On August 14th, 2003, Toronto was sent into chaos when the largest blackout in Canadian history left millions stranded in the dark and unable to reach or connect with their loved ones.
Inspired by real events, Blackout depicts three stories of connection that unfolded when the city was dark and strangers banded together to find the light. A new Canadian musical by two of Canada’s most exciting voices, Blackout is a story of hope, resilience and community.
Commissioned with funding by the Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals
Originally commissioned by The Musical Stage Company (Mitchell Marcus, Artistic & Managing Director; Robert McQueen, Director of New Musical Development)" and Yonge Street Theatricals (Linda Barnett and Natalie Bartello, Producers) as part of Launch Pad.
Music & Lyrics by
Director & Dramaturg
Frequently Asked Questions
– Developed through the 2019 Launch Pad program. under its former title ‘CYGNUS’
– Private Workshops with actors (Feb 2020, April 2020).
Produced in association with Canadian Stage, BLACKOUT is set to have its full-length premiere in May 2021 at the Berkeley Street Theatre as part of Canadian Stage’s 2020-21 season.