Past Shows

Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2012
The War of the Worlds

Sean Cullen (The Producers) joins Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci's Inquest) and Marc Bendavid (The Border) in the return of the sold-out 2011 production of the play based on Orson Welles' infamous radio broadcast. The all-star cast is accompanied by an on-stage radio orchestra led by Andrew Burashko, and live Foley sound effects artist John Gzowski. This fascinating, behind-the-scenes play remains chilling enough to cause Margaret Atwood to tweet "Brilliant! Not 2 miss!"   

Also on the bill is Herrmannthology, featuring a suite based on the scores penned by the legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann. From Citizen Kane to Taxi DriverPsycho to Cape Fear, and Vertigo to North by Northwest, Herrmann's dramatic themes are performed by an orchestra and accompanied by Tess Girard's live montage of the brilliant films they underscored.

Program & Repertoire



Bernard Herrmann, arr. by Dan Parr

The Films:

Citizen Kane

North by Northwest

Taxi Driver


Fahrenheit 451

Cape Fear

The Day The Earth Stood Still

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Mysterious Island

The Twilight Zone

Garden of Evil

The Naked and The Dead

The Bride Wore Black

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

On Dangerous Ground

Sisters Twisted Nerve



The War of The Worlds

Howard Koch

The Music:

Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40 #1

Frederic Chopin

La Paloma

Sebastiant Iradier

La Cumparsita

Geraldo Matos Roderiguez


Hoagy Carmichael

Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. posth. 66

Frederic Chopin

Out of Nowhere

Johnny Greene & Edward Heyman

Waltz in G Flat Major, Op. 70, #1

Frederic Chopin

Etude in A Flat Major, Op. 25, #1

Frederic Chopin

Original Underscoring

Dan Parr

Live Film Mix

Tess Girard

Assistant Director

Chris Stanton

Stage Manager

Monika Seiler

Production Manager

Alistair Hepburn


David Hoekstra


Les Allt, flute

Marc Bendavid, actor

Roslyn Black, french horn

Andrew Burashko, director/conductor

Nicholas Campbell, actor

Max Christie, clarinet

Ben Cruchley, piano

Sean Cullen, actor

John Gzowski, foley

John Johnson, bass clarinet

Al Kay, trombone

Peter Pavlovsky, bass

Kevin Turcotte, trumpet

Trevor Tureski, drums

Set, Lighting & Costume Designer

Beth Kates

Assistant Lighting Designer

Jennifer Lennon

Apprentice Stage Manager

Maureen Callaghan

Head of Wardrobe

Kat Misztal-McCubbing


Rhonda Webb/RW Creative

Season Sponsor
Season Patrons

Eli & Phil Taylor