A new Canadian musical with book, music and lyrics by Fatuma Adar. DIXON ROAD tells the story of a Somali family who immigrate to Canada in 1991 as the civil war begins to tear their homeland apart. They settle in Dixon Road, in a neighbourhood near Pearson airport that is still the heart of Toronto’s Somali community today.
Combining R&B, contemporary verse and traditional Somali melodies, DIXON ROAD is an exhilarating journey about dreams, displacement, and finding a new sense of home. Join The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company for the arrival of an extraordinary new Canadian musical.
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DIXON ROAD includes exciting participatory experiences as part of The Musical Stage Company’s MARQUEE Festival such as;
THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE AT HIGH PARK AMPHITHEATRE
An exploration of Somali culture where guests sample and celebrate the cultural heritage of Somalia.
Onsite before each performance of DIXON ROAD.
PRE-SHOW PICNICS IN HIGH PARK
Join us before each performance of DIXON ROAD for a pre-show conversation with members of The Musical Stage Company and the artistic team of DIXON ROAD. Learn exciting behind-the-scenes content about the creation of this new Canadian musical. Offered 45 minutes before each performance of DIXON ROAD.
SOMALI DAY IN DIXON ROAD (ISTAR RESTAURANT)
A one night celebration of DIXON ROAD on Dixon Road! Join The Musical Stage Company at Istar Restaurant for a celebration of the community that inspired the musical. Enjoy authentic Somali cuisine at Istar Restaurant, followed by transportation to The High Park Amphitheatre to see Fatuma Adar’s new musical, DIXON ROAD.
Offered on Friday, June 3 before the performance of DIXON ROAD.
BLACK OUT NIGHT
On June 7, 2022, Obsidian Theatre & The Musical Stage Company, in collaboration with Canadian Stage will be hosting a Black Out Night for Dixon Road, a new Canadian musical by Fatuma Adar.
Black Stories. Black Artists. Black Audiences. BLACK OUT NIGHT!
This Black Out Night is an evening, exclusive to the Afro/Black community, dedicated to celebrating Black stories, artists, and audience members by providing a safer space for them to experience theatre that is about the Afro/Black community and by the Afro/Black community. Before the performance, we welcome you to experience our Culture Exchange, where we will have Somali vendors, Somali musicians, and a dedicated prayer structure for anyone who wishes to use it. Join us before the show at 7:15 PM for a pre-show chat, celebrating Black stories in theatre, facilitated by Obsidian Theatre. Offered on June 7, 2022.
Single Tickets for DIXON ROAD are on sale now! Advance tickets for DIXON ROAD are $49.00. Advertised ticket prices include applicable fees and HST.
All performances of DIXON ROAD will have Pay-What-You-Can ticketing options to ensure financial barriers do not limit community participation. Pay-What-You-Can ticketing will become available online 48 hours in advance of each performance.
Accessibility Copy (for sites listing access measures):
The pathway leading from the road/sidewalk to the Amphitheatre seating is a natural, unpaved pathway and you may encounter tree roots, rocks, and sections of uneven ground.
Accessible seating is available in the top row of the Amphitheatre. Please inform our Box Office representatives if you require accessible seating when booking your tickets.
At least one accessible portable washroom will be available with roll in ground level access, grab bars, and a self-closing, unmotorized door.
While the pathway within the amphitheatre grounds is lit after sunset, the portion of pathway between the amphitheatre grounds and the road/sidewalk is not.