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Presented by Soulpepper
Created by and Starring Sandra Caldwell  
Directed by Weyni Mengesha

Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
On Stage Oct 24 to Nov 12
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Get a front row seat to a life well lived.

The Guide to Being Fabulous features stories and original songs that follow Sandra Caldwell’s journey from a pickpocketing youth to a star of stage and screen.

Along the journey she joins the frontlines of the Stonewall riots, the New York Ballroom scene, the legendary Club 82, and performs everywhere from the Moulin Rouge to Broadway and on screen in The Cheetah Girls. It’s not all glam and glitz though as her prison time in Montreal and New York can attest to. Sandra’s story is as inspiring as it is incredible, and her decades of experience are a testament to survival in a world that denied her existence.

An award-winning actress, trailblazer, and icon, Sandra is an inspiration within and beyond the trans community.

Book & Lyrics by Sandra Caldwell
Music by Sandra Caldwell & James Dower
Additional Music & Lyrics by John Alcorn
Additional Dialogue by Marilyn Jaye Lewis

The Guide to Being Fabulous by Sandra Caldwell is part of the Six Women Writing Commissioning Program 

The Guide to Being Fabulous and Her Words illustrations by Gracia Lam

Sandra Caldwell, a truly brave gifted artist.

- The New York Times

Now that’s realness.

- The Globe and Mail

Sandra Caldwell memoir-musical ‘The Guide to Being Fabulous’ bursts with life at Soulpepper.

- NEXT Magazine

Highly entertaining!

- The Toronto Star


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