Tickets now on sale for the 2018 Festival of New Musicals

The 2018 CMTP new musicals are:

ERIK WITH A K
Book, Music & Lyrics: Jay Turvey and Paul Sportelli
Director: Sarah Kitz
Music Directors: Tara Litvack and Wayne Gwillim

Montmartre, Paris. 1880s. The infamous bohemian nightclub, Le Chat Noir. The inhabitants and frequenters: La Goulue, cancan dancer and bon vivant, Suzanne Valadon, painter and artist’s model, composer Claude Debussy, and musical iconoclast Erik Satie. A time of tumultuous change in the arts. Some led the charge. Some went with the flow. Some resisted. Some fell in love along the way. It was a party.

IN REAL LIFE
Book & Lyrics: Nick Green
Music & Lyrics: Kevin Wong
Director: Ali Joy Richardson
Music Director: Chris Barillaro

Every day, technology is becoming more a part of the way that we communicate, explore our identities, and learn about the world. As it continues to advance, technology breaks down boundaries, bringing us closer together in spite of geographical divides. That said, these very screens that are bringing us together are simultaneously pulling us apart. In Real Life is a dystopian coming-of-age story about a young woman and man on opposite sides of the world trying to find a true connection in an increasingly technological world.

KELLY V. KELLY
Book: Sara Farb
Music & Lyrics: Britta Johnson
Director: Robert McQueen
Music Director: Joseph Tritt

One day your daughter is a normal, sweet teenager; the next, she’s running off with a tango pirate. What do you do about it? Have her arrested. Obviously. A musical inspired by true events from 1915, when things were pretty weird.

Kelly V. Kelly is being developed in partnership with The Musical Stage Company

STARS OF MARS
Book and Lyrics: Ashley Botting
Music and Lyrics: Daniel Abrahamson
Director: Steven Gallagher
Music Director: Paul Moody

Inside the first human colony on Mars, a hopeless amateur theatre troupe of astronauts, scientists, and pioneers stage a musical satire of Earth today to teach the first human born a Martian about the home they’ve all left behind. Stars of Mars is a new musical comedy about family, humanity, and the rocket science required to put on a show in space.

The new musicals will be presented at the 2018 CMTP Festival of New Musicals, which will take place from Oct. 13 to 15, providing audiences with the chance to be among the first to see these new projects in development. Students will perform 45-minute staged readings of each musical at the following times and locations:

Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m.
Sheridan College, Macdonald Heaslip Hall
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 2L1

Sunday, October 14 at 1 p.m.
Sheridan College, Macdonald Heaslip Hall
1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 2L1

TICKETS

Monday, October 15 at 3 p.m.
CAA Theatre
651 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9
General Seating – PAY WHAT YOU CAN