2015-2016 Kanata Theatre's 47th season

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4000 Miles
by Amy Herzog
Directed by Sandy Wynne
September 15-19 & 22-26, 2015

This Pulitzer Prize finalist and Time Magazine’s “best play of the year” explores both growing up and growing old.  With his backpack, bicycle, and stories of his life-changing cross-country cycling trip in tow, 21-year-old Leo lands on the New York City doorstep of his 91-year-old leftist grandmother, Vera.  Their month together as sometimes combative, yet always compassionate, intergenerational roommates is simply a wonderful mix of the funny, the moving and the revealing.  This insightful play delves into the intimacies and complexities of adult relationships with families, friends and lovers.

Radium Girls
adapted by D.W. Gregory
Directed by Tom Kobolak
November 3-7 & 10-14, 2015

 The Radium Girls were young working class women who painted the dials of watches and clocks for everyone – wondrous products with numbers that glowed in the dark in the 1920’s. Their hair would glow after leaving the factory... Their boyfriends would smile. They became so sick that in court, they couldn’t raise their arms to swear to tell the truth... For in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey, geiger counters held over the graves of women dead too soon will actually start to click....

Cat's Cradle
by Leslie Sands
Directed by Susan Monaghan
February 2-6 & 9-13, 2016

 Nothing tickles the entertainment bone more than a well crafted whodunit and Cat’s Cradle has all the right ingredients. An unsolved kidnapping (murder?) occurred near or at the old coaching house in the remote English village of Waverton Magna. Detective Inspector Frost arrives on the scene determined to catch the killer who eluded him twelve years ago. He is not a welcome sight as nearly everyone in the village is a suspect. Can the world weary Inspector solve the mystery that has haunted him through his career? Can you?

The Odd Couple
by Neil Simon
Directed by Jim Clarke and Ron Gardner
March 22-26 & March 29-April 2, 2016

 Felix Unger, the neat freak, has been kicked out of his house by his wife. Oscar Madison, the disorganized free spirit, is enjoying a bachelor’s life. Oscar feels sorry for his friend and reluctantly takes Felix in, but as their polar opposite personlities quickly clash and the arrangement becomes unmanageable, the friendship frays at the ends.


Calendar Girls
by Tim Firth
Directed by Tania Carrière
May 10-14 & May 17-21, 2016

This is a true story of a very ordinary group of women who spark an uproar with a very untraditional charity fundraiser to honour one of their husband’s fight with Leukemia. Dropping everything for a good cause, their modesty spared only by artfully placed cakes, knitting and flower arrangements, their calendar puzzles their husbands and mortifies their children, and sparks a global phenomenon. A story of courage, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.


And a musical for the holiday season . . .  

Mary Poppins
A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film
Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Book by Julian Fellowes
New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh

Directed by Sonia Francis

December 27-30, 2015 

 Everyone's favourite practically perfect nanny takes the Ron Maslin stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. With familiar songs such as "Let's go fly a kite", "Feed the birds", “Step in time” and "A spoonful of sugar".  We follow the story of the Banks family as they encounter Mary Poppins and her loveable friend, Bert, along with a fantastical cast of characters, who enchant us all to believe that "Anything can happen if you let it" and teach us all the importance of valuing ourselves and each other. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of an irresistible story, unforgettable songs, and toe tapping dance numbers. It's sure to be a "Jolly Holiday" with Mary Poppins!

 

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

 

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