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Dancap Presents A Who's Who of Award-Winning Broadway Shows!

Date: 10/12/2010

2011 Subscription Series includes the return of
SOUTH PACIFIC,
to be joined by
9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, NEXT TO NORMAL,
COME FLY AWAY, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and MEMPHIS

AUBREY DAN, President, Dancap Productions Inc., today announced Dancap’s 2011 Subscription Series featuring the Canadian premiere of five new musicals direct from Broadway,and the return of The Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC.

In addition, Dancap’s 2011 Subscription Series includes: 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, based on the hit film with music and lyrics by the incomparable Dolly Parton; NEXT TO NORMAL, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama and three 2009 Tony Awards® and starring Best Actress winner Alice Ripley; COME FLY AWAY, Twyla Tharp's electrifying celebration of the music of Frank Sinatra; THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the creepy, kooky musical; and MEMPHIS, winner of the most awards in the 2009-2010 Broadway season including the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Combined, the Dancap 2011 Subscription Series consists of 14 Tony Awards, 12 Drama Desk Awards, 10 Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Pulitzer Prizes.

“At Dancap we are committed to presenting the very best in Broadway musical theatre and providing a captivating theatrical experience for Toronto audiences,” said Aubrey Dan. “For 2011, we have strived to find a great mix of productions that showcase the very best of Broadway from traditional musicals to those on the leading edge. We are also very proud to present SOUTH PACIFIC at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and to continue our summer residency at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.”

Due to audience demand, the celebrated Lincoln Center Theater Production of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein’s prize-winning musical SOUTH PACIFIC, returns to Toronto, and leads Dancap’s subscription series beginning in February 2011. Earning unprecedented raves this past summer from Toronto critics, both Jason Howard as Emile de Becque and Carmen Cusack as Ensign Nellie Forbush return to Toronto for this engagement. Directed by Bartlett Sher, SOUTH PACIFIC will play at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the former home of Dancap’s long-running
production of JERSEY BOYS.

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL marked the Broadway debut of seven-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician DOLLY PARTON as composer and lyricist, and features the original hit title song along with a new Tony and Grammy nominated score.

A hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their beastly boss and his company, and learn there's nothing they can't do. Outrageously fun, thought provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL is about teaming up, taking care of business, and getting even.

Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three 2009 Tony Awards, NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional powerhouse of a musical with a thrilling contemporary score about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Alice Ripley, who received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, will reprise her acclaimed performance in Toronto. In awarding the Prize, the Pulitzer Board called NEXT TO NORMAL, featuring music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and direction by Michael Greif, "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals."

COME FLY AWAY, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp, follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during a song and dance filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Blending the legendary vocals of Frank Sinatra with a live on stage 14-piece big band and 15 of the world’s finest dancers, COME FLY AWAY weaves an unparalleled hit parade of classics, including “Fly Me To The Moon,” “My Way,” and “That’s Life,” into a soaring musical fantasy of romance and seduction. By special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and The Sinatra Family, COME FLY AWAY features the original recorded masters of Frank Sinatra’s voice.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is an all-new musical comedy based on the iconic characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams. Featuring an original story, THE ADDAMS FAMILY tells the tale of every parent’s nightmare! Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman and has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, it’s a shocking development that turns the Addams house upside down. THE ADDAMS FAMILY has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice of JERSEY BOYS fame, music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa, direction and design by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.

Dancap is thrilled to be wrapping up the 2011 Subscription Series with MEMPHIS, one of Broadway’s most exciting new musicals. Featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, MEMPHIS is directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new show with irresistible songs, sensational dancing and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, loss and of course, roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll!

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. Current Broadway shows with producing and investment credits include: The Addams Family, Memphis (2010 Tony Award for Best Musical), West Side Story, A Little Night Music, In The Heights and Jersey Boys. Past Broadway and international credits include: Wicked, Come Fly Away, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, [Title ofShow], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Jersey Boys: the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas,West End, Melbourne and the recent record-breaking run in Toronto.

Dancap is pleased to announce Visa Infinite is an official sponsor of the 2011 Subscription Series. Visa Infinite cardholders receive priority access to the best seats in the theatre from October 16 to 22, 2010, before subscriptions go on sale to the general public. Use your Visa Infinite card to purchase subscriptions with Dancap’s dedicated telephone line 416.590.0843, or toll-free 1.866.956.7469 or online at www.DancapTickets.com/VisaInfinite

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. presents
A Who’s Who of Award-Winning Broadway Shows for 2011

The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's
SOUTH PACIFIC
February 15 – April 10, 2011
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
June 29 – July 10, 2011
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

NEXT TO NORMAL
July 19 – 31, 2011
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 4G1

COME FLY AWAY
August 16 – 28, 2011
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 4G1

THE ADDAMS FAMILY
November 16 – 27, 2011
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

MEMPHIS
December 6 – 24, 2011
Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8

Subscriptions are on sale to the general public beginning October 23, 2010

For subscription details or to order, visit www.DancapTickets.com or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469

For groups of 12 or more, call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469


All productions, pricing, dates, casts and locations are subject to change.

 

 

 
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