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Miss Caledonia tells the heartwarming story of a small-town girl with big dreams

by on October 20, 2014


Join the Fredericton Playhouse on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. for Miss Caledonia, a moving play based on a true story.

Set in 1955, this one-woman play tells the tale of Peggy Ann Douglas, a small-town girl with big plans to follow in the steps of starlets like Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether by becoming a movie star. But the first step on her ambitious journey is to win a local beauty pageant. Miss Caledonia follows Peggy Ann’s journey as she attempts to sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts.

Created and performed by Dora Award-winning artist Melody A. Johnson, Miss Caledonia has toured across Canada to much critical acclaim. Johnson has worked as a playwright and performer everywhere from Brantford to Singapore, and is an alumna of Second City, where she directed a number of mainstage hits.

The story of Miss Caledonia is based on Johnson’s own mother, who entered pageants in the 1950s while living on a farm in rural Ontario. Between that real-life inspiration, and the delightful accompaniment of Haligonian Mary Fay Coady on the fiddle, audiences will be captivated by Peggy Ann’s heartwarming adventure.

This performance will be presented in the Playhouse’s intimate backstage studio space.

Tickets for Miss Caledonia are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office 458-8344, or online at

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