No Chance In Hell – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

Could you make your case for access into Heaven or is there

No Chance In Hell?

Have you always done the right thing? What if you arrived at the Pearly Gates and were informed that your file was missing? Could you convince the judge that you deserve access to Heaven? The new Canadian musical, No Chance in Hell explores that question and the classic battle of good vs. evil – but with a twist! What happens when good and evil fall in love? Do they spend the hereafter in Heaven or Hell?

No Chance in Hell is based on a screenplay Chris John wrote several years ago. “With an epic love story between good and evil, the premise always felt larger than life – it was so theatrical,” says John. “So I wondered how it would look as a musical. Voila! Once I put the story in a theatrical environment, everything came to life… so to speak.”

Directed by Dora nominated director Lezlie Wade (ElegiesRentMan of No Importance), with book and lyrics by Chris John, award-winning screenwriter ofKarmaCurve Balls and Poker Night, and with music by Kevin Fox, Canada’s ‘go-to’ cello player/arranger who has worked with everyone from Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John and Tom Cochrane to Justin Bieber and Kathleen Edwards – No Chance In Hell (NCIH) is set to become our country’s next great Pop Musical.

In addition, NCIH producers have managed to secure an acclaimed mix of veteran and up-and-coming performers such as Susan Wesson and Jonathan Whittaker from the Mirvish production of Les Misérables, and Dana Jean Phoenix from the 2013 Fringe hit The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!

High C Productions in association with Cassidy Productions and The Toronto Fringe Festival present No Chance in Hell

Book and lyrics by Chris John

Music by Kevin Fox with music direction by Peter Kadar

Directed by Lezlie Wade with choreography by Matthew Pinkerton

Starring Isaac Bell, Jake Foy, Joel Gomez, Jacob MacInnis, Dana Jean Phoenix, Susan Wesson, Jody-Anne Whitfield and Jonathan Whittaker
Producers Mary-Lu Zahalan, Chris John and Matt Cassidy

Lighting design by Magi Oman

Stage managed by Esther Brown

Please visit

Opens Thursday, July 3 and runs to Sunday, July 13

Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79 St. George Street, south of Harbord Street on the east side


Thursday, July 3, 10:30 pm

Saturday, July 5, 5:15 pm

Monday, July 7, 6:45 pm

Tuesday, July 8, 12:45 pm

Wednesday, July 9, 1:45 pm

Saturday, July 12, 8:45 pm

Sunday, July 13, 1:45 pm