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Dancap Productions Inc. is Pleased to Reunite MA-ANNE DIONISIO and KEVIN GRAY in a New Production of the Musical Sensation MISS SAIGON

Date: 04/22/2010


MISS SAIGON, the inaugural production of Dancap’s Summer Broadway Series at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, will reunite the two stars of the original Toronto production, Ma-Anne Dionisio (Kim) and Dora-Award winner Kevin Gray (The Engineer), who first wowed Toronto audiences together in 1993.

Dancap will present a new production of Boublil and Schönberg's MISS SAIGON, in association with Pittsburgh CLO, from July 9 to August 1, 2010, followed by the Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC, from August 12 to September 5, 2010. Tickets are available for both productions with ticket prices starting at $28 at 416.644.3665 or www.DancapTickets.com.

Even though the beloved pop opera MISS SAIGON has not graced a Toronto stage since the mid-nineties, the two stars appeared together in a 2003 production with Pittsburgh CLO, directed by Barry Ivan, who will helm this production as well. Mr. Ivan’s critically acclaimed Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera productions include Les Misérables, Company, A Little Night Music, Anything Goes and Miss Saigon.

Manila-born, Canadian-raised (Winnipeg), now based in Toronto, Ma-Anne Dionisio will once again reprise her breakthrough role, the lovelorn Kim, which she has performed to great accolades all over the world, throughout the last 15 years. Ma-Anne has also appeared on Broadway in the 2002 revival of Flower Drum Song, and in a national tour of Les Misérables.

Kevin Gray has also had the opportunity to revisit the role of The Engineer on several occasions across the United States. His Broadway and tour credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, The Lion King and the original production of The Phantom of the Opera.
              
Set in 1975 during the final days of the Vietnam war, MISS SAIGON is an epic love story between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl. Finding love despite the gritty backdrop of the Engineer’s night club, the young soldier and girl vow to be together forever. Separated during the fall of Saigon, Kim holds onto the dream Chris will one day return for her and their son. When Kim learns Chris is indeed searching for her - but now accompanied by his American wife -  all her hopes to be reunited with him disappear. Kim is desperate for her son to have a future with his father in America, and she will make the ultimate sacrifice to achieve this.

Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theatre in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works including 11 Broadway shows (12 Tony Awards®) -- currently Come Fly Away and The Addams Family. Its dedication to the musical theatre art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award, The National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.  www.PittsburghCLO.org

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, Dancap Productions Inc. is a commercial theatre company dedicated to producing and presenting the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams based in Toronto, Canada. Current Broadway shows with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Memphis, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Come Fly Away, In The Heights and Jersey Boys. Past Broadway and international credits include: Wicked, Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Jersey Boys, the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas, West End, Melbourne and the long-running Dora Award-winner in Toronto.  www.DancapTickets.com 
 

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. IN ASSOCIATION WITH PITTSBURGH CLO
By arrangement with
CAMERON MACKINTOSH
Present a new production of
MISS SAIGON
Music by CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHÖNBERG
Lyrics by RICHARD MALTBY Jr. and ALAIN BOUBLIL
Adapted from the original French lyrics by ALAIN BOUBLIL
Additional Material by RICHARD MALTBY Jr.
Orchestrations by WILLIAM D. BROHN

Originally produced for the stage by CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.
This production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of
Music Theatre International and CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
145 Queen Street West (at University Avenue – Osgoode subway)
July 9 - August 1, 2010
Opening Night: Tuesday, July 13, 7:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Ticket prices range from $28-$175
For groups of 12 or more call 416.644.3666
Order online at www.DancapTickets.com
Purchase by phone at 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469

 



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