Lost Baggage Musical Theatre
At LBMT, we believe that the theatre is for everyone. Our mandate is to diversify musical theatre performance in Ottawa and bring more musical theatre to the city’s east-end. We strive to create rehearsal and performance spaces that allow for individuals to freely create and participate in without fear of scrutiny or harassment.
When you come to a Lost Baggage production, expect to leave the burdens of everyday life at the door and escape for a while. Lose your baggage at Lost Baggage.
Upcoming Shows & Events
SCREAM QUEENS: THE MUSICAL
“They sing – they dance – they die!” A hotel ballroom, 1998, and six voluptuous B-movie “Scream Queens” revive their fading acting careers by presenting a musical revue for their fans at a science fiction and horror film convention. From young newbie to seasoned grand dame, the Queens strut their stuff in song and dance to prove “I Got All of the Talent I Need.” For 90 minutes of hilarious musical mayhem, they take the audience into the world of no-budget movies with awful scripts, fake monsters and gooey “Special FX.” They even involve the audience in a screaming contest and zombie talent search. As each Queen reveals her personal story, we share their hopes and dreams, from Tonya’s love of her idol “Fay Wray” to Alexis’ advice that “Everybody Starts at the Bottom” to DeeDee’s secrets of Scream Queen longevity: “Don’t Open That Door.” British screen veteran Nadine savors her joy of being “Still In Demand” while Bianca celebrates the lifetime achievements of “Roger Corman” and Richelle laments her own elusive “Happy Endings.” They also screen original clips from their direct-to-video “scary movie” spoofs such as “Revenge of the Psycho Bimbos” and “Malibu Vampire Vixens,” all hoping to attract the attention of a popular young horror film director lurking in the audience.
October 28-29, 2022 | Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)
Evening Shows at 8:00pm | Bar and Doors Open at 7:00
Afternoon Show at 2:00pm | Bar and Doors Open at 1:00
Tickets are $30 in Advance | $35 at the Door | General Admission
Performance Development Program
Take-Off is LBMT’s new educational program aimed at bringing local musical theatre performers to the next level. Twelve participants will be chosen to partake in weekly private lessons in musical theatre vocal performance and weekly group workshops and masterclasses in a variety of related subjects, such as acting, dance, audition etiquette, and blocking techniques. At the conclusion of the program, these artists will have the opportunity to showcase their development through a solo performance of a musical theatre song and participation in a group musical performance at Arts Court Theatre.
Workshops, master classes, and rehearsals for the final group performance will take place on Saturdays at Riverview School of Music (480 Avalon Place) for 8 weeks from October 15 – December 3. Weekly one-on-one hour-long private lessons will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time between the vocal instructor and participant.
FINAL SHOWCASE INFORMATION
December 2, 2022 | Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)
Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8pm
A Valentine’s Day Dinner Cabaret
This year’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre Cabaret is all about deep, foreboding passions. Forbidden Love features all your favourite taboo relationships from musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, West Side Story, The King and I, and The Bridges of Madison County. Local performers will take you on tales of relational triumphs and woes through a series of solo and ensemble performances. Whether you need a date night, a girls night, or a solo night, Forbidden Love is the perfect way to warm and liven up a cold February day!
February 10-11, 2023 | Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)
Evening Shows at 6:30pm | Bar and Doors Open at 6:00
Saturday Afternoon Show at 12:30pm | Bar and Doors Open at 12:00
The show features a selection of solos, duets, and ensemble numbers with some scenes mixed in. Performers in the show will have a chance to participate in ensemble numbers and will be cast in at least one solo or duet number. Audition information will be posted in November.
Tickets Are $45 in Advance | $50 at the Door | Assigned Seating
All tickets come with a three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Gluten-free and vegan options will be available.
Season Four Volunteers Needed
LBMT will be looking for volunteers to help with the productions in our upcoming 2022-2023 season. A call page will be posted in August with the volunteer positions we have available and a form to apply. Until then, to help spark your interest, the show posters are below! For more information on the shows, please visit Next Season.
“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.” – Plato
We are a community-minded music school nestled in the heart of Alta Vista in Ottawa, Ontario under the umbrella of Lost Baggage Musical Theatre. Our goal is to create unique, exciting lessons and learning environments that challenge and motivate. We want our students to leave our school inspired and transformed into lifelong learners and enjoyers of music.
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