Hey, Riel!

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Hey, Riel!

Hero or villain? Louis Riel is thought by many to be the Father of Canadian Confederation. Not so to others, who believe him to be a black spot on Canada's past.

See this poignant part of Canadian history come to life through the magical medium of live musical theatre!  Watch Riel be haunted by the ghost of his nemesis, Thomas Scott, while fighting for the rights of  the Métis people, and having his faith tested by severe personal turmoil. Acclaimed by critics,  educators and politicians.   

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Upcoming performances

November 16, 2017 (the anniversary of Riel's death in 1885)

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

A matinee performance aimed primarily at schools, but some seats will be available to the public. Please email therealmusicalmania@gmail.com for details.

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Some notable quotes on the musical:

 "I am pleased to provide a letter of support for the Louis Riel musical performed by Musicalmania!. I had the pleasure of attending the performance and was impressed with the level of professionalism of the production...Special congratulations to Cindy W. Oxley for her exceptional talent as the composer and lyricist of the production."

 -The Honourable Thelma J. Chalifoux,  The Senate of Canada

 "The stirring story of Louis Riel really lends itself to epic musical theatre. Oxley writes soaring melodies reminiscent of Les Miserables of Miss Saigon."

 -Colin MacLean,  CBC     

 "Oxley's 'Riel' Moving."

 -St. City News  

 Excerpt from the premiere of 2000 at the Winspear Centre. Paul David Mercier as Louis Riel and Julien Constantin as the ghost of Thomas Scott.