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Susannah the Opera by Carlisle Floyd

  • Main Stage at the Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Director Martha Zimmerman
Musical Director Eric Charbonneau
Producers Patrick King & Cindi Armer-Almeida

Presented by Peck Productions & LCP

Based on the Apocryphal tale “Susannah and the Elders", the opera is set in the 1950's backwoods of Tennessee and centres around 18-year-old Susannah. The innocent Susannah faces hostility from the women in her community for her beauty and the attention it attracts from their husbands. She also catches the eye of newly-arrived Reverend Olin Blitch, whose influence will ultimately lead Susannah and this community to tragedy. 

Sixty years after its creation, the stunning music and moving story of Susannah continue to be incredibly poignant.


January 17, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Rachel Weisdorf as Susannah; James Smith as Sam

January 18, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Charlotte Abbott as Susannah; Conlan Gassi as Sam

January 19, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Rachel Weisdorf as Susannah; James Smith as Sam

January 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Charlotte Abbott as Susannah; Conlan Gassi as Sam





Charlotte Abbott Susannah Polk
Rachel Weisdorf Susannah Polk
Domenico Sanfilippo Rev. Olin Blitch
Conlan Gassi Sam Polk & Elder Gleaton
James Smith Sam Polk & Elder Gleaton
Jordan Baldwin "Little Bat" McLean
Daniel van Winden Elder McLean
Lesley Andrew Mrs. McLean
Marcel van Helden Elder Hayes
Natalie Gassi Mrs. Hayes
Bethany Hynes Mrs. Gleaton
Jake Spencer Elder Ott
Meagan Audia-Bryant Mrs. Ott 

Beverley Ball 
Charlie Brohman
Anne Buckrell
Pamela Deacon
Kavita Desai
Joan Faubert
Colin Foster
Roger Gallant
Hunter Gowan
Sydney Harvey
Mitch Hipwell

Nathaniel Keith
Jim Lawton
Lucas McHugh
Ron McKnight
Philip Pentecost
John Reid
Cindy Rosen
Jordyn Taylor
Penny Wilson
Elizabeth Zuwala


Producer (Peck) Patrick King
Producer (LCP) Cindi Armer-Almeida
Director Martha Zimmerman*
Music Director Eric Charbonneau
Set Designer Laura Sepulveda
Costume Designer Tania Harvey
Wardrobe Assistant Vicky Spain
Stage Manager Yvonne Morris
Assistant Stage Manager Sarahjei Campeau
Technical Director & Lighting Designer Steve Allen
Choreographers Juan Marin & Mel Kern
Make-up Designer Eva Mien
Dialect Coach Nancy Benjamin
Vocal Coach Jennie Such
Repetiteur Kelsey Lenti
Production Assistants Lauryn Andersson, Teresa Baszak & Meriel Reed

* The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association


Violins Sigmar Martin†, Alyssa Stevenson, Caroline Rouleau, Kirit Mascarenhas
Viola Elizabeth Van't Voort
Cello Marianna Grigg
Bass Michael Ippolito
Flute Jennifer Cahill
Clarinet John Montgomery
Bassoon Eric Mohr
Horn Patrick King, Wendy Stenger
Trumpet Craig Robertson
Keyboard Kelsey Lenti
Percussion Jake Schindler

Concert Master

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