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ABOUT THE SHOWS
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Directed by MITCHELL CUSHMAN, Choreographed by JANIE PINARD.
Book by GEORGE FURTH. Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM.
Merrily We Roll Along begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad).
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Directed by ALESSANDRO COSTANTINI, Choreographed by MIRANDA WAUGH & DENISE VITALI.
Music by JEANINE TESORI. Book and Lyrics by BRIAN CRAWLEY,
"Violet" is the emotional journey of a disfigured girl who was struck by a wayward axe blade, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. We follow Violet on a journey through the segregated American South in the 1960s seeking a miracle- the healing touch of a televangelist who she hopes can make her beautiful. On the way, she meets a magnitude of characters whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections." Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1997.
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Yes Theatre fosters emerging performance artists in Northern Ontario by producing youth-driven narratives that invigorate audiences.

We present contemporary and classical pieces with a fresh aesthetic for a new generation of theatre-goers. We also develop new original Canadian musical theatre works through our From the Ground Up initiative.

We have developed a community of artists and patrons who are passionate about celebrating the energy our work brings to the city. Our theatre is a place of congregation that provides artistic context and togetherness for our community.

Yes Theatre operates annually with a summer repertory festival and the Yes Theatre Orchestra in December.

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YES THEATRE ORCHESTRA

In December of 2017, we launched the YES Theatre Orchestra with our highly successful concert production of Beauty and the Beast. This is a new division of the company where we present musical theatre pieces that feature lush scores with a full orchestra. Each December we will continue to offer family-friendly musical selections in Concert. The intention is to ensure these musicals are heard the way they were intended to be heard- with full orchestration. This offers our patrons a very intimate experience with the music; stripping away the technical elements of a full production and allowing the music to take centre stage.
 
We are certain this initiative will become a celebrated community holiday tradition.
Stay tuned for information on our 10 year anniversary season and the orchestra selection! 
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FROM THE GROUND UP

From the Ground Up is a new initiative that will see the development of an original musical created to debut at YES Theatre’s 10 year anniversary in 2019. This project will undergo development over the next two years. It will bring together numerous local youth and artists with the intention of depicting what it is to be a young person in Northern Ontario.

There is a renaissance taking place in the Canadian Musical Theatre scene and we believe that, being in Northern Ontario, we have a responsibility to ensure that our stories, and our voice, are represented on the national stage. From the Ground Up will mark YES Theatre’s first original piece.

 

The Company | 2018 

The 2018 Company will be announced soon!

 

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