Book & Lyrics by Tricia Black and Caitlin English
Music by Tricia Black
The Super Moon Solstice looms over the townspeople of Windy Hollow.
A secret legend howls to life.
Tweed & Company is proud to present the spooky musical comedy, Fight the Moonlight, featuring an original score by Tricia Black and book by Tricia Black and Caitlin English. A tale of revenge, self discovery, and of course, a little musical romance. Fight The Moonlight will make you howl with laughter and jump in terror.
TRICIA BLACK – Composer, Jesse Rashotte, Announcer, Fred Tricia Black, originally from the east coast, has been working with Tweed & Company Theatre since 2012, and has been Artistic Producer since 2014. She has starred, co-written and composed several productions for Tweed & Co including Aleck Bell the Musical, Stalkyard Hurts, I’ll Fly Away, The Times They Are A Changin’ and the recent smash hit Hastings! A Musical. Tricia studied sketch, improvisation and musical improvisation at The Second City Training Center in Toronto and Chicago, as well as iO Chicago. Tricia was a member of the inaugural Featured Players at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre. She was featured in several of Bad Dog’s headlining shows such as Past Dark, This Canadian Life and TripleSpeak. Tricia is a member of several Toronto based improv troupes including Kinsey Fail, Filthy, and Songbuster : An Improvised Musical which received rave reviews at both Toronto Fringe, and Next Stage Theatre Festival. Tricia is thrilled to have the opportunity to workshop Fight the Moonlight, this show has been a passion project for many years! Hope you enjoy the show, and remember to always Fight Your Moonlight! Check out her exciting new band @thehauntedlovers!
CAITLIN ENGLISH – Co-Writer Caitlin English is a screenwriter, director, and performer. She was featured in LA’s Funny Women Fest 2016 as a writer/director/actor in comedy short, Cancer Sticks. As a founding member of the online sketch group Arms Up Comedy Caitlin has co-written, directed and acted in twelve sketches/short films. Mind Your Grind won Buffer Fest’s Best in Sketch Comedy 2015, and Scout & Cash won the 2016 Audience Choice Award at the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival and was recently purchased by Bell Fibe TV1. Caitlin received OAC funding for her short film, Hell Of A Gap, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Short Film Festival. Caitlin was selected by ACTRA’s 2017 Young Emerging Actors Assembly to direct the short film, Pharmalarm, and to write the short film, Dear Hunting For Beginners. Caitlin performs improv comedy as part of Bad Dog Theatre’s Feature Players, Kinsey Fail, and Harold team Six Degrees. At the end of October Caitlin is bound for the Austin Film Festival as a semi-finalist for her spec script Mating Game for TV show, Man Seeking Woman.
SARITE HARRIS – Pam, Hermit Woman, Elle Lesage, Susan, Teen An Ottawa native, Sarite has performed in theatres all across Canada. Selected credits include: Bitter Girl-The Musical (The Charlottetown Festival) and (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Romeo and Juliet Chainsaw Massacre (Bain and Bernard), Into The Woods (Hart House), The Wild Party (Musical Stage Company/Obsidian Theatre) *Dora Nomination for Best Ensemble, Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius), Les Belles Soeurs (Annex Theatre), Parade (Musical Stage Company/Studio 180). Sarite is also a producer and owns her own vintage shop @littleteacupvintage.
ALEXANDRA HURLEY – Mayor Mallory Rashotte, Teen Alexandra Hurley is a graduate of the Acting for Film and Television program at Humber College and of both the Second City Conservatory and Musical Conservatory. She is an accomplished beer drinker and has no other noteworthy skills or achievements.
MICHAEL COLIN JONES – Chris Lesage, Mr. Marlin, Dave Michael Colin is jazzed to be back with Tweed & Company workshopping this fun, new musical romp through the legend of the Loup Garou. Previous credits include Hastings! A New Musical, The Times They Are A Changin’, I’ll Fly Away, Stalkyard Hurts, Godspell (Tweed & Co.), Avenue Q, The Rocky Horror Show, The Little Mermaid, Joseph…, Next To Normal, RENT (Lower Ossington Theatre). Stay tuned for 2018 Toronto Cabaret Dates! @mcolinjones
JACQUIE MARTIN – Diana Lesage, Herb Jacquie is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Tweed to be a part of this workshop of ‘Fight the Moonlight’. She recently returned from Newfoundland after performing for the summer at the Stephenville Theatre Festival. Recent credits include Suzy in ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ and Becky in ‘Urinetown’ (STF), Queen in ‘The Life’ (Call it a day Productions), and The Queen of Hearts in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Cricket in ‘Pinocchio’ (Creativiva). Enjoy the show!
TIM PORTER – Tech, Producer Tim is a musical theatre performer, director, writer and producer, and is the Artistic Director of Tweed & Company Theatre. As a performer he has travelled extensively, spending six seasons with award winning Drayton Entertainment, six seasons with the Stirling Festival Theatre, appearing in the world premiere productions of Cannibal and Evil Dead in Toronto, and several international tours as Rooney Doodle in The Doodlebops. He is also the author and director of the award winning TWEED: A New Canadian Musical (Broadwayworld Award), co-writer & director of HASTINGS! A New Musical, co-writer and director of Aleck Bell (Stirling Festival, Brockville Arts Centre, Tweed & Co), and director of Stalkyard Hurts (2015 Toronto Fringe).
NICHOLAS WHELAN – Sheriff Derek Rashotte, Earl Nick is over the moon to be returning to Tweed for his second time. He made his debut here in 2016’s “Dark Night Cabaret”. Hailing from Prince Edward Island, Nick made his move to the concrete metropolis of Toronto 3 years ago and still gets lost on public transit. Some favorite credits include “The Rocky Horror Show” (Brad) “Grease” (Roger) Anne & Gilbert (Anthony Pye) “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” (Snoopy) and “Sleeping Beauty” (Prince). Nick currently lives in a cute bachelor apartment, is not engaged, does not own pets and is obsessed with his crock pot. Thanks to the 2 T’s for this exciting opportunity and to you, the town of Tweed, for welcoming us. AMOK, AMOK, AMOK!
Original Artwork by Joel MacMeekin