It\\\'s A Wonderful Toronto
An Original Musical Comedy written by Matt Baram (Seed, 2012 Recipient of the Canadian Comedy Award - Best Male Improviser, The National Theatre of The World). Story by Matt Baram and Brandon Firla (Little Mosque on The Prairie), and original Music by two-time Dora award winning composer Waylen Miki. Directed by Chris Earle (The Second City)!
This year, the holiday season isn\'t just for roasting chestnuts - it\'s also a great time for shooting fish in a barrel! And so a veritable dream team of Toronto comedians has turned their sights on the beloved 64th Mayor of Toronto, in a heartwarming holiday musical that asks the question: \"What if the Ross Petty Panto had more swearing?\" \"We know making fun of Rob Ford seems too easy,\" says co-creator Matt Baram, \"but sometimes, it\'s the low-hanging fruit that tastes the sweetest.\"
It’s the dress rehearsal for It’s a Wonderful Toronto: The Rob Ford Holiday Spectacular! and Mayor Ford is having second thoughts. The show is an attempt to improve his dismal approval ratings, but Rob thinks the Holiday-themed sketches and songs are showing him in a negative light. (We know what you’re thinking... there\'s a positive light?) While the cast and crew squabble with the Mayor’s image consultant, Ford becomes convinced that the show will torpedo his political career and threatens to end it all by jumping from the balcony of the theatre.
In the end, we all learn a heartwarming lesson about the holidays, love, Rob Ford, and our civic duty as residents of this \"Wonderful\" city called Toronto!
Cast: Aurora Browne (The Ron James Show), Brandon Firla (Little Mosque on The Prairie), Ashley Botting (The Second City), Jenna Warriner (Paranormal Witness) and Paul Bates (Dan For Mayor) as Mayor Rob Bruce Ford.
Music Composed by: Waylen Miki (Sars-ical! and An Inconvenient Musical)
Directed by: Chris Earle (The Second City)
Written by: Matt Baram (Seed, The National Theatre of The World)