Musical Theatre

  • Beowulf

    • A musical epic
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    • 1974
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    • 120'

    Lyrics by Betty Jane Wylie based on the Anglo Saxon poem. A full length rock opera in two acts for 9 soloists, narration group of 4, chorus and orchestra Originally done as a three LP set, now 2 CDs – Beowulf Produced in New York off Broadway by AMAS repertory Theater 1977. For more information... Read More...

  • The Curse Of Ponsonby Hall

       
    • 1979
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    • About 60'

    Script: Victor Davies and Victor Cowie. Music and lyrics: Victor Davies. CTV (CKY) 1 hr network special, Kim Johnston, producer/director. Winner of a Golden Sheaf Award, Saskatoon Film Festival. Suitable for an audience of children 4 and up and families. CAST Sir Rothermere de Ponsonby, Bertram (a minstrel), Olaf (servant to Sir Rothemere) Lady Gwendolen... Read More...

  • Earnest, The Importance Of Being

       
    • 2008
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    • 120'

    A full length operetta in two acts based on the play The Importance Of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde. Libretto: Eugene Benson. Premiere: Toronto Operetta Theatre, February 22, 23, 24, 2008. Jeffrey Huard, conductor. Guillermo Silva-Marin, director and producer. CAST LADY BRACKNELL. (Low Mezzo) A most formidable lady, and in her early fifties. GWENDOLEN. (High... Read More...

  • Especially Babe

       
    • 2010
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    • 120'

    This work is currently in preparation.

  • Go For Gold (A Mini Musical About Sport From The Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies)

       
    • 1999
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    • 10'

    A musical theatre tribute to the athletes I’m Gonna Be A Champion Too – (Musical/Theatre – aspiring to stardom) I’m The King Of Confusion – (Rhythm/Blues- Tongue in cheek about why we never succeed!) Can’t Give In – (Pop/Light Rock – overcoming fears) Reach Out Go For Gold – (Pop Rock – a rallying cry... Read More...

  • The Magic Trumpet

       
    • 1969
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    • 60'

    Script: Victor Davies and Victor Cowie. Music and lyrics: Victor Davies. Premiere: 1969 at The Manitoba Theatre Centre, Roberta Dolby, director. CTV (CKY) network special 1975, Eugene Packwood, producer/director. Performances: Georgian Bay Theatre Festival (1997); Young People’s Theatre Toronto (1970); Kitchener-Waterloo Community Theatre; Bastion Theatre, Victoria B.C.; Young Peoples Theatre of Virginia; and Children’s Theatre... Read More...

  • The Musical Circus

       
    • 1981
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    • 14'

    A musical theatre entertainment for soprano, dancers, musician/actors as animals: violin (snake); viola (monkey); cello (elephant); guitar (peacock); horn (lion); percussion (bear); accordion (zebra); and harp. The musicians/animals stage a revolt against the ringmaster (conductor) (the soprano) but are charmed into submission by the mechanical harp. Difficulty: university, professional. Commissioned by Sound Stage Canada for... Read More...

  • Pirates!

       
    • 1994
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    • About 60'

    “A Swashbuckling Musical for Children of All Ages!” Music and lyrics – Victor Davies and Janis Dunning. Libretto – Janis Dunning & Victor Davies. A lively show intended to inspire children to read. Features singable songs for children of all ages. Suitable for an audience of children 4 and up and families. Premiere: The Charlottetown... Read More...

  • Reginald The Robot

       
    • 1971
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    • about 60'

    Script: Victor Davies and Victor Cowie. Music and lyrics: Victor Davies. Premiere: 1971 Manitoba Theatre Centre, Tibor Feheregyhazi – director. CTV (CKY) 1 hour network special – Gene Packwood – producer/director. Suitable for an audience of children 4 and up and families. CAST J Mugatroyd Sourdops, Muff, Reginald, Mrs.Moneymuch, 2 Children. Suitable for an audience... Read More...

  • Seize The Fire

       
    • 1976
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    • 120'

    A dramatic work based on the writings of William Blake by Donald J. Unruh Incorporates Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience and sections of the prophetic books. Includes songs for chorus unison and two parts, with dances and interludes for piano, or chamber orchestra. Premiere: Winnipeg Cubiculo Theatre Lab 1976. Kay Unruh – director. CAST... Read More...

  • A Tale Of Two Cities

      A full length musical in two acts with libretto by Eugene Benson A brilliant adaptation of this classic Charles Dickens novel by Benson. A tale of romance and intrigue, with a tragic ending of self sacrice for love. Full of powerful melodies, and memorable lyrics. (In preparation) (Inquire about its progress)

    • Theatre Songs

        Victor Davies has written over 600 solo songs for the children’s CTV television series Let’s Go! and The Rockets in a wide variety of popular styles. Because they were composed to be acted and danced, most are theatre songs. Golden Toad Music is arranging many of these for publication. We also have a variety of... Read More...

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