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Central Park Tango is based on the real life story of Roy and Silo, two male chinstrap penguins from the Central Park Zoo who wish to have a family of their own. In this new musical we learn how Roy and Silo meet. We see how their relationship grows and how the penguin community around them challenges and reacts to their union. A penguin musical about the modern day family.

This work was developed as part of the Canadian Music Theatre Project.

Book by Robert Gontier. Music by Nicky Phillips. Lyrics by Robert Gontier & Nicky Phillips.

Director: Jim Betts

Choreographer: Alyssa Reeve

Music Director: Aaron Eyre

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


Central Park Tango, Theatre Sheridan, Canadian Music Theatre Project, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Betts, J. (Director). (2012, April 12 – 21). Central park Tango [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Central Park Tango, April 12 – 21, 2012



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