“SNOW WONDER” an original musical theatre journey through winter’s past and present in Owen Sound comes to the Roxy theatre stage on December 10, 11,12 & 13 at 7:30pm. There will also be two public matinees on December 12 & 13 at 2pm.
Produced collaboratively by Sheatre & Owen Sound LittleTheatre, this original musical theatre production celebrates the holiday and winter season past and present in Owen Sound. The show is being created by a diverse group of young people and adults under the direction of Joan Chandler and david sereda of Sheatre. “Snow Wonder” is a collective creation made by the participants and the professional artists involved.
Original music and improvisation will take the audience on a magical journey through present day, 50 years ago; 100 years ago and 150 years ago in Owen Sound in the snow. Sure to delight all ages, this musical is a wonderful way to kick off your family Christmas season celebrations.
“Snow Wonder” has been made possible through the generous funding of the Ontario Arts Foundation’s Arts Education Partnership Initiative and The Ontario Arts Council through Theatre Ontario.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and eyeGO. They are available at the Roxy box office located at 251-9th St.E. Owen Sound, On. Call 519-371-2833 or 1-888-446-ROXY(7699). www.roxytheatre.ca email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TOM THOMSON MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
A FUN FUNDRAISER
Solve one of Canada's most endearing mysteries...
... with Christine Curtis, Gary Levine, Sue Seguin, Francesca Dobbyn, Jay Paterson, Jackie Ralph, Martyn Kendrick, Sylvan Alexander, and David Sereda.
Friday, April 27th 2007
807 2nd Ave E. Owen Sound
Yummy Food and Wickedly Delicious Alibis
By Reservation only: At "Family Ties" or "Friends" Restaurant - Call Anne: 519.372.0719
Proceeds support the premiere production of TOM, a new Canadian musical about Tom Thomson by Joan Chandler and david sereda at the Roxy Theatre during Tom Thomson Days and Homecoming 2007.
can a painter join the landscape:
so lost and found, and at last
Songs in the key of Tom
david sereda, composer/arranger/performer
songs inspired by the life, art & times of Tom Thomson
"Songs in the key of Tom" is available to
be performed at a place of your choosing! us
to present "Songs in the key of Tom" at your
function or event!
Okay, we have a rendezvous with the one of the most
unpretentious and mysterious painters of them all: Tom
Thomson. Tom was unpretentious, unpredictable, impatient,
tenacious, a fisherman, a music-lover, a loner, and
a loyal friend.
All of these qualities are explored in Songs in the
key of Tom.
Music by David Sereda and the Brush collective featuring:
David Sereda, voice & piano with*
Keira McArthur, cello & voice
Sandra Swanell, violin & voice
Tyler Wagler, bass & voice and
Ken Whiteley, mandolin & voice
*“subject to availability
for Songs in the key of Tom:
"Songs in the Key of Tom is a moving but fun concert
both for people who know nothing about Canadian artist
Tom Thomson, and for experts on his paintings. The lyrics
in many cases are based on the participants' long looking
at the artist's production, and connecting with what
he was trying to do as a painter in response to the
northern woodlands. Tom's story is told in song in a
sensitive and engaging manner. Each "number"
is distinct and different from the last, as the story
unfolds. I found the event gripping, emotional, and
uplifting. The sense of a strong and vital connection
between visual art and music was very powerful and exciting."
– Liz Wylie, curator, The University of Toronto
"…how amazing and profound and brilliant
this concert is -- I was deeply moved and inspired.
I think you have a huge hit on your hands, this work
definitely has legs, I can see it touring Canada. It
touches something very deep in our collective psyche,
just as Thomson did and does."
– Robin Pacific, artist
"Thank you again for that sublime concert."
– Lilie Zendel, City of Toronto
"Loved the songs and the evening was so beautifully
conceived and coordinated....
so much rich material..."
-Cynthia Grant, theatre director
“Songs in the Key of Tom is charged by David
Sereda's clear voice and strong songwriting. I was able
to see, as well as hear the music which artfully carried
me through the painter's life."
- Martha Johnson, singer, songwriter
The music is drawn from Brush, a work-in-progress
based on the life and art of Tom Thomson; original music
and lyrics composed by David Sereda and the Brush collective,
a production of Sheatre.