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The Bard's Bus Brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to Southern Ontario till August 19 2012

From a media release:

Driftwood Theatre and the 2012 Bard's Bus Tour
The Bard's Bus Tour kicked off July 12th, 2012 and will tour Southern Ontario with PWYC performances until August 19th, 2012

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare. A Musical Adaptation by Kevin Fox, Tom Lillington and D. Jeremy Smith.


This summer, join Driftwood Theatre on a magical, musical journey into an enchanted forest, where four young lovers and one hapless weaver fall victim to the whimsies of a mischievous creature armed with a very powerful flower.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Admission (suggested $15/person).
All performances begin at 7:30pm.


Driftwood Theatre proudly announced the 2012 Bard’s Bus 2012 Tour. For their 18th season, Driftwood Theatre invites audiences to join them for a magical, musical journey into an enchanted forest, where four young lovers and one hapless mechanical fall victim to the whimsies of a mischievous creature armed with a very powerful flower. Driftwood Theatre presents their original, a cappella musical adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

The adaptation, first created in 2004 by composers Kevin Fox (Swingle Singers, Juno-nominated ensemble Cadence) and Tom Lillington (Retrocity, Nathaniel Dett Chorale) and director D. Jeremy Smith, is currently being revised and expanded for the new production and marks the culmination of a 10-year collaboration among the creative team to weave a cappella music into Shakespeare’s plays.  

Driftwood has spent the past two years securing the funding necessary to further develop the project, which has been made possible thanks to the investment of Creative Roots Partner TD Bank.

The cast includes Driftwood alumnae Steven Burley (15 seasons, Driftwood Theatre) as Oberon, Madeleine Donohue (3 seasons, Driftwood Theatre; All in the Timing, The Dining Room, Down n' Out Productions, Fibber, Raging Dreams, Theatre Gargantua) as Helena, Helen King (2 seasons, Driftwood Theatre; Mrs. Warren's Profession, Theatre Lac Brome; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Centaur) as Quince, and Andrew Scanlon (3 seasons, Driftwood Theatre; Toy Story: The Musical, Disney Creative Ent.; The Full Monty, Theatre Aquarius; The Godot Cycle, Yes Let's Go/Toronto Fringe) as Bottom.

They are joined by new company members Nathan Carroll (The Sound of Music, Citadel; The Book of Esther, Blyth Festival) as Demetrius, Paul Dunn (Hair, Grand Theatre; East of Berlin, Tarragon Theatre; 7 seasons, Stratford Shakespeare Festival) as Puck, Christian Feliciano (Raven Stole the Sky, Red Sky; The Hobbit, Grand Theatre; Sex Tape Project, Fu-Gen) as Lysander, Alexis Gordon (Godspell, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia) as Titania, and Stephanie Seaton (Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Classical Theatre Project; Cabaret, Hart House) as Hermia.  

The production will be directed by Driftwood founder and Artistic Director D. Jeremy Smith, with musical direction by Tom Lillington, costume designs by Michelle Bailey (Dora-nominated; Clybourne Park, The Normal Heart, Studio 180; The Red Queen Effect, Seventh Stage; three seasons, Driftwood Theatre), set and props design by Lindsay Anne Black (Dora-nominated; Sia, Cahoots Theatre; Those Who Can't Do, Roshni, Theatre Passe Muraille; My Mother's Lesbian Jewish-Wiccan Wedding, Mirvish Productions; Macbeth, Driftwood Theatre), and movement direction by Clare Preuss (Oil & Water, Artistic Fraud; Macbeth, Driftwood Theatre).

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