Show Tune Showdown (TM) 2023

Show Tune Showdown will return to the Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe for its 16th edition on April 22, 2023.

This year’s edition will feature three established theatre organizations from the National Capital Region: 2022 STS champions, Zucchini ProductionsOrpheus Musical Theatre and first-time STS competitors, Lost Baggage Musical Theatre.

Our three judges for the 2023 edition are 3-time JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, CBC Radio’s Host/Producer of In Town and Out, Giacomo Panico and Somerset Ward City Councillor Ariel Troster. To add a touch of sparkle to the evening, comedian and radio host Jesse Reynolds returns to the stage as our emcee and is the icing on the cake for an entertaining evening.

All of the profits from the show will be used to support Tone Cluster with its season of concerts, community and festival appearances.

Welcome to Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir

Tone Cluster is an auditioned choir for queer people and their allies based in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario. We pride ourselves on creating a queer-positive environment where singers can be themselves while striving for choral excellence.

Our core values include creativity, fun, excellence, a caring community, diversity and spirit. Our repertoire reflects our values and is wide-ranging and eclectic, from madrigals to Manhattan Transfer arrangements by way of world music and contemporary Canadiana. The choir also performs original choral works commissioned by the choir from Canadian composers. 

Tone Cluster is a proud “out” choir! We make sure that our audiences are aware of our point of view when we sing… and we trust that you, as a queer singer or straight ally, are proud to support a queer choir.

Check out Our Season page regularly for updates on our planned activities.

If you might be interested in singing with us, we’d love it if you auditioned for us in the Fall. We also have auditions at other times throughout the year – for more information, please visit our Join Us page.

If you want to volunteer, make a donation or advertise with us, we truly appreciate your support. Please visit our Support Us page. Tone Cluster now has a full sponsorship program. For more information, please see the Sponsor Us page.