JUNE 3 - 19, 2022

High Park Amphitheatre
Fatuma Adar. Photo by Dahlia Katz, Design by Sherpa Creative
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DIXON ROAD

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 R&B, contemporary verse and traditional Somali melodies, DIXON ROAD is an exhilarating journey about dreams, displacement, and finding a new sense of home. Join The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company at the outdoor High Park Amphitheatre for one of this summer’s hottest musical events!

A Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Co-Production, performed at Canadian Stage’s High Park Amphitheatre.

Sponsors

New Work Development Sponsor
BMO Financial Group
Leading Lights
Anonymous
Leading Lights
Len & Suzy Rodness

Credits

A Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Co-Production, performed at Canadian Stage's High Park Amphitheatre.

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

Cast

Ensemble
Krystle Chance

Safiya
Starr Domingue (she/they)

Ensemble
Omar Forrest

Ensemble
Rose-Mary Harbans

Zaki
Gavin Hope

Batoul
Germaine Konji (she/they)

Abdi
Michael-Lamont Lytle (he/they)

Yousef
Danté Prince (he/him)

Halima
Shakura S'Aida (she/her)

Ensemble
Travae Williams (he/him)

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics
Fatuma Adar (she/her)

Director & Choreographer
Ray Hogg (he/him)

Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger
Adam Sakiyama (he/him)

Music Director & Piano/Conductor
Chris Barillaro (he/him)

Dramaturg
Kimberly Colburn (she/her)

Metcalf Foundation Associate Director & Associate Dramaturg
Jordan Laffrenier (he/they)

Movement & Creative Consultant
Esie Mensah

Associate Music Supervisor & Copyist
Jonathan Corkal-Astorga

Design Team

Set Designer
Brian Dudkiewicz (he/him)

Lighting Designer
Logan Raju Cracknell (he/they)

Costume Supervisor
Alex Amini (she/her)

Costume Designer
Georges Michael Fanfan

Sound Designer
Matteo DeSimone (he/him)

Head of Props
El Patey (they/them)

Head of Softgoods
Alex Gilbert (she/her)

Production Team

Production Supervisor
Leslie Hernandez* (she/her)

Production Manager
Carlos Varela* (he/him)

Associate Production Manager
Matteo DeSimone* (he/him)

Production & Safety Coordinator
Marissa Trott (she/her)

Stage Manager
Kat Chin (she/her)

Assistant Stage Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour

Assistant Choreographer
Rose-Mary Harbans (she/her)

Associate Music Supervisor & Copyist
Jonathan Corkal-Astorga (he/him)

Cultural Consultant
Mayran Kalah

Dialect Coach
Ausar Stewart

Audio Description Services
Rebecca Singh (Superior Description)

*partner & associate members of WxW (WhatbyWhen)

Band

Piano-Conductor
Chris Barillaro (he/him)

Guitars & Oud
John Gzowski (he/him)

Bass
Evan Porter

Drums & Percussion
Aubrey Dayle

Apprentices

RBC Apprentice Sound Designer, as a part of the Kathleen C. Freeman Leadership Development Fund
Maddie Bautista (she/her)

RBC Apprentice Director, as a part of the Kathleen C. Freeman Leadership Development Fund
Kaylee Harwood (she/her)

RBC Apprentice Music Director
Alexandra Kane (she/her)

RBC Apprentice Music Director
Haneul Yi (he/him)

Crew

Head Technician
Everett Dalingwater

Audio 2
Elijah Ouimet

Lighting Operator
Ethan Robinson

Running Crew 1
Ivy Groundwater

Running Crew 2
Sofia Frick

Dresser 1
Hannah Dulong

Dresser 2
Erika Jaudzems

Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

Show Calendar

PROGRAMME

The Musical Stage Company is going paperless with our digital house programme!
To view the digital programme for DIXON ROAD as a PDF on your computer or mobile device, click here.

Timeline

  • Oct/Nov 2021: Musical Stage and Obsidian Theatre 12 day Workshop with actors focusing on text (Digital)
  • Feb 2022: Musical Stage and Obsidian Theatre 8 day Workshop with actors at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, focusing on music
  • March 2022: Musical Stage and Obsidian Theatre 6 day Workshop with actors at the Elgin Theatre Rehearsal Hall