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.
“Christenson plays with conventions of musical theatre to new and startling effect.”– Arts File, Ottawa
“Sexy, dangerous and tense…”– Liz Nicholls, Edmonton Journal
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
“…one of the most unique and memorable productions to be seen.”– The Londoner
“Vigilante builds to a wrenching, violent conclusion that is powerful indeed. And it ends with a heart grabbing anthem…”– Colin Maclean, Edmonton Sun