Moon, Moon, No Moon

Moon, Moon, No Moon

An All-New Musical Cabaret

A meditation on the moon’s significance to humans, the show will look at humankind’s millennia-long relationship with the Moon, from embodiment as a god or goddess, to the way we mark time for ritual and agricultural purposes, through to use for propaganda during the cold war.

This new song cycle will premiere at the 2018
High Performance Rodeo

With Special Guests:

Bruce McCulloch      January 11, 12, 13 

Tim Williams             January 18, 19, 20 

Jossy Gallegos          January 18, 19, 20

Onalea Gilbertson*    January 25, 26, 27 

* A limited number of Pay What You Can Afford tickets for the Preview performance on January 9 @ 8:00 pm will be available exclusively at the door of the theatre, one hour prior to show time. Based on availability. Guarantee your seat for the January 9th Preview in advance by purchasing a $15 ticket online, in person, or by phone.

Our Playlist of all things Moon.  Get ready for Moon, Moon, No Moon with this playlist of songs to inspire! 

*Onalea Gilbertson photo courtesy of Miguel Anaya

Also Featuring:

Mark Bellamy

Mark Bellamy is very happy to be back with the amazing artists at One Yellow Rabbit for Moon, Moon, No Moon. He has previously appeared with the OYR Ensemble in Naked West, Breeder and The Ugly Man.

Mark is formerly the Artistic Producer of Lunchbox Theatre (2014-2017) and Artistic Director of Vertigo Theatre (2004 – 2012). He has been honoured with numerous awards for his work as a director and choreographer, including the 2006 Greg Bond Memorial Award, the 2012 Harry and Martha Cohen Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the arts in Alberta. Some of his favourite recent performance credits include: In On It (Lunchbox Theatre), Cocktails at Pam’s (Teatro La Quindicina) Shear Madness (Vertigo Theatre). 

Jeff Charlton

Jeff Charlton is a newcomer to One Yellow Rabbit with Moon, Moon, No Moon being his first acting credit with the company. Recently, he has performed and worked on The Calgary Municipal Space Station, Come Home, Making Treaty 7, Declaration, Okotoks, and 509.

Kris Demeanor

Kris Demeanor is a songwriter, theatre artist and poet who has taken his work around the world, inspiring audiences to laugh, dance, weep, think and party.  He’s released seven recordings of original songs, and was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Calgary. Recent work includes Making Treaty 7, John Ware Re-Imagined, CBC’s The Irrelevant Show, collaborating with Ian Tyson, and Shelter From the Storm, a songwriting collaboration with clients of Calgary's Drop in Centre.

Karen Hines

Karen is an award-winning writer, performer and director and a two-time finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. Previous projects with One Yellow Rabbit include last year’s All the Little Animals I Have Eaten (Playwrights Guild of Canada Carol Bolt Award Finalist, Enbridge Playwright’s Award) as well as directing all of horror clowns Mump & Smoot’s shows and performing her solo, Citizen Pochsy. Originally from Toronto, Karen has performed extensively in theatre, television and film in is a Dora Award-winner and Gemini nominee. Upcoming, her Crawlspace (Wordfest, Canadian tour) is being adapted via Telefilm as a feature, and she is currently writing new plays for Calgary’s Verb and Vertigo Theatres. A National Magazine Award winner, Karen is a regular contributor to the Herald’s Swerve Magazine. During the High Performance Rodeo she is directing Michelle Thrush’s Inner Elder, and is a Red Phone Project playwright. Her father was a consultant to NASA on ionospheric physics.

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan is known for his work in sound design, composition, and as a live musician. He has performed at, and/or designed shows for Alberta Theatre Projects, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Junction and Vertigo Mystery Theatre and more. His most recent projects include a 65-minute soundtrack for COU A Circus of Unity (Green Fools), and the music and sound for Jabberwocky (Old Trout Puppet Workshop). 

David Rhymer

David Rhymer is a multi-award winning writer and composer and frequent collaborator with One Yellow Rabbit. His work - a combo of cabaret, salon and art-song, have toured internationally to critical and popular acclaim.

They include Mata Hari In 8 Bullets (which premiered off Broadway in 2013,) Songs From Nightingale Alley, Why Freud Fainted, Wreck Beach and  Something Wicked This Way Comes! With long time associate poet/playwright Blake Brooker, he created the impressionistic oratorio on the Beat Generation Dream Machine, and the notorious Ilsa Queen Of The Nazi Love Camp which toured Canada, the UK and Australia and was made into a feature movie. 

His latest Crime Does Not Pay written with Calgary Poet Laureate and indie song writer Kris Demeanor is set in the cultural paranoia of the early 50's and based on the true crime story of Bob Wood, the creator of the most notorious comic magazine of its day!

In 2007 he was honoured with the Greg Bond Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary  

Jamie Tognazzini

Jamie Tognazzini previously appeared at the High Performance Rodeo in midways, freak shows, parades, and with One Yellow Rabbit in Calgary, I Love You, but You're Killing Me. She performed with OYR’s beautifulyoungartists for Radioheaded 3 and In & Out of Love (Sled Island). Recently, Jamie played Alice in The Drowning Girls (Vertigo Theatre), and performed in Catalyst Theatre's Fortune Falls in Calgary and Edmonton. Other credits include: Project Whooping Crane (Green Fools), Awesome Girl and Radical Boy (Lunchbox Theatre),  The Toxic Avenger Musical (Broadway West), Evil Dead: the Musical (GZT/H&M). In Autumn 2017, Jamie had a hilarious time joining the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, building props and puppets for their new show Jabberwocky. Numerous festivals throughout Western Canada have presented her original eccentric multidisciplinary creations. Jamie's also a proud associate artist/instructor with Green Fools Social Circus programs.