This is a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).
Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs.
Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. This is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humour and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.
When the ever-optimistic Warren finds Deb’s notes for her grad thesis, the two set in motion a series of events that not only change their lives, but the lives of fellow New Yorkers Claire and Jason.
When Deb loses her most precious possession–the notes to her graduate thesis–she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is an original musical about growing up and enjoying the view.
- “One by One by One” – Warren and Company
- “Don’t Wanna be Here” – Deb
- “The Space Between” – Jason
- “Let Things Go” – Claire
- “Dear Professor Thompson, Pt. 1” – Deb
- “Life Story” – Warren
- “Dear Professor Thompson, Pt. 2” – Deb
- “I’m Trying” – Claire and Jason
- “Saturday at the Met” – Company
- “Favorite Places” – Jason
- “Sort-Of Fairy Tale” – Warren and Deb
- “Fine” – Jason and Claire
- “Big Picture” – Company
- “Hundred-Story City” – Jason and Company
- “Party Interlude” – Claire
- “Calm” – Deb
- “Life Story” (Reprise) – Warren
- “Gotta Get Out” – Claire
- “Rooftop Duet” / “Falling” – Company
- “I’ll Be Here” – Claire
- “Beautiful” – Warren and Deb
Bryan Smith – Warren
Bryan is thrilled to be performing with such an incredibly talented group of people. Having over 13 years of experience, Bryan has performed in numerous shows including: Miss Saigon (UCO) Death of a Salesman (Morpheus), RENT(CMT) Footloose, Catch Me If You Can (FRC) and was seen as Blake in the Canadian Premiere of Austentatious (FTG). He hopes you have as much fun watching as he has had playing.
Katie Miller – Deb
Shandra mcqueen – claire
Shandra is excited to be joining Cappuccino Musical Theatre for Ordinary Days! Shandra’s love for the stage has given her the opportunity to play a crazy/awesome range of characters including a mother suffering from depression and delusions (Diana in Next to Normal), a sassy, sarcastic guidance counselor (Vera in She Kills Monsters), a kind, optimistic and ultimately doomed woman (Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog), a drunk, shotgun wielding bar owner (Dorothy in Blood of the Red Queen) and…a cow (Clarabelle in Goodnight Moon). Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting live theatre in Calgary!
daniel kim – jason
Daniel is humbled and honored to be playing Jason in this beautiful, touching show, with this phenomenal cast and fantastic team. Fairly new to Calgary, Daniel started community theatre in 2002 with a four word solo in a review show in Edmonton. He thanks the directorial team who took a huge leap of faith casting a guy who needed the rhythm pounded out on the table during his audition. He also sends a big thank you to his wife. All of life should be a musical where people danced and sang to show their hearts.
chelsea hall – Director
lindsay kurtze – musical director
Chelsea is so excited to be directing another show with Cappuccino! This show has been an incredible experience for her, and she wants to thank each and every cast and crew member for having such enthusiasm and dedication to Ordinary Days. Previous directing credits include: Songs for a New World (Cappuccino), and Blood of the Red Queen (Scorpio Theatre), and you also may have seen Chelsea onstage in Heathers: The Musical (Cappuccino), or perhaps in Conventional Lunacy (Scorpio Theatre). She would also like to thank her new husband Thomas for being a constant source of support and encouragement, and for agreeing to work on this incredible show with her! Enjoy the show!
A Calgary based performer, Lindsay has performed/directed and musically directed in over 20 productions in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Lindsay holds a BA and BFA from the University of Calgary, a diploma in Musical Theatre from Grant MacEwan University. Select Credits include: Jekyll and Hyde, Urinetown, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Pippin (FRC), Nunsense (Cornerstone Theatre),I Love you , You’re Perfect Now Change (Alberta Musical Theatre Society), Assassins (Quintescence Musical Theatre Co-op), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Peter Pan and Sweeney Todd (Grant MacEwan).
samantha bellamy-smith – stage manager
Sam is thrilled to have the pleasure of working with such a talented cast and crew! Although she is a regular with Cappuccino, it takes a special show for her to step into Stage Management and she continues to love the music even after hearing them on repeat. She hopes you enjoy the show as much as she has.
jenn lanciault – pianist
Having taken an extended hiatus from performing regularly to be involved in the production side of musical theatre, Jenn is excited to be back home behind the piano and to work with this amazingly talented group of people. Selected credits on piano include bare: a Pop Opera and Rent (CMT), Reefer Madness, Gypsy and Rocky Horror (FRC), Titanic and Miss Saigon (UofC), as well as over a dozen musicals with KV Players in her native New Brunswick. Jenn is also the Volunteer Director for Front Row Centre Players, where she gets to exercise her other passion – looking after and feeding people who volunteer their time to community musical theatre! Much love to daughter Sutton and husband David for all of their support and encouragement. Mwah! Enjoy the show!
thomas hall – lighting/projection design/sound consultation
mikee ames – costumes
Thomas didn’t get a Bio in, but he does stuff and makes it look pretty and stuff.
Sharon Olsen – Props
With over 15 years’ experience in Calgary’s community theatre, Sharon knows where to look for the best deals for set pieces, props and set dressings and has over 60 plays accomplished in this area. Thank you to Cappuccino Musical Theatre for another fun run and hope you all enjoy this musical.