Written and Performed by Melody A. Johnson |Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis | Musical Arrangements and Original Score by Alison Porter
Performance at the Firehall Theatre, 213 Second Street, Cobourg, ON.
Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. One night only at Firehall Theatre.
Tickets for the original January 7 performance date will be accepted for the new date.
Tickets are still available. Call 905-372-0577 for details.
“It’s a lovely show. Bloody good!” says Micheline Prendergast
Northumberland Players is pleased to join with Fox Entertainment in presenting award-winning comedian Melody A. Johnson in Miss Caledonia.
The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlet Debbie Reynolds, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts? Brimming with love, comedy, and a staggering work ethic of its own, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Supported by delightful fiddle accompaniment, Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.
About Melody A. Johnson
Having performed from Brantford to Singapore for the country’s most reputable theatre companies, including Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre, Two Planks and a Passion, Soulpepper and Necessary Angel, Melody is also an alumna of The Second City, where she has directed mainstage hits such as 0% Down and Second City for Mayor. Melody has received numerous Dora Award nominations over the years, including a win for the title role of ‘Mercy’ in Little Mercy’s First Murder (Tarragon / Shaw Festival).
What the critics are saying…
“Miss Caledonia takes the crown. Johnson’s script is a marvel of economy, establishing a no nonsense language that always feels authentic”
NNNNN NOW Magazine
“I would truly pay money to hear Johnson read the phonebook…she really knows how to deliver the goods.” The Toronto Star
Looks, charm, and no end of congeniality…a winning show you’d take your grandmother or granddaughter to in a wink.” -The Globe and Mail
“…irresistable…heartwarming…” The National Post
“Powerful simplicity make Miss Caledonia a prime example of the scope and spirit of Canadian theatre.” Mooney on Theatre
“..captivating and fresh…” Stage Door
“…charming Canadian theatre at its’ best – a relatable tale that peaks into the fabric of family ties. Miss Caledonia has all the right measurements.” BlogTO
“…a total, delightful treat…” The Passionate Playgoer