This Season: 2019-2020

For our inaugural season, we are offering a unique blend of cabarets and musicals that are able to feature a broad-ranged, dynamic cast. We hope you will consider supporting us by joining us on the stage or in the audience for one of our productions!

A Little Lin Music (SOLD OUT)

November 15-16, 2019 at LIVE on Elgin | 8pm

Tickets are $15 in advance | $18 at the door

Lost Baggage Musical Theatre presents: “A Little Lin Music” – a celebration of one of Broadway’s leading composers, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

With 3 Tony awards, 3 Grammy awards, and an Emmy award, Miranda has catapulted himself into the spotlight with his innovative writing style, captivating stories, and multi-faceted acting skills. He wrote and originally starred in Hamilton, his most popular musical to date. Seven months after the show’s sell-out off-broadway run in 2015, it moved to broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre garnering unprecedented amounts of advance ticket sales. Hamilton went on to win a total of 10 Tony awards after receiving a record breaking 16 nominations.

Starring a stellar cast of local performers, “A Little Lin Music” gives you a taste of all Lin-Manuel’s work – from Hamilton to In the Heights to Disney’s Moana. Additionally, we have included Lin-Manuel’s 14-minute musical entitled “21 Chump Street” in our program. This show is based on a true story as reported in the series ‘This American Life’. 21 Chump Street is a cautionary tale of a high school honours students who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection – only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.

There aren’t many chances to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s compositions! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to relax, grab a drink, and enjoy an evening with Ottawa’s top performers showcasing the work of broadway’s leading man. If you’re fired up after the show with show tunes (we know you will be…), stick around for some karaoke with the cast and other audience members.

Show Length: 1 hour and 50 minutes (including intermission)

  • Director: Joy Mwandemange
  • Producer: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Production Assistant: Morgan Coughlan
  • Accompanists: Sabrina Tang and Justine Walker

21 Chump Street Cast: Joy Mwandemange (Narrator), Itzy Kamil (Justin), Rana Laviolette (Rana), Mathieu Charlebois, Yang Chen, Axandre Lemours

Cabaret Cast: Rose-Ingrid Benjamin, Mathieu Charlebois, Yang Chen, Morgan Coughlan, Maya Desrosiers, Elisha Gordon, Dorian Jensen, Itzy Kamil, Rana Laviolette, Axandre Lemours, Brendon Ly, Lex McKenna, Joy Mwandemange, Niku Shaeriu, Niamh Webber, Euan Wheaton

History of Love: On Broadway (SOLD OUT)

February 15, 2020 at the Notre-dame-des-champs Community Hall | Doors at 6pm | Show at 6:30

Tickets are $33 in advance | $38 at the door

From “Guys and to Dolls” to “West Side Story” to “Rent”, every show has a love story! Experience your favourite musical theatre romances and songs decade by decade through Lost Baggage Musical Theatre’s “History of Love: On Broadway”. Guests attending the show will be treated to a three-course meal while being serenaded in between courses. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to Ability First Ottawa.

Tickets purchased on the same order will be seated together at the same table (i.e. if purchased two tickets, you will placed at a table seating for 2). If you require alternate arrangements or would like to be seated with a larger group of people, please email Lost Baggage Musical Theatre at lostbaggagemt@gmail.com.

  • Director: Tanys Coughlan
  • Musical Director: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Production Assistant: Morgan Coughlan
  • Accompanied by: Sabrina Tang, Mike Giamberardino, Samuel Boisvert, Alison Snell

Cast: Cameron Aitken, Emily Asmar, Maya Desrosiers, Brendan Edge, Alex Henkelman, Dorian Jensen, Lily Anne Lachapelle, Kathryn McLaren, Sean Rokowski, Wendi Smith, Josée Sovinsky, Niamh Webber, Euan Wheaton

A Quarantunes Cabaret

A Showcase of Local Talent Presented Online

June 25, 2020 | 7:30pm

Free of Charge – Donations Accepted at lostbaggage.org/donate/ (a portion of the proceeds will be given to the Ottawa Food Bank)

Are you tired of not being able to go to the theatre? Are you looking for opportunities to fulfill your need for musical theatre? If you’ve answered yes to any of these, then you know how we feel at Lost Baggage!

On Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm we will be hosting an online talent showcase featuring musical theatre songs entitled, “A Quarantunes Cabaret”. Viewing the concert will be free-of-charge, but we will be accepting donations via our website at lostbaggage.org/donate. A part of the proceeds from donations will be given to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83624184370?pwd=U0xSbWQ2dUVxWi9iVS9mNmYvb0FaUT09

Meeting ID: 836 2418 4370
Password: 442339

CAST: Emily Asmar, Katelyn Barker, Claudia Carino, Yang Chen, Morgan Coughlan, Gabriela Cubar, Maya Desrosiers, Brendan Edge, Peter Graves, Erin Hetherington, Dorian Jensen, Misha Khorramshahi, Sara Lim, Llewyn McKenna, Marlayah McLeod, Shondra Mings, Joy Mwandemange, Rianna Persaud, Melissa Roy, Emma Woodside

PRODUCTION TEAM: Mathieu Charlebois, Laura Walker, and the LBMT Board of Directors

Vice-Treasurer Joy Mwandemange gives you more details about the show in the following video:

Something About New York

An Original Musical Story by Mathieu Charlebois

Wednesday, August 26 – Saturday, August 29 | Evening shows at 8pm | Doors begin at 7 | Matinée at 2pm | Doors begin at 1

In-person tickets are available for purchase by the table of 4-5 tickets for $100-125. For more information on safety protocols and to purchase in-person tickets, please visit liveonelgin.com

Live-stream passes are also available for $10, $25, or $50 (pay as you can). The show will be live-streamed from Thursday to Saturday (see below)

“Something About New York” is the combination of two original musicals composed by Mathieu Charlebois and friends for the Ottawa Fringe Festival. The first musical, “The Drunk Text” was performed as part of the 2018 Fringe festival. The second show, “Chaz’s Lush Life” was intended to be performed in this year’s festival, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. As the two musicals use the same characters, the two story-lines have been intertwined to create an all new full-length musical which features many original songs as well as numbers from other musicals such as, “Sunday in the Park with George”, “Bare: A Pop Opera”, and “Anything Goes”.

The show begins as Chaz is finishing the final exam of the last year of his undergraduate degree. A major struggle for him has been coming to terms with his sexuality and feeling confident enough to share it with his father. Meanwhile, Dylan is feeling pretty carefree as he has just dumped his ex-fiancé, Melissa (who happens to be a friend of Chaz, unknown to Dylan) and has moved to New York to pursue a career on Broadway. Upon his arrival, he sub-lets a room from Nicole, Chaz’s sister. Nicole, being the concerned, kind-hearted person that she is, takes Dylan under her wing and convinces Chaz to visit her in New York in an attempt to ease his anxieties. Before Chaz’s arrival, Dylan admits that he is open to new “experiences”, which propels Nicole to play matchmaker with Dylan and Chaz (she is pretty convinced Dylan is gay…). However, her plans are quickly thrown awry when Melissa shows up seeking revenge on Dylan. Unfortunately, Melissa is not as strong as she originally thought and begins to fall back in love with Dylan. But will Dylan fall back in love with her? Or is he content exploring things with Chaz and his new life in New York? And will Chaz come to terms with who he is and find the confidence to free himself? Find out by joining us on this fun, uplifting rom-com musical adventure!

  • Chaz Wilson: Morgan Coughlan
  • Nicole Wilson: Emma Woodside
  • Dylan Raddatz: Alex Henkelman
  • Melissa Faught: Niamh Webber
  • Ernest Wilson: Joseph Stone
  • Director: Mathieu Charlebois
  • Stage Manager: TBD
  • Accompanist: Galen Cussion
  • Percussionist: TBD

“The play comes across as a young person’s love letter to Broadway, complete with all the tropes that Broadway fanatics love.”

“Ryan Pepper’s First Night Fringe: Drunk Text, Josephine, House Rules” by Ryan Pepper for Capital Critics Circle

Let’s experience art together.


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