Creating Rem Lezar
Created by Scott Zakarin; Adapted by Christian M. Leeson & Cyan Gargol
Rem Lezar Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
V.1 - John Hirsch Mainstage 
Creating Rem Lezar tells the story of Zack and Ashlee, two ordinary kids who make an extraordinary discovery: they have the same imaginary friend, a blue-haired superhero named Rem Lezar. With the power of their combined imaginations, they sing, dance and bring Rem Lezar to life! They go on an incredible adventure, and along the way, Rem shows them the true power of friendship.
Based on the 1989 direct-to-video film of the same name, this quirky, strange and unique musical is guaranteed fun for kids, adults, and everyone in between!

Paul Forget, Grace Downs, Alex Schaeffer, Christian M. Leeson, Emma Lewis, William Spencler

Christian M. Leeson

Show Info:
45 Minutes


Thu July 20 2:45 PM
Sat July 22 8:00 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Sun July 23 11:00 AM
Wed July 26 6:00 PM
Fri July 28 11:00 AM
Sat July 29 4:30 PM
Sun July 30 1:15 PM

Creating Rem Lezar

Rem Lezar Theatre—John Hirsch Mainstage

Creating Rem Lezar is a 1989 direct to video musical for kids. It’s 48 minutes long and has since the mid aughts built an online cult following. Creating Rem Lezar is a 2023 fringe show musical for kids. It’s 42 minutes long, entirely follows the film, and I have no clue who this is for. Well, I know who it’s for, but it’s for a very particular kind of person who likes online content about “so bad it’s good” movies from the 80s. For kids the plot could be a bit twee, and for adults who aren’t in the know there were some technical flubs and the general kid musical aesthetic isn’t something most enjoy. If this sounds like your jam I think you’ve already seen it by now, but if you haven’t, it’s what it says on the tin. My partner, who this was made for, watched it with me and she said that the actor playing Rem Lazar did a better job than in the original film. Take from that what you will.

Josh Fidelak