THE INVISIBLE – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare
France. 1940. After months of training and successful missions, The Invisible are sent on one of their most dangerous missions to date. Seven exceptional female operatives risk their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda and espionage — breaking with decorum and defying expectations, these women achieve the impossible, helping to bring down the greatest threat of their time, only to go completely unseen. This genre-busting mash-up of historical research, film-noir, graphic novels, and musical theatre is a contemporary portrait of brave women who risked their lives to fight during WWII–only to find themselves betrayed by the very world they believed they were fighting for.
Inspired by the stories of real life female SOE’s, The Invisible is a musical tour-de-force.
Development of The Invisible has also been supported by Vertigo Theatre.
The Invisible played at Keyano Theatre, and its premiere production was held at Vertigo Theatre in the spring of 2019. In February 2020, the production had a two-week run a the Maclab Theatre in Edmonton. In 2022, the show toured to Vancouver where it played at The York Theatre, presented by The Cultch.
WINNER OF 3 BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY – Jonathan Christenson
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN – Bretta Gerecke
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN – Bretta Gerecke
“This show takes a dash of Captain America, a dollop of Agent Carter, and a fistful of Wonder Woman, and adds the sensibility of Bob Fosse.”– The Globe & Mail
“The Invisible is a deliciously dramatic story inspired by women whose heroic acts have, until now, gone unsung.”– The Gateway
Script, Songs & Direction - Jonathan Christenson
Set, Lights, Costume and Projection Design - Bretta Gerecke
Original Choreographer - Laura Krewski
2022 Choreographer - Courtney Arsenault
Sound Designer - Matthew Skopyk
Music and Musical Direction - Jonathan Christenson & Matthew Skopyk
Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley
Stage Manager - John Raymond
Musical Director (Vocals) - Ruth Alexander
Projection Associates - Jordan Dowler-Coltman & Ian McClellan
Assistant Stage Manager - Frances Bundy
COVD Coordinator/Production Assistant - Melanie Bahniuk
Associate Sound Designer - Michael Caron
Assistant Technical Director - Kevin Green
Dialect Coach - Doug Mertz
Costume Associate - Jonathan Beaudoin
Costumer - Josée Chartrand
2022 Touring Cast - Kristi Hansen, Kaylee Harwood, Melissa MacPherson, Sarah Nairne, Amanda Trapp, Tahirih Vejdani, Justine Westby.
2020 Cast Featured At The Citadel - Kristi Hansen, Tara Jackson, Melissa MacPherson, Marie Mahabal, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.
2020 Musicians - Christina Cuglietta, Stephanie Urquhart, Tatiana Zagorac
2019 Cast (featured in photos and video) - Hailey Gillis, Kristi Hansen, Melissa MacPherson, Kaitlyn Semple, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.
“as stunning visually as it is musically”– The Calgary Herald
” the music seethes with energy and passion”– The Calgary Herald