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.
The casting call and complete program information, including all of our instructors, will be made available August 1. Because of the program’s value, we will be requiring a $200 enrolment deposit fee. However, please note that bursaries will be available so that the opportunity remains accessible to anyone.
Special thanks to the City of Ottawa’s generosity in making this program possible.
FINAL SHOWCASE INFORMATION
December 2, 2022 | Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue)
Doors at 7:00pm | Show at 8pm
Originally presented as part of Suzart Productions’ 2022 Long Story Short Festival
Two struggling songwriters live in the same apartment decades apart. In one magical night, their voices connect through time and they begin a collaboration that leaves them forever changed.
Book by Will Lacker | Music and Lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn
Cast and Crew:
Joy Mwandemange (Director)
Sabrina Tang (Accompanist)
Itzy Kamil (Actor)
Tifanni Kenny (Actor)
Mathieu Charlebois (Producer)
Something About New York: A Musical
Originally presented as part of the virtual 2021 Ottawa Fringe Festival from June 17-27
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.
Created by Mathieu Charlebois and Joy Mwandemange
Joy Mwandemange as Alex Raddatz
Ainslie Moors as Nicole Wilson
Maya Desrosiers as Melissa Faught
Mathieu Charlebois as Dylan Wilson
Mathieu Charlebois (Piano)
Galen Cussion (Guitar)
Jason Sedlar (Drums)
Currently available on demand through LBMT | Streaming Passes are on sale for $15, $25, and $50 at the link below and will be sent to the buyer within 24 hours
Turning Back Time: Lost Baggage Launch Party Cabaret Show
“Turning Back Time” is a cabaret show, fundraiser, and launch party for Lost Baggage Musical Theatre. The show lasts about an hour and a half and has two acts which feature over ten local performers singing popular musical theatre numbers, some originals, and some cover songs. We will also have some baked goods/snacks for sale and a silent auction.
After the cabaret show, feel free to stay around, have another drink, and watch (or participate!) in some karaoke. The bar can remain open until midnight.
Lost Baggage Musical Theatre is set on making musical theatre more accessible to Orleans by providing the community with performance opportunities and quality, volunteer-based productions. However, putting on a production is quite a costly endeavour. This cabaret is a way of making our company known in the Ottawa theatre community, while also raising funds to mount our first production.
February 2, 2020 | 8pm
PERFORMANCES BY: Emily Asmar, Mona Beatrix, Mathieu Charlebois, Yang Chen, Maxim David, Joseph Moore, Aly Murphy, Joy Mwandemange, Hilary Peck, Lili Roussakis, Euan Wheaton, and more!
ACCOMPANIED BY: Galen Cussion, Rebecca Dunk, Steve Vesely, and Justine Walker
HOSTED BY: Morgan Coughlan
TICKETS: $15 in advance and $18 at the door
The Drunk Text: A Musical
Presented as part of the Ottawa Fringe Festival under Lost Baggage Musical Theatre’s original name, Miltonbone Productions
Tired of living the path set before him, Dylan leaves his family, life, and job in Ottawa and moves to New York to pursue his artistic ambitions. However, Dylan’s newfound freedom is soon derailed as one drunk text brings his past back to him.
Created by: Mathieu Charlebois, Samantha Clarke, and Nichole Perera
Emily Asmar as Nicole
Mathieu Charlebois as Dylan
Morgan Coughlan as Chaz
Sarah Cousineau as Melissa
Coren Andrews (Bass Guitar)
Peter Mackechnie (Piano)
Justine Walker (Drums)
Venue: Academic Hall (University of Ottawa) – 135 Séraphin-Marion Private
Show Dates: June 14-24, 2018
– Thursday, June 14: 8-9pm
– Saturday, June 16: 11-12pm
– Sunday, June 17: 4:30-5:30pm
– Wednesday, June 20: 7-8pm
– Friday, June 22: 9-10pm
– Sunday, June 24: 5:30-6:30pm
Tickets are $12 (plus $3 Fringe Festival pin) and are available at the festival box office, at the door, and online: http://ottawafringe.com/shows/the-drunk-text/