The Musical of Musicals fills Oak Bay United Church

Partial proceeds of this week’s performances support Greater Victoria’s Mustard Seed Food Bank

The TADA! Actors Collaborative

Fans of musical theatre rejoice! TADA! Actors’ Collaborative brings The Musical of Musicals The Musical! to the Oak Bay United Church this week.

Opening ​Thursday, Sept. 24 and continuing through Saturday, The Musical of Musicals is a timeless theatrical story with music in the style of the Broadway greats.

With music by Eric Rockwell and lyrics by Joanne Bogart, The Musical of Musicals was the longest-running off-Broadway show in the 35-year history of New York City’s York Theatre Company.

This classic story of a girl who can’t pay her rent is a hilarious satire and tribute told five times in styles of composers Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Kadner and Ebb.

The founders of TADA! Actors’ Collaborative, Jamie Hillier and Pam Miller, are joined in the cast of four actors by Tea Siskin and Kevin Eade. Jan Heinrichs is directing the performance and Brad L’Écuyer is accompanist and narrator.

Victoria’s newest theatre troupe aims to mount theatrical productions in unique venues at affordable prices while raising awareness and money for social concerns and charity.

With Musical of Musicals, in addition to bringing their best performance to the stage each night, the performers are also raising awareness and support for The Mustard Seed Food Bank.

With the timely message in the story of the girl who cannot pay her rent, the performances will also help support the many individuals and families in Greater Victoria who have to choose each month between paying their rent and buying groceries, organizers say.

The show’s ticket price includes a $5 donation to The Mustard Seed Food Bank. Guests can also  learn more about the Mustard Seed during the intermission of each performance.

Oak Bay United Church, in addition to being a cherished sacred space, is also a performance, lecture and conference facility.

The church is the rehearsal home of SingYourJoy Young Adult Chorus and the Victoria Choral Society and hosts a variety of musical events through the year.

Curtain for Musical of Musicals is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Oak Bay United Church, James Bay United Church, St. Aidan’s United Church, Long & McQuade Music and at Ivy’s Bookshop.

Tickets will also be available at the door at 7 p.m. each night. For more information visit www.facebook.com/TADAActorsCollaborative/events

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