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About Us

Ovation Productions is one of Ottawa's only local theatre companies dedicated to staging professional musicals featuring professional performers, artists, and creatives from all over Canada, including artists that call our Nation's capital home. Ovation was stablished in 2018. Scroll down to learn more about our founder.

 

Ovation's first season was well received with a sold out run of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, performed at the Arts Court theatre.  ​Most recently, Ovation Productions produced Cabaret in 2023 as part of its 2nd season, which was highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

What makes Ovation different?

Ovation Productions is dedicated to providing paid opportunities in Ottawa for musical theatre artists, and to producing high-quality, entertaining, professional musical theatre productions in Ottawa to be enjoyed by audiences.   

A note from the Artistic Producer

A photo of Tanya Guimond, a local Ottawa artist who is the Artistic Producer and Executive Director of Ovation Productions

Hello and welcome!

My name is Tanya and I am the Artistic Producer, Executive Director and Founder of Ovation Productions. I attended Sheridan College for Musical Theatre Performance and recently completed a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy. I started my career in theatre comparatively later in life after suppressing my passion for theatre for many years while pursuing a career in scientific research. I studied Biochemistry in my undergraduate years and also completed a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry with a specialization in Human and Molecular Genetics. I also completed my Bachelor of Education and have been teaching part time as an Ontario Certified Teacher for the past 13 years. I am so proud to  have garnered so many useful skills such as a keen attention to detail, a strong collaborative mindset, and effective communication skills, among others, that I can now apply to my role as Artistic Producer. I am lucky to have performed on a number of professional stages across Ontario and to have been featured in original musical cast recordings, and participated in a number of workshops. I am also the proud mother of two wonderful children, who remind me every day of the importance of being patient and never giving up!

 

My role with Ovation Productions involves overseeing programming and independently producing all of our productions. I hire and work closely with creative team members, directors, designers and artists to ensure we are providing high quality entertainment for our audiences in a safe, fun, and collaborative team environment.  I also enjoy helping out with various aspects of each production as needed, such as the design and acquisition of costumes and props.

The mandate of Ovation Productions has always been simple: to provide paid opportunities for artists and to produce high quality professional musical theatre. In addition, we try and hire local artists as much as possible. Ottawa loses so much of its talent to other major cities and professional artists that live and move here simply face a lack of professional, paid musical theatre opportunities in this city. We're here to try and help change that! 

We hope to continue to develop and foster strong connections with our audience and local community. If you're interested in staying on top of all things Ovation, subscribe to our email list below and follow us on our social media pages. If you're interested in collaborating with us in any capacity, please feel free to message us directly. 

We couldn't do any of this without you and we really do appreciate all of the love and support we have received. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our website and learn a bit more about Ovation. 

We look forward to connecting and growing with you, our audience!

Sincerely,

Tanya Guimond

OTTAWA'S ACCLAIMED PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION COMPANY

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