Gripping and powerful, Vigilante tells the shocking story of Johannah Donnelly and her six dangerous yet devoted sons. A riveting rock musical about family, forgiveness and frontier justice.
This multi-award winning production premiered at the Citadel Theatre, then toured to Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon), The National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and has had two engagements at The Grand Theatre (London, ON). It also underwent a workshop production at Keyano Theatre in Fort McMurray.
In association with the Citadel Theatre, and in collaboration with Canada’s National Arts Centre.
“…one of the most unique and memorable productions to be seen.”– The Londoner
“Christenson plays with conventions of musical theatre to new and startling effect.”– Arts File, Ottawa
Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson
Director - Jonathan Christenson
Choreographer - Laura Krewski
Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley
Costume Designer - Narda McCarroll
Lighting Designer - Beth Kates
Sound Designer - Wade Staples
Music Producer & Band Director - Matthew Skopyk
Stage Manager - John Raymond
Assistant Stage Manager - Molly Pearson
Original Voice, Speech & Text Director - Betty Moulton
2019 Cast Featuring: - Jan Alexandra Smith, David Leyshon, Kris Joseph, Carson Nattrass, Eric Morin, Scott Walters, Benjamin Wardle, Eric Wigston
2019 Musicians - Taylor Cochrane, Leah Grandmont, Earl Pereira, Kurtis Schultz, Scott White
“Vigilante builds to a wrenching, violent conclusion that is powerful indeed. And it ends with a heart grabbing anthem…”– Colin Maclean, Edmonton Sun
“a riveting production that is one of those rare theatrical gems–by any measure an artistic achievement… fuelled by a great story, passion and talent, audiences seldom get to experience.”– London Free Press