Theatre Aquarius has announced the creative team for MAGGIE, the new Canadian musical produced in association with originating Come From Away producer Michael Rubinoff and multi-award winning recording artist Johnny Reid.
MAGGIE’s music and lyrics are by Reid and Matt Murray (Grow), with additional music by Bob Foster (Tell Tale Harbour) and a book by Reid and Murray. Under the Direction and Dramaturgy of Theatre Aquarius Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore, the creative team includes Choreographer and Movement Director Yasmine Lee (Broadway: Once, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), Sound Designer Josh Liebert (Broadway: MJ, Come From Away) Set Designer Ken McDonald (The Old Globe, Arena Stage) Lighting Designer Kimberly Purtell (Mirvish, Stratford Festival), Costume Designer Samantha McCue (Stratford Festival, Theatre Calgary), Fight Director Anita Nittoly (Canstage, Crow’s Theatre), and Associate Music Director Rachel O’Brien (Soulpepper, Shaw Festival). Foster (Toronto: Come From Away, Hairspray) also acts as Music Director, Supervisor and Arranger.
“We have an extraordinary group of creatives who have worked on productions around the world,” said Rubinoff. “Together, they are creating a compelling and moving new musical through captivating direction, choreography, music and design.”