Don Macrae

Don Macrae

Don Macrae is a versatile writer and talented musician who has been writing plays and musicals for over 25 years. His one-man musical, Great Scot! (music by Ted Blackbourn), tells the story of the great Scottish poet, Robbie Burns and has played in theatrical venues in Ontario since 1993. “Jump, Jive & Swing,”, a musical revue about two crooners trying one last time to fall in love, premiered in 2001 at the River Run Centre in Guelph and the Sanderson Centre in Brantford. More recently, Boom, a[Read more]Don Macrae is a versatile writer and talented musician who has been writing plays and musicals for over 25 years. His one-man musical, Great Scot! (music by Ted Blackbourn), tells the story of the great Scottish poet, Robbie Burns and has played in theatrical venues in Ontario since 1993. “Jump, Jive & Swing,”, a musical revue about two crooners trying one last time to fall in love, premiered in 2001 at the River Run Centre in Guelph and the Sanderson Centre in Brantford. More recently, Boom, a full cast musical comedy (music by Mike O’toole) shows what happens when a musical chiropractor meets his future self. Don has also written three musicals (with pantomime features) for family audiences: “Alice” (music by Ted Blackbourn), “little red” and The Emperor’s New Clothes, all of which have been staged in Ontario theatres. A seasonal family musical, A Dickens Of A Christmas, is based on a true incident in the young life of the great English novelist. Don’s one-act plays include A Pretense of Need. Scripts now in development include Neighbourhood Watch, a full cast comedy about the delight and delirium of living in the suburbs and “Scalpers”, a full cast musical about one incredible night in the lives of street-based ticket sellers.

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  • A family musical based on a true incident in the early life of Charles Dickens. 1824 has been a terrible year for young Master Dickens. His family has been committed to debtors prison over £40 owed to the baker. The family… [Read More]
  • A Hard Place

    Adult, Drama
    A Hard Place
    Bill and his son, Michael, and Michael’s wife, Leah, have shared the same house for many years. Bill, a once successful writer, is recovering, albeit very reluctantly, from a stroke he suffered several years ago. He and… [Read More]
  • A Pretense Of Need

    Drama, Mystery-Thriller
    A Pretense Of Need
    The strained and bizarre relationship between David and his sister-in-law Louise. By all appearances, David has been placed in an institution for the manslaughter of his wife, Peg. The crime was supposedly committed after Peg… [Read More]
  • Alice

    Family, Musical
    Alice
    Hold on tight! When you dash through a rabbit hole into a strange new world, you have to expect the unexpected - from the wicked Queen of Hearts to the dizzy Mad Hatter. You see, someone has stolen the Queen's tarts and… [Read More]
  • Boom !

    Comedy
    Boom !
    Howard Pitkin is a full-time chiropractor and part-time karaoke fanatic. Your average happy-go-lucky guy. With vertebrae and microphones he’s a wizard. As a home handyman not so much. When Howard attempts a small furnace… [Read More]
  • Great Scot !

    Drama, Musical, Musical Bio
    Great Scot !
    Burns' eloquence and honesty carry us lightly and gently on a voyage through his mind - through his unabashed view of the world. His provocative tongue touches on everything from alcohol to politics, sex to religion,… [Read More]
  • little red

    Family, Musical
    little red
    Here is the enchanting story of the little girl in red. But this time, our perspective is a little different. It seems Grandma's sick again. So, what else is new? Just about everything, in this wonderful tale of a girl with a… [Read More]
  • Here is the curious story of the Emperor who’s got it all. So, what’s new? Just about everything, in this wonderful tale of an Emperor with an attitude, two swindling weavers, and a talented but overlooked tailor. Come see… [Read More]