Season Four: 2022-2023

Mark your calendars and add a little spook to your fall! Riding on the success of Clue: The Musical, we are starting our fourth season with another licensed show presented over the Halloween weekend: Scream Queens – The Musical by Scott Martin. Our second show is back by popular demand… We are presenting our fourth-annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre Cabaret entitled, Forbidden Love – think couples in secret relationships or characters who defied the relational conventions of their time. Lastly, we are thrilled to add another licensed show to our season. As a tribute to the late Broadway mastermind, we are presenting Putting It Together, which is a musical revue showcasing the works of Stephen Sondheim. The show is based on the creation of his musical Sunday in the Park with George and features nearly thirty of his tunes. We hope you will stay connected with LBMT. Whether you are an actor, musician, theatre nerd, or simply an audience member, there’s something for you this season!

Scream Queens: The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Scott Martin

October 28-29, 2022 | Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)

Evening Shows at 8:00pm | Doors and Kitchen Open at 7:00

Afternoon Show at 2:00pm | Doors and Kitchen Open at 1:00

“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 savours 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.

Tickets are $30 in advance | $35 at the door | General Admission

Scream Queens: The Musical season announcement video.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Artistic Director: Jesse Kahat
  • Apprentice Director: Paola Della Malva
  • Music Director: Steve Vesely
  • Stage Manager: Troy Arsenian
  • Producer: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Euan Wheaton

CAST:

  • Richelle: Ashley Gillard
  • Nadine: Melodi Uygur
  • Bianca: Anissa Stambouli
  • Tonya: Emma Kazmierowski
  • Dee Dee: Kimberley Bentham
  • Alexis: Anemone Fritzen

MUSICIANS:

  • Keyboard 1: Steve Vesely
  • Keyboard 2: Tom Pechloff
  • Percussion: Tyler Douglas
  • Bass: Ivan Matte

Scream Queens – The Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Take-Off

Performance Showcase

December 2, 2022 | Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)

Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm

The show features an eclectic collection of musical theatre solos with a few scenes and ensemble numbers mixed in. There are classic broadway hits like “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret, “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables and new favourites like “Burn” from Hamilton and “Times Are Hard for Dreamers” from Amélie. Ensemble numbers include “Side By Side” from Company and “You’re Goin’ Back To Jail” from Bonnie & Clyde.

Take-Off is LBMT’s new educational program aimed at bringing local musical theatre performers to the next level. Twelve participants have been partaking 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. Now they are almost finished their program and getting ready to show YOU their development in the Take-Off Performance Showcase!

Tickets are $20 in Advance | $25 at the Door | General Admission

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Artistic Director: Joy Mwandemange
  • Choreographer: Theresa Ramsurup
  • Stage Manager: Laura Walker
  • Producer: Mathieu Charlebois

CAST: David Demirkan, Maisaloon Hammoud, Karen Lamberton, Arden McAlpin, Eloisa Montes De Oca, Richard Moore, Asia Jane Roach, Andre Sponder, Janani Suthan, Cindy Yuen, Susan Zhu

MUSICIANS:

  • Piano: Stephen Pankiewicz
  • Drums: Jason Sinkus
  • Bass: Sean Sinkus

The Take-Off Development Program and Showcase is made possible from the generous support of The City of Ottawa.

Forbidden Love

A Valentine’s Day Dinner Theatre Cabaret

February 17-19, 2023 | Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue)

Friday and Saturday Evening Dinner Theatre Shows at 6:30pm | Doors Open at 6:00

Saturday and Sunday Afternoon Show (No Dinner Theatre) at 1:00pm | Doors Open at 12:30

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! The show features a selection of solos, duets, and ensemble numbers with some scenes mixed in.

Dinner Theatre Show Tickets Are $45 in Advance | $50 at the Door | Assigned Seating | Includes 3 Course Dinner

All dinner theatre tickets come with a three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Gluten-free and vegan options are available. The menu is posted below.

Matinée Tickets Are $22 in Advance | $28 at the Door | General Admission

DINNER THEATRE MENU
Appetizer

  • Cream of Broccoli Soup
  • Harvest Tomato Vegetable

Main Course

  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Choice of Topping (Balsamic Glaze with Goat Cheese or Melted Mozzarella with Garlic Parmesan Sauce) served with Rice Pilaf and Mixed Vegetables
  • Vegetable Lasagna served with Salad and Garlic Bread

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Apple Crisp
Forbidden Love season announcement video.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Artistic Directors: Lisa Callahan and Emily O’Kane
  • Choreographer: Jesse Kahat
  • Producer: Lili Roussakis
  • Stage Manager: Alana Malanga
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Shona Woodland

CAST: Megan Bourque, Paola Della Malva, Ashley Elms, Allie Grant, Curran Hall, Dorian Jensen, Emma Kazmierowski, Andrew Lemieux, Llewyn McKenna, Jow Mwandemange, Jordan Quayle, Brittany Roberts, Nicole Rumble, Diyah Sanwalka-Harris, Olowakayode Omolala Sodunke, André Sponder, Melodi Uygur, Euan Wheaton

MUSICIANS:

  • Keyboard: Jason Fuerst
  • Percussion:
  • Bass:

If you’re in need of an immediate romantic fix, feel free to watch our 2021 Virtual Valentine’s Day Cabaret, My Funny Valentine (below). Enjoy the show!

Plot Twist!

A Cabaret of Unexpected Surprises

Saturday, March 25 | Gloucester Presbyterian Church (91 Pike Street)

Sunday, March 26 | Queenswood United Church (360 Kennedy Lane East)

Matinée Shows at 2:00pm | Doors Open at 1:30

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, “Me and the Sky” from Come From Away, and “Stars and the Moon” from Songs for a New World. Additionally, the show’s finale will be a 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…

We will be looking for 6 performers to cast in this show. Each performer will have one solo song and participate in two ensemble numbers and in Finding the Words. Auditions will be held from January 28-30. The show will run for approximately sixty minutes for two matinée performances at two locations in South Keys and Orleans in March.

Entrance By Donation | General Admission

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Artistic Director: Paola Della Malva
  • Choreographer: Bethany Papadopoulos
  • Ensemble Director: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Solo Director: Sabrina Tang

CAST:

Finding the Words is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. | Book and Lyrics by Andy Roninson and Chris Critelli, with Music by Andy Roninson

Putting It Together

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Devised by Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie | Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

April 28-30, 2023 | LIVE on Elgin (220 Elgin Street #2)

Evening Shows at 8:00pm | Bar and Doors Open at 7:00

Afternoon Shows at 2:00pm | Bar and Doors Open at 1:00

Putting It Together is a musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Follies, A Funny Thing Happened…). Drawing its title from a song in Sunday in the Park with George, it celebrates Sondheim’s incomparable career in musical theatre.

Featuring nearly thirty Sondheim tunes, Putting It Together is performed by only five people who are thrown together at a party in a Manhattan penthouse. With a bit of imagination, the guests transform the apartment into the stage of an abandoned theatre, an estate in Sweden, an island outside of Paris, a street off the Roman Forum, the woods of a fairy tale and a mythical town in the Southwest.

Tickets Are $30 in Advance | $35 at the Door | General Admission

Putting It Together season announcement video.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Artistic Director: Joy Mwandemange
  • Apprentice Director: Euan Wheaton
  • Music Director: Sabrina Tang
  • Stage Manager: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Technical Director: Laura Walker
  • Sound Designer: Sirus Mortazavi

CAST:

  • Man 1: Simon Ellis
  • Man 2: Adrien Pyke
  • Man 3: Yazen Jaouni
  • Woman 1: Susanna Doherty
  • Woman 2: Kiran Matharu

MUSICIANS:

  • Keyboard 1: Sabrina Tang
  • Keyboard 2: Kevin Dixon
  • Reed 1: Larry Sargent
  • Reed 2, Reed 3, Trumpet: Laine Wyman
  • Percussion: Scott Latham
  • Bass: Mark Leighton

Putting It Together (1999 Broadway Version) is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

A Quarantunes Cabaret

Competitive Edition

May 25-26, 2023 | Eastview Legion (294 Cyr Avenue)

Evening shows at 8pm | Doors at 7pm

LBMT is hosting a fourth A Quarantunes Cabaret, but this time with a twist… Performers for this show have always been divided into two groups with two sets of performance coaches. This year they will form teams to battle it out with both solos and ensemble performances for the ultimate “Quarantunes”!

The premise of the show remains the same – pick your favourite musical theatre song that you belt out in the car or shower, record a video of yourself performing the song with any blocking, costumes, or props you have in mind, and send it to us! We will begin accepting submissions in April.

Everyone cast will meet three times with two of our performance coaches to fine-tune performances and bring them to the next level. Additionally, performers will participate in an ensemble number consisting of the entire cast and one with just the other members on their team.

Ticket are $18 in Advance | $23 at the Door | General Admission

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Performance Coaches: Jesse Kahat, Lili Roussakis, Andrew Wiseman
  • Music Director:
  • Stage Manager:
  • Assistant Stage Manager:
  • Producer:
  • Production Assistants:

CAST:

MUSICIANS:

  • Piano:
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  • Bass:

FREE VIRTUAL MUSICAL – From October 2-4, 2020 we presented a virtual, original musical entitled, Something About New York by Mathieu Charlebois. The show follows the story of Chaz Wilson, as he embraces his true-identity and finds himself in an embarrassing love triangle. Something About New York can be viewed at the link below. For more information on the show and performers, please visit the virtual playbill.


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