Blame Canada! also features a special performance by 2013 Kleban Prize winner Daniel Maté.
The concert, featuring music direction by Rick Fox (Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent), includes songs by established and emerging Canadian musical theatre writers, including Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, Ted Dykstra, Leslie Arden, Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Jonathan Monro, Jim Betts, Veda Hille and Bill Richardson, Maté, Colleen Dauncey and Akiva Romer-Segal, Nicky Phillips and Robert Gontier, Naomi Matlow and Avi Amon, Landon Braverman and Derek P. Hassler, Joseph Trefler and Jonathan Pearson, and Adam Sakiyama.
Blame Canada! is produced in partnership with The Canadian Music Theatre Project, Sheridan College and Michael Rubinoff.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $25-$35 cover charge plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.
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