Plot Twist!

Plot Twist!
– A Cabaret Of Unexpected Surprises

Show Information

Saturday, March 25 | Gloucester Presbyterian Church (91 Pike Street) | Show at 2:00pm | Doors Open at 1:30

Sunday, March 26 | Queenswood United Church (360 Kennedy Lane East) | Show at 4:00pm | Doors Open at 3:30

Entrance By Donation | General Admission

Director: Paola Della Malva
Choreographer: Bethany Papadopoulos
Solo Music Director: Sabrina Tang
Ensemble Music Director: Mathieu Charlebois
Vocal Coach: Dorian Jensen

LBMT is excited to partner with Music in Greenboro to present a collection of musical theatre numbers with twisted endings. Think of songs like “Nothing” from A Chorus Line and “Stars and the Moon” from Songs for a New World.

Book and Lyrics by Andy Roninson and Chris Critelli, with Music by Andy Roninson

Additionally, the show includes the ten minute musical entitled, Finding the Words – it’s the final rehearsal at a small regional theater, and the lead actor STILL can’t remember his lines. Only the director’s klutzy assistant can help save the show…


– From A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum
– Music and Lyrics By Stephen Sondheim
– Book By Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
– Performed By Company

– Book and Lyrics By Andy Roninson and Chris Critelli
– Music By Andy Roninson
– Performed By Austin Fogarty (Tony), Riley Hickey (Steve), Richard Moore (Morty), Madeline Skiffington (Stagehand), Sutida “May” Turcot (Desiree), Susan Zhu (Fanny)

– Music and Lyrics By Marcy Allison Heisler and Zina Goldrich
– Performed By Allie Grant

– From A Chorus Line
– Music By Marvin Hamlisch
– Lyrics By Edward Kleban
– Book By James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante.
– Performed By Mathieu Charlebois

– From Legally Blonde
– Music and Lyrics By Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
– Book By Heather Hach
– Performed By Austin Fogarty and Madeline Skiffington

– From Songs For a New World
– Music and Lyrics By Jason Robert Brown.
– Performed By Susan Zhu

– From Ordinary Days
– Music and Lyrics By Adam Gwon
– Performed By Madeline Skiffington

– Music and Lyrics By Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan 
– Performed By Sutida “May” Turcot

– From Promises, Promises
– Music By Burt Bacharach
– Lyrics By Hal David
– Book By Neil Simon
– Performed By Richard Moore

– From Hairspray (Movie Version)
– Music By Marc Shaiman
– Lyrics By Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
– Book By Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
– Performed By Company


Paola Della Malva (Artistic Director)

This is Paola’s fifth show with LBMT and first time directing a cabaret! She has performed in musicals and plays with The Greely Players and ITR Theatre in Manotick and is also involved in film and television. Paola has enjoyed getting to know and work with the wonderful cast and production team of Plot Twist! Enjoy the show!

Bethany Papadopoulos

Who wouldn’t be thrilled to debut as a choreographer for LBMT?  Not Bethany! She is a recent St. Lawrence College Graduate in Musical Theatre Performance and 2017 graduate from Sheridan College. Bethany is a Toronto born dancer/choreographer and director who has had the pleasure of working on a variety of shows; some highlights include, Dance captain for The Little Mermaid (Brockville Arts Centre), Director & Choreographer of A New Brain (Lower Ossington Theatre), and AD & AC for In Common: A New Canadian Musical (The Royal Theatre). Bethany hopes you have as much of a blast watching the show as she did working on it!

Sabrina Tang (Music Director)

Mathieu Charlebois (Music Director)

Mathieu is excited to be accompanying such a fantastic, talented cast! He has most recently provided keyboard accompaniment for the following productions: Just So: The Musical (Kanata Theatre), A Quarantunes Cabaret (LBMT), and Music of the Night (LBMT). He has been involved with LBMT since its inception in 2018 and has produced over twenty of their productions. When not managing LBMT, Mathieu can be found working as a teacher, musician, and music school administrator at Riverview School of Music. He also enjoys eating fruit, especially grapes. Hope you enjoy “tonight’s” comedy!

