Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare

2009, Musical Dark Comedy, 2 acts, 90 min | 8m, 6f, chorus

Two 19th-century serial killers go into business selling corpses to Edinburgh anatomy schools in this true-crime thriller.

Winner: Best of Fest 2009, Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Winner: Harry S. Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoban Play
Nominee: 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award, Best New Musical

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2009
produced by White Rabbit Productions

Production: Toronto ON, October 2012
produced by Theatre 20

Production: Winnipeg MB, April/May 2013
produced by White Rabbit Productions

Lucrezia Borgia

2007, Musical Drama, 95 min | 9m, 5f, chorus

Sex, betrayal, corruption and intrigue in Renaissance Italy. A re-examination of the life of history’s legendary femme fatale.

Reading: Winnipeg MB, May 2007
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Carol Shields Festival

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2007
produced by Canadian Musical Theatre Development Group (CMTDG), Inc.

Reading: Dry Cold Productions, December 2007

Bloodsuckers! The Musical

2004, Musical Comedy, 75 min | 6m, 5f

A group of greedy American theme park developers travel to Romania to negotiate plans for “Dracula Land” with a Transylvanian landholder named Vlad. Singing, dancing and bloodletting ensue.

Winner: Best of Fest 2004, Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2004
produced by Kiss The Giraffe Productions

Illuminati: The Musical

2005, Musical Comedy, 90 min | 7m, 8f

A conspiracy theorist, a journalist, a scientist, and a homeless girl navigate through a complex web of conspiracies to save the world from the clutches of an evil, all-powerful secret society.

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2005
produced by Kiss The Giraffe Productions

Illuminati II: The Second One

2011, Musical Comedy, 1 act, 90 min | 8m, 8f

The sequel to 2005's Illuminati: The Musical. The dreaded secret society meets its match in three Counter-Illuminati agents and a dolphin.

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2011
produced by Kiss The Giraffe Productions

Audio samples to come...

Illuminati III: The End of the World

2012, Musical Comedy, 1 act, 90 min | 8m, 8f

The final instalment of the Illuminati saga. Three Counter-Illuminati Agents fend off a cosmic Armageddon.

Winner: Best of Fest 2012, Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2012
produced by Kiss The Giraffe Productions

Audio samples to come...

Conclave: The Musical

2006, Musical Comedy, 75 min | 7m, 6f, chorus

A priest and a paranormal debunker work to foil a demonic plot to blow up the Sistine Chapel during a papal election.

Winner: Best of Fest 2004, Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2006
produced by Kiss The Giraffe Productions

Euryalus and Lucretia

2006, Musical Adaptation, 105 min | 8m, 4f, chorus

A Frankish soldier and a married Tuscan noblewoman attempt to consummate their love; plots are hatched, bodices are ripped, and love conquers all in the worst possible way. Adapted from a Renaissance novella by A. S. Piccolomini (later Pope Pius II).

Production: Montreal PQ, April 2006
National Theatre School of Canada

Hersteria

2011, Musical Comedy, 1 act, 90 min | 4f

A comedic musical noir about four women who are driven to murder after being betrayed by their therapist.

book/add'l lyrics by Sharon Bajer, music & lyrics by Joseph Aragon

Production: Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 2011
produced by Winnipeg Studio Theatre

Audio samples to come...