Sunday, December 8, 2019






November 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020 at 
the Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto
The Family Musical That Targets Your Funny Bone!

Director and Choreographer Tracey Flye
Writer Matt Murray
Music Director Joseph Tritt

Starring Robert Markus, AJ Bridel, Eddie Glen, Michael De Rose, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Lawrence Libor, and Daniel Williston
Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
November 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020
photos by Rachel McCaig

After 23 years of acclaimed holiday extravaganzas Ross Petty productions does not disappoint in it's near quarter of a century Toronto Holiday tradition. A wonderfully entertaining version of Lil Red Riding Hood meets Robin Hood is a slick, beautifully designed tale for all ages. 

Eddie Glen shines in his 17th year with the show and plays a devilish two-sided sidekick to the dreaded Sheriff of Naughtyham, portrayed with powerful vocals and comic skill by Sara-Jeanne Hosie, returning after her fabulous stint as the wicked witch of the west in last years show. 

Glen rises to the occasion with opportunities to present his astounding vocals as he leads an amazing cast through a forest of wondrous and entertaining scenes filled with music and intricate choreography.

The entire creative team and performing ensemble excels at bringing this mixed tale of Lil Red who leaves the trials of high school in his little red vest in order to move back in time and discover how to succeed in a past filled with a new challenge and a new spectacular musical interlude - moving him through the lives of Maid Marion, Robin Hood, and the always fabulous Plumbum and all their attending characters. 

Don't miss yet another spectacular Ross Petty production that brings in the holiday season with plenty of witty political import, lots of fun for children to interact with their favourite characters, to cheer them on and boo their detractors at every delightful opportunity. 

In its first year at the beautiful Winter Garden this is a delightful and action picked show running until January 4th.

Lil Red in the opening high school scenes
Plumbum with Maid Marion

Sara-Jeanne Hosie as the Sheriff of Naughtyham

TORONTO (September 24, 2019) Rich or poor, the whole family will be hood-winked by Ross Petty Productions’ original musical, LIL’ RED ROBIN HOODthis holiday season. After 23 years of holiday cheer in Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre, Ross Petty Productions’ 2019/20 Family Musical is moving to the Winter Garden Theatre on the 6th Floor of the same venue. The Winter Garden has a uniquely magical forest setting that inspired the creation of our brand-new 24th production, LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD, onstage November 29, 2019 to January 4, 2020.

This original family musical stars Robert Markus as Lil’ Red. Robert was the sensational star of Dear Evan Hansen, and showed an entirely wacky side of his talent in the celebrated Stratford production of The Rocky Horror Show. Returning for her 3rd Ross Petty ProductionAJ Bridel, in the role of Maid Marion, previously played Sleeping Beauty and followed that with the role of Jane in A Christmas Carol, the Family Musical with a SCROOGE LOOSE! And of course, everyone’s favourite farceur, Eddie Glen, now in his 17th Ross Petty production!
The adventure begins in 2019 Toronto where the hero, Lil’ Red is magically transported to the 16th century and lands in Sherway Gardens Forest. Robin Hood, played by Lawrence Libor (Grease, Footloose, and American Idiot), Maid Marion, and Friar Tuck, played by Daniel Williston (Rose, Spoon River, and Kinky Boots), join Lil’ Red in defeating the evil Sheriff of Naughtyham, played by Sara-Jeanne Hosie who was a hit as last year’s Wicked Witch of the West. Also returning from last year’s The Wizard of Oz is Michael De Rose, raucous and strangely alluring in the role of SugarBum.

Tracey Flye will once again bring her many talents to direct and choreograph the production and Matt Murray will create his 3rd hilarious script. Joseph Trittis the music director and conductor of LIL’ RED’s rockin’ live band.

With pop tunes, ad libs and raucous audience participation, this musical production is a uniquely Toronto family tradition, and not to be missed.

BMO returns as Presenting Sponsor along with Associate Sponsors The Toronto Star, Hilton Toronto and Mucho Burrito Restaurants.

LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD will play for 42 performances at the Winter Garden Theatre from November 29, 2019, to January 4, 2020.

BMO presents a Ross Petty Production

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