It’s an automotive fantasy...
A charismatic premier and an audacious entrepreneur dream of building a sexy new sports car in New Brunswick, but political and production roadblocks are keeping the gull-winged venture from getting off the ground. When American promoter Malcolm Bricklin brings his dream of producing his namesake sports car to New Brunswick, Premier Richard Hatfield’s government becomes his not-so-silent business partner. With catchy 1970’s pop and funk inspired tunes, this new musical comedy takes us on a fantastical and wild ride through the politics, business antics, controversy, and fame associated with one of the most colourful stories in our province’s history.
Cast: Jason Chesworth (Malcolm Bricklin), George Masswohl (Richard Hatfield), Troy Adams (John, Cormier, Others), Tania Breen (Michelle), Cameron MacDuffee (Gerrard) “The Acrylics”: Troy Adams, Jason Chesworth, Michael Doherty, Cameron MacDuffee.
Musicians: Rob Piltch (Guitar), Scott Alexander (Bass), Steve Heathcote (Drums), Allen Cole (Piano, Back-up Vocals), Michael Doherty (Keyboards, Back-up Vocals)
Produced by: Allen Cole Executive Producers: Caleb Marshall (Theatre New Brunswick) & Tim Yerxa (Fredericton Playhouse) Recorded by: D L Audio (Toronto, ON) & Master Tracks Recording Studio (Hanwell, NB) Recording Engineers: Matt Davis (D L Audio), Andrew McRae (Master Tracks) Assistant Recording Engineer: Chris Diotte (Master Tracks) Mixed & Mastered by: Andrew McRae (Master Tracks) Mix Supervision: Allen Cole & Michael Doherty Graphic Design & Cover Art: Jill Scaplen
All songs: Allen Cole (lyrics and music) and Paul Ledoux (lyrics) © 2010 (SOCAN), under license to Fredericton Playhouse Inc. All rights reserved. The Bricklin is written by Allen Cole & Paul Ledoux. Dramaturgy by Alisa Palmer. Holly Cole, Funk Research Consultant. The Bricklin was commissioned by the Fredericton Playhouse (Tim Yerxa, Executive Director). A co-production of the Fredericton Playhouse and Theatre New Brunswick, The Bricklin premiered at the Fredericton Playhouse July 30, 2010.