Photo by Dahlia Katz. Featuring book-writer, composer, and lyricist: Fatuma Adar.
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Dixon Road

A Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company Production, in Association with Canadian Stage

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Fatuma Adar


A new Canadian musical with book, music, and lyrics by Fatuma Adar. Dixon Road tells the story of a Somali family who immigrate to Canada in 1991 as the civil war begins to tear their homeland apart. They settle in Dixon Road, in a neighbourhood near Pearson airport that is still the heart of Toronto’s Somali community today. 

Combining traditional Somali melodies, R&B and contemporary verse, Dixon Road is an exhilarating journey about dreams, displacement, and finding a new sense of home. Join The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company for the arrival of an extraordinary new Canadian musical.

 

THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE AT HIGH PARK AMPHITHEATRE

An exploration of Somali culture where guests sample and celebrate the cultural heritage of Somalia.

Onsite before each performance of DIXON ROAD.

 

PRE-SHOW CHATS IN HIGH PARK

Join us before each performance of Dixon Road for a pre-show conversation with members of The Musical Stage Company and the artistic team of Dixon Road. Learn exciting behind-the-scenes content about the creation of this new Canadian musical.

Purchase authentic Somalian cuisine on-site or bring your own snacks! Offered 45 minutes before each performance of DIXON ROAD.

 

BLACK OUT NIGHT

Black Out Night - June 7

 


THE MUSICAL STAGE COMPANY

The Musical Stage Company is the largest and leading charitable musical theatre company in Canada. Established in 2004, we strive to make Canada a leader in musical theatre. 

Dixon Road is presented as part of The Musical Stage Company's MARQUEE Festival.  A city-wide celebration of musical storytelling, MARQUEE offers 4 weeks of wildly joyful musical programming throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Embracing the city as our stage by lighting up parks, porches, streets and traditional theatre venues, MARQUEE unleashes a burst of musical experiences across Toronto with unexpected moments of musical creativity and spontaneous community gatherings.

Running May 28- June 25, MARQUEE’s slate of multifaceted, electrifying activity includes full productions, star-studded concerts, community-based performances and participatory pop-ups, reinvigorating the city, reminding us all why it’s better with music.

OBSIDIAN THEATRE COMPANY

Obsidian is Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company with a threefold mission to produce plays, develop playwrights, and train emerging theatre professionals. Obsidian Theatre Company was born out of a passionate sense of artistic responsibility – a responsibility to bring the Black voice, in its many artistic dialects, to Canada’s cultural forefront. Obsidian produces plays from a worldwide canon focusing primarily on the works of highly acclaimed Black playwrights while providing artistic support and promoting the development of work by Black theatre-makers. 


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Originally commissioned by The Musical Stage Company with funding from The Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals & developed as part of Obsidian Theatre’s Playwrights Unit.

The Musical Stage Company
Obsidian Theatre Company

Book, Music, & Lyrics

  • Fatuma Adar

Director & Choreographer

  • Ray Hogg

Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, & Arranger

  • Adam Sakiyama

Music Director & Piano-Conductor

  • Chris Barillaro

Dramaturg

  • Kimberly Colburn

Associate Director & Associate Dramaturg

  • Jordan Laffrenier

Movement & Creative Consultant

  • Esie Mensah

Set Designer

  • Brian Dudkiewicz

Lighting Designer

  • Logan Raju Cracknell

Sound Designer

  • Matteo DeSimone

Costume Supervisor

  • Alex Amini

Costume Designer

  • Georges Michael Fanfan

Production Management provided by

  • WxW (WhatbyWhen)

Production Supervisor

  • Leslie Hernandez

Production Manager

  • Carlos Varela

Associate Production Manager

  • Matteo DeSimone

Stage Manager

  • Kat Chin

Assistant Stage Manager

  • Farnoosh Talebpour

Production & Safety Coordinator

  • Marissa Trott

Assistant Choreographer

  • Rosie Harbans

Assistant to the Music Director & Copyist

  • Jonathan Corkal-Astorga

Cultural Consultant

  • Mayran Kalah

Dialect Coach

  • Ausar Stewart

Audio Description Services

  • Rebecca Singh (Superior Description)

Cast

  • Krystle Chance
  • Aadin Church
  • Michael Clarke
  • Starr Domingue
  • Rose-Mary Harbans
  • Germaine Konji
  • Michael-Lamont Lytle
  • Danté Prince
  • Shakura S'Aida
  • Travae Williams

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