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A NEW MUSICAL Premieres At Toronto Fringe

From the Dora-nominated creators of Top Gun! The Musical

  •  Written by Denis McGrath

  •  Music by Scott White

  •  Directed by Shari Hollett


Eddie Glen
Sharon Heldt
Todd Hofley
Racheal McCaig
Krista Sutton
Mark Terene

Band: Drew Carnwath (Guitar), Morgan Doctor (Drums), Scott White (Keyboard)

Stage Managed by Amy Levett
Produced by Derrick Chua

Toronto, Ontario… Cattle Productions is thrilled to announce that Sleepless: A New Musical from the creators of Top Gun! The Musical, will premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival, opening Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 pm at the Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto. The Fringe runs June 30 to July 11, 2004.

We all have dreams. But what happens to those dreams, perchance, when sleep eludes you? At the Hasta La Siesta Sleep Disorder Clinic, nights are anything but restful. An insomniac pines for a sleepwalker. A narcoleptic and his chronically fatigued wife struggle to keep from killing each other. And an overworked nurse strains to treat her newest patient: a mysterious stranger who claims he hasn’t slept in over twenty years. Sleepless is for anyone who’s ever faced the dawn with bloodshot eyes and twisted sheets.

Sleepless features six of the finest and most experienced musical theatre performers in Toronto and a three-piece band! The cast includes: EDDIE GLEN (Dora Nominated for Snow White and the Magnificent Seven; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Joseph at London (UK) Palladium; Assassins and Miss Saigon in London (UK) West End; Forever Plaid), SHARON HELDT (Bittergirls’ Flush; Twelfth Night directed by William Hutt; Pal Joey at Tarragon/Grand/NAC; Stratford Festival including Brian MacDonald’s Cabaret), TODD HOFLEY (Sky in Mirvish’s Mamma Mia; CanStage’s The Tempest), RACHEAL MCCAIG (also playing in Waiting For Trudeau: Return of the King at this year’s Fringe; originated role of Goose in Top Gun! The Musical; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), KRISTA SUTTON (Dora Nominated for This Could Be Love; Global’s Train 48; The Vagina Monologues; Godspell; Pericles; and Robert LePage’s Macbeth), MARK TERENE (original Pumbaa in Mirvish’s The Lion King; Cogsworth in Mirvish’s Beauty and the Beast; over 30 shows, including Stage West with Mickey Rooney).

Sleepless is written by Denis McGrath (Top Gun! The Musical, Shooter, American Without Tears) with music and musical direction by Scott White (Top Gun! The Musical, Dance of the Dead, and the upcoming Choralocity!). It is directed by Shari Hollett (One Good Marriage, The Hurricane Project, Poster Child, Radio: 30, Second City’s If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belleville) and produced by Derrick Chua (The Laramie Project, This Is Our Youth, Top Gun! The Musical, Poochwater, Snappy Tales: Short Satirical Musicals, The Teenage Girl Diaries).

From the creators of Top Gun! The Musical comes a new musical comedy:


Tarragon Theatre Mainspace
30 Bridgman Avenue

  • Wed, June 30 at 7:00 pm

  • Fri, July 2 at 6:00 pm

  • Sun, July 4 at 2:30pm

  • Mon, July 5 at 5:00 pm

  • Tue, July 6 at 8:30 pm

  • Fri, July 9 at 5:00 pm

  • Sat, July 10 at 9:30 pm.

Tickets: $8.00

Call the Fringe Box Office at 416.966.1062 for more info.

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