the best and created this extraordinary unique show, full of diverse musical styles and dances.

Director & Choreographer: Stephen Greig

Musical Director: Alan Poaps


A Workshop Of ‘The Boys’, February 25 – March 6, 2004, Theatre Sheridan Feb 2004

A Workshop Of ‘The Boys’, February 25 – March 6, 2004, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

This was a workshop production of The Boys by Joey Miller and Frank Peppiatt.

Though they come in different styles and venues, workshop productions share four similar qualities:

1) They are presentations of brand new plays which have never been seen by an audience anywhere before.

2) They change night-to-night depending on the reaction of the audience.

3) The changes will be small (the insertion or deletion of a line of dialogue or a costume) or large (the insertion or deletion of a song, a scene, a character or an entire act) depending on the reaction of the audience the ...


Into The Woods, February 18 – March 6, 2004, Theatre Sheridan Feb 2004

Into The Woods, February 18 – March 6, 2004, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

Based on Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Into the Woods is an intricate weaving of the tales of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, with a brand new story about the Baker and his Wife. When you add an ugly Witch who always tells the truth and has the power to grant wishes, and a friendly Narrator to help the story along, it's an eclectic mix.

The story appears to be happily resolved at intermission. Each of the main characters seems to have achieved their goals, or have they? As Cinderella's dead ...