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

Anne of Green Gables – A Canadian Classic

 

Dates Available: September 6 – November 12, 2016
Locations: Greater Toronto, London and Area, Ottawa and Area, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Cast Size: 3 (& 1 Stage Manager)
Subsidized Cost: $380

Description:
Based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the musical by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore, and adapted for Smile Theatre by Jim Betts.
Anne Of Green Gables is one of Canada’s favourite stories, and the musical version has become a Canadian Theatre Classic. Smile is proud to offer this version especially tailored for our audiences. Originally written by Lucy Maude Montgomery, this story features a true Canadian heroine, the feisty, imaginative and endearing red-haired orphan, Anne (don’t forget the “e”) Shirley. She embodies a Canadian spirit and determination that is still inspiring.

Tis The Season – Holiday Fun

 

Dates Available: November 15 – December 24, 2016
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Cast Size: 2 (& 1 Stage Manager)
Subsidized Cost: $380

Description:
Smile Theatre’s own Festival Of Lights. A selection of songs of the season – from the inspirational to the outrageous. A warm blend of the familiar and the new, performed by some of Smile’s favourite performers. A wonderful way to brighten up the early winter.

Newfoundland Mary – A Touching Love Story

 

Dates Available: May 15 – 28, 2017
Locations: Greater Calgary
Show Length: 1 hour
Cast Size: 2 (& 1 Stage Manager)
Subsidized Cost: $380

Description:
This musical by Fenton & White is a love story that features an original score of Cuban music, Newfoundland jigs and heart-warming ballads. Newfoundland Mary follows the evolving relationship between two people from very different worlds as they discover the importance of music in surviving life’s challenges, the value of friendship during times of uncertainty, and the possibility of love at a mature age. A special partnership with Lunchbox Theatre.

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.

Becoming Carol

 

Dates Available: January 27 – February 25, 2017
Locations: Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara, Muskoka
Show Length: 1 hour
Performers: 2
Cost: $300

Description:
Becoming Carol” written and performed by Laura Caswell. As a young actress attempts to “become” her hero, Carol Burnett, she explores singing her songs, relating Ms Burnett’s wonderful stories and even reenacts some of her most famous sketches. As she realizes all the wonderful gifts Carol has given audiences, the actress realizes that Ms Burnett has also paved the way for female feisty comedic performers like herself.  Full of laughter, zany characters, music, dance and storytelling, Becoming Carol is a show sure to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

“Gabs Sings Babs”: Gabi Epstein sings the music of Barbra Streisand

 

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

Description:
Gabi Epstein pays tribute to THE Barbra Streisand– her most beloved musical influence by re-imagining some of her biggest hits, showcasing some unknown gems, and telling personal stories of why Gabs and Babs are a match made in heaven.
Your short bio: Gabi is a DORA winner and one of the country’s top stage and cabaret performers. She is best known for her roles as Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” at the Segal Centre in Montreal and in the Mirvish Production of “ONCE”. Outside of that she has done countless shows for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Stage West, Talk is Free Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Acting Up Stage, and of course her beloved Smile Theatre. Her infectious cabarets have been performed all over North America including NYC which the Times Square Chronicles hailed as “Top Cabaret” of the year. Her debut CD, “Show Off” was released in 2010 and is available on itunes and www.gabiepstein.com

From Baroque To Broadway

 

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

Description:

Join Lili and Gordon on a lively and varied musical journey from the 17th to the 20th century featuring a selection of light classical favourites and Broadway classics. From lute songs, Mozart arias and Viennese operetta, to Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and other Broadway greats, these songs and stories have stood the test of time.

Gordon Brown is a master pianist, composer and baritone; Lili Shain is a classically trained soprano, with roots in both classical and folk traditions. They look forward to sharing their love of music through the ages.

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: $500* Further subsidy available, please contact us for more information.

Description:
Especially designed for Long Term Care or seniors in home care, four serenaders 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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