Set against the backdrop of the greed of American capitalism, personified by tycoons like John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan, a gang of entrepreneurial Chicago gangsters, led by top tough guy Bill Cracker, hangs out in Bill’s Beer Hall, and plots to control the local territory. But when a Salvation Army band, led by Sister Lillian Holiday, tries to convert the gang, things don’t quite work out as planned. Surprise revelations, contentious moralistic conclusions, and one of the most celebrated scores by Kurt Weill and Bertholt Brecht, make this frothy satire one of the great evenings in the theatre.
Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Bertholt Brecht. Book by Elisabeth Hauptmann, lyrics & book adapted by Michael Feingold.
Director: Trevor Williams
Choreographer: Wesley Connor
Musical Director: Christopher Mounteer
Studio Theatre, Sheridan
Bill Cracker: Sean Blakely
Sam “Mammy” Wurlitzer: Jordan Till
Dr. Nakamura (“The Governor”): Sean Cage
Jimmy Dexter (“The Reverend”): Nick Nesbitt
Bob Marker (“The Professor”): Keenan Viau
Johnny Flint (“Baby Face”): Iain Stewart
A Lady in Gray (“The Fly”): Tess Barao
Miriam, the Bar Maid: Emma Smit
The Salvation Army
Major Stone: Kylie Mcmahon
Captain Hannibal Jackson: Matt Villemaire
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday: Jocelyn Regina
Sister Mary: Kelly Mcnamee
Sister Jane: Laurel Denning
Brother Ben Owens: Andrew Morrisey
A Cop: Nathan Leung
Member of the Fold: Simon Gordon, Alessia Lupiano, Colin Noel-Baldwin, Jen Rooney, Christine Vandenberk
Happy End, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre
Theatre and Performance Studies
Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
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Theatre Sheridan, "Happy End, December 2 – 11, 2010" (2010). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 27.
Williams, T. (Director). (2010, December 2 – 11). Happy end. [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.