• ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT

    Asking for it

  • ANDY JONES

    The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

    Jack and Mary in the Land of Theives

    An Evening with Uncle Val

    To the Wall

  • Anna Chatterton

    Quiver

  • Art of Time Ensemble

    … Hosted By Glenn Gould

    The Songbook Series

    Korngold: Source & Inspiration

    Hawksley Workman: In Tribute to Bruce Cockburn

    To All A Goodnight – A Different Holiday Concert

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  • BAD NEW DAYS

    The Double

  • BRAVURA
  • KEVIN FOX
  • MARSHALL BUTTON

    Lucien

    Lucien’s Labour Lost

    Lucien: Snowbird

    Lucien: Helter Smelter

  • MELODY A. JOHNSON

    Person of Interest

    Miss Caledonia

  • Millan & Faye

    Millan & Faye Present: The Opera

  • PATRICIA O’CALLAGHAN

    Patricia O’Callaghan Sings Leonard Cohen & More

    Christmas With Patricia O’Callaghan & Friends

  • REBECCA PERRY

    Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

    From Judy To Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood

    Entertaining The Troops

  • SEBASTIEN HEINS

    Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera

  • THE WAY WE FEEL

    A Concert Celebration of the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot

  • Theatre Smith-Gilmour

    Take Me Back to Jefferson (As I Lay Dying)

    Chekov’s Shorts

    Chekov’s Longs: In the Ravine

    Spent

    Lu Xun Blossoms

  • Tom Allen

    The Missing Pages

    From Weimar to Vaudeville

    The Judgement of Paris

    Bohemians in Brooklyn

    The Last Curlew

ARTISTS

MELODY A. JOHNSON

Coined as “…the kook supreme of the Canadian stage…”,  by the Toronto Star, and heralded as “A great eccentric comedienne…” by the National Post, for over two decades Melody Johnson has moved seamlessly between the worlds of both comedy and drama delighting audiences with her own unique brand of writing and performing.  She has won and been nominated for countless Toronto Dora Awards and Canadian Comedy Awards for numerous roles in the Canadian theatre canon at such reputable companies as Tarragon Theatre, Necessary Angel Theatre, Canadian Stage, Theatre Calgary, The National Arts Centre and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Neptune Theatre.  Melody is also a lauded performer of the famed Toronto Second City mainstage where she has also directed both the National Touring Company and the MainStage companies to award winning revues.

 

Best known for her self penned touring show Miss Caledonia, Melody has also co created Mimi with Rick Roberts and Allen Cole for Tarragon theatre, An Awkward Evening with Martin & Johnson, (co created with Bob, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Martin), and numerous sketches for the Second City Toronto, in addition to dramaturging #Date Me for Second City Chicago. In addition to stage work Melody also voices cartoons and radio/television ads, teaches at the Humber School of Comedy and offers improvisational and comic scene study workshops.

 

“I would truly pay money to see Johnson read the phone book.”  – Richard Ouzonian, Toronto Star

 


 

PERSON OF INTEREST

A comedy drama written & performed by Melody A. Johnson with additional dialogue by Eric Woolfe

Directed by Rick Roberts

 

Typecast as a “housebound loser”, this is the mostly true story of an actor driven to the brink. Person of Interest is storytelling at it’s best, told simply and skillfully,  and will strike a chord with anyone who has ever lived, loved and battled with neighbours.

 

Award winning, celebrated actor and writer Melody A. Johnson returns with the same Miss Caledonia team for her new solo show Person Of Interest.  Johnson has performed across stages in both Canada and the United Kingdom with her acclaimed Miss Caledonia, (2014 Ontario Presents TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2013 Dora award nomination for  both Best New Play, and Outstanding Actress).

 

“Melody A. Johnson proves once again, she is the kook supreme of the Canadian stage…I truly would pay money to see Johnson read the phone book…”

-Richard Ouzonian, The Toronto Star

 

“…Johnson is a great eccentric comedienne… “

-Robert Cushman, The National Post

 

Please visit www.melodyjohnson.ca for more information on Person Of Interest as a living room show.

 

 


 

MISS CALEDONIA

Written & Performed by Melody A. Johnson
Directed by Rick Roberts and Aaron Willis

 

2014 Ontario Presents TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominee – OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE – FEMALE

 

The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in RR#2 Caledonia, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts? Brimming with love, comedy, and a staggering work ethic of its own, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Dora and Canadian Comedy Award winner Melody A. Johnson, along with the delightful accompaniment of Alison Porter on fiddle, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.

 

“Miss Caledonia takes the crown. Johnson’s script is a marvel of economy, establishing a no nonsense language that always feels authentic” NNNNN (4 stars) NOW Magazine

 

“Looks, charm, and no end of congeniality…a winning show you’d take your grandmother or granddaughter to in a wink.” The Globe and Mail

 

“…irresistable…heartwarming…” – The National Post

 

“Powerful simplicity make Miss Caledonia a prime example of the scope and spirit of Canadian theatre.” – Mooney on Theatre

 

“…captivating and fresh…” – Stage Door

 

One-Act version available.

 

 

Miss Caledonia trailer:

 

Interview with Melody A. Johnson:

 


 

MEDIA CENTRE

Artist Website
Press Kit

 

UPCOMING DATES

Feb 7/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ TheatreOne/Malaspina Theatre @ VIU, Nanaimo, BC
Feb 8/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ TheatreOne/Malaspina Theatre @ VIU, Nanaimo, BC
Feb 9/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ TheatreOne/Malaspina Theatre @ VIU, Nanaimo, BC
Feb 23/19 – PERSON OF INTEREST @ Old Town Hall Theatre, Aylmer, ON

 

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