It's 1947- two years since the war that shook Europe to its core and changed the very course of history. In a sleepy Polish village, several stories become intertwined as the residents of Mael Niebo- an apartment complex for the impoverished and displaced- grapple with the horrors of the past and look towards the hope of the future. Leo Meier is a newspaper editor from Berlin whose overriding guilt for the small part he played in perpetuating the Reich's hateful message has hindered his relationship with his young and impressionable daughter. Maestro Covali- a Romani violin virtuoso- seeks to start his life anew after the devastating deaths of his wife and young children. Catholic siblings Katherine and Joseph Worcheka discover what it means to be forgiving while embracing a new life free from the bonds of tradition. Willie Jenkins valiantly fights to change society's opinion of the downtrodden. Told from the perspective of The Peddler- a charismatic storyteller who knows everything about everybody- Little Heaven is a tale of hope, survival and the power of community.
MUSIC and LYRICS by Lori Robinson Distel
BOOK and CONCEPT by Piper J. Distel
ORCHESTRATIONS by Alexander W. Halma-Reed
DIRECTED by Lori Robinson Distel & Piper J. Distel
CONDUCTED by Daniel Warren
CHOREOGRAPHY by Melissa Ruegg
MUSICAL DIRECTION by Alexander W. Halma-Reed
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11th, 2024 at 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th, 2024 at 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 2024 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
THE GUELPH LITTLE THEATRE
(176 Morris St. Guelph, ON.)
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED AGE FOR THIS PRODUCTION?
Although there is no official rating system for live theatre, LITTLE HEAVEN features coarse language as well as scenes that depict violence, racism and prejudice. Fog and strobe effects will also be used during this production.
Viewer discretion is advised.
THE GUELPH LITTLE THEATRE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes! If you are in need of wheelchair accessible seating, please contact us at email@example.com
WHAT IS THE RUNNING TIME OF THIS PRODUCTION?
OLIVER! runs approximately 2.5 hours in length, and features a 20-minute intermission between ACT I and ACT II.
IS THE GUELPH LITTLE THEATRE LICENSED?
Yes! Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snack items, will be available in The Lobby before and following the performance, as well as during the intermission of this production.
WHERE IS THE PARKING LOCATED?
The Guelph Little Theatre has a free private lot located on Morris St.
WHAT TIME DO THE DOORS OPEN?
The theatre doors open a half-hour before scheduled show time:
1:30 PM for a 2:00 matinee performance, 7:30 PM for a 8:00 performance.