Colours in the Storm is a musical about the life–and mysterious death–of iconic Canadian painter, Tom Thomson. A play with songs, rather than a traditional musical, the show follows Thomson’s development as a painter from his arrival in Algonquin Park in 1912 to his death there in Canoe Lake in 1917. Increasingly possessed by his artistic vision, Thomson struggles to realize his potential and to come to terms with the passions in his life.
News & Reviews
“Vibrant songs, resounding emotions … sense of wonder.” —Hamilton View
“Elegant. Mature and important themes.” —Globe & Mail
“A story brimming with adventure, romance and mystery. Passionate intensity … superb.” —The Kitchener Record
About the Author
Jim Betts is a fixture in Canadian musical theatre, and is an award-winning writer and composer. His productions, Colours In The Storm, Little Women, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang and The Mystery of the Oak Island Treasure have been performed in theatres across Canada. He is currently the Artistic Director of Smile Theatre, a unique company that creates and presents high-quality performances by outstanding theatre artists to seniors who are isolated from cultural experiences.