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In the fall of 2000, Burning Passions Theatre presented the world premiere of a new musical theatre work

Fireweeds: Women of the Yukon
A collection of stories celebrating women’s pioneer spirit during the Klondike Gold Rush, and the continuing spirit of the women of the Yukon today.

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Production Staff:

Written by Cathy Elliott
Directed by Laurel Smith
Musical Director Noreen Waibel
Set and Costume Design by Andjelija Djuric
Lighting Design by Jenn Stephenson
Production Stage Manager Karen O’Brien


Julain Molnar
Jill Hayman
Ann Bisch

Tells the untold tales of the women who shaped the North and with the help of this musical, their stories will no longer comprise the history forgotten. – The Varsity

It’s an ass-kicking, tear-jerkin’, history-tellin’ satisfying musical – Eye Weekly

Fireweeds a site worth mining – Toronto Sun

Fun…intriguing…touching – The Globe and Mail

Warm and engaging – NOW magazine

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