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                                                                           CARMAN COLLEGIATE STUDENTS

 

MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE 2016-2017

 

Carman Collegiate Season Ticket Holders will be attending the listed productions:

Students will be leaving Carman Collegiate at 12:00 pm (noon) and returning approximately 6:00 pm.  

 

This Season's 6 Live Theatre Productions are as listed:

 


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time                                                    October 26, 2016

Adapted by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
A co-production with The Citadel Theatre

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When Christopher is accused of killing his neighbour's dog, he has no choice but to break out of his comfort zone. 

 

The Audience                                                                                           December 7, 2016

Peter Morgan                                                                                                                                      Changed date to Dec 14, 2016 due to weather             
A co-production with Mirvish Productions

Few dynasties have stood the test of time like the House of Windsor. Fiona Reid (Calendar Girls, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Royal MTC stage to don the crown of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers for a private audience every week for more than 60 years.

 

Million Dollar Quartet                                                                                January 18, 2017

Floyd Mutrux
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins

On December 4, 1956, Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips caught lightning in a bottle when he gathered rock 'n'roll royalty for an impromptu jam session. That night, four music legends - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins - made recording history as the Million Dollar Quartet. 

 

 

Black Coffee                                                                                               February 15, 2017

Agatha Christie 
Trouble is brewing at the estate of physicist Sir Claud Amory. Sir Claud has trapped his guests in the library and summoned world-famous detective Hercule Poirot to smoke out the thief. 

 

 

Bittergirl: The Musical                                                                                March 22, 2017

Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence and Mary Francis Moore
Howlingly funny and achingly relatable, Bittergirl: The Musical explores the bond formed between three women after they each find themselves unceremoniously ditched by their dream guy. 

 

 

Sarah Ballenden                                                                                          May 3, 2017

Maureen Hunter
Against the landscape of the developing Red River Settlement, Sarah Ballenden has developed a thick skin as the Métis wife of a high-ranking Hudson's Bay Company officer. But when a spark of gossip spreads through the Fort like wildfire, her reputation is tarnished, leaving Sarah with nothing to depend on but her own true grit to clear her name. 

 

 

 

 

MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE 2015-2016 

 

 

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance                                             October 28, 2015

Written by Jethro Compton
Based on the Short Story by Dorothy M. Johnson
John Hirsch Mainstage

“Superb…a genuinely gripping drama” – The Telegraph

A young lawyer travels west in search of new adventure, only to find himself beaten and left for dead on the outskirts of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. Rescued and nursed back to health by a gunslinger, the local saloon owner and her barman, he makes bold steps to bring order to the lawless town. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, our unlikely hero is faced with the ultimate choice: to turn and run, or stand his ground?

 

Alice Through The Looking-Glass                                                 December 2, 2015

By Lewis Carroll
Adapted for the stage by James Reaney
John Hirsch Mainstage

"One of the most ingeniously inventive and infectiously fun-loving productions imaginable"  – The Record

Everything is turned topsy-turvy and misrule rules as Alice travels back to a world of wonders through the looking-glass. Journey through Lewis Carroll’s fantastical land with Alice as she meets a dizzying cast of characters like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty and the White Knight in this coming-of-age sequel to the author’s most famous work. Spirited, imaginative and altogether ridiculously fun, Alice Through the Looking-Glass is sure to delight the child in each of us and features the original spectacular production elements from the celebrated 2014 Stratford Festival production.

 

Billy Elliot The Musical                                                                    January 20, 2016

Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
John Hirsch Mainstage

“Amusing, perfect and passionate” – New York Times

A heartwarming and inspiring story of a young boy who defies the odds, Billy Elliot The Musical has been dazzling audiences across the globe for nearly a decade. Despite the bitterness of the UK miners’ strike, Billy seems destined to follow his father and brother to the coal mines. But when he stumbles into a ballet class, his eyes are opened to a whole new world of opportunity. With unforgettable music by Elton John and sensational dance, Billy Elliot The Musicalis a feel-good celebration that shows us what it means to fight for our dreams.

 

Chimerica                                                                                          March 16, 2016

By Lucy Kirkwood
A co-production with Canadian Stage

John Hirsch Mainstage

“Ambitious, sprawling, morally fascinating, as gripping as a good novel” – London Times

The day after hundreds of students are massacred in Tiananmen Square in 1989, rookie journalist Joe Schofield snaps a photo of a lone protestor confronting a tank, a photo that becomes one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Twenty years later, Joe receives a tip-off that the Tank Man might be alive, launching him on a thrilling quest that threatens to jeopardize his career, his relationships and his personal ethics as he searches for the truth.

