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St. Catharines: “Beside Myself”, a new musical, opens at the Foster Festival August 2

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What would you do if you could hit the re-set button on a stale marriage?  Paula and Sam have finally decided to pack it in as a couple. As they divvy up their household goods they wonder what would have happened if they’d never met. Would their dreams and young ambitions have come true? The discovery of a long-forgotten wedding gift sets off a chain of events that transports them back to their college days and the opportunity to rewrite their history together. Reuniting Norm Foster and composer Steve Thomas - co-creators of audience favourites Jasper Station, Race Day and Sitting Pretty, Beside Myself is a sweet musical examination of love lost and found.

"I've wanted to tackle a new musical for a while and the timing is perfect. Steve Thomas and I are having a ball with this story." - Norm Foster

The Foster Festival presents:

A New musical by Norm Foster & Steve Thomas!
Running until Saturday 17 August
The Recital
Hall | FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Starring Gabrielle Jones, Jonathan Whittaker, Griffin Hewitt & Breton Lalama

Directed by Patricia Vanstone

Music Direction by Steve Thomas

Set & Costume Design by Peter Hartwell

Lighting Design by Chris Malkowski

BOX OFFICE: 905-688-0722


Artist Talk Back Dates | Fore & Aft Lounge
Join us in our new Fore & Aft Lounge and meet our artists! Pre-order Wine & Cheese Boards and relax in our lounge while participating in pre- and post-showtalk backs with our actors.

•    Wednesday 31 July » 2pm performance – Post-Show Talk Back
•    Sunday 4 August » 2pm performance – Pre-Show Talk Back (1:15pm-1:45pm)
•    Thursday 8 August »2pm performance – Post-Show Talk Back
•    Friday 9 August » 8pm performance – Adult Drama Club, Post-Show
•    Sunday 11 August »2pm performance – Pre-Show Talk Back (1:15pm-1:45pm)
•    Thursday 15 August »2pm performance – Post-Show Talk Back
•    Friday 16 August » 8pm performance – Post-Show Talk Back

Photo: Jonathan Whittaker, Gabrielle Jones, Griffin Hewitt and Breton Lalama. © 2019  Alex Heidbuechel.