Local man stars in festival musical

A Fort St. John resident is taking on the lead role in Hoboheme at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

Ted Sloan, 21, is currently playing the lead role in the 1930s Depression-era musical.

The comical musical – written by two Edmonton playwrights – centres on Chester McDonald, a man who has lost millions of dollars to his ex-wife.


The man then travels as a hobo across Canada to Ottawa, meeting up with other hobos along the way.

Sloan says it was almost a fluke that he was offered the part. He says he had wanted to get involved in the festival and submitted a late audition for the part he was eventually offered.

The musical was written, produced and ultimately put on all by a local Edmonton theatre company.

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The show will have a total of seven performances and has already performed two to a sold-out theatre.

The musical has already received a five-star and a 3.5 star review from VUE weekly and the Edmonton Journal, respectively.

Sloan grew up in Fort St. John and is going into his fourth year of the fine arts program at the University of Alberta. He worked at Moose FM for seven years and continued even while he was a university student.

He says he has received considerable support from people in the community and is thankful for the classes at both his elementary school and high school that got him started in theatre.

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