 

Unnecessary Farce                                                                              April 6, 2016

By Paul Slade Smith

John Hirsch Mainstage

“A bona-fide, gut-busting laugh-a-thon” – Daily Herald (Chicago)

When a town mayor is suspected of embezzling funds, two bumbling police officers set up a sting operation to try and lure him into a confession. Toss in a neurotic security guard, an accountant who can’t keep her clothes on and a bagpipe-wielding Scottish hitman, and things go hilariously awry in this tailspin of mistaken identities, surprise twists and unintentional innuendo. Howlingly funny and terminally silly, Unnecessary Farce is theatrical tomfoolery that’s so much fun, it should be illegal.

 

 

BOOM                                                                                                 May 11, 2016

Written and starring Rick Miller

John Hirsch Mainstage

“Dynamic, special, insightful and innovative” – Calgary Sun

An explosive new solo art performance by Dora Award-winner Rick Miller, BOOM is a journey through the music, culture and events that defined the baby boomer generation. Using cutting-edge multimedia technology and tour-de-force storytelling, Miller takes us through 25 turbulent years in modern history and gives voice to 100 of the era’s most influential figures. From JFK to Beatlemania, the Cold War and everything in between, BOOM is a riveting and innovative stage documentary that ought not to be missed.

 

 

 

 

 

MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE 2014- 2015 SEASON

 

 

CARMAN COLLEGIATE SEASON TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE ATTENDING THE LISTED PRODUCTIONS.

Students will be leaving Carman Collegiate at 12:00 pm (noon) and will be returning at approximately 6:00 pm

Students interested in attending MTC:  Please contact Mrs. Pritchard for information. 

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY                                        October 8, 2014

By:  Katie Forgette

Threatened with blackmail over stolen private correspondence with the Prince of Wales, stage darling Lillie Langtry turns to playwright Oscar Wilde and ingenious detective Sherlock Holmes to get it back. 

 

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD                                                                                  December 3, 2014

By:  David Farr

In a fresh twist on the famous English legend, Robin and his merry men don't steal from the rich and give to the poor - they keep it for themselves.  When Prince John threatens the kingdom, it's up to Marion to defend the poor and turn Robin from an outlaw into a protector of the people.

 

CABARET                                                                                                                 January 14, 2015

Book by:  Joe Masteroff.  Based on the play by:  John Van Druten

When aspiring American novelist Clifford Bradshaw journeys to Berlin to kick-start his flagging novel, singer Sally Bowles draws him into the sensuous and exhilarating underworld of cabaret.  Sexy and electrifying Cabaret is a stunning theatre experience.

 

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE                                                           February 25, 2015

By:  Christopher Durang

Siblings Vanya and Sonia are left with little but each other and the family home after sacrificing their adult lives to care for their ailing parents.  But when their sister Masha, an aging actress, arrives with unsettling news and her twenty-something boy toy Spike in tow, their static lives are thrown for a loop

 

THE WOMAN IN BLACK                                                                                             April 8, 2015

Adapted by:  Stephen Mallatratt.  From the book by:  Susan Hill

A young lawyer in Edwardian England is hired to oversee the sale of a remote country estate, and finds himself embroiled in a tragic mystery that has haunted the property for years.

 

CLEVER LITTLE LIES                                                                                                    May 6, 2015

By:  Joe Dipietro

Overwhelmed by the stresses of work and a new baby, Billy makes an alarming confession to his father.  Sensing trouble, his intuitive mother Alice invites the whole family over in an attempt to intervene. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE    2013-2014 SEASON                                                                           

 

HARVEY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

By:  Mary Chase                                                                                              October 30, 2013

Big-hearted Elwood P. Dowd makes friends wherever he goes, but his social-climbing sister Veta has a problem with his dear friend Harvey, an invisible, six foot tall white rabbit.  When she tries to have Elwood committed to save the family's reputation, a comedy of errors ensues.  This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy tells the tale of an unlikely friendship. 

 

A CHRISTMAS STORY                                                                                      November 27, 2013

By:  Philip Grecian

All nine year old Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder B.B. gun.  In  his hilarious quest, he encounters an eccentric leg lamp, tangles with a crotchety department store Santa, does battle with the schoolyard bully and starts in his own elaborate fantasies.  Based on the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story is a nostalgic look at childhood that will delight kids of all ages.  

