2022-2023 Season

We are pleased to announce Kanata Theatre’s 54th season, set to kick off in September 2022. We hope to see you there!

The Marvelous Wonderettes
Sept 20-Oct 1, 2022
Directed by Aileen Szkwarek
Written and created by Roger Bean

It is the 1958 Springfield High School senior prom, and four teenage girls who are the school’s “trophy-winning” song leaders are asked to step in as the entertainment. They are replacing the boys’ glee club, the Crooning Crab Cakes, whose lead singer was caught smoking behind the girls’ locker room and suspended from school.

As they sing and dance to popular songs of the 1950s, tension between two of the girls, Betty Jean and Cindy Lou, increases. They fight about a boy, but eventually make-up as the other girls, Missy and Suzy, also sing about their loves. Act One culminates with the vote for the “Queen of Your Dreams,” the prom queen.

Act Two takes place ten years later, at the girls’ ten year reunion. The girls have again been asked to provide the entertainment. Suzy, Missy, and Betty Jean stayed in Springfield after high school, while Cindy Lou went to Hollywood before coming back to Springfield. Each of the girls tells the story of the man in her life and what has happened since high school. The evening ends as magically as it began.

Doubt, A Parable
Nov 8-19, 2022
Directed by Bev Brooks
Written by John Patrick Shanley

In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

Just So
Dec 27-30, 2022
Directed by Ellen Morris-Seguin
Music and Lyrics by George Stiles Anthony Drewe
Inspired by the Stories of Rudyard Kipling
Orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke
Associate Orchestrator John Clancy

“Just So” is a fantastical musical based on a series of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Join us on a musical journey with the Elephant Child and the Kolokolo Bird guided by the whimsical Eldest Magician. We encounter a series of animals as they begin to evolve into the forms we know today as our adventurer’s travel across the world in search of a mysterious foe.

Great fun for all ages, with fabulous musical numbers and some life lessons along the way.

Almost, Maine
Jan 31-Feb 11, 2023
Directed by Wendy Wagner
Written by John Cariani

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Having Relations
March 21-April 1, 2023
Directed by Val Bogan
Written by Sarah Quick

This extremely funny ‘Canadian’ 3-hander romantic comedy is a fun exploration of long-distance relationships, adventure, and family ties. Rural Ontario boy Declan O’Doyle is obsessed with having relations. He dreams about it, talks about little else and now he’s turned to the internet to assist in his search. A heartwarming play about love, sex and all things Irish!

May 9-20, 2023
Directed by Barbara Kobolak
Written by Ronald Harwood

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Each year, on the 10th of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, and refuses to sing; however, the show must go on. Enjoy this funny and poignant tale of a “fab four” who have come together, in their retirement years, in search of a little harmony.

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