Dorian Jensen (Vocal Coach)

Dorian has performed with Lost Baggage numerous times, but is thrilled to be back on the production side of things, serving as a vocal coach for the second time after having previously directed the ensemble numbers for Lost Baggage’s virtual cabaret My Funny Valentine in 2021. Schedule conflicts may have prevented him from being as involved with Plot Twist! as he would have liked, but the cast are tremendously talented and every minute with them was a pleasure. He hopes you all enjoy hearing them sing as much as he did.

Allie Grant (Cast Member)

After a fabulous run in the LBMT Valentine’s cabaret Forbidden Love, Allie is excited to be back with Lost Baggage performing in Plot Twist! Allie attended theatre school after high school and is excited to be back into performing. She hopes you enjoy all of the Plot Twist numbers… See if you can figure out the twist before you hear it!

Susan Zhu (Fanny)

Susan has been a part of many concert and jazz choirs and dance troups growing up. After a long hiatus while life happened, Susan tried her hand at musical theatre – a forever interest of hers, and took part in the Take-Off Performance Development Program offered by Lost Baggage Musical Theatre. She is ecstatic to be showcasing her newly polished skills and hopes to bring music to more people through future performances.

Austin Fogarty (Tony)

Austin is privileged to have another opportunity with Lost Baggage Musical Theatre to be a part of Plot Twist!. Prior to this production, Austin’s previous performances include: GGFL LLP’s Murder Mystery where he played the role of “Michael Thorpe”, My Funny Valentine (Lost Baggage Musical Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Fiddler on the Roof (Orpheus Theatre), Ella’s Lounge and Young Frankenstein (RAPA Theatre Group) Tom Sawyer, Beauty and the Beast, Once Upon a Mattress, and Wizard of Oz (Greely Players). Austin has also taken part in several films as an extra background with NB Thrilling Films Inc. including the recent film he participated in with Studio 1970 called The Quiet Life. He is very excited to be involved in this production and hopes that you all enjoy what he has to bring to the stage.

Richard Moore (Morty)

Richard has decided to return to the stage, having apparently decided to release what tenuous grip he retained on his sanity after years spent in the Scouting movement. Fellow migrants to Ottawa from the GTA (good choice!) might remember him from his roles with the Brightside Players, in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (“Caw-CAW!”) and Treasure Island, or with Georgetown Globe Musical Productions, in Man of La Mancha and Guys and Dolls. He will also be appearing as Mr Brownlow in Suzart’s upcoming production of Oliver!, though you’ll be forgiven for not remembering that performance yet. Love and appreciation to you, the person currently reading this. Yes, I mean you, and no one else. You know what you did to deserve it. Enjoy the show!

Sutida “May” Turcot (Desiree)

May has sung in various Ottawa-area choirs, starting with the children’s Concert Choir. Someone decided to put her in the alto 2 section and there she has spent numerous choral years settling into crunchy harmonies. Fast-forward three decades and … Surprise! “You’re a natural soprano 1!” May thanks the production team for giving her the chance not only to sing soprano, but also to play a soprano diva (while her inner alto-2-alter-ego rolls her eyes and makes a snarky remark). High fives to her fellow Plot-Twisters – it’s been grand!

Riley Hickey (Steve)

Riley is excited to return to acting but not singing (luckily for you) after years of work backstage. His experiences include stage manager for Vanier College Productions’ musical production My Favorite Year, radio play The Bitch Sessions, and improv company The VIC. Riley also debuted his directing career with Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone last summer with his own production company Yellow Star Productions. He looks forward to stage managing the upcoming A Quarantunes Competition with Lost Baggage Musical Theater. He hopes you love the show!

Madeline Skiffington (Stagehand)

This show marks Madeline’s debut in the world of musical theatre! Madeline’s performance experience mostly comes from competing as a classical pianist in music festivals, and she has quite the collection of certificates to show for it (not to brag). Madeline has spent the last few years focusing on her education, although she has a recurring gig of singing for an audience of her houseplants (the aloe seems to like it, but the philodendron is a harsh critic). She was positively starved for musical expression throughout high school due to a lack of artistic resources, and she is now fulfilling a life-long Disney-fuelled dream of being involved in musical theatre. Madeline has so much appreciation for her friends and family for their support, and for the production team for helping her to fulfill her childhood dreams. Thank you to all those who continue to support local theatre. Keep at it, and enjoy the show!

Finding the Words is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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