 

JANE EYRE                                                                                                    January 15, 2014

Adapted by:  Julie Beckman   From the Novel by:  Charlotte Bronte

After a destitute childhood, Jane Eyre finds work as a governess, only to fall in love with her employer - the unattainable Mr. Rochester.  Amid rumours of a mysterious presence at Thornfield Hall, Jane embraces love on her terms and finds her own unique voice.  In this fresh adaptation, Charlotte Bronte's well-loved characters invite us into the very heart of the classic novel.

 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE                                                                                February 26, 2014

By:  Tennessee Williams                                                  

In Tennessee William's autobiographical masterpiece, an aspiring poet makes one last, desperate attempt to provide for his mother and sister.  A finely drawn observation of human strength and weakness, The Glass Menagerie spins a lyrical drama about four fragile people trapped by circumstance and lost in fantasy.

 

KIM'S CONVENIENCE                                                                                     March 19, 2014

By:  Ins Choi

First-generation Korean-Canadian convenience store owner Mr. Kim longs for retirement.  He always dreamed of passing the store to one of his children, but they have other ideas.  When a wealthy developer offers to buy the business, he must make a choice between modern convenience and old-world ideals.  Hilarious and heart-warming, Kim's Convenience is a Canadian classic in the making.

 

GOOD PEOPLE                                                                                               April 23, 2014

By:  David Lindsay - Abaire

In a working-class neighborhood in Boston, single mother Margaret finds herself jobless and facing eviction.  Desperate for employment, she tracks down an old flame who made it out of the projects and became a successful doctor.  A powerful and fiercely funny play.  Good People examines the nature of success and how day-to-day choices and blind luck determine who we become.

 

 

 

                               MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE 2012-2013 SEASON INCLUDED:

 

A FEW GOOD MEN                                                                           October 24, 2012 

By:  Aaaron Sorkin

A young American lawyer defends two Marines accused of murder in a hazing incident gone wrong in Guantanamo Bay.  As the legal team digs for the truth, they uncover a high-level conspiracy that threatens the integrity and honour of the military system.  A thrilling Broadway hit by writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball). 

 

 

 

A MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET                                        November 28, 2012

By:  Tom Dudzick 

The Nowaks have always felt special, ever since the Virgin Mary made an appearance in the family barbershop.  Clara now takes care of her father's beautiful statue of the Blessed Mother, and shares the story of the miracle with all who pass by.  But Clara's daughter is about to reveal a family secret, one that will have the Nowaks questioning both their faith and their identity.

 

 

GONE WITH THE WIND                     January 16, 2013                                                                       

Adapted by: Niki Landau     Based on the novel by:  Margaret Mitchell

Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara's pampered life of parties and petticoats is threatened by the devastation of the American Civil War.  As she struggles to survive, this unlikely heroine proves she has the courage to perservere despite the odds.  Margaret Mitchell's epic romance comes to life in the world premiere adaptation of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 

 

 

ED'S GARAGE                                                  February 13, 2013

By:  Dan Needles     Starring:  Rod Beattie

Ed can fix just about anything - an old truck, a stubborn boat motor, even people's problems.  Folks flock to Ed's Garage for oil changes and sage advice.  Everthing's running like a well-oiled machine until a psychotherapist from the city sets up shop next door, throwing a wrench into the whole business.  The team from the Wingfield series returns with this light-hearted comedy.

"Wry, witty, and WONDERFULLY FUNNY"  - The Beat Magazine

 

 

DADDY LONG LEGS                                        March 20, 2013

Music and Lyrics by:  Paul Gordon   Book by:  John Caird

Based on the Classic Novel by:  Jean Webster

Set in the early 20th century, this charming musical is the spirited account of a young orphan as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman.  When Jerusha gets the opportunity to go to college, all expenses are apid by a mysterious benefactor whose only requirement is that she never know his identity.  As she writes monthly letters to the man she calls "Daddy Long Legs,"  we're drawn into the lives of these two extraordinary individuals.   

 

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY                                             April 24, 2013

By:  Jerry Sterner

In the business world, coporate takeovers are the ultimate seduction.  Larry the Liquidator preys on companies that are worth more dead than alive and he's set his sights on the aging New England and Cable Company.  As he prepares to play monopoly with people's lives, Larry realizes this family business has more game - and heart - than he anticipated.  In today's economic climate, this satire about the excess of the '80s remains startingly relevant.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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