30 Bridgman Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1X3

Miss Caledonia
Written and performed by Melody Johnson

Musical arrangements and original score by Alison Porter

Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the acclaimed one woman show Miss Caledonia, written by and starring Melody Johnson, with musical accompaniment and original score by Alison Porter. Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis, this touching story previews Sunday, October 13, opens Wednesday October 24 and closes Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com

Desperate to escape the stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of 1950s life on Rural Route 2, Peggy Ann Douglas dreams of becoming a movie star. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the hearts of the pageant judges to set her on her path? Based on a true story, Miss Caledonia looks back at one young, optimistic farm gal and her dreams of escaping her rural Ontario life in this refreshing workthat straddles the worlds of comedy and drama, complete with the magic of a live fiddler.

A 2010 SummerWorks hit, this fun-loving show will have audiences rooting for an unlikely underdog's struggle for fame.

“borders on magical … characters as moving as they are funny … sassy violin accompaniment … you shouldn’t miss” -NOW Magazine

The multi-talented Melody Johnson is well-known to Tarragon audiences — both as an actor and a writer — appearing in In the Next Room or the vibrator play this past season, winning a 2003 Dora Award for her performance in Little Mercy’s First Murder and premiering her musical Mimi, co-written with Rick Roberts and Allen Cole, in 2009. Melody is an alumna of the Toronto Second City mainstage where she has directed the National Touring Company, 0% Down, and Second City for Mayor.

Tarragon Theatre presents
Miss Caledonia
Written by and Starring Melody Johnson
Musical Arrangements and Original Score by Alison Porter
Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis

Lighting Designer: Raha Javanfar
Stage Manager: Jessica Severin

Opens October 24 and runs to November 22, 2012 (Previews from October 13)
Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, M5R 1X3
Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2:30pm & select Saturday matinees at 2:30pm.

Tickets range from $21-$53 (Discounts for students, seniors and groups)
Tickets can be purchased through the box office at 416.531.1827 or visit www.tarragontheatre.com
$13 Rush Tickets available at the door for Friday nights (on sale at 6pm) and Sunday matinees (on sale at 1pm)


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