Ian Sherwood leads the chorus in The Argyle Street Kitchen Party.
announced its new season this afternoon, with artistic producer Jeremy Webb
summing it up thusly: "This year we're celebrating more Atlantic Canadian works, talent and stories about female empowerment." Joining the previously announced Billy Eliot the Musical
(April 14-June 7) as the season closer:
Argyle Street Kitchen Party (July 23-August 25):
Last year's summertime singalong returns with new special guests.
The Last Wife (September 10-October 6):
Kate Hennig's modern-day telling of the relationship between Catherine Parr and King Henry VIII is directed by Natasha MacLellan.
Pleasureville (October 1-20):
The world premiere of Ellen Denny's play is billed as "half-sex toy gag, half-feminist debate."
Between Breaths (October 22-November 10):
Based on the life of Newfoundland whale rescuer Jon Lien, this production features music composed by The Once.
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (October 30-November 17):
2b theatre's multiple Merritt-winning Jewish musical comes in from two years on the road.
Dickens' A Christmas Carol (November 27-December 28):
The annual tradition returns with Rhys Bevan-John once again in all the parts.
Peter Pan (November 26-January 5):
This year's holiday entry is written and directed by Webb.
The Last Five Years (January 21-February 9):
The beloved musical follows two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love.
Controlled Damage (February 4-23):
The world premiere of Andrea Scott's dramatization of the life of Viola Desmond.
Calendar Girls (March 3-29):
Based on the 2003 film starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters about a group of women posing for an "alternative" fundraising calendar.
Ghost Light (March 17-April 5):
New Brunswick's Shawn Wright performs this autobiographical show about his relationship with his mother.