Theatre on the Ridge – The Musical of Musicals: THE MUSICAL!

~ Summer Season – June 13th to August 24th, 2024 ~

Ontario Visited is going to the Theatre!

We have been invited to the Theatre on the Ridge to enjoy their season’s second play, The Musical of Musicals, and we can’t wait!

This is a hilarious satire of musical theatre where one story becomes five delightful musicals each written in a distinctive style, from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.

The Musical of Musicals


Music, book and lyrics by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell.

Director/Music Director: Lyle Corrigan/Carol Salamone

July 11-13, 19, 25-26, 7 pm

July 18, 20, 2 pm.

July 14, 27, 4 pm.

The Musical of Musicals poster

ABOUT The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

(excerpt form Wikipedia)

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell.[1] It has five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of an American or British musical theater composer or composer/lyricist team, all dealing with roughly the same classic melodrama plot: “I can’t pay the rent!”

The musical premiered off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre. It again played off-Broadway in 2005 at the Dodger Stages V with the same cast. It also had a production on London’s West End, in Australia (Canberra – 2009 and February 2010) as well as numerous productions in U.S. regional theaters and in Canada.

Theatre on the Ridge is located at Scugog Shores Museum in Port Perry. Once we get back, we will tell you all about Punch up and our Theatre on the RidgeVisitor Experience“, stay tuned!

About Theatre on the Ridge

Timeline History

  • 2013 – company founded by Joan Etienne and Carey Nicholson
  • 2013 – First Production: Vern Thiessen’s Vimy, Port Perry
  • 2014 – Incorporated as a not for profit organization
  • 2015 – Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant for 1st Durham Minifest in 2016
  • 2016 – Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grants for Summer Stages Youth Camps, 3×60 Youth Collective, Port Perry Heritage Cemetery Walks
  • 2018 – Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grant for First Nations Youth Program in for Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • 2019 – received Charitable Status
  • 2020 – created Something From Nothing new play workshops in response to the Covid 19 pandemic
  • 2020 & 2021 – Moved our summer season outdoors in response to the Covid 19 pandemic
  • 2021 – Funding from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Trillium Foundation to support adaptation and recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic
  • 2022 – Funding from Economic and Social Development Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program to support theatre based programs for community seniors.
  • 2022 – Funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation to create a summer season venue in partnership with Scugog Shores Museum Village, including semi-permanent performance tent, stage and technical equipment.
  • 2022 – Ontario Culture Days Creatives in Residence partner to create a new play based on the first Black resident of Port Perry in 1856.