Korda’s 2017 Season

KORDA ARTISTIC PRODUCTIONS’ EXCITING AND VARIED 2017 SEASON CONSISTS OF SIX OFFERINGS, INCLUDING: A MUSICAL CO-PRODUCTION WITH CARDINAL MUSIC PRODUCTIONS (A SONDHEIM CLASSIC); A NEW ADAPTATION OF A TIMELESS GREEK COMEDY CLASSIC; TWO UNFORGETTABLE CONTEMPORARY COMEDIES; A BLOODY SUMMER MUSICAL VERSION OF A CULT-CLASSIC HORROR FILM FROM EXTENSION-KORDA; A SUMMER CAMP FOR ASPIRING YOUNG THEATRE ARTISTS; A STAGED READING OF A KORDA ORIGINAL PLAY TO HONOUR ITS 10th ANNIVERSARY; AND AN ORIGINAL HOLIDAY PANTO WITH A CANADIAN TWIST. JOIN US TO CELEBRATE KORDA’S 14th SEASON - OUR TENTH IN OUR INTIMATE HOME AT THE KORDAZONE THEATRE...

INTO THE WOODS

JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 29 and FEBRUARY 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2017
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Lapine.
Directed by Joseph Anthony Cardinal. Musical Direction by Allen Levack.
Choreography by Drake Prosser-Spence.
Co-Produced by Cardinal Music Productions and Korda Artistic Productions.

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. When a Witch tasks a Baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairytales to reverse the curse she placed on their family tree, the two set off on an unforgettable journey into the woods. They are joined by Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival to meet her prince; Little Red Riding Hood, off to bring some treats to her poor old granny; and Jack, who is on a mission to sell his beloved cow. Wishes are granted, curses are reversed, and the heroes of our story learn to be careful what you wish for. 

“The material of ‘Into the Woods’ is potent stuff – as old as time, or at least as old as fairy tales… Mr. Sondheim’s lyrics and Mr. Lapine’s book tap into the psychological mother lode from which so much of life and literature spring… the conception is brilliant.” – The New York Times.

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Link to Cardinal Music Productions website.

Awards:
Tony Award for Best Score
Tony Award for Best Book
Drama Desk Outstanding Musical

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MARCH 31, and APRIL 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2017
PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN NIGHT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
Written by Christopher Durang.
Director David Burrows.

Nominated for six Tony Awards, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!  

“Deliriously funny!” - The New York Times.

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Awards:
Tony Award for Best Play (2013)
Outer Critics Award for Best Play
Drama League Award for Best Production of a Play
Drama Desk Award for Best Play
New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production
Off-Broadway Alliance for Best Play 

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BEDROOM FARCE

JUNE 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17, 2017

Written by Alan Ayckbourn.
Director Niki Richardson.

Trevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples’ bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany. 

“Hilarious… The stuff of gleeful recognition.” - London Evening Standard.

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EVIL DEAD

JULY 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2017
AN EXTENSION-KORDA SUMMER PRODUCTION
Book & Lyrics by George Reinblatt.
Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt.
Directed by Martin Ouellette.

This hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness and combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons are telling bad jokes… and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well. Titles like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” and “What the F*@k was That” will have you rolling in your seats, and screaming for more and more blood.

“The next Rocky Horror Show.” - The New York Times.
Evil Dead: The Musical is a deliciously campy romp.” - The Miami Herald.

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SPECIAL OFFER: Book your Front-Row SPLATTER-ZONE Tickets TODAY! Limit of 10 tickets per show on all show dates listed above. Splatter-Zone tickets cost $25.00, guarantee you a seat in the splatter-zone, and are on sale April 24th to May 7th, 2017. To reserve your tickets, contact Tracey B. Atin at 519-562-3394 or email Gemma Cunial at gemmaeva21@gmail.com. For more info on the Splatter-Zone ticket sale, click HERE.  

