A Message to Canadian Musical Theatre Lovers
Dear Canadian Musical Theatre Lovers,
I would like to keep you up to date with announcements made by our company. You may have read an exclusive interview I gave to a lead entertainment writer of the Toronto Star http://www.toronto.com/print/725281 and an accompanying article http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/1169792 that I want to share with you.
It's with a heavy heart I announced that in the absence of good quality musical theatre shows for next year, Dancap Productions will not be presenting a 2013 subscription season.
Over the last five years, I believe Dancap Productions' competitive nature provided more quality choices for theatre goers in Toronto. Moreover, we remain extremely excited about our upcoming presentations that round out our 2012 Series: the Tony Award-winning revival of Broadway's West Side Story (May 8 – June 3, Toronto Centre for the Arts); Disney's lavishly re-imagined Beauty and the Beast (July 3 – 22, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts); and a retelling of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam session of all time, Million Dollar Quartet (July 10 – 29, Toronto Centre for the Arts), the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. I ask for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to all of these wonderful shows that offer fantastic entertainment for the entire family.
Following the remaining 2012 series productions in Toronto and the four Western Canada dates for Jersey Boys in the fall (Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Saskatoon), I will step back and re-evaluate our involvement in the theatre business. This also means that Dancap is no longer moving forward as the lead producer of Prince of Broadway that is currently planned to go to Broadway this fall.
I am so very proud of what Dancap has accomplished in Toronto and am very much looking forward to our western Canada presentations. We have employed hundreds of people directly and indirectly such as actors, musicians, stage crew, wardrobe, ushers, box office, call centre agents, marketing and sales people across the country.
We have presented 25 award-winning Broadway-style productions, 10 in the last year alone. And, more than one million ticket holders experienced the joy of Jersey Boys during its two year run at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, making it the longest running musical in the history of the Centre. I hope you feel as I do that we remained committed to bringing Best of Broadