May 15 - June 7, 2020

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Inspired by true events from 1915 in New York, KELLY vKELLY reveals the story of a mother and daughter divided by passion, money and what it means to be a woman at a time of huge societal change.  When a 19-year-old heiress becomes tangled in an affair with a seductive tango dancer, her distraught mother has her arrested and charged with incorrigibility, sparking a court case that scandalizes the nation.

Featuring an electrifying musical score and mesmeric choreography, the inaugural production of KELLY vKELLY will take you inside the imaginations of two of Canada’s most celebrated musical theatre forces.

KELLY v. KELLY is this third production in The Crescendo Series, a three-year commitment by The Musical Stage Company to produce the work of Britta Johnson and her collaborators.

“Britta Johnson is Canadian musical theatre’s
next great hope.” – The Toronto Star

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Book by

Sara Farb

Music & Lyrics by

Britta Johnson


Robert McQueen

Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, Arranger 

Lynne Shankel 

Music Director

Joseph Tritt 



Cameron Carver

Set & Lighting Designer

Lorenzo Savoini

Sound Designer 

William Fallon 

Costume Designer 

Alex Amini 


Production ManagerAndrei Mazuruc 
Stage Manager  Jessica Severin 
Assistant Stage ManagerKat Chin 
Music AssistantJonathan Corkal 
RBC Apprentice Director* – Ali Joy Richardson
RBC Music Apprentice*Juliette Jones 
*As a part of The Kathleen C. Freeman Leadership Development Fund.



May 15 – June 7, 2020
Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre (Formerly the Berkeley Street Theatre)
26 Berkeley Street. Toronto, Ontario




Tickets are on sale now! Visit the Canadian Stage Box Office for more details or by calling 416.368.3110. 


Commissioned by the Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals, funded by The Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.