Mark your calendars for Show Tune Showdown™: April 13, 2019
Buy your tickets at: Meridian Theatres@Centrepointe
Ottawa’s favourite Broadway game show is back with its 13th edition. This year’s celebrity judges are CBC Radio’s Robyn Bresnahan, jazz sensation Kellylee Evans and Ottawa City Councillor Jeff Leiper. The competitors are Orpheus Musical Theatre Society, TotoToo Theatre, and returning champions Zucchini Productions. With MC Bob LeDrew and pianist Jenna Richards.
What is Show Tune Showdown™?
Three teams of four singers representing different arts organizations sing a selection of Broadway or off-Broadway show tunes in front of three local celebrity judges. The team garnering the most points receives the grand prize of $1000 for their organization. Each team prepares three tunes to sing for the judges and the audience and is awarded up to 10 points from each judge for their efforts.
But then they are challenged even further to get some additional points in the Showdown rounds, where the team that guesses a song from trivia clues has to sing it with no rehearsal, no safety net –and with just the sheet music and lyrics to help them. Each judge awards a maximum of 5 points for the showdown performance.
- Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (ASNY) Productions
- Canadian Centennial Choir
- Confidential Music Theatre Project
- Orpheus Musical Theatre Company
- Ottawa School of Speech and Drama
- Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program
- Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Company
- Suzart Productions
- Vanity Project Productions
- Zucchini Grotto
- Zucchini Productions
Past judges for Show Tune Showdown™ have included:
- Laurence Wall
- Julian Armour
- Pierre Brault
- James Caswell
- Gavin Crawford
- China Doll
- The Honourable Sheila Copps
- Paul Dewar, MP
- Kellylee Evans
- Laurence Ewashko
- Robert Filion
- Mathieu Fleury
- Catherine McKenney
- Alan Neal
- Erica Peck
- Ivan Pednault
- Kathleen Petty
- Evan Solomon
- Marg Stubington
*Show Tune Showdown is a registered trademark. Tone Cluster is using the Show Tune Showdown name and concept with the expressed permission of the rights holder.