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2024-2025 SEASON

LITTLE HEAVEN

Music and Lyrics by Lori Robinson Distel
Book by Piper J. Distel
Orchestrations by Alexander W. Halma-Reed

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions is pleased to revive Distel & Distel’s captivating musical drama, Little Heaven.
Set in a tranquil Polish village in 1947, just two years after the devastating war that reshaped Europe, the lives of the residents at Mael Niebo apartment complex intersect in a tale that will deeply resonate with audiences. Leo Meier, a newspaper editor from Berlin, grapples with guilt over his involvement in perpetuating the Reich's hateful message, straining his relationship with his impressionable daughter. Meanwhile, Maestro Covali, a Romani violin virtuoso, seeks to rebuild his life after the tragic loss of his wife and children. Catholic siblings Katherine and Joseph Worcheka embark on a journey of forgiveness as they embrace a new life free from tradition. The Hoffson family challenge societal stereotypes and prejudice while patriarch, Solomon, wrestles with a secret that threatens to consume him. 
After a groundbreaking and widely regarded run in Guelph, we are pleased to bring this story of hope, survival and the power of community to KW audiences.



FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th at 8:00 PM 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd at 2:00 PM 
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 


THE REGISTRY THEATRE
(122 Frederick St. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
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SWEENEY TODD

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond


Attend the dark, witty and Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th-century London. 
Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett— the resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up… and the carnage has only just begun! 
Join Penny & Pound Theatre Productions and Gaslight Events for a three-course-meal followed by an evening of gruesomely fun entertainment

Sweeney Todd is Penny & Pound’s 2024/2025 Alumni Production.

Sweeney Todd is licensed with permission through MTI Shows. 

Sunday, October 15, 2024 at 6:00 PM

TAPESTRY HALL (THE TAP ROOM)
(74 Grand Ave. South. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada) 
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MISS SCROOGE

Music and Lyrics by Lori Robinson Distel
Book by Piper J. Distel
Orchestrations by Alexander W. Halma-Reed
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 


Raise your skirt and bob your hair! You’ve never seen A Christmas Carol like this! 
Set in Depression-era New York City, this favourite with a twist follows curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge— a miserly Wall Street darling with a hatred for the holidays and a troubled past that comes back to haunt her. Visited by three spirits, Scrooge is forced to confront her past and face her future, while looking at her life link-by-link. Complete with a score of toe-tapping original songs, Miss Scrooge is a feminist retelling of a timeless Yuletide classic, sure to chase away the holiday humbugs. 

Miss Scrooge is a Community Production, featuring performers of all ages.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th at 8:00 PM
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th at 8:00 PM 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM 


GUELPH LITTLE THEATRE 
(176 Morris St. Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
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DADDY LONG LEGS

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the novel by Jean Webster 


For the third year, Penny & Pound Theatre is pleased to present Paul Gordon and John Caird’s heartfelt two-hander, Daddy Long Legs
Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever. 

Daddy Long Legs is Penny & Pound’s 2024/2025 Fundraising Production. 

Daddy Long Legs is licensed with permission through MTI Shows. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 2025 at 9:30 AM 
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th, 2025 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th, 2025 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM



KW LITTLE THEATRE 
(9 Princess St. East. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
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THE RETURN

Written by Piper J. Distel and Lori Robinson Distel

“Familia est omnia.” Family is everything. That’s the mantra carved above the grand fireplace at Eventide— the Louisiana plantation home of the old-money Calhoun family; a passel of siblings as perfect as they are mysterious. 
As the patriarch lay dying, his children gather at the neglected ruins of their childhood home to discuss the cryptic and unusual will their father has left behind. All is well until estranged cousin Aaron Kelly arrives- a Catholic priest from Pennsylvania who has been sent to administer Last Rites… or so he thinks. 
A freak hurricane forces the group to take cover, and tensions rise as the perfect facade the family has tried desperately to maintain is slowly peeled away. Southern hospitality is replaced by simmering animosity. Dark secrets are revealed and revelations are made that threaten the lives of all involved. It doesn’t help that Aaron feels as though he is being stalked by an otherworldly creature that has been haunting their charmed bloodline for generations. 
Inspired by classic Gothic ghost stories like ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ The Return is an eerie and witty look at family dynamics. 

The Return is a Youth Production, featuring performers ages 14-30. 


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 2:00 PM
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, MARCH 1st at 2:00 & 8:00 PM 
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd at 2:00 PM


KW LITTLE THEATRE 
(9 Princess St. East. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
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HEAD IN THE GAME

Written by Piper J. Distel and Lori Robinson Distel 
Inspired by the unpublished memoir of Joseph R. Distel

Brilliant and solitary, Dr. Silas Merryweather has never been great at making ‘friends.’ But when the famed writer is struck down with a Glioblastoma Brain Tumour in the prime of his life, his devoted assistant, Harriet Jennings, decides it’s high time he do some long-awaited soul-searching. 
After signing the recluse author up for ‘Homies for Hospice,’ Frankie-Jean Wallace reluctantly enters their world. At only twelve-and-a-half, Frankie is twice as cynical as Silas, and arrives with her own deep-seated baggage, as well as a frank outlook on life and death that intrigues the ailing man. An unlikely friendship blossoms, as the two pessimists navigate a life that is ending and one that is just beginning. 
Described as a ‘comedy about dying,’ Head in the Game is a witty and emotional tale about the beauty of companionship in times of trouble.


Head in the Game is a Community Production, featuring performers of all ages. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 10th at 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 11th at 2:00 PM
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 
SATURDAY, APRIL 12th at 2:00 & 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 13th at 2:00 PM


KW LITTLE THEATRE 
(9 Princess St. East. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
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ANASTASIA 

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture

From Tony winners Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, creators of such Broadway classics as Ragtime and Once On This Island, this dazzling show transports its audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.


Anastasia is a Youth Production, featuring performers ages 14-30.
Anastasia is licensed with permission through Concord Theatricals Inc. 

THURSDAY, MAY 29th, 2025 at 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, MAY 30th, 2025 at 9:30 AM
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 
FRIDAY, MAY 30th, 2025 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, MAY 31st, 2025 at 2:00 & 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 1st, 2025 at 2:00 PM


GUELPH LITTLE THEATRE
(176 Morris St. Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 

Music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

 

What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 50 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theaters and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.


Jesus Christ Superstar is a Youth Production, featuring performers ages 14-30.
Jesus Christ Superstar is licensed with permission through Concord Theatricals Inc. 

THURSDAY, JULY 10th, 2025 at 8:00 PM
- (SING-ALONG PERFORMANCE) 
FRIDAY, JULY 11th, 2025 at 2:00 PM
- (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CHOOSE PERFORMANCE) 
FRIDAY, JULY 11th, 2025 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JULY 12th, 2025 at 2:00 & 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 13th, 2025 at 2:00 PM


THE REGISTRY THEATRE
(122 Frederick St. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada)
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