World's Fair 1876: The Centennial Exposition
by JHG Creative
JHG Creative - Winnipeg, MB
V.25 - The Gargoyle Theatre 
World's Fair 1876: The Centennial Exposition is a new musical comedy that follows a young Ethelbert Watts, as he and other famous inventors vie for the prestigious Ulysses S. Grant. Competing with inventors Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Heinz is no easy feat, but Watts is sure he has an invention that will blow everyone out of the water.
2019 Harry S. Rintoul Award-winning JHG Creative bring you quick-witted dialogue, absurd exaggerations and a tongue-in-cheek approach to history that is sure to make you quake in your seat.

Monique Gauthier, Cuinn Joseph, Connor Joseph, Ian Ingram, Ben Krawchuk

JHG Creative

Show Info:
60 Minutes

Parental Guidance

Mild Language

Wed July 19 7:45 PM
Thu July 20 7:45 PM
Fri July 21 10:00 PM
Sat July 22 3:00 PM
Sun July 23 4:45 PM
Mon July 24 7:45 PM
Tue July 25 10:00 PM
Wed July 26 4:00 PM
Thu July 27 5:45 PM
Fri July 28 7:45 PM
Sat July 29 9:00 PM
Sun July 30 12:00 PM

World’s Fair 1876: The Centennial Exposition

JHG Creative—The Gargoyle Theatre

This musical was BRILLIANT. Set at the first centennial of America, we find ourselves at a conference of sorts, surrounded by notable inventors as they attempt to win the president’s favour in support of their creation. It reminded me a lot of Hamilton in so far as the clever and witty songwriting and storytelling. It is a (mostly) historically accurate story, rich with poignant social commentary. There is something so appealing about history being presented in such a fun and engaging way. I thought the songwriting and the script was so inspired, and I strongly feel like it’s shows like this are the reason I love musical theatre. It offers a perspective of hope about the world felt so many years ago, which serves to show how much has (or hasn’t) changed at all in the time elapsed since. It’s informative, thoroughly entertaining, hilarious, and an absolute delight. Definitely make the time to check this one out!

Calantha Jensen