Broadway Across Canada Presents The Sound of Music in Vancouver, Sept 12-17, 2017

THE NEW NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION OF

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

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Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp
 

PREMIERES IN VANCOUVER SEPTEMBER 12-17, 2017 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, JULY 24 

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Vancouver premiere September 12 – 17, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457Ticket prices start at $30.50.

Performances run – Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com. 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®–winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, “I waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show—and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It’s like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It’s also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen.”

The creative team for this new production includes direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour’s original direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia). Original choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) has been recreated by Jonathan Warren, with music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CinderellaThe Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Tony Award® nominee Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (The Front Page, 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Tony Award® winner Jane Greenwood, costume design (The Little Foxes, 2014 Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), six-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz, lighting design (Long Day’s Journey Into NightAn American in ParisOnceAidaThe Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie). Original sound design by Ken Travis (Aladdin, Newsies, Memphis) has been adapted by Shannon Slaton, and casting is by Stewart/Whitley.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton September 19 – 24 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and Calgary September 26 – October 1 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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BROADWAY ACROSS CANADA and Broadway Across America is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets.  As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre.  Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises, The Producers and War Horse. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca and Broadway.com.

 

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Broadway Across Canada Welcomes The Phantom of the Opera: PRESALE for Vancouver

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Derrick Davis & Katie Travis, Photo Matthew Murray

 

Broadway Across Canada welcomes Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in Vancouver this summer.  

Dates: July 12 – 23, 2017

Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre 

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.  

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Derrick Davis & Katie Travis, Photo Matthew Murray

Presale timeline:  Friday March 31 10am – 10pm 

Presale link:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/1116096?brand=bac 

Presale passcode:  MAGICAL

The Phantom of the Opera is Coming to Vancouver July 12-23, 2017

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TICKETS FOR

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY

CAMERON MACKINTOSH

 

GO ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 1 at 10AM

VANCOUVER’S PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT AT

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

JULY 12 – 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Saturday, April 1 at 10am for the premiere Vancouver engagement at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  Ticket prices start at  $37.50.

Performances run:   Week one – Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sunday evening 7:30pm with 2pm matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  Week two – Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday evening 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor’s new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which soon celebrates 30 years.”

Cameron Mackintosh said, “With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 29 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, Im delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 2.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnsons amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again.”

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that just finished a hugely successful two and a half year revival on Broadway and will start a North American tour in the fall of 2017, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon now playing on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre and beginning its national tour in 2018, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing at Broadway’s Winter Garden and in London’s West End at the New London Theatre), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby.  The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Broadway Across Canada as part of their 17/18 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton July 26-August 6 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, August 9- August 20 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Winnipeg August 23 – September 3 at the Centennial Concert Hall and Ottawa at the National Arts Centre October 18 – 29, 2017.

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Official show site:       www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com

Facebook:                    www.Facebook.com/ThePhantomOfTheOpera

Twitter:                                    www.Twitter.com/PhantomOnTour

Instagram                     www.Instagram.com/PhantomTour

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Align Entertainment presents The Little Mermaid, February 3 to 18, 2017

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Align Entertainment will be going all out with lavish sets, costumes and full orchestra for the BC Premiere of the large scale musical, The Little Mermaid, based on the animated Disneyfilm, and the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

The story about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and risks everything to find love was written by the Academy, Grammy, and Tony Award winning duo of Alan Menken(music) and Howard Ashman (lyrics).  The stage production features all your favourite songs including: Part of Your World, Under the Sea, Poor Unfortunate Souls, and Kiss the Girl.

The Little Mermaid stars Elyse Maloway as Ariel, Damon Calderwood as King Triton, Colton Fyfe (Prince Eric), Erin Matchette (Ursula), Julio Fuentes (Sebastian) and Chris Adams(Scuttle).

Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by and longs to join the lives of people on dry land, though her father, King Triton forbids it. When she falls in love with Prince Eric, a human from afar, she makes a deal with Ursula, her father’s sister and enemy.  Ariel is temporarily transformed into a human and may stay that way if she wins the kiss of true love from her prince within three days. The dangerous mission leads to a showdown between good and evil which only love can conquer.

The show is directed by Chad Matchette, musical director Brent Hughes, choreography by Melissa Turpin, conductorBrent Hughes, and produced by Patti Volk. The Little Mermaid follows Align Entertainment’s smash hit productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Show Information: 

February 3 to 18. Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm.
Matinees on Saturdays / Sundays at 2 pm

Tickets: Adults. $39.  Students/Seniors/Children $27.
Thrifty Thursdays all tickets $25.  Available at www.vtixonline.com

Family Day Matinee February 13th at 2 pm. Pre matinee activities 12 – 1:45pm

All tickets $15, with proceeds to Michael J Fox Theatre Scholarship Fund

School Matinees February 10 and 16 at 12 pm.
Tickets $15, email info@alignentertainment.ca

More info: www.alignentertainment.ca , info@alignentertainment.ca

www.facebook.com/AlignEntertainment, Twitter: @alignent, Instagram: alignentertainment

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About Align Entertainment 

Align Entertainment Inc. is devoted to providing the highest quality theatre experience for audiences of all ages at an affordable price. Formed by a group of theatre veterans from around Vancouver their credits include involvement in Theatre Under the Stars, Royal City Musical Theatre, and The Lindbjerg Academy. Align Entertainment’s goal is to provide affordable, memorable, and high caliber, family-friendly theatre in the Lower Mainland. To align with our purpose to involve the community and encourage arts among children, we will be participating in a wide variety of community events. Through these experiences, we will showcase local talent, facilitate diversity and grow an awareness of the arts. We will never forget that our audience is the reason for our existence.  www.alignentertainment.ca

Presale: Broadway Across Canada Presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA in Vancouver

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Broadway Across Canada presents Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA

Date: April 11 – 16, 2017

Theatre: Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Presale: Jan 27 at 10am to Jan 29 at 10pm

Presale link:  https://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/139293/806215?brand=bac

Presale passcode: CARRIAGE

THE TICKETMASTER LINK WILL BE LIVE AS OF JAN 27 @10AM

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to Vancouver April 11-16, 2017!

THE 2013 TONY® AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL

                                   COMES TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE 

APRIL 11-16, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a limited engagement from April 11 – 16, 2017.

Tickets are on sale Monday, January 30 at 10am through www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 2:00pm matinees. Tickets start at $30 (plus applicable service charges).  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. 

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romanticRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA combines the story’s classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.

 CINDERELLA is presented by Broadway Across Canada as part of their 16/17 Broadway Season and will run in Edmonton April 18-23 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Calgary, April 25-30 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/CinderellaTheMusical

Twitter: @CinderellaBway

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Broadway Across Canada Announces their Spectacular 2017/18 Season!

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Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce this year’s stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The 17/18 season will open with Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Next up is the brand new production of the romantic and beloved classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and back by popular demand is the Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons, JERSEY BOYS. Rounding off the season is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Barry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.

Four show Season packages start at $185 and are available beginning Monday, January 9th online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 1-866-542-7469.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – July 11-23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Vancouver as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC – September 12 – 17, 2017

“Sparkling, fresh and lively.” – Los Angeles Times

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family. THE SOUND OF MUSIC will thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Edelweiss” and the title song.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

JERSEY BOYS – November 14 – 19, 2017

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “THE CROWD GOES WILD!” cheers The New York Times. The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – February 6 – 11, 2018

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown’s founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers; shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs as “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The national tour is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Broadway Across Canada – 117/18 Vancouver Season Subscribers receive exclusive perks, including: priority seating access, guaranteed prices, easy payment plans, guaranteed same seats locations for all season presentations, ticket exchange services, lost ticket replacement, online upgrades and NY ticketing services.

Season ticket packages for the Broadway Across Canada 17/18 Vancouver Season vary in price depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. For more information, visit www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca.

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