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2017 - HOCKEY MOM, HOCKEY DAD

OCTOBER 2017 - DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Written by Michael Melski

Love in the bleachers. Blood on the ice. The usual small town affair. Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad is a slashing two-hander about two lonely single parents who meet and fall in love while watching their kids play a season of minor hockey. In their section of the bleachers in an old rink, they find the best and worst in themselves reflected by the game. Love and violence collide in this tender, uproarious, and sometimes disturbing story about our national obsession. Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad has delighted traditional theatre goers and critics, and just as significant it has also brought new audiences to the theatre - those who typically are more familiar with the arena than the stage. 

QUOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT: This is a play for my friends then. We were a dirty bunch, deserving of the litter thrown at us by the rink rat girls we teased. No Guy Lafleur’s goldilocks or Sittler’s Wheatabix for us. We were ten-and-under pretend-flyers spat from exhaust pipes, splayed arse over tit across ice in Coachie’s fierce diagrams. Bobbie Clarke, our idol, his gap-toothed diabetic brilliance made our lives sweeter. We picked fights for the fans, the moms and dads, swore a blue-line streak to dead last, and the shit really hit the fan when we got home. This is also a play for my Uncle Ches. He was a kid from the Pier who made it all the way to the Montreal Junior Canadiens, once faced Jacques Plante on a breakaway and missed, later crashed into a goal post in full flight, ruptured a kidney, then took eight years to die on dialysis. But he almost made it. This is a play for my friends now. Some of them married some of the girls who threw garbage at us. Some of them are raising their own little Bobby (and Bobbie) Clarkes now. For whole families of rink rates, new generations of broken hearts, playing the great game… Play on.

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2017 - LYSISTRATA

NOVEMBER 10, 11, 12, 16, 17 & 18, 2017

Written by Aristophanes. Adaptation by Jeff Marontate.
Directed by Korda Resident Director Jeff Marontate.

Korda mounts a new production of one of the funniest - and naughtiest - plays ever written: the original anti-war comedy Lysistrata, written by Aristophanes in 411 BC, and newly adapted by Director Jeff Marontate. In this brilliant comedy, the women of Greece stage a sex strike in order to end a bloody war. It’s woman versus man in this crazy, sexy, hilarious battle for peace. Based on the success of Korda’s previous Lysistrata in 2007 and of Marontate’s adaptation of Aristophanes’ The Birds in 2014, and on the current political climate, Korda felt it was a timely and important play. 

Lysistrata is a compelling battle of the sexes… Aristophanes wrote comedies of ideas and the one that kicks off Lysistrata is a corker that has become a Greek myth in its own right, thereby earning the author a place at the very top of the class.” - The National Post.

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DECEMBER 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2017
Written by Tracey B. Atin, with Jeff Marontate. Music by Robert Godden.
Director TBA.

As the 2017 Season comes to an end, Korda celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday in true Korda fashion… with the premiere of our latest original holiday panto – ANNIE OF GREEN GABLES… GET YOUR GUN!!! This is a fresh take on the classic tale of Canada’s favourite red-headed orphan girl making her way in Green Gables. Good friends, bad tantrums, red braids and more. Expect silliness for the kids, naughty jokes for the grown-ups, bad drag, great music, and audience participation for everyone in this original, goofy, delightful all-ages musical production to mark the holiday season and a milestone birthday for our great country. As always, the book, lyrics and music will come from the creative minds of Tracey B. Atin, Robert Godden and Jeff Marontate. 

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2017 SEASON INFO & CONTACT

All performances of all shows in the 2017 Season will take place at The KordaZone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street. Windsor, Ontario.

For media inquiries, further information, or to arrange an interview, contact Tracey B. Atin (Korda) at 519-562-3394, email kordazone@gmail.com, or visit www.kordazone.com. For media inquiries, information and interviews for musical co-productions with Cardinal Music Productions, contact either Tracey or Joseph Anthony Cardinal at 519-944-5800, email cardinalmusic@hotmail.com, or visit www.cardinalmusicproductions.com.

The 2017 season is brought to you by Allegra Print + Mail Downtown Windsor, Cardinal Music, Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing, The River 93.9FM, & Juniper Books.

© Korda Artistic Productions 2015. The KordaZone Theatre, 2520 Seminole St. Windsor, ON. P: 519-562-3394. E: kordazone@gmail.com