Sir John A. Macdonald</br>The Musical

Sir John A. Macdonald
The Musical

Presented by: Maple Leaf Theatre Productions
Centrepointe Theatre
November 02 - November 04, 2017

From the Canadian Pacific Railway Scandal to the murder of Thomas D’Arcy McGee; from the trial of Louis Riel to the atrocities committed against our aboriginals, audiences will experience Canadian history for what it really is. Not textbook neat and tidy at all but powerfully presented through song and the acting prowess of Andrew Galligan as Sir John A. Macdonald, Ron Clarke as Louis Riel, Richard Cliff as George-Étienne Cartier, and Reba Sigler as Agnes Macdonald.

Recent critics are ready to string Macdonald up – as if one hanging weren’t enough. This musical – entertaining and informative – sheds light on the whole picture, and offers an unbiased view of the man and the times he lived in.

An all-ages production, Sir John A. Macdonald is worth seeing to shake off the textbook rendition that many of us know as Canadian history, and to redress the attacks that many controversial historical figures seem to be suffering in our politically-correct climate today. Yes. Make no mistake about it. The subject matter is definitely messy; the production first-class.

Sir John A. Macdonald – The Musical, one of official events of Ottawa 2017 celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation, takes place on November 2, 3, and 4 at Centrepointe Theatre at 7:30 pm for the first two performances and at 1:30 pm for the final performance on Saturday.

Written by Canada’s most prolific writer of Canadian historical musicals, Gord Carruth (National ACTRA award-winning playwright/composer, DORA nominee, and recipient of the Critics Commendation at the Edinburgh Festival) brings to life the good, the bad and the ugly about Sir John A.: a man with his own demons.


Genre: Musical/Theatre
Language: English
Tickets: $20-$45 | Groups 10+ $35.00

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November 02 at 7:30 pm
November 03 at 7:30 pm
November 04 at 1:30 pm