Musical Theatre
Production Program

Smile Theatre’s award-winning hour long full musical theatre productions come to your community with a set, costumes and all sound equipment necessary and are ideal for activity rooms and public gatherings.

Musical Theatre

Cabaret
Production Program

Light, cabaret-style musical performances by associate entertainers, ideal for smaller spaces and special events.

Cabaret

Interactive
Program

Sing-a-longs, small group workshops, and one-on-one musical care giving visits

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Musical Theatre Production Program

Hour Long musical theatre productions come to your community with a full set, costumes and all sound equipment necessary and are ideal for activity rooms and public gatherings

Girl Crazy

Dates Available: January 22 – March 17, 2018
Locations: Greater Toronto, London and Area, Ottawa and Area, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Cast Size: 3
Subsidized Cost: $350

Description:

Uptown Tom and downtown Jerry are two average guys, who happen to have an eye for the same beautiful girl.  The fact that they are best pals makes the competition for her attention as friendly as it is fast and frantic!  Featuring familiar tunes from the most popular of musicals.

The Sunny Side of the Street

Dates Available: April 23 – June 30, 2018

Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $350

Description:

Join us for this upbeat comedy review with favourite tunes and sketches, all about staying positive no matter what challenges life has to offer.

Miss Caledonia

Dates Available: April 23 – May 9, 2018
Locations: Greater Calgary
Show Length: 1 hour
Cast Size: 2
Subsidized Cost: $380

Description:

Desperate to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of 1950’s life on Rural Route 2, Peggy Ann Douglas dreams of becoming a Hollywood movie star and she is going to start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant! Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts or will shaky nerves and work ethic sabotage her efforts? Follow the quest of this beauty queen on her pursuit for the Miss Caledonia tiara.

In partnership with 

http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/

CAST

Jamie Konchak – Performer

Aleksandra Danicic – Musician

CREATIVE TEAM

Melody Johnson – Playwright

Karen Johnson-Diamond – Director

Chris Stockton – RBC Emerging Director

Julia Wasilewski – Scenic & Costume Design

Dave Smith – Lighting Design

Meredith Johnson – Stage Manager

Cabaret Production Program

Light, cabaret-style musical performances by associate entertainers, ideal for smaller spaces and special events

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone: A 60’s Folk Revival

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $300

Description:
Folk duo Sue and Dwight transport audiences back to the coffeehouses of the 1960’s Folk Revival for a sing-a-long tribute of its songs of peace, hope and social justice that still resonate today. Includes folk classics like ‘If I Had A Hammer’, ‘Blowin In The Wind’, ‘Walk Right In’, ‘Four Strong Winds’, and ‘Five Hundred Miles’ from artists Pete Seeger, Ian and Sylvia, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Joan Baez, The Kingston Trio and more.

Fit As A Fiddle

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $300

Description:
Fit as a Fiddle know how to get the energy and excitement going when they begin each show with an upbeat number on fiddle and spoons. They ease into their hour with a unique three minute dance inspired follow-along movement segment lead by Margot featuring Aidan on jazz violin. For the next 50 minutes, audiences are engaged from start to finish with an entertaining performance featuring sing-a-long favourites that include well known songs from around the world. Musical numbers performed in French, Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian add an international flavour to their shows. Their extensive repertoire, accomplished musicianship and twelve years experience working together, ensures that Fit as a Fiddle’s live performances deliver an extremely high standard of musical entertainment for older adults.

The Buster Canfield Show – Featuring Eric Woolfe

 

Dates Available: Year round – as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 1
Cost: $300

Description:
Journey back to the golden era of the television variety show, with that mite-sized, magical maestro of magnificent marvelosity, Buster Canfield. Using songs, magic, and a crew of mischievous puppets, he single-handedly recreates joyous atmosphere of such classics as the Ed Sullivan Show, The Tommy Hunter Show, and the Colgate Comedy Hour. Pack your bags for an enchanted nostalgia trip like no other! With a constantly revolving selection of acts, no two performances are ever alike!

Jerry

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $300

Description:
Travelling back to the 1940s, Nicholas Arnold’s one-man show tells the true story of Jerry Lewis, the great American sad-clown who has captured the hearts of audiences for 85 years in the entertainment industry. From his humble beginnings as a 5-year-old touring with his parents to his years as one half of the greatest musical comedy act in show business history, Martin and Lewis, to his impressive solo career as a filmmaker, comedian and philanthropist, Nicholas takes audiences on an energetic and fast-paced journey, recreating many of Lewis’ famous routines and hits, including “The Typewriter”, “The Opera Singer”, “The Nutty Professor”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, and Jerry’s #1 hit, “Rockabye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)”

Suzi & Doug: The Second Time Around

 

Dates Available: Year round – as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $300

Description:
Suzi Wesson and Doug Balfour’s musical journey began nearly 35 years ago. Playing folk clubs and cabarets, they discovered a love for jazz, swing, boogie-woogie, and each other. After a 25 year absence, Suzi and Doug are together again making music. Their performances are upbeat and joyous, where swing meets sultry, and the blues go steppin’ out on Broadway. Doug’s virtuoso hand at the keys is a perfect match for Suzi‘s soaring vocals. Set your toes tapping to some Fats Waller, revel in a beautiful ballad, or jump and jive à la Louis Jordan. Whatever your fancy, Suzi and Doug will have you covered! Their debut CD, Always, was released in 2016. www.facebook.com/suzidougmusic

Play On: Words and Music to Feed the Heart

 

Dates Available: Year round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 1
Cost: $300

Description:

It’s winter now, and the weather outside can be frightful, so Dora Mavor Moore Award winner and Smile Theatre veteran Paula Wolfson will bring the music to you. There will be prose and poetry and songs to stir the soul and feed the heart. If music be the food of love, PLAY ON!

Paula is a 37-year theatre professional and the Conductor of “Singing With Parkinson’s” – group singing classes specifically designed for those with Parkinson’s Disease.

www.paulawolfson.com

www.singingwithparkinsons.com

Interactive Program

Sing-a-longs, small group workshops, and one-on-one musical care giving visits

Smile Serenades

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Visit Length: 1 ½ hours per Care home, visiting multiple floors and individuals in rooms
Cast size: 4
Cost: $300* Further subsidy may be available, please contact us for more information.

Description:
Especially designed for Long Term Care, four serenaders offer intimate musical theatre performances, visit, sing, chat, and brighten the day of seniors one-on-one and in small groups.

Music & Memories

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka

Schedule:
5 weeks, 1 hour sessions + 1 cabaret style performance

Description:
Over 5 weeks, two musical theatre performers visit and gather songs and memories from a small group of seniors, collecting musical favorites and listening to life stories.  The performers then create a cabaret-style performance based on the songs and stories collected in a performance for the whole community at the end of the session.
Workshop Cost: $2000*
* Further subsidy available, please contact us for more information

Sing-a-long and Smile

 

Dates Available: Year-round, as requested
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka

Schedule:
4 weeks, 1 hour sessions + 1 Sing-a-long Musical performance

Description:
Over 4 weeks, residents learn the chorus parts of well-known popular musicals, such as “Oklahoma” and “Sound of Music”.  The workshop culminates in sing-through of the musical, with special guest performers playing the lead roles.
Workshop Cost: $1500*
* Further subsidy available, please contact us for more information

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