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Dixon Road

A Obsidian Theatre & Musical Stage Company Co-Production, performed at Canadian Stage’s High Park Amphitheatre.

A new Canadian musical with book, music and lyrics by Fatuma Adar. DIXON ROAD tells the story of a Somali family who immigrate to Canada in 1991 as the civil war begins to tear their homeland apart. They settle in Dixon Road, in a neighbourhood near Pearson airport that is still the heart of Toronto’s Somali community today.

Combining R&B, contemporary verse and traditional Somali melodies, DIXON ROAD is an exhilarating journey about dreams, displacement, and finding a new sense of home. Join The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company at the outdoor High Park Amphitheatre for one of this summer’s hottest musical events!

Congratulations to Fatuma Adar and DIXON ROAD for being the recipient of Outstanding New Musical at this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards!

Photos by Dahlia Katz

Fatuma Adar

Book, Music & Lyrics

Ray Hogg

Director & Choreographer

Adam Sakiyama

Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger

Chris Barillaro

Music Director & Piano/Conductor

Kimberly Colburn


Jordan Laffrenier

Metcalf Foundation Associate Director & Associate Dramaturg

Esie Mensah

Movement & Creative Consultant

Jonathan Corkal-Astorga

Associate Music Supervisor & Copyist

Brian Dudkiewicz

Set Designer

Logan Raju Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Alex Amini

Costume Supervisor

Georges Michael Fanfan

Costume Designer

Matteo DeSimone

Sound Designer