ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Big One-Oh! JR. is a wildly creative, funny, and clever coming-of-age story full of so much heart, and endless fun! Charley Maplewood is about to reach a milestone: he’s turning ten – the big one-oh! He has never been one for parties — that would require friends, which he doesn’t have. Well, unless you count his monster friends, but they’re only imaginary. Charley’s still adjusting to his parents’ divorce and his move to a completely new school. Now that he’s turning ten, he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Of course, things don’t work out as he plans. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh… becomes the big OH-NO!?
Based on the beloved book, The Big One-Oh! JR is a brand new musical that features lyrics by Academy Award-winner (Fame, Footloose) Dean Pitchford, the author of the novel; music by three-time Tony-winner Doug Besterman (The Producers, Fosse, Elf, Young Frankenstein), and a book by iTheatric’s award-winning playwright Timothy Allen McDonald (Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, James and the Giant Peach).
FROM THE DIRECTOR:
We’re so thrilled to announce our next Youth Show hitting the stage at Georgian Theatre- The Big One-Oh! Jr. From the moment I discovered this show, I became obsessed with its heart, humor, and potential to be an unforgettable KCP Jr. experience.
Our cast will have the chance to explore new characters that are relatable to their age and life experiences, bringing their emotions and energy to the forefront. And for our audience, get ready to be introduced to a brand-new story, never before seen at this scale in Canada. This musical is jam-packed with show-stopping songs, spectacle, and hilarious dialogue.
We’ve assembled an incredible creative team who can’t wait to bring this show to life. Auditions are just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see all the talented performers who will bring their passion to the stage. So mark your calendars and join us at auditions in June or at the theatre in November – we’ll see you there!
Director: Noah Hollinshead
Musical Director: Karen Parnell
Producers: Andree Day & Lorie Hanley
Choreographer: Adam Ashby