Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is presenting Lullaby Baxter’s new musical, Garden Cities of To-morrow, on January 15th and 16th in the Big Secret Theatre at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts. This is part of the 22nd Annual High Performance Rodeo which runs from January 5th to 26th.
Dolores Calhoun is happiest doing dishes. Her husband Morton can’t seem to dirty nearly enough dishes. In due course, Dolores takes in orphans, collects dirty dishes from neighbors, and even has strangers send her dirty dishes in the mail. Part fable, part farce, part domestic drama (think Threepenny Opera meets Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), the musical is built around songs that originally appeared on Lullaby Baxter’s two critically acclaimed albums (Capable Egg and Garden Cities of To-morrow.) Baxter herself leads the cast as Dolores, with Bertram Havisham as Morton and Lily String Quartet as the orphans. Libretto by Lutwidge Sedgwick. Directed by David van Belle. Lighting by Cimmeron Meyer.