Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal presents all-new musical “A Song of Fiction” at CETM’s 8th Next Wave Festival

The creators of the award-winning "Captain Aurora" series present their 5th original musical production this fall in Montreal

A Song of Fiction

Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal presents

A SONG OF FICTION

A New Musical

Book, music and lyrics by Trevor Barrette
Arrangements by Luce Belanger
Director, producer and stage manager: Trevor Barrette
Musical director: Luce Belanger
Technical director, lighting and sound designer: Kevin Conforti
Costume and set designer: Rachel Quintero Faia
Starring: Lee Clapp, Sean Colby, David Noel and Jonathan Patterson

Presented at CETM Inc’s 8th Next Wave Festival

WORLD PREMIERE! 3 PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Wednesday, September 14th | Thursday, September 15th | Friday, September 16th 9PM
at Salle Paul Buissonneau (3819 Calixa Lavallée Ave., Montréal, QC, H2L 3A7)

General admission: 20$ | Students / Artists (ACTRA, CAEA, PWM, QDF and UDA): 18$
Buy your tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/festival-next-wave-tickets-26922181971

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” – Tom Clancy


MONTREAL, August 23rd 2016 – Following sold out performances of Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical (2016 Wildside Theatre Festival / 2015 Montreal Fringe Festival), Captain Aurora II: A New Dawn (2016 Montreal Fringe Festival) and To Be: In Concert (MainLine Theatre, 2014), Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal is proud to present its 5th musical A Song of Fiction, at CETM Inc.’s 8th Next Wave Festival this fall. Created and directed by KaleidoscopeMTL founder Trevor Barrette, A Song of Fiction is an exploration of the stories that we imagine that drive us to hope, to love and to envy. The all-new musical is a two day account of the lives of four men as they attempt to negotiate what is real and what is simply fiction.

“Determined to find his voice, a hopeful singer-songwriter (Sean Colby) moves Downtown from his Suburban family home after his parents’ divorce. His urban adventure begins when his lease falls through and he finds himself wandering the Village streets at nightfall. In no time, he is invited up to an exclusive rooftop party by a handsome stranger (Jonathan Patterson). They hit it off and tumble unexpectedly into a stormy summer fling.”

This is the musical that childhood friends Max (Lee Clapp) and Aaron (David Noel) have been commissioned to write. While dealing with their own romantic conflicts, their producer’s fast approaching deadline challenges both their relationships and careers. The boundary between what is real and what is imagined begins to blur and they soon discover that sometimes it may be best not to “write what you know.”

“Kaleidoscope Theatre Montreal is a young local company of recent theatre graduates who are really worth watching.” – Anna Fuerstenberg, Rover Arts

With its 9th production, award-winning KaleidoscopeMTL continues to work with emerging and established artists to produce classic and original pieces with a focus on dynamic storytelling and design. A Song of Fiction is KaleidoscopeMTL’s second collaboration with CETM Inc. (since 2012’s staged reading of Mixtape) and its first musical collaboration with Luce Belanger (of Jazz Affair and VoxA4). The production also sees the return of several Captain Aurora alumni, notably: designers Rachel Quintero Faia and Kevin Conforti, actors Sean Colby and David Noel (of Captain Aurora I and Captain Aurora II respectively) and the fan-favourite tap dancing villain, Jonathan Patterson (who also performed in 2014’s To Be: In Concert).

“Then fictions begin to operate as realities, false opinions fasten upon the mind, and life passes in dreams of rapture or of anguish.” – Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas

A Song of Fiction is written to be performed in concert, reflecting the “work in progress” nature of the narrative and its characters. “I wanted to write a piece about what it means and what it takes to cope with reality,” says creator and director Trevor Barrette. “With the imagined reality of the stage as a backdrop, our characters struggle to “hold the mirror up to nature” and face their own truths”.


Praise for past productions:

“Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical hits exactly the right chord as this highly professional and fully fleshed out musical comedy sings and dances its way into the Fringe history hall of fame.”
– Marilla Steuter-Miller, CJLO

“[Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical] has plenty of catchy musical numbers and likeable comic-type characters which put together resulted in an entertaining intergalactic night at the theatre.”
– Stuart Nulman , Montreal Times

“Captain Aurora II is a brilliant adaptation of an old school style comic book into a piece of musical theatre. It doesn’t lose anything in the change of mediums, but it gains everything.”
– Erica Bridgeman, CJLO

“[…] Trevor Barrette’s playful and witty script and songs offer much to enjoy, with the 15 cast members all getting their chance to shine.”
– Jim Burke on Captain Aurora II: A New Dawn, Montreal Gazette

Nominated – Best English Production – Captain Aurora: A Superhero Musical (Frankie Awards, 2015) Nominated – Montreal Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Award (Curtains Up!, 2013)

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