In 2004 and 2009, an abridged outdoor version of Strike! was performed in Winnipeg - the city that inspired that musical. The performances coincided with the 85th and 90th anniversaries of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, the historic event on which the musical is based. The 2009 outdoor production featured a cast of 100, a full-size, moving streetcar prop and audience seating for 5000 on a shut-down Main Street in front of City Hall. Click any of the thumbnails below to trigger the slide show.
"One wonders if Evita will impress as much..."
- Saskatoon Star Phoenix
"An improbably compelling piece of musical theatre"
- The Globe & Mail
"There's nothing small in mind, body or heart about Strike!"
- Edmonton Journal
"Strike! Has Important Message for Humanity"
- Winnipeg Free Press
"Strike! makes haters of musicals and history see the error of their ways"
- University of Saskatchewan Sheaf