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Christmas 2006

About Onstage Productions
(formerly Scarborough Choral Society)

Onstage Productions is a talented community musical theatre company that provides its members with opportunities to get involved in all aspects of the production from acting and singing to set building and production. Their objectives are:

1. To stimulate interest in and promote the performance and appreciation of music;
2. To provide opportunities for Canadian artistic talent; and
3. To establish, maintain, and operate a permanent Canadian musical theatre company.

Onstage Productions (first called the North Scarborough Choral Society) was founded in 1952 after sensing the need for an organization that produced and performed operettas in the Agincourt area. The group formed a headquarters in Agincourt, where they pooled their resources and increased membership to a point where they were able to perform an annual show. In 1961, the group changed its name to the Scarborough Choral Society, which more accurately portrayed the makeup of the group. From 1961 to 1963, Scarborough Choral Society productions were accompanied by the Metro Orchestra. In 1964, the Society formed an orchestra of semi-professional musicians. In 1965, the group was incorporated into a non-profit, non-shares corporation. Onstage Productions now operates as a non-profit organization, performing shows and drawing cast, crew, volunteers and audiences from across the GTA.

The Scarborough Choral Society concentrated on Gilbert & Sullivan operettas from 1952 to 1961. In 1962, the Society deviated from G & S, and produced Edward German's Merrie England. This show was such a success that the next year they decided to continue the experiment with Vagabond King. Since then, the Society has gone on to perform many favourites over the years including: The Pirates of Penzance, Die Fledermaus, Merry Widow, Show Boat, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Anne of Green Gables, Me and My Girl, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon and Meet Me in St. Louis.

The Society has also been providing the community with beautiful Christmas music since 1960, where members of the Society caroled in a local shopping plaza. In 1986, the Society performed their first major Christmas concert called Sounds of Christmas at the Markham Theatre. This proved to be so successful that it is now an annual show, having just celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Sounds of Christmas", at Markham Theatre.


Major Productions

1953 • H.M.S. Pinafore
1955 • The Gondoliers
1956 • The Mikado
1957 • Iolanthe
1958 • The Pirates of Penzance
1959 • The Yeomen of the Guard
1960 • Trial by Jury and
~ H.M.S. Pinafore
1961 • The Gondoliers
1962 • Merrie England
1963 • Vagabond King
1964 • White Horse Inn (Canadian premiere)
1965 • Sweethearts
1966 • The New Moon
1967 • Brigadoon
1968 • Call Me Madam
1969 • Die Fledermaus
1970 • The Count of Luxembourg
1971 • Carousel
1972 • Merry Widow
1973 • Vagabond King
1974 • Kiss Me Kate
1975 • Camelot
1976 • Gipsy Love
1977 • Land of Smiles
1978 • Die Fledermaus
(25th Anniversary production)
~ The Gondoliers (Fall production)
1979 • Finian's Rainbow
1980 • The New Moon
1981 • White Horse Inn
1982 The Music Man
1983 • Merry Widow
(30th Anniversary production)
1984 • Brigadoon
1985 • Desert Song
1986 • La Vie Parisenne
~ Sounds of Christmas 1986
1987 • Carousel
~ Sounds of Christmas 1987
1988 • Die Fledermaus
~ Sounds of Christmas 1988
1989 • Show Boat
~ Sounds of Christmas 1989  
1990 • My Fair Lady
~ Sounds of Christmas 1990
1991 • The Count of Luxembourg
~ Sounds of Christmas 1991
1992 • Fiddler on the Roof
~ Sounds of Christmas 1992
1993 • Song of Norway
(40th Anniversary production)
~ Sounds of Christmas 1993

1994 • Camelot
~ Sounds of Christmas 1994
1995 • The Music Man
~ Sounds of Christmas 1995
1996 • Oklahoma!
~ Sounds of Christmas 1996
1997 • Kismet
~ Sounds of Christmas 1997
1998 • Anne of Green Gables
~ Sounds of Christmas 1998
1999 • Me and My Girl
~ Sounds of Christmas 1999
2000 • Finian's Rainbow
~ Sounds of Christmas 2000
2001 • Oliver
~ Sounds of Christmas 2001
2002 • Mame
~ Sounds of Christmas 2002
2003 • Anything Goes
~ Sounds of Christmas 2003
2004 • Annie Get Your Gun
~ Sounds of Christmas 2004
2005 • The Music Man
2005 • An Evening With Cole Porter
~ Sounds of Christmas 2005
2006 • Fiddler on the Roof
~ Sounds of Christmas 2006
2007 • Carousel
~ Sounds of Christmas 2007
2008 • Brigadoon
~ Another Op'nin'
~ Sounds of Christmas 2008
2009 • Crazy For You
~ Sounds of Christmas 2009
2010 • Guys and Dolls
~ Sounds of Christmas 2010
~ We'll Meet Again
2011 • Meet Me in St. Louis
~ Sounds of Christmas 2011
~ We'll Meet Again
2012 • Hello Dolly
~ Broadway in T.O.
~ Sounds of Christmas 2012
2013 • PJ Game
~ Sounds of Christmas 2013
2014 • Sounds of Christmas 2014
2015 • Spring Fling
2015 • Sounds of Christmas
2016 • Spring Fling 2
2016 • Sounds of Christmas
2017 • Spring Fling 3

Kismet

Fiddler

My Fair Lady

Spring Fling

PJ Game

Hello Dolly

Broadway in TO

Meet Me in St.Louis

Guys and Dolls

Crazy For You 2009

Brigadoon 2008

Another Opinin 2008

Carousel 2007

Fiddler on the Roof 2006

Spring Fling 2

     
 

Onstage Productions

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Contact us for tickets and information at 647.479.8624
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