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La Boheme

La Bohème ()

Produced by

Against the Grain Theatre

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettists: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Translator: Joel Ivany
Director: Joel Ivany


The Tranzac Club – The Main Hall


December 1st, 2011 – December 3rd, 2011


The story is set in modern-day Toronto. We are not at Café Momus, but at The Tranzac Club. The comforting dive bar in the heart of the Annex. Come meet Rodolfo and Marcello, two good friends who just can’t quite get it together. You’ll also be introduced to Musetta and Mimi, two lovely ladies who steal the love and attention away from our young men. Come for the community, while participating in this story. This is La Bohème. Experience it for the first time. And have a beer while you’re at it. (, 2014).


Miriam Khalil Mimi
Ryan Harper Rodolfo
Justin Welsh Marcello
Lindsay Sutherland Boal Musetta
Neil Craighead Colline
Keith Lam Schaunard
Gregory Finney Benoit / Alcindoro
Nadia Chana Chorus
Justine Owen Chorus
Mikhail Shemet Chorus
Derek Kwan Chorus / Rodolfo understudy
Phillip Rego Chorus
Larissa Koniuk Chrous / Musetta understudy
Shaun Alphonso Chorus
Suzanne Daniels Chorus
Christina Campsall Chorus
Sarah Iles Chorus
Erica Poirier Chorus
Rachel Wood Chorus

Creative Team

Giacomo Puccini Composer
Luigi Illica Librettist
Giuseppe Giacosa Librettist
Joel Ivany Translation and Adaptation
Joel Ivany Director
Christopher Mokrzewski Music Director
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Camellia Koo Costume Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Associate Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Associate Costume Designer


Christopher Mokrzewski Piano


Ariel Martin-Smith Stage Manager
Aislinn Ritchie Rehearsal Stage Manager
Sam Thompson Assistant Stage Manager