Original Shows

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Rum Runners!

(July 2012)  2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Derek Ritschel
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Lighthouse Festival, Port Dover Ontario
King and Rigby are small time Rum Runners who look to increase their productivity by
purchasing a ‘Grey Ghost’, hoping to make two runs to Erie in one night.
They look to hire a third man to help them with the runs, so they can pay off their
debts.

Cottaging 101

(June 2008) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by David Fanstone
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Sunshine Festival, Orillia, Ontario
Bruce and Penny try to save their marriage and family by renting a cottage in the
Muskokas.

The BBQ King

(Feb 2008)! 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Mark Brownell
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre Sheridan, Oakville Ontario
Bo and Barb look forward to their annual two week trip to the cottage.
This particular year, a stranger moves up to the lake and Bo and Barb’s cottage life is
changed forever. A Barbecue competition will decide who is the ‘Barbecue King of The
Lake’.

One Moment

(Oct 2007) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville Ontario
Danny’s first day at a telemarketing job becomes more eventful than she thought. Life
can change in ‘One Moment’

Sitting Pretty

(June 2005) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Lighthouse Festival, Port Dover Ontario
Sam’s journey to find his father, and pull his life back together

Race Day

(May 2002) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre On The Grand, Fergus Ontario
Bumbling bank robbers, a ‘channeller’ father daughter and a nun spend a desparate
afternoon at a thoroughbred racetrack.

Jasper Station

(September 2001)! 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Lyrics and Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre On The Grand, Fergus Ontario
A musical about the lives 6 people who meet in Jasper Train station

Midsummer

(August 2000) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by William Shakespeare
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre Brockville, Brockville Ontario
A Musical adaptation of the Shakespeare classic.

Uh Oh Canada

(January 1995)  2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: New Faces, Hamilton Ontario
A new ‘Canadian Review’ satirizing the political, and current event landscape.

Waubun Anung: The Children’s Star

(January 1990) 2 Acts
Book and Lyrics by Gregory Heyn
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: The Columbus Center Players, Toronto Ontario
An epic musical, which tells the story of the Bernardo Children,
a family of orphans arriving in Canada from England get separated
and sent to different parts of the country

1 Act Shows

Once Upon A Time

(June 1996) 1 Act: 75min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Atlantis Theatre, Toronto Ontario
Four characters from different Fairy Tales find themselves
In ‘Limbo’ and need to solve a riddle to get back to their stories.

Pinocchio

(February 1995)! 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
A musical adaptation of the classic tale.

It Only Takes Seconds

(February 1995) 1 Act: 60min
Book and Lyrics by David Daylor
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Westdale High School Hamilton Ont. Sears Drama Festival
A students eye view of the dangers of Drinking and Drugs

Treasure Island

(November 1994) 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show!
A touring company is setting up for a show when they find out the ‘actors’ and props
have traveled to another city by mistake. The ‘make shift’ company has to scramble
and recruit the help of audience members to put on a production of Treasure
Island.

Jack’s Giant Adventure

(February 1994) 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
A musical adaptation of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale.

Twisted Tales: Three Bears

(December1993) !1 Act: 80min!
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
The fifth and final installment of the ‘Twisted Tales’
‘Chestnutlocks’ meets up with ‘The Bears’ who are a variety act at a dinner theatre.

Twisted Tales: Cinderella

(September 1993)! 1 Act: 80min!
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
The fourth in a series of five ‘Twisted Tales’

Twisted Tales: Princess & The Pea

(March 1993) 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
The third in a series of five ‘Twisted Tales’ where
Malcom has to fix the mixed up stories.

Twisted Tales: Snow White

(November 1992) 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
The second in a series of five ‘Twisted Tales’
Malcom has to fix the mixed up stories ‘Snow White’ and ‘The Three Pigs’

Twisted Tales: Sleeping Beauty

(Oct 1992) 1 Act: 80min
Book and Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
The first in a series of five ‘Twisted Tales’
Malcom is the apprentice to ‘Lexicon’ the ‘keeper of all the tales’.
While mopping up one day, Malcom knocks over the ‘Book of Tales’ and mixes up all the
stories. Malcom has to read each story, find the mistakes and go ‘into’ the story to fix
the mixed up tales. In this first installment, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is mixed up with ‘The Frog
Prince’

The Reluctant Dragon

(April 1992) 1 Act: 80min
Book by Sean Cullen and Stephen Hill
Lyrics by Adam Furfaro
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Stage West, Mississauga Ontario
Family show
A family musical which tells the tale of a misunderstood
polite dragon who is thought to be a mean fire breathing demon.

Contributions

Dear Santa

(December 2002) (1 Song)
Book and Lyrics by Norm Foster
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville Ontario
Kat has writes a song in order to save Christmas for her and her family
(Song title: ‘This Is My Christmas’)

The Martha Stewart Projects

(October 1996) (1 Song)
Lyrics by Mark Brownell
Music by Steve Thomas
First production: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Toronto Ontario
‘Stabbat Martha’, a satirical look at a month in Martha Stewarts’ October calendar.
(Vocal Quartet SATB)