Coal Mine Theatre presents The Wonder Pageant, Dec 2-23, 2018

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2018 • Please include in your listings/announcements

Presents 19 World Premieres of
Created and Directed by
Kayla Lorette and Ron Pederson
December 2 – 23, 2018

No Script. No Plan. No Net. It will take a miracle. A holiday miracle!

THE WONDER PAGEANT, this year’s Coal Mine Theatre commission, is a hilarious world premiere every night.

Created and directed by Kayla Lorette (That’s So Weird!) and Ron Pederson (MAD TV), THE WONDER PAGEANT is an unscripted evening of improv comedy, merry music and holiday cheer, with a few ugly sweaters thrown in for good measure! Grab an egg nog and join in on the holiday fun, December 2 – 23 at the Coal Mine Theatre.

From audience suggestions each night, the cast of Canadian Comedy Award-winners, create new sketches and songs on the spot for an insane night of festive follies and Christmas comedy miracles! The intimacy of the Coal Mine Theatre is the perfect way to experience the wonder of improv.

Kayla Lorette (The Sufferettes) and Ron Pederson (One Night Only; the Greatest Musical Never Written) will perform alongside their personal favourite improv superstars Matt Baram (The National Theatre of The World), Jan Carauna (Sunnyside) Paloma Nuñez (She The People), and Kris Siddiqi (Because News), with Musical Director Waylen Miki (The Second City).

Celebrate all of the joy, madness, and wonder of the season with THE WONDER PAGEANT, December 2 – 23 at the Coal Mine Theatre, opening night Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30pm.

19 World Premieres of
Created and Directed by
Kayla Lorette and Ron Pederson

Set Design by Anna Treusch
Lighting and Sound Design by Mark Andrada
Costume Design by Sim Suzer

Performed by Matt Baram, Jan Carauna, Kayla Lorette, Paloma Nuñez,
Ron Pederson, Kris Siddiqi with Musical Director Waylen Miki
Stage Manager Connor Low

Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue
December 2 – 23, 2018
Opening Night: Wednesday December 5, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday-Saturday @ 7:30 • Sunday Matinee @ 2pm (Sunday preview @ 7:30pm)
All Tickets $42.50 + hst (previews $25 + hst)
For more info + to purchase tickets, please visit

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The critically acclaimed and award-winning Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto’s Off-Off-Broadview theatre, presents its most ambitious season yet with an explosive lineup of productions that continue to prioritize excellence while offering a highly entertaining experience in their intimate eighty-seat theatre. With moving, gripping, and dramatic plays that Toronto has never seen before, Coal Mine promises that every season will be their best yet. 2018-19 season consists of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley and directed by Peter Pasyk; The Wonder Pageant, created and directed by Kayla Lorette and Ron Pederson; The Father, written by Florian Zeller (translation by Christopher Hampton) and directed by Ted Dykstra; and Hand to God, written by Robert Askins and directed by Mitchell Cushman.

Media Contact: Carrie Sager,, 416.533.7710, FLIP PUBLICITY

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Kayla Lorette, Ron Pederson, Jan Carauna, Kris Siddiqi, Matt Baram, Paloma Nuñez, Waylen Miki, Connor Low

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