Kitsault: A New Canadian Musical

$15,775 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 3 months
Created October 14, 2018
We're Carl and Doug,  a couple of Canadian artists from Ontario, and we're excited to announce that our brand new musical Kitsault is coming to life in Toronto.  

After three and a half years, countless interviews, and thousands of hours of work, we’re finally ready to share this incredible Canadian story. And we are SO stoked!

CBC wrote an article about the project. Check it out HERE!

CBC covering the early phases of the musical back in 2016, with Co-Creator Carl Pucl. 

Kitsault was a mining town built in the early 1980s nestled in the mountains of Northern British Columbia.  Picture Banff, but even more magical and without any tourists. That was Kitsault for its residents.  Yeah, a pretty awesome place to live. 


The Town of Kitsault, British Columbia (Kitsault Energy)

But after only a year and a half in operation, the mine was shut down and the residents were forced to abandon their homes.  For the last 35 years, Kitsault has sat empty, and is recognized as the world's best preserved ghost town. 

Kitsault Apartment Buildings

Kitsault stands as a testament to what can be accomplished when you dream big, but also as a reminder that nothing lasts forever.  

Our musical will tell the stories of the 1200 residents of Kitsault through 12 composite characters.

An overly confident career miner, a young doctor fresh out of med school, a female bulldozer driver with a disdain for romance, a gay man running away from uncertainty, an east coast couple trying to cement their relationship, a secretary who believes she’s capable of more, a chef who’s searching for inspiration, a school principal who enjoys vulgarity, a miner who makes a life-changing decision, a feisty administrator who always gets what she wants, and a mine manager facing the biggest challenge of his life.  

A preview of Slip Away sung by Kaleigh Gorka & David Michael Moote. Chris Tsujiuchi on Piano. 

For the last two weeks in February, we are going to host a professional workshop.  Then we'll present 2 staged readings on the nights of Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 at the Al Green Theatre in Toronto.

We are so lucky to have an exceptional cast to help us tell this story.  And we mean EXCEPTIONAL.  

Our cast will include:

AJ Bridel
Tyler Check
Kate Etienne
Kaleigh Gorka
Tara Jackson
Allister MacDonald
David Michael Moote
Michelle Nash
Melissa MacKenzie
Geoffrey Tyler
Jeremy Walmsley
Joseph Zita

Stage Managed by Andrea Baggs
Sound Design by Michael Laird

The above actors will pick up from where the talented students of the National Theatre School left off in May 2018, where we held the first preview of selected material from Kitsault. 

Carl Pucl & Doug Price with the Students of the National Theatre School of Canada.

So now the tricky part…   Yes, we’re askin’ for some dough. And yeah, $25,000 is a huge amount of money.  Trust us, we get it. But we also know the project is ready for this step.

We have worked tirelessly to get here.  We have met so many of Kitsault’s former residents who believe in us, and now we need people like you to also believe in us! 


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Help us give a voice to this amazing Canadian story!


All money raised will help to fund the following:

- 12 Actors for 2 weeks 

- Venue

- Equipment Rental & FOH

- Musicians 

- Rehearsal Space 

- Stage Manager & Sound Designer 

- Marketing & Publicity 


Thank you for your consideration! Help us spread the word!

CARL  & DOUG 


33719314_1541150708205851_r.jpegAerial View of Kitsault



All funds raised will be personally withdrawn by Carl Pucl and distributed towards all costs associated with Kitsault: A New Canadian Musical.
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