MADSUMMER

Join The Villains Theatre for our newest Halloween offering… MADSUMMER: a staged reading 80s sci-fi karaoke musical by Dan Bray!

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After getting lost in the forest, lovers Ramona and Seymour find themselves in the House of Dr Dream: a deranged sleep scientist who believes that the best hits of the ’80s can be used to usher forth the Greek Gods and – perhaps – even the end of the world.

Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream – not to mention Rocky Horror Picture Show (and yes, perhaps, just a tiiiiny dash of Mamma Mia!) – this radical, new, balls-to-the-wall staged reading is the perfect way to kick off the Halloween Season – not to mention, honour the best band of the 1980s… Tears for Fears (“Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, “Mad Summer”)!

Stick around after the performance for a open KARAOKE DANCE PARTY!

“We are such stuff as screams are made of, and our little lives are rounded with a sleep!”

The Villains Theatre is grateful to work and create art in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki: the ancestral, unceded, and unsurrendered land of the Mi’kmaq people.

MADSUMMER stars
Mal Amirault as Seymour
Andrew Chandler as Dr Dream
Nick Cox as J.A.C.k
Audrey Eastwood as Bobbi
Raeesa Lalani as Special Agent Stauss
Noella Murphy as Ellen
Jessica Oliver as Ramona
Colleen MacIsaac as “The Narrator”

Written and Directed by Dan Bray
Production Assistance by Rooks Field-Green

A huge shout out to our sponsor WEBSAVERS!

We are the province’s silliest, strangest, and spookiest theatre company, and we are honoured to be a part of your annual Halloween tradition! 👻 👻 👻