Here's information about the 2008-2009 - 40th season:

Season Ticket ordering information is on the Box Office pages

You can download the season's Brochure and Order Form, or Helpful Information about the order form.

Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies
Directed by Peter Williams
September 16 - 20 & 23 - 27, 2008
Meet Jack and Leo, English Shakespearean actors whose fortunes have sunk to performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in rural Pennsylvania. Hearing that a wealthy matron in nearby York is about to die, they conspire to impersonate her two long lost nephews and get the cash. The trouble is, the missing relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Add in some romance and mischief, and try to keep up as, undaunted, these two thespians forge ahead with their harebrained scheme!

The Countess
by Gregory Murphy
Directed by Gwen Knight
November 11 - 15 & 18 - 22,
 2008
In 1853, London Society was shocked by the notorious scandal surrounding John Ruskin, the preeminent Victorian art critic and essayist, his young wife Effie, and his friend and protege, the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais. Based on that true-life story, The Countess is an account of madness, cruelty, and obsession, as well as a tender and touching love story.

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun
by Norm Foster
Directed by Tom Kobolak
February 3 - 7 & 10 - 14, 2009
Robert is 35, talks to everyone, is proud of his job, and loves his mother. He’s not good with time and directions, but he leads a reasonable, if challenged, life. Holly is a luckless graduate student, penniless, jobless and pregnant. In Norm Foster’s 2003 play, after Robert and Holly meet at a bus stop, Life throws them every curve ball it can…

And we learn that the damaged can be just as brave as anyone.

Bus Stop 
by William Inge
Directed by Rosemary Keneford 
March 17 - 21 & 24 - 28, 2009
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a small roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers have to take refuge until morning. Cherie, a nightclub singer has the most to worry about. She’s being pursued by a young cowboy with all the romantic finesse of a rodeo bull. He’s right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way back to his Montana ranch!

Scotland Road
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Dorothy Gardner
April 28 - May 2 &  May 5 - 9, 2009
A young woman in late nineteenth-century clothing is found floating on an iceberg in the North Atlantic. She speaks only one word: “Titanic”. Who is she? What was she doing on an iceberg? She cannot possibly be a survivor of the Titanic disaster, can she? A Titanic expert tries for six days to find the truth. By the end of the play, the secrets of the woman, her interrogator AND his assistants have been laid bare.


And for the holiday season . . .

Just So
Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music  by George Stiles.
Directed by Andrew Williams
December 27 to 30, 2008
How did the elephant get his trunk, the leopard his spots, or the rhinoceros his skin? These are just some of the riddles solved in this musical comedy, from George Stiles and Anthony Drew (“Honk!”, “Mary Poppins”). Set to an eclectic and upbeat score, and based on the immortal short stories of Rudyard Kipling, Just So takes you on a fantastic journey along the banks of Africa's great, grey-green, greasy Limpopo River to meet an amazing collection of strange and wonderful creatures.

This is a full two-act musical: four afternoon performances ($8, general admission) on December 27 to 30, and two early evening performances ($10, reserved seating) on December 28 and 30.

Just So is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
541 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com


And a special presentation:

Honk Junior!

Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music  by George Stiles.
Friday May 22 and Saturday May 23, 2009

This is a musical re-telling of the "Ugly Duckling" story, presented by the Youth of Kanata Theatre.

Honk Junior! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
541 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684  Fax: 212-397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

AND: The 2009 Theatre Ontario Festival 
Wednesday May 13th through Saturday May 16th,
with an Awards Brunch on Sunday May 17th

The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions chosen from regional festivals across the province.  The Festival brings together theatre lovers from across the province, As well as being an entertaining week, it is also an excellent learning experience, with adjudications, workshops, and play readings.

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Kanata Theatre has been given the honour of hosting the 2009 Theatre Festival at the Ron Maslin Playhouse. This event promises to serve up a theatrical feast with all that springtime in the beautiful City of Ottawa has to offer!

Four visiting theatre groups from across Ontario will be presenting their best productions on the four evenings from May 13th to 16th, with an Awards Brunch on May 17th.

Note: All plays are subject to the performance rights being available.

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