Lawyer Show 2020

Please note Nightwood Theatre’s main annual Lawyer Show fundraiser has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and the provincial emergency order to close city-operated cultural centres until June 30th. Now in its 11th year, the Lawyer Show is one of Nightwood’s most beloved longstanding traditions, and we were deeply heartbroken to have had to cancel this year’s performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Each cast member’s spot in the 2021 Lawyer Show is secure, and we are dearly looking forward to welcoming this incredible group of legal professionals back to the stage next year!

To keep the spirit of our beloved Lawyer Show tradition alive in the meantime, we will be presenting an online Lawyer Show Cabaret on June 6, 2020 - click here for more information!

In these uncertain times, we are more deeply grateful than ever for your support of the Lawyer Show to be able to continue developing exceptional theatre by women. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help Nightwood Theatre thrive as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary Season and grapple with this complex time.

Nightwood Theatre is proud to present
The Legal Event of the Year: Our 11th Annual Lawyer Show!


Lyrics by Tim Rice       Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber


Joseph and the amazing technicolour dream coat logo graphic

From June 4 to 6, 2020, over 35 members of the legal community will take to the stage, supported by a team of professional directors, designers and vocal coaches—all while raising funds for Canada’s flagship feminist theatre.

All tickets are eligible for a tax receipt donation!
$80 Ticket = $50 Tax Receipt
$65 Ticket = $40 Tax Receipt

Direction and Choreography by Ali Joy Richardson
Music Direction by Paul Moody
Additional Choreography by Cathy Bate

June 4 - 6, 2020 at Jane Mallet Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front St. E., Toronto)

Nightwood Theatre presents its 11th annual Lawyer Show fundraising production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT performed by 40+ of Toronto’s most stage-worthy legal professionals! One of the world’s most beloved musicals told entirely through hilarious and heart-warming songs of various of musical genres, this multi-award-winning show follows the journey of dream interpreter Joseph as he navigates incredible obstacles and a host of vibrant characters. Full of laughter, dancing, and music, this inspiring tale is a reminder that everyone can achieve greatness. After all, any dream will do!

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, a Concord Theatricals Company, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Phone: (212) 598-2204. Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Click Here for 2020 Lawyer Show Sponsorship opportunities


Alexandra Mealia - Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Capital Markets
Alia Rosenstock - Matkowsky Immigration
Arielle Di Iulio - Hull & Hull LLP
Astrid Mrkich - Mrkich Law
Brian Kuchar - WeirFoulds LLP
Cathy Bate - Advertising Standards Canada
Christian Bernard Farahat - Matthews Abogado LLP
Craig Allardyce - First Asset
Courtney Evans - TD Bank Group
Dany Horovitz - TD Bank Group
Danny Kastner - Kastner Lam LLP
David Mills -  Mills & Mills LLP
Edina Cavalli - Royal Bank of Canada
Emma Romano - Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP
Fredrick Schumann - Stockwoods LLP
Gemma Healy-Murphy - Rogers Partners LLP
Heather Paterson - Shibley Righton LLP
Heidi Leblanc - Carters Professional Corporation
Henry Gluch - Barrister & Solicitor
Ilana Ludwin - Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
James Dunphy - Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Jennifer Whincup - ADP Canada Co.
Jessica Yuan - Jessica Tze-Ning Yuan Professional Corporation
Jill Ohayon - Stieber Berlach LLP
John McGowan - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
John Rider - Chicago Title Canada
John Sorensen - Gowling WLG
Kaley Duff - Cavalluzzo LLP
Kate McNeece Cruess - McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Khrystina McMillan - Mathers McHenry & Co.
Leanne Goldstein - MK Disability Lawyers LLP
Leo Salloum - Grill Barristers
Maggie MacDonald - Clyde & Co Canada LLP
Melanie Bradshaw - EY Law LLP
Melissa Muskat - Minden Gross LLP
Rona Ghanbari - Stikeman Elliott LLP
Sam Levy - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Saroja Kuruganty - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Tamara Lisa Thomas - Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Teja Rachamalla - Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
The Honourable Justice Russell Silverstein - Ontario Court of Justice
Tracy A. Pratt - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Valérie Duchesneau - Torys LLP
Valerie Lord - Howie, Sacks and Henry LLP


Charles E. Beall - Bales Beall LLP
Devin Jarcaig - Milburn & Associates
Kate McNeece Cruess - McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Edina Cavalli - Royal Bank of Canada
Rory McGovern - Rory McGovern PC


Always wanted to try acting on the stage… instead of in the courtroom? Are you a lawyer, judge, associate, clerk or firm administrator?

Auditions are now closed for the 2020 production, but if you are considering joining us in the future, please take a look at our previous audition package! Click HERE to be taken to the Audition Page.

Contact Naz Afsahi with any questions about the lawyer show: (416) 944-1740 ext. 8 or naz [at]


“I was thrilled to be involved in the production. I learned a great deal… and was very proud of the lawyers. Doesn’t get better.” -The Hon. Justice Gloria Epstein, Cameo Appearance

“For a few months each year the women at Nightwood take a group of hard-working, analytic, often stressed-out lawyers who have careers that dictate they live most waking hours in their heads, and they teach us to live in our hearts… I have left the experience with a new passion for my life in general and inspired to make other positive choices.  In short, for a few months each year, Nightwood gives us a little magic.” - Christine Marchetti, Stanchieri Family Law

“The Lawyer Show is more than just a ‘show’; it’s an experience. Thank you to the Nightwood team and to my colleagues / cast mates for being talented, supportive, and for setting the bar incredibly high. This experience has made my first year as a member of the profession a monumental one.” - Marco Figliomeni, Cast Member, Shaw Rocket Fund

“When I tell people how wonderful my life is, a part of me deep inside is screaming “Explain about the Lawyer Show!” But even as I try, I fail to really explain what it is, because some things cannot be explained. Some things must be experienced, and the only way to share them is a silent understanding with others who have experienced them too. And because you experienced the Lawyer Show with me you already know what I mean.” - Dany Horovitz, Cast Member, TD Bank


Contact Naz Afsahi with any questions about the lawyer show:
(416) 944-1740 ext. 8 or naz [at]

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