Melody A. Johnson
- written and performed by Melody A. Johnson
- Musical arrangements and original score by Alison Porter
- directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis
Running time is approximately 70 minutes with no intermission.
Produced by Lunkamud (Toronto, ON)The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts? Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson, along with the delightful accompaniment of Alison Porter on fiddle, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.
Due to overwhelming demand, Live Rush tickets are restricted to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances only.
May 25-26 is Ottawa Race Weekend. Tens of thousands of people will converge on the downtown core, some roads will be closed, and parking may be difficult to find.
We are advising all patrons to PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME to get to the NAC and find a place to park.
The NAC garage will be open both days, but please bear in mind that it is a public garage and parking spaces are filled on a first come-first served basis, a ticket to an NAC performance does not guarantee a parking spot and patrons may experience significant delays in entering or exiting during Race Weekend.
"YOU CAN'T HELP BUT CHEER...It doesn’t take you long before you’re totally rooting for Peggy Ann."
“…I truly would pay money to see Johnson read the phone book…”