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The Last Broadcast (2021)

Book, Music and Lyrics by Britta Johnson

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  • Director: Mary Francis Moore*
    Choreographer: Esie Mensah

    Associate Director: Danik McAfee

    Associate Choreographer: Miranda Liverpool
    Associate Music Director: Yvonne Choi
    Copyist: Adam Sakiyama
    Dramaturg: Wallis Caldoza and Jordan Laffrenier
    Stage Manager: Nicole Genge
    Assistant Stage Managers: Daniel Tien, Danielle Walcott
    Stage Management Prep: Jess Gordon
    Set Design: Rachel Forbes

    Costume Design: David Juby
    Lighting Coordinator: Gil Ruston
    Sound Design: Anna Grant

    Assistant Director: Katie Crompton
    Assistant Choreographer: Kaleigh Murphy

    *The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

Student Cast

Anikka Hanson, Bella Wolder, Danielle Dixon, Jaden Weber, Maxine Kenneally, Nicole Sherwin, Taurian Teelucksingh and Theo Mattias (narrator).

Show Description

It’s Monday morning at 11 a.m. and The Beat is live. These ladies are talking news, politics and pop culture and they are not pulling punches. But today, something is different. Rumblings of a mysterious, world encompassing, and never-before-seen natural disaster have begun to trickle into the newsroom. Panic, chaos, entire countries disappearing, and the question on everyone’s mind is, “Whose fault is it, anyway?”

Britta Johnson

Britta Johnson is a writer, composer and based in Toronto. She made her American debut when her original musical, Life After, opened at the Old Globe in San Diego in 2019 following an extended, multiple Dora award-winning run at Canadian Stage in Toronto. It is scheduled to play at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. in 2021. Her other writing credits include: With her sister Anika Johnson: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Outside the March, Dora nomination), Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan, Dora Award), Jacob Two-Two (YTP, Dora nomination), Trap Door (Theatre Sheridan). With Sara Farb: Kelly v. Kelly (Canadian Stage; winner of the Playwright’s Guild of Canada best new musical award), Reframed (Art Gallery of Ontario, Dora nomination). With Katherine Cullen: Stupidhead! (Dora nomination). She was the librettist for choreographer Robert Binet’s adaptation of The Kreutzer Sonata with Ballet Moscow and was recently named one of 50 Women to Watch by the Broadway Women’s Fund of America.

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