RoundingTheBend - Eliza Musselwhite copy

Top 5 things “20 something” women want in a musical.
1. Road trip! – To vicariously quench our never ending wanderlust.
2. Romance – Surprise kisses and sexy dancing.
3. Heartache – #Catharsis.
4. Friendship – As much as our friends drive us crazy, they also make our lives 100% more interesting.
5. Musical numbers- Duh.

A truthful look into being young, female and full of questions. Who am I? What do I want? Where am I going? And most importantly, how the hell do I get there? “Rounding the Bend” is a one act musical, exploring the blurred lines between love and friendship and the moments in life that either hold us together or break us apart.


Featuring: Brittany Rae Robinson, Alyssa Minichillo, Emma Banigan, Brittany Kay*
Written and directed by Eliza Blue Musselwhite
Production Manager: Susan Anderson
Stage Manager: Lindsay Jenkins
Musical Director: Jamie Musselwhite
Choreographer: Elijah Manalo
Lighting and sound design: Ivan Trinier and Matthew Hyslop
Poster art: Hannah Musselwhite
Mentored by Kelly Holiff
*appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Strong Language

Special Thank Yous:
Sage Whittworth, Lena Maripuu, Sophia Stuart-Sheppard, Allison Reed




60 minutes
90 minutes (double-bill)


Monday May 4, 7:00pm
Friday May 8, 9:00pm (double-bill – FIG NEWTON’S LAWS)


Each year, Paprika develops and produces new plays and/or creative projects of various lengths with the support of professional artist mentors. Projects can be presented in a variety of forms. Performance based works that are experimental which incorporate non-linear forms of writing, visual art, dance or other art forms. They can also be conventional plays, solo-performances or large-scale productions. Paprika provides each company an artistic mentor who is a professional with expertise in specific areas of focus. The team at Paprika works with the company to find the best mentor pairing and to ensure their project is as strong as possible.