“Toronto’s enterprising One Little Goat Theatre Company” – New York Times
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC
WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND COMPOSED BY ADAM SEELIG
STARRING RICHARD HARTE, SIERRA HOLDER, THERESA TOVA
AND JENNIFER VILLAVERDE
LIVE BAND LED BY MUSIC DIRECTOR TYLER EMOND
MAY 25 TO JUNE 10, 2018 AT TARRAGON EXTRASPACE
TORONTO – One Little Goat Theatre Company, producer of the acclaimed Ubu Mayor and The Charge of the Expormidable Moose, presents the world premiere of MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC: An Absurdical. The show is written, directed and composed by Adam Seelig, and features original, live music and a stellar artistic team of multi-Dora Award nominees and winners, including actors Richard Harte, Theresa Tova, Jennifer Villaverde, and introducing Sierra Holder. MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC runs from May 25 to June 10, 2018 at the Tarragon Extraspace (media night May 25).
An exploration of the unexpected dynamics between three generations of family—a grandmother, her daughter, son-in-law, and teenage grandson—MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC is a biting comedy with an original, catchy score depicting a family’s attempt to relate to each other, and the society they live in.
“Every family is ludicrous in its own way,” says author Adam Seelig, “and I’m excited to see how this particular family’s idiosyncratic blend of love and contempt, tenacity and fragility, trust and suspicion, joys and frustrations all play out on stage, with music.”
The production features a diverse, all-star cast including Richard Harte (Andrew Lloyd Webber’sThe Boys in the Photograph, One Little Goat’s Antigone:Insurgency, Ubu Mayor); Theresa Tova (NOW Magazine Top Theatre Artist of 2017, Tough Jews, The Jazz Singer); Jennifer Villaverde (Soulpepper’s Animal Farm, Dora Nominee for YPT’s Hana’s Suitcase); and introducing Sierra Holder (Sheridan College, Class of 2018).
Writer, director and composer Adam Seelig is the founder and Artistic Director of One Little Goat Theatre Company. He is the author of Every Day in the Morning (slow) (New Star Books, finalist for the 2011 ReLit Award in poetry) and his plays include Ubu Mayor (BookThug 2014), Talking Masks (BookThug 2009), Antigone:Insurgency (2007) and, for children, PLAY: A (Mini) History of Theatre for Kids (Toronto 2016-18).
The production also features live musical performances by renowned Canadian musicians, led by Music Director Tyler Emond on bass (2007 Oscar Peterson Prize), and includes Joshua Skye Engel on guitar (Eat A Peach), Lynette Gillis on drums (Overnight), and Adam Seelig on a vintage Fender Rhodes electric piano.
Performances are at the Tarragon Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Ontario. To purchase tickets please visit www.onelittlegoat.org or call 416-531-1827. Performances run from Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday matinées at 2:30pm. Tickets range from $20 – $35.
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ABOUT ONE LITTLE GOAT:
One Little Goat is North America’s only theatre company devoted to contemporary poetic theatre. Founded in New York in 2002, and based in Toronto since 2005, the company is acclaimed for its highly interpretive, provocative approach to international plays. One Little Goat’s productions have been staged in Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York, where the company opened La MaMa’s 49th season in 2010 – the final season led by the legendary Ellen Stewart. For more details www.onelittlegoat.org.