Ride the Cyclone
by Jacob Richmond
lyrics and music by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Directed by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond
Choreography and Staging by Treena Stubel
Ride the Cyclone plays November 10 to December 3 at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
TORONTO - Cyclone, a musical which was the hit of the SummerWorks festival in 2010 and is returning to Toronto this November. Toronto is the final stop on a tour that included Victoria, Vancouver, and Whitehorse, with wildly positive reviews (the Vancouver Sun called it "a work of genius that defies description"; the Georgia Straight called it "theatrically dazzling") and sold-out crowds greeting the show in each city.
It’s a comedy, a tragedy, and a musical ride, as a teenage chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan die in a roller coaster accident at a traveling fair. Karnack, a mechanized fortune-telling machine, feels responsible for the young choir’s demise, and gives the teens a chance to express themselves to the world after death. Ride the Cyclone is their final recital, where they celebrate their individuality while coming to terms with their untimely demise.
• Playing in Toronto from Nov. 10 to Dec. 3, 2011 at Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Ave).
• Tickets $30-$35 (less for previews and Saturday matinees) and available here.