Miss Caledonia
Live theatre from Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson

  April 18, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm  | Thursday

Program Fee: $25

Program Fee Member: $21.25

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WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY MELODY A. JOHNSON
DIRECTED BY RICK ROBERTS AND AARON WILLIS

“Powerful simplicity makes Miss Caledonia a prime example of the scope and spirit of Canadian theatre.” – Mooney on Theatre

The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, she will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Brimming with love, comedy, and a staggering work ethic, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson, along with the delightful accompaniment of Taylor Nelles-Mcgee on fiddle, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.

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“Miss Caledonia takes the crown. Johnson’s script is a marvel of economy, establishing a no nonsense language that always feels authentic” NNNNN (4 stars)
– NOW Magazine, Toronto

“Looks, charm, and no end of congeniality…a winning show you’d take your grandmother or granddaughter to in a wink.” – The Globe and Mail

“…irresistable…heartwarming…” – The National Post

“…captivating and fresh…” – Stage Door

"I would truly pay money to hear Johnson read the phonebook... she really knows how to deliver the goods." – The Toronto Star 

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2014 Ontario Presents TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE – FEMALE



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