Have you ever wondered why musicals run two hours or longer? Has your butt fallen asleep before the 11 o’clock number? Theatre Replacement sympathizes, and presents you with 20 Minute Musicals – four whirlwind shows guaranteed to end before you lose interest. Musicals for the modern age, written by modern oddballs.
20 Minute Musicals are four commissions by Theatre Replacement and Push International Performing Arts Festival.
Do You Want What I Have got? A Craigslist Cantata
Love, longing, pathos, pets, and extra sponges. All from postings found on Craigslist, truly.
by Veda Hille and Bill Richardson and directed by Ami Gladstone
DISTANT 2nd: The Steve Fonyo Musical
An unconventional Can-Rock musical about the other guy who ran across Canada on one leg.
by Geoff Berner and directed by Ami Gladstone
In the Yard, Havin’ Fun
A Prison Musical
by Nick Krgovich
Un dia un hongo
Let’s dance to the new songs.
by Juana Molina
Theatre Replacement has long been interested in creating works that draw on multiple disciplines and histories. In keeping with this mandate the company commissioned four renowned musicians and one CBC radio personality to create four 20-minute musicals for the small stage. The pieces were shown at the inaugural PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Club PuSh in 2009.