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Dixon Road ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company and The Musical Stage Company

Presented by

Canadian Stage

Book: Fatuma Adar
Music: Fatuma Adar
Lyrics: Fatuma Adar
Director: Ray Hogg
Choreographer: Ray Hogg


High Park Amphitheatre


June 3rd, 2022 – June 19th, 2022


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. (


Krystle Chance Ensemble
Starr Domingue Safiya
Omar Forrest Ensemble
Rose-Mary Harbans Ensemble
Gavin Hope Zaki
Germaine Konji Batoul
Michael-Lamont Lytle Ensemble
Danté Prince Yousef
Shakura S’aida Halima
Travae Williams Ensemble

Creative Team

Fatuma Adar Book
Fatuma Adar Music
Fatuma Adar Lyrics
Ray Hogg Director
Ray Hogg Choreographer
Chris Barillaro Conductor
Rose-Mary Harbans Assistant Choreographer
Adam Sakiyama Orchestrations
Adam Sakiyama Music Arrangements
Chris Barillaro Music Director
Kimberly Colburn Dramaturge
Jordan Laffrenier Associate Director
Jordan Laffrenier Associate Dramaturg
Brian Dudkiewicz Set Designer
Georges Michael Fanfan Costume Designer
Logan Cracknell Lighting Designer
Matteo DeSimone Sound Designer
Maddie Bautista Apprentice Sound Designer
Kaylee Harwood Apprentice Director
Alexandra Kane Apprentice Music Director
Haneul Yi Apprentice Music Director


Chris Barillaro Piano
John Gzowski Guitars & Oud
Evan Porter Bass
Aubrey Dayle Drums & Percussion


Rose-Mary Harbans Dance Captain
Jonathan Corkal-Astorga Associate Music Supervisor
Jonathan Corkal-Astorga Music Copyist
Alex Amini Costume Supervisor
Adam Sakiyama Musical Supervision
Kat Chin Stage Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Assistant Stage Manager
Leslie Hernandez Production Supervisor
Carlos Varela Production Manager
Matteo DeSimone Associate Production Manager
Marissa Trott Apprentice Stage Manager
Marissa Trott Production & Safety Coordinator
El Patey Head of Properties
Alex Gilbert Head of Softgoods
Susanna Feng Scenic Painter
Jen Newnham Scenic Painter
Esie Mensah Movement Consultant
Esie Mensah Creative Consultant
Mayran Kalah Cultural Consultant
Ausar Stewart Dialect Coach
Everett Dalingwater Head Technician
Everett Dalingwater Audio Technician
Elijah Ouimet Audio Technician
Ethan Robinson Lighting Operator
Ivy Groundwater Running Crew
Sofia Frick Running Crew
Geoffrey Davies Dresser
Erika Jaudzems Dresser


Robyn Hoja Producer
Vanessa Spence Producer
Abriana Lashley Production Coordinator
Gabby Noja Production Coordinator