Fortune Falls

Directed by Jonathan Christenson
Book by Jonathan Christenson and Beth Graham
Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Christenson 

Presented in a Citadel/Catalyst Partnership, originated in collaboration with Alberta Theatre Projects.

A synthpop musical set to the beat of a revolutionary spirit. From the creators of Nevermore, Hunchback and Vigilante. Fortune Falls is the allegorical tale of the rise, fall and reinvention of a prosperous town, once home to the world’s largest candy factory. One shocking day the factory is closed, leaving one lonely man to guard the abandoned factory and a community to contemplate endings and new beginnings. The newest musical from Edmonton’s Catalyst Theatre.


Please click here for show dates and times.

ASL performances February 1 at 8PM & February 3 at 12:30PM. Contact Lana.

Find more from our friends at Catalyst here:

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Fortune Falls Ensemble
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Shannon Blanchet, Braydon Dowler-Coltman, Graham Mothersill
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Shannon Blanchet, Graham Mothersill, Daniel Fong, Jamie Tognazzini
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Shannon Blanchet
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Shannon Blanchet, Jamie Tognazzini, Braydon Dowler-Coltman
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Daniel Fong
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Fortune Falls Ensemble
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Fortune Falls Ensemble
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January 17 – February 5, 2017 - Maclab Theatre

Cast and Creative Team


Directed by Jonathan Christenson
Book by Jonathan Christenson & Beth Graham
Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Christenson
Choreography by Laura Krewski
Music Production & Sound Design by Matthew Skopyk
Set, Props & Lighting by Kerem Çetinel
Costume Design by Megan Koshka
Production Dramaturgy by Laurel Green
Voice & Text Coaching by Jane MacFarlane
Stage Managed by Wayne Paquette
Assistant Stage Managed (Edmonton) by Al Gadowsky
Assistant Stage Managed (Calgary) by Kerry Johnson
Production Managed by James Robert Boudreau


Featuring – Shannon Blanchet, Braydon Dowler-Coltman, Daniel Fong, Graham Mothersill, Jamie Tognazzini

Previews and Reviews


Five facts about Alberta Theatre Projects’ Fortune Falls – Jon Roe, Calgary Herald

A look at ATP’s new mysterious musical about a different chocolate factory – Mike’s Bloggity Blog

Coming of age in an abandoned chocolate factory – Avenue Magazine

Candyland Dreams – Jacquelin Gregoire, VUE Weekly

Catalyst Theatre’s latest, Fortune Falls, premières in Edmonton – Jenna Marynowski, After the House Lights

New from Catalyst: a dark chocolate musical with a sweet tooth – Liz Nicholls,



“…imaginative zest and witty physicality…” – Liz Nicholls,

“…a cautionary parable about the false promises of the ‘American Dream’…” – Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal

New work the stuff of dreams in Catalyst’s Fortune Falls – Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal

“…an entertaining evening full of the elements that have made Catalyst one of the most daring and inventive of theatre companies.” – Colin MacLean,

Making a dream real – Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette

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