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Dancap Productions Presents COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT: BROADWAY AND BEYOND, A Premiere Canadian Engagement!

Date: 08/05/2011

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. presents

COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT: BROADWAY AND BEYOND

A Premiere Canadian Engagement!

 

Dancap Productions Inc. proudly presents the Canadian premiere of COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT: BROADWAY AND BEYOND at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, August 12 and 13, 2011.

 

COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT: BROADWAY AND BEYOND is not just a showpiece of the thespian’s acclaimed work as the Phantom and Jean Valjean, it is beyond!  Musical theatre classics like “The Music of the Night” and “Bring Him Home” will be featured, but Wilkinson will also show his range as a musician with renditions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, and the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home”. Wilkinson is backed by a nine-piece band with Steve Hunter as Musical Director and Conductor. Joining Wilkinson on stage will be singer/actor Susan Gilmour, who played Fantine to Wilkinson’s Valjean in Les Miserables; and cabaret princess Patricia O’Callaghan, who has just released her fourth CD, Naked Beauty.

 

Wilkinson encourages his audience to participate and sing along, saying, “the show is about people having a great time and going home happy. It’s an Irish knees-up affair!”

 

“Colm Wilkinson has an engaging personality and stage presence. But, of course, the voice is the main attraction and sounds as fresh and as powerful as ever.” – Irish Independent

 

Between musicals, solo albums, compilations and singles, the Dublin tenor’s vocals have been recorded on over 60 record titles and counting, with his latest successful release, Broadway and Beyond The Concert Songs. In 1985, Wilkinson originated the role of Jean Valjean in The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Misérables in London's West End. In 1987, the show then opened on Broadway, accompanied by Wilkinson’s original Valjean, where it garnered 12 Tony Award® nominations and eight wins. In 1989, he relocated his family to Toronto to take on the title role in the new Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theatre (now Canon Theatre) playing the role for four and a half years in over 1,650 performances and for 3.5 million theatergoers. He has resided in Toronto ever since!

 

Launched in 2007 by Aubrey Dan, DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC. is a Tony Award®-winning commercial theatre company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  DANCAP is dedicated to producing and presenting the very 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 and Jersey Boys. International and past Broadway credits include: Ghost the Musical, Wicked, Come Fly Away, Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll, [Title of Show], Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, In The Heights and Jersey Boys: the First National Tour, productions in Las Vegas, the West End, Sydney, and the record-breaking run in Toronto. www.DancapTickets.com

 

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS INC.

presents

COLM WILKINSON IN CONCERT: BROADWAY AND BEYOND

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto

August 12 and 13, 2011 @ 8:00pm

Ticket prices range between $150 - $52, including all taxes and service charges, and can be purchased online at www.DancapTickets.com or by calling 416.644.3665 or toll-free at 1.866.950.7469

Save with groups of 12 or more: Call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469

Broadway and Beyond The Concert Songs is on sale at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ColmWilkinson

Official Colm Wilkinson site, http://www.colmwilkinson.com/ 

 

 

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