Lawyer Show 2018


We are thrilled to make this much-anticipated announcement of Nightwood Theatre’s 2018 Lawyer Show. Entering our ninth year, working with our wily band of thespians from Toronto’s legal community, The Lawyer Show has been an unprecedented fundraising success for Nightwood. Now with the record-breaking achievements of the past two years, we are pleased to return again this year with another beloved musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, as our 2018 Lawyer Show.

This original Canadian madcap musical was born out of a spoof on the upcoming nuptials of two friends who were in the comedy scene in Toronto. Originally devised as a skit for their stag party, then taking the Toronto Fringe Festival by storm, this musical went on to a critically acclaimed run on Broadway and the West End. With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, The Drowsy Chaperone is the winner of 5 Tony Awards, as well as 7 Drama Desk Awards.

This beloved musical farce sees a die-hard musical theatre lover put on his favourite record - the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical by the same name - as the recording literally comes to life before our very eyes to reveal hilarity and hijinks on the day of a high society wedding. With a cast of crazy characters, and a bevy of show-stopping song and dance numbers, The Drowsy Chaperone is a clever send up of the musical genre itself and a brilliant musical that revisits the Jazz Age.

The 2018 Lawyer Show will play for three performances at the Jane Mallett Theatre in the St. Lawrence Centre from June 7-9, 2018. The Drowsy Chaperone will be directed by Nightwood Theatre’s Artistic Director Kelly Thornton, with Musical Director Paul Moody and Choreographer Cathy Bate rounding out the team. Audition materials will be available as of October 6, 2017 with auditions taking place at Nightwood’s Studio in the Distillery District on October 22 and 24, 2017. Full casting will be announced in November.


Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar

Directed by Kelly Thornton
Music Direction by Paul Moody
Choreography by Cathy Bate

June 7-9, 2018 | St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

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