Sunday, September 25, 2011

Toronto's Theatre 20 Presents: Amelia The Girl Who Wants to Fly in Concert Oct 3

From a media release:

Theatre 20 presents MUSICALS THAT FLY:
Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly in Concert
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 8 p.m. at The Panasonic Theatre

Toronto, ON
-Theatre 20, Toronto's newest musical theatre company, celebrates a new, story-driven Canadian musical by John Gray (Billy Bishop Goes to War, Rock 'n' Roll) in the third concert of its 2011 Concert Series at the Panasonic Theatre.

Starring Theatre 20 Founding Artist Eliza-Jane Scott, Amelia: The Girl Who Wants to Fly tells the story of the meteoric rise and mysterious disappearance of the legendary pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart who rose to unimaginable heights, both literally and figuratively.

In 1930s America, the celebrity machine of the day created an idol whose image resonates even now, more than 70 years after her death. Amelia Earhart... why did she want to fly? Where did she come from and how did she become the legend? Gray's examination of this infamous figure is part biography, part romance, part comedy and part musical. We get to join Amelia on the thrilling ride.

Directed by Sarah Phillips (Artistic Director of Festival Players) with Musical Direction by Michael Barber (Theatre Aquarius, Mirvish Productions, Stratford Shakespeare Festival), the cast also includes Karin Randoja (Buddies in Bad Times, Caravan Farm Theatre, National Arts Centre) as Amelia's sister Midge and Steven Gallagher (Canadian Stage, Mirvish Productions, Grand Theatre) as her husband-turned-publicist. This production comes to the Panasonic fresh from its run through August at Picton's Festival Players of Prince Edward County and this fall at Ottawa's Great Canadian Theatre Company from Sept. 13-Oct. 2.  

Theatre 20 presents MUSICALS THAT FLY: Amelia in Concert
Monday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.
Panasonic Theatre - 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
Tickets $69 & $59
416-872-1212  |  1-800-461-3333

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