Past

Witness (a musical)

Ken Brown will present his new musical “Witness” at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener, June 25, 26 and 27 at 8pm.

A woman comes to town to find her sister.  Downtown she runs into four guys singing to pass the time.  Together they work the town and end up finding more than they bargained for.  Five voices and fourteen songs, part mystery and part R&B romp, the cast is Nabi Loney, Ken Brown, Jack Cole, Jay Moore, and John Watson.

Ken Brown has been called a musician’s musician.  To some people he’s known as a singer of powerful songs, to others he’s a masterful guitar player.  Audiences across North American and all over Britain have applauded his compelling arrangements of traditional music.  Others know his own insightful songs, or his happy deconstruction of Beatles tunes.  Some people only know that he plays upright bass.  And that suits him fine.  No one knew he’d written a musical until now.

Between being written and its first full production there is a period of workshopping a musical, where actors lift the words off the page for the very first time and the material is re-shaped based on that experience.  It’s an exciting time in the life of a musical.  These three performances will present the results of that workshop process in a staged reading with full music.

This workshop presentation of “Witness” takes place June 25, 26 & 27 at 8pm at the Registry Theatre, 122 Fredrick Street in Kitchener.  Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance from The Centre in the Square box office online at www.centre-square.com or by calling (519) 578-1570.  Directions and parking for The Registry Theatre can be found at registrytheatre.com/contact.shtml

wraflogocThis production gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund