In 2014, Atlantic Light Theatre presented its inaugural production – the epic Les Miserables. Starring Jonathan Monro and Calvin Powell, along with an incredibly talented cast of 60, it played to five sold-out houses at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre. With outstanding original art work by local artist Ian Sparkes, this production was both visually and musically stunning. Gordon Jones of The Telegram wrote:
“New company delivers ‘spectacular’ production of Les Mis….This production is visually and acoustically evocative – and sometimes piercingly, hauntingly beautiful.”The production was a huge success on every level. It was a production of the most loved musical around the world that was the talk of St. John’s for weeks after the final performance. In February 2015, Atlantic Light Theatre presented its second major musical. After the moving and somber Les Miserables, we needed something completely different. The choice was Monty Python’s Spamalot. This hilarious musical starred Peter Halley as King Arthur, Pete Soucy as
Patsy, along with John Williams, Jeremy Wells, Kyle McDavid and Evan Smith as the Knights of the Round Table and the amazing Dana Parsons as the Lady of the Lake.
This show had everything from dancing girls, Knights who say ‘Ni’, french people, a cow and a killer rabbit.
Heidi Wicks of The Telegram wrote, “In true Pythonesque style, this cast loves to mock, and they’re bloody good at it.” “The performances in this production were completely authentic and in-sync; it’s clear that this cast knows and loves Python.” This production left audiences laughing in the aisles and singing on the way out after the show!