DREAM- ENCORE RUN
Life could be a dream in this fervent and funny new musical inspired by William Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy. It's 1958 and Johnny Angels run rampant, pursued by Runaround Sues. It will take more than Love Potion #9 to sort out this mess! A high spirited romp full of singing, dancing, and all your favourite '50's tunes!
Highland Arts Theatre Presents DREAM A 1950’s Midsummer Musical
Adapted from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY Wesley J. Colford
MUSIC DIRECTED BY Barb Stetter
CHOREOGRAPHY BY Cynthia Vokey
ASSISTANT DIRECTED BYHilary Scott
OBERON Paul GatchellROBYN Hilary Scott HOLLY Margaret MacPhersonSUZIE Katherine Woodford PATTI Lesley MacLeanNANCY Emily O’Leary JOHNNY Wesley J. ColfordDIMITRI Matt Earhart EDDIE Rory AndrewsTAMMY Heather Merrill
PIANO Chris MounteerGUITAR Doug JohnsonBASS Kevin ColfordDRUMS Ron Leadbeater SAXAPHONE Russell LeBlanc SAXAPHONE/FLUTE Barb Stetter
STAGE MANAGER Mary-Jean Doyle
LIGHTING DESIGN Ken Heaton
SOUND TECHNICIANSteve Wilton
SOUND ASSISTANT Tristan Bartlett
COSTUME DESIGN Hilary ScottDiana MacKinnon-Furlong
PROPS BY Josie Sobol
SET CONSTRUCTION Kevin Colford
DONKEY CONSTRUCTION Josie Sobol
POSTER DESIGN Hilary Scott
PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Walzak
PRODUCERWesley J. Colford
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably Shakespeare’s most famous comedy. It’s a fun filled romp about love potions, mistaken identities, and fairies turning people into donkeys. It also revolves around some pretty terrible treatment of women which is never really addressed, which makes it problematic for a modern production.
The 1950’s felt like the perfect setting to preserve the fun (and include a whole bunch of amazing singing and dancing) but also address some of the gender politics in a small way that felt familiar (unfortunately, perhaps too familiar). The result has been an extraordinary amount of fun with a truly exceptional cast.
We hope you enjoy our little Dream!
Courtney & Tayves Fiddis, Todd Hiscock and the Boardmore Playhouse, Jonathan Lewis, Diana Furlong-MacKinnon, Lindsay Thompson, Pam Leader, Nicholas Porteous, Ali MacDougall, Josie Sobol, Duane Nardacchio, Kim Roper, Kirk MacNeil.