HEART OF STEEL a new musical by Wesley J. Colford
coming to the NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL: January 6 - 17, 2016
The year is 1943. The Sydney Steel Plant is in full swing, providing half of Canada's steel for the war efforts, but WW2 is far from over. The boys are overseas, and it's up to Cape Breton's female force to hold the fort! A lovable cast of outrageous characters that will put a smile on your face and a tune in your heart.
Featuring an original score that mixes traditional East Coast folk with '40's swing and boogie woogie. Heart of Steel is sure to steal your heart!
*From the Highland Arts Theatre Production
Heart of Steel was first produced by Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, Nova Scotia on March 23rd, 2015. The production included the following cast and crew:
AMELIA MacPHERSON Margaret MacPherson
JENNY MacPHERSON Lesley MacLean
MAUREEN MacPHERSON Lisa Penny
GEORGIE Maureen MacAdam
DOTTIE Hilary Scott
KAY Kristen Woodford
OLIVIER Ron Newcombe
EDIE Diana Furlong-MacKinnon
JINKS Sam White
MACKIE Carl Stapleton
and a cast of 40...
Direction by Wesley J. Colford
Music Direction by Barb Stetter
Choreography by Cynthia Vokey
Highland Choreography by Jenn MacNeil
Stage Management by Mary-Jean Doyle
Produced by Wesley J. Colford
Set & Lighting Design by Joe Pagnan
Trailer by Nicholas Porteous
Poster Design by Hilary Scott
"A rambunctious, scrappy, joyously fun musical that celebrates a rarely discussed part of Cape Breton history... It is not to be missed."
"This musical is a feast for the eyes, a feast for the heart!"
- Julie Sutherland, Theatre Professor at Cape Breton University ("Doktor Luke's Blog")