ALEX THE ARTIST

A new musical for young audiences

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

A shy young girl who feels lost in the world discovers a 
magical secret that reveals her true purpose in life. As Alex sets out on a quest to stand up to the evil King and bring freedom back to all the artists in the land she realizes the true power of her voice and the value of her creativity.

Alex The Artist aims to inspire and remind the younger generation that 
everyone has a voice and the potential to change the world: Empathy and creativity trump hate and fear every single time.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Alycia attended Sheridan College for their Musical Theatre Performing Arts program where she received the George Young Award for Acting. Alycia wrote SUNDAY DINNER and HELLO, two 10-minute plays that premiered on stage at Thunder Bays 10x10 showcase.
After college, she spent time travelling as the Nanny for
Come From Away while they  made their move to Broadway.  While travelling around the USA, Alycia wrote the musical ALEX THE ARTIST

 

ALEX THE ARTIST was a smash hit at the 2017 Toronto Fringe KidsFest  and Alycia is beyond thrilled to be adapting it with Superior Theatre Festival for a larger company of actors and to bring this extraordinary piece of theatre to her hometown.

ALEX THE ARTIST 2020

From February 2020- May 2020, Emil Sher, Alycia Novak and Donna Marie Baratta worked together on multiple new drafts of Alex the Artist.  The changes in each draft were discussed and questioned in person but then quickly moved to online meetings only due to the pandemic.

Each meeting yielded more excitement with each new big change.  Alycia worked very hard at making the story clearer for an audience and the story continued to inspire and delight all of us.

 

During that same time, Alycia was working with Chris Tsujiuchi on the compositions for the music.  The story has come alive in the most exciting ways and we are so proud of Alycia for all her hard work!

We cannot wait until we are able to share this inspiring story with all of you

2020 CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Alycia Novak

Playwright, Lyricist, Composer

Donna Marie Baratta

Producer, Director

Emil Sher

Dramaturg

Nancy Anne Perrin

Puppet Designer

Chris Tsujiuchi

Musical Director, Arranger

2019 CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Sofia Davey

Bees, Molly, Musician, Knitter, Citizen, Alex

Eliza Goodwin

Mother Nature, Caterpillar, Citizen

Sasha Kisselgoff

Frogs, Max, Painter, Photographer, Guard #1, Child #1, Citizen

Presley Kuoppa-Aho

Blue Jay, Giant Apple Tree, Writer/Poet, Citizen, Baker, Danny, Butterfly

Neebing Kupper

Caterpillar, Carlos, Giant Apple Tree, Billy, Dancer, King, Citizen

Brooklyn Malone

Frogs, Cale, Sculptor, Florist, Guard #3, Child #2, Citizen

Lauren Ripku

Bees, Ruby, Mom, Citizen

Derek Roy

Butterfly, Jean, Giant Apple Tree, Fred, Designer, Guard #2, Citizen     

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Alycia Novak

Playwright, Lyricist, Co-Composer

Danny Johnson

Musical Director, Co-Composer

Nancy Anne Perrin

Production Designer

Mike Peterson

Puppeteer Consultant

Donna Marie Baratta

Producer, Director, Dramaturg

 

Jessica Krasnichuk, Aleksa Shermack

Associate Producers

2019 WORKSHOP PHOTOS

ALEX THE ARTIST FURTHER DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTED BY:

2161 Amethyst Avenue, Shuniah, ON P7A 0A8   |   647-983-2482   |   superiortheatrefestival@gmail.com

© 2019 Superior Theatre Festival. All Rights Reserved.

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
ALEX THE ARTIST by Alycia Novak

2019 Workshop Superior Theatre Festival Directed by: Donna Marie Baratta Musical Director/Co-Composer: Danny Johnson Production Designer: Nancy Anne Perrin Puppeteer Consultant: Mike Peterson Cast: Sofia Davey, Eliza Goodwin, Sasha Kisselgoff, Presley Kuoppa-Aho, Neebing Kupper, Brooklyn Malone, Lauren Ripku, Derek Roy