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Runs from Friday May 27 2022 to Wednesday June 1 2022

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Studio Theatre
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville ON L6H 2L1

Show Notes


Theatre Sheridan Presents:

Happy End

Play with music, in three acts

By Elisabeth Hauptmann

Music and Lyrics by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht

English adaptation by Michael Feingold

May 27-June 1

Happy End is a play about music, capitalism, spiritual and gang-land armies and making theatre. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s attempt at a follow-up to the very successful Threepenny Opera follows the romance between a Salvation Army worker and gang leader and features the exquisite Surabaya Johnny, Bilbao Song and Mandalay Song. While seeming familiar to fans of Guys and Dolls, Happy End pre-dates it by 21 years. It is fueled at once by Brecht’s desire to dismantle political structures and Weill’s music that drives narrative structure and character. Happy End is a melodrama, a romp and an examination of corruption and power… all at once. 

Director: Allyson McMackon

Music Director: Jonathan Corkal-Astorga

Set & Props Design: Brandon Kleiman

Costume Design: Katrina Carrier

Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay

Sound Design:  Tim Lindsay

Broadcast Director: Scott Herkes

Stage Manager: Beth Bruck

Assistant Stage Manager: Kate Hunter


Daniel Yeh

Meredith Shedden 
 Tatyana Doran

Sam Boucher

Grace Rockett

Olivia Keady

Zoe O'Connor

Emi Gusdal

Anthony Goncharov

Lily Librach

Caitlin Collingwood

Marco Deluca

Carly Martin

Jordan Melnyk

The performance of Happy End will be filmed live on stage and available to stream on Vimeo. The link to each performance will be emailed 30 min before showtime.

Thank you to all our Friends of Theatre Sheridan and subscribers for your continued support of Theatre Sheridan. If you would like to donate to the program you can do so here, and under Designation, choose “Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design Awards”:

Presented under license from European American Music Corporation, on behalf of The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. and the Brecht Heirs

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