Bob Canning's
Plays & Musicals

 

 

DANCES WITH
DINOSAURS
A Farce In Two Acts And One Door
Ready for Production
 

DANCES WITH DINOSAURS had a well-received reading at this theatre. The audience found the play genuinely funny, with moments of honest emotion and thought-provoking truths about a serious topic (Gender Identity Crisis).”

--Barbara Beckley
Producing Director
The Colony Theatre Company, Burbank

“Very funny, very witty…We enjoyed the script’s self-styled farcical nature, and the rapid-fire pace of the dialogue. The literary committee agrees that [DANCES WITH DINOSAURS] is the best title we’ve seen in a long time! Unfortunately, we do not have a place in our season for it...” Blah, Blah, Blah.

--Mark Routhier
Former Literary Manager
Magic Theatre, San Francisco

DANCES WITH DINOSAURS is lots of fun. It has a loose, uninhibited, almost anarchic quality, what with characters breaking out into song, entering and exiting with no apparent reason, etc. What makes it even more enjoyable than other farces of this ilk is that you have a good ear, and the dialogue is as funny as the plot. Also the play moves along briskly…to places that surprised me.” / “Thanks so much for all your work bringing your hilarious play to QTP. Our audience really enjoyed it.”

--Rob Urbinati
Director of New Play Development
Queens Theatre in the Park, New York

“Good for you. Very funny. And a great cast.”

--Doric Wilson
Playwright

“I'm so glad we made it out to Queens to see your hilarious play! Congratulations!”

--Maggie Kneip
Cabaret Entertainer

“I read DANCES WITH DINOSAURS. Really funny. You are a fine writer, Mr. Canning. I am proud to know you. And I hope we get to work together sooner than later.”

-- Lesley Gore
Singer-Actress

 

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DANCES WITH DINOSAURS Synopsis
in Word or Acrobat formats
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Faringdon Follies
An Award-Winning Play in Two Acts
 

“FARINGDON FOLLIES is clearly well-researched… interest in the time period really shone throughout the whole work. At the same time, it doesn’t get bogged down in historical detail and remains lively and imaginative. Overall, Gerald’s story [is] engaging, comedic, and at times, heart-wrenching.”

-- Literary Associate, Major Regional Theatre

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FARINGDON FOLLIES Synopsis
in Word or Acrobat formats
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A Cheery Evening of Terror, Mystery and Suspense
Ready for Production
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MONSTROUS ACTS Synopsis
in Word or Acrobat formats
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A Cabaret-Style Musical
Ready for Production
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Read the Reviews from Theatre Professionals
in Word or Acrobat formats

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SALOON SINGER Synopsis
in Word or Acrobat formats
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The Program from the Sing-Through
in Word or Acrobat formats

LESLEY GORE to star in SALOON SINGER By BOB CANNING
Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER

More exciting news to come! Come back soon!

THE DAY WE BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE

SALOON SINGER SING-THROUGH

THE BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX

OCTOBER 6, 2007

Director Todd Nielsen, Robin Delano, Jennifer Shelton, Maura M. Knowles,
Playwright Bob Canning, Erika Whalen, Ron Christopher Jones, Teressa Byrne, Eileen T’Kaye,
Jason Currie, Brian Byers, Al D’Andrea, Musical Director Michael Paternostro


All songs used in this musical have the support and approval of the Cole Porter Trusts. !!

 

 

For more information about these projects, please contact bobcanning@thewriteguy.ca
or call (707) 781-3236