What Gives?

Book by Stewart Lemoine
Original songs by Gary Lloyd and R. J. Smart 
Directed by Mark Bellamy
Musical Direction by Joe Slabe

A riotous, romantic musical romp!

Stewart Lemoine’s irresistibly catchy musical What Gives? is the story of two intrepid but stymied 1930s Manhattan songwriters who are unexpectedly visited by a pair of glamorous and alluringly-attired adventuresses.

In an homage to the great movie musicals of the 1930s, secret glances and riveting dance numbers ensue as the couples experience a whirlwind romance amidst music, moonlight and Chinese food!

Sponsored by:



Everett L. North - Neil Minor
Pip Furlong - Mathew Hulshof
Allure Potemkin - Katherine Fadum
Venice Drake - Jamie Matchullis

Creative Team

Playwright - Stewart Lemoine
Original songs - Gary Lloyd & R. J. Smart
Director - Mark Bellamy                                      RBC Emerging Director  - Jenna Rogers
Music Director - Joe Slabe
Stage Manager - Donna Sharpe
Scenic & Lighting Design - Narda McCarroll
Costume Design - Victoria Krawchuk


We have changed our showtimes to:

Monday           12  PM       
Tuesday          12  PM
Wednesday    12 PM
Thursday        12 PM & 6 PM
Friday               12 PM & 6 PM
Saturday         12 PM
Sunday            Closed


"Stewart's plays connect with actors and audiences alike because they are about people who say yes to the invitation to go on an adventure or to break out of their routines."

Calgary Sun, Read Article Here


"... you have an ensemble who shine as bright as Fred Astaire’s smile"

Joyful Magpies, Read Review Here

"“Being someone who grew up watching those great old Hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain and 42nd Street,” he adds, “I fell in love with this, because it’s really a homage to that style and genre of movie musical.”

Calgary Herald, Read Article Here

"Lunchbox Theatre's 'What Gives?' is frothy, funny, and tuneful"

"Lunchbox takes audiences for a musical stroll down long-ago Broadway"

Calgary Herald, Read Review Here

Calgary Sun, Read Review Here


Posted on July 14, 2015 .