September 26 - October 7, 2017
Songs for a (dis)Connected Age
Equal parts hilarious and heart wrenching, this modern musical revue impresses with its soaring vocals and refreshingly true depictions of our most private technological transgressions. Winner of three Calgary Critics’ Awards, Touch Me is bound to get you thinking about the connections in your life.
Forte Musical Theatre has become a vibrant force in the Calgary musical theatre scene. This original musical so brilliantly presents the ironies, complexities, and downright absurdities of how we interact in the age of smartphones and social media. It’s one you’ll definitely want to Tweet about.
Cast & Creative Team
Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age
JP ThibodeauDirector, Set & Projection Designer
Joe SlabeMusic Director
Aldona BarutowiczCostume Designer
Eugenio Saenz FlorezLighting Designer
Sara TurnerStage Manager
Etienne St-JacquesSound Designer
Over the past three years, JP has worked with Joe Slabe to create the world premiere musicals Lest We Forget, Naughty But Nice, and Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age. JP is also the Artistic Director for StoryBook Theatre, and in 2016 he was the recipient of the Greg Bond Memorial Award for contribution to musical theatre in Calgary. Recent credits (on and off stage) include: Richard III, Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Co.); The Money Shot (Ground Zero); Annie Davidson, (Cowtown Opera); Rock of Ages, The 39 Steps, (Stage West); Lest We Forget, Dads In Bondage, (Lunchbox Theatre); A New Brain, The Last 5 Years, Avenue Q (StoryBook Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Calgary Opera).
JP always makes time for his understanding and supportive wife Tara and sons, Evan Xander and Isaac Tanner, who make the endless hours and demands of theatre worthwhile.
Sara is delighted to work with these awesome people on Touch Me. Stage management credits include: Naughty But Nice Too! (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); The Audience, The Light In The Piazza, The Little Prince – The Musical, The Crucible (Theatre Calgary); Million Dollar Quartet (Drayton Entertainment); Our Man In Havana, Dial “M” For Murder, Vintage Hitchcock (Vertigo Theatre); Ride, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Lunchbox Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet, Rumors & Dreams (Stage West Calgary), The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Theatre North West); The Red Priest (ATP); Polygraph (Sage Theatre); Marion Bridge, The Shape Of A Girl (New West Theatre); Snow Angel, Shoes Of Sand, Nightlight (Quest Theatre); The Peace Maker (Next Stage Festival).
Sara has also taught Stage Management at the University of Lethbridge. Love to her friends and family! #enjoy!