2019-2020 Season  

It's Only a Play  (comedy)WCT19 2020 Poster IOP Rev
By: Terrence McNally 

Produced by Heather Doucette and Geneviève Hébert-Carr
Directed by Melissa Gibson

Cast: Lisa Ferreira, Desmond Harty, Dillon Hunter, Paul Love, Jennifer Mance, Marc Manteia, Shael Risman

Production Team: Jacqueline Azzarello, Charlon Bruner, Diane Cobbing, Paula Dickie, Karen Dickie-Evans, Emily Doucette, Heather Doucette, Gerry Farrugia, Melissa Gibson, Ian Handscomb, Ava Hardy, Len Hardy, Geneviève Hébert-Carr, Alex Konk, Lori Little, Jennifer Mance, Edward Niles, Alix Ralston,, Brandon Rideout, Margo Rodgers, Valerie Skinner, Anna Simmons, Debra Smith, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Susan Wabb, Phil Wood, Selena Wood

Synopsis: It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs, the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews.

The group includes the playwright; the unstable director; the pill-popping leading lady; and the playwright’s best friend, who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre — and for comedy..

Dates: November 6-9, 14-16, 21-23, 2019
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Little Women the Broadway Musical (musical)WCT19 2020 LWM Poster
Book by: Allan Knee
Music by: Jason Howland
Lyrics by: Mindi Dickstein
Based on the novel by: Louisa May Alcott

Produced by Heather Doucette
Directed by Debra Smith
Music Directed by Edward Niles
Choreographed by Michelle Lehman 

Cast: Scott Deveau, Kathryn Fraser, Kathy Knight, Tom Lynch, Marc Manteia, Manuele Mizzi, Shannon Post, Taylor Rodkin, Colleen Schneider, Megan Schroeder

Band: Timothy Chan, Lyle Corrigan, Jeffrey Densham, Miguel Esteban, Pat James, Claire Kobayakawa, Justin Leyte, Laurie Mitchell, Edward Niles, Cheryl Ockran, Tyler Reznick, Lynne Smythe, Leise Warner (substitutes: Kishan Chouhan, Velma Ko, Damir Pavelic, Alison Thomas)

Production Team: Kathlyn Angelo, Charlon Bruner, Steve Clarke, Diane Cobbing, Alena DeLong, Emily Doucette, Heather Doucette, Monique Essegern, Kathyrn Fraser, Steven Fraser, Kara Gilbey, Donna Gunter, Ian Handscomb, Mike Hutchinson, Michelle Lehman, Stephanie Lehman, Marc Manteia, Rhonda Martin, Jim McLaughlin, Edward Niles, Alix Ralston, Tyler Reznick, Brandon Rideout, Taylor Rodkin, Julie Rutishauser, Chris Savage, Anna Simmons, Deb Smith, Paul Sowerbutts, Peggy Sowerbutts, Vivian Tattrie, Cathy Thompson, Michael Trites, Brandon Underwood, Zachary Unger, Susan Wabb

Synopsis: The timeless, captivating story is now a multi-award winning Broadway musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, it focuses on the four March sisters — traditional Meg, wild, aspiring writer Jo, timid Beth, and romantic Amy at home in Concord, Massachusetts. Struggling while their father is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War, the young March women’s lives unfold through several recreations of melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.

Dates: February 5-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2020
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WCT19 2020 NEW PosterDisney's Newsies (Youth Group musical)
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Jack Feldman
Book by: Harvey Fierstein

Produced by Rhonda Martin
Directed by Nicole Vezeau
Musical Directed by Scott Deveau
Choreographed by Melissa Runhart

Cast: TBA

Production Team: TBA

Production Committees: TBA

Synopsis: Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story.

Dates: June 3-7, 11-14, 2020

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