Flavia and the Dream Maker
Book: Flavia Weedn | Musical Author: Doug Haverty | Composer: Shelly Markham | Lyricist: Bob Garrett
STARRING SAMANTHA MADILL as Flavia & COREY MCEWEN as Jack
FEATURING: DANIELLE GRESCHNER as Sylvia, COLIN WILSON as Willie, JEN WILDE as Mammo, JIM GOODMAN as Luigi
Under the creative direction of the National Stage Company of Canada comes a Vancouver Island musical premiere starring one of Canada’s most exciting rising young stars, SAMANTHA MADILL.
Based on the internationally popular book (a true story) by artist/poet Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker is a story of family, coming of age, the importance of dreaming and -ultimately – love.
The musical explores the whimsical, yet practical, world of a small, loving family during World War II. Due to financial hardships, 12-year-old Flavia, her younger brother and mother are forced to relocate and move in with Flavia’s grandmother near south central Los Angeles. When Flavia meets her first dream maker, “Uncle Jack.” He teaches her to dream, imagine and appreciate the beauty of the unique qualities each person is given. Jack’s dream, however, is to fly a plane and serve, his country. His departure is met with mixed emotions, and the temporary (and eventual permanent) loss to the family is met with unselfish love and strength. The musical charts Flavia’s course through self-acceptance and her eventual metamorphosis into the family’s inspirational anchor.
The company welcomes you to join them on tour this February/March for a truly memorable production featuring some of Vancouver Island’s most versatile and dynamic performing artists.
‘A greeting card come to life musical with a profound statement of self-belief overcoming all obstacles’. Daily Variety
“A show which makes you laugh and cry and consider your own dreams again.” Drama-Logue
Stage Direction: Tony James
Choreography: Charli Findlay
Associate Choreographer: Samantha Madill
Executive Scenic Design: Mirella Standbridge
Executive Scenic Builder: Luis Bolivar
Executive Scenic Painters: Steven & Leanna Madill
Executive Props Designer: Ocean Edgington
Executive Wardrobe Design: Mariah & Makayla Madill
Executive Make-Up/Hair Design: Amelia Trottier
Tickets: $42 Adult, $37 Senior, $27 Student, $22 Child 12 & Under, $17 Live Stream (+applicable taxes & fees)