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The Club was first performed in 1976. Not really a play, not really a full ‘book’ musical, it is described in the script as ‘A Musical Diversion’, and all of the music you will hear comes from the period 1894-1905.
The setting is a very exclusive Gentleman’s Club, which could be in New York, London or even Toronto. The time is 1903, and these are wealthy men, come to pass a little time with ‘the boys’ at their favorite ‘getaway from the fairer sex’ – to paraphrase the gentlemen themselves. Their songs and stories about women show an attitude that would hardly be tolerated in these ‘politically correct’ times.
However, there’s something a little bit different here. All the gentlemen in this show are played by women…
Director: Christina James
Choreographer: Nina Penner
Musical Director: Jean Minielly
Studio Theatre, Sheridan
Algy: G. Marino
Freddie: J. Morton
Bertie: S. Dunstan
Bobbie: E. Playfair
Henry: G. Grant
Johnny: J. Cutler
Percy: S. Parker
Eddie: R. Thiel
Maestro: J. Minielly
The Club, 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, "The Club, February 16 – 25, 1995" (1995). Theatre Sheridan Productions. 113.
James, C. (Director). (1995, February 16 – 25). The club [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.