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CHASiNG SHADOWS PRODUCTiONS is a theatre company based out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is the creative partnership of Singer-Songwriter Will Gillespie and multidisciplinary visual artist Susan Robinson.

It is a mutual collaboration. Will writes the words & music and Susan illustrates, paints, photographs and builds the props, puppets, sets and backdrops. 

This company produced the award-winning original musicals "Swingin' in St. John's" and "Diamond in the Rough."

Most recently we produced the original, historical Folk musical:

"MINE! True Stories and Legends of the Porcupine Gold Rush"

It debuted in 2022 at the Hamilton Fringe Festival and toured across Ontario in 2022 and 2023.


For more information, please visit our official company website:

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Martians & Martinis is a fun, romantic romp, set in Niagara Falls

in the early 1960's.

It's a heartfelt, feel-good, romantic, Sci-Fi, Cold War, Alien Invasion,

Buddy Comedy Musical

from the creators of "Swingin' in St. John's" and "Diamond in the Rough"

Written & Directed by Will Gillespie

Puppets by Susan Robinson


Rachel Offer as Honey Moon

Will Gillespie as Buddy Nova, Commander Greenman and the Witness

Pamela Blackwood-Marques as Starla Bright

Matthew Lazaris-Brunner as Special Agent Gary Garrison, FBI and the Stranger

Larry Smith as Sergeant-Major Greg G. Gallagher , RCMP and Frankie Velour

Susan  Robinson as Lieutenant Grey of the Royal Venusian Guard


Chris Cracknell as Big Tony and Princess Glalblulalbp.

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"Martians & Martinis" 

Soundtrack Album



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