Season Two: 2020-2021

For our next season, we are continuing with our composer’s cabaret series (this year we are presenting Stephen Schwartz), a dinner theatre show, and a main musical. However, not only do we want to provide great quality theatre, but we want to begin propelling and motivating aspiring performers in their craft. This season we have added a development-focused cabaret entitled This Is the Moment, which will focus on bringing performers to the next level with their artistry.

Surely, Schwartz

A Virtual Stephen Schwartz Cabaret

December 4 – 5, 2020 | Friday at 7:30pm | Saturday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Live-stream passes are available for $10, $25, or $50 (pay as you can)

This year’s composer’s cabaret series will centre around Stephen Schwartz. With a consistent career spanning over four decades, Schwartz has cemented himself as a one of the backbone composers and lyricists of musical theatre. He has contributed lyrically and musically to many well-known show, such as Godspell, Pippin, , Rags, and Wicked. Additionally he wrote lyrics for some of Disney’s most well-known cartoon musical blockbusters, The Prince of Egypt and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

From “Popular” to “Day by Day”, there’s a number sure to wet your whistle and get your toes tapping! We hope you will join us as we celebrate one of Broadway’s masterminds.

  • Co-Director: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Co-Director: Morgan Coughlan
  • Music Director: Joy Mwandemange
  • Stage Manager: Troy Arsenian
  • Video Editor: Mike Giamberardino
  • Accompanist: Sabrina Tang
  • Guitarist: Galen Cussion

Cast: Maya Desrosiers, Brendan Edge, Dorian Jensen, Tifanni Kenny, Llewyn Mckenna, Ainslie Moors, Niku Shaeri, and Euan Wheaton

My Funny Valentine

A Valentine’s Themed Cabaret presented virtually through Youtube Live

Friday, February 26 | Saturday, February 27, 2021 | Both shows start at 7:30pm

Live-stream passes are available for $10, $25, or $50 (pay as you can). Streaming passes will be sent by email 2 hours (around 5:30pm) before the start of the show. Streaming passes purchased after 5:30 on the day of the show will be sent at regular intervals in the time leading up to the show. 

My Funny Valentine features a program of fun, amusing, light-hearted love songs from classic and modern musicals.

Our annual love-themed cabaret takes on a different form, as we present it virtually this year. The songs in the show will be a mix of live solo performances (with cast members performing from their individual homes) and prerecorded duets and ensemble songs. Below is a sneak-peak you can watch!

  • Director: Tanys Coughlan
  • Music Director: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Music Director: Niamh Webber
  • Choreographer: Morgan Coughlan
  • Assistant Music Director: Dorian Jensen
  • Stage Manager: Laura Walker
  • Video Editor: Mike Giamberardino
  • Accompanist: Sabrina Tang

CAST: Cameron Aitken, Kevin Anderson, Claudia Carino, Maya Desrosiers, Austin Fogarty, Maddie Fulford, Alex Henkelman, Katie Irving, Chantalyne Leonhardt, KJ Mainwood, Marlayah McLeod, Lili Roussakis, Julie Séguin, Niku Shaeri, Sarah Stapleton, Euan Wheaton, and Emma Woodside

A Quarantunes Cabaret: Disney Edition

A Showcase of Local Talent Presented Online

Friday May 7, 2021 | 7:00pm

Free of Charge – Donations Can Be Made in Support of Lost Baggage Musical Theatre

On Friday, May 7 at 7:00pm, we will be hosting an online talent showcase featuring local artists performing songs from your favourite Disney productions. It can be viewed at the link below.

  • Performance Coach: Morgan Coughlan
  • Performance Coach: Joy Mwandemange
  • Producer: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Stage Manager: Laura Walker

Cast: Antonio DiRienzo, Maddie Fulford, Alex Henkelman, Rose McCafferty, Lindsay Moffat, Julie Séguin, Sophia Pierce, Katie Roche, Niamh Webber, Euan Wheaton, Dan Zheng

Something About New York

Presented virtually as part of the 2021 Ottawa Fringe Festival

Book by Mathieu Charlebois and Joy Mwandemange | Music and Lyrics by Mathieu Charlebois

Available on demand from June 17-27, 2021 | Tickets are on sale at the link below

With a small ensemble and simple staging filmed with COVID precautions in place, the virtual production is done quite well.

Laura Gauthier and Samara Caplan –

Something About New York is the quirky, musical tale of an unconventional, queer love triangle. Alex is a government worker turned actor in search of her big break. Melissa is an ex-fiancé in search of revenge. Dylan is a recent graduate in search of an escape. They have all come from Ottawa to New York. Ironically, what they find is each other, but only two can win at love’s game… Who will it be?

The show follows a queer, young women on the road to self-discovery as she tries to balance her new life, a new love and the pursuit her dreams. However, her hopes are temporarily suspended when an ex-lover shows up unexpectedly.

  • Alex Raddatz: Joy Mwandemande
  • Nicole Wilson: Ainslie Moors
  • Melissa Faught: Maya Desrosiers
  • Dylan Wilson: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Stage Manager: Troy Arsenian
  • Choreographers: Morgan Coughlan and Joy Mwandemange
  • Props Designer: Tanys Coughlan
  • Piano: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Bass Guitar: Galen Cussion
  • Percussion: Jason Sedlar
  • Technical Director: Ted Forbes
  • Cinematographer: Michael Kerr
  • Music Production: Galen Cussion

The audience is quickly immersed into the relationships as backstories are revealed and the songs are performed well and move the story forward by letting the audience in on the singing character’s thoughts and feelings.

Laura Gauthier and Samara Caplan –

In the following video, Mathieu gives an update on what to expect this season from Lost Baggage Musical Theatre. The video was originally shown during our virtual cabaret entitled, “A Quarantunes Cabaret”.

Let’s experience art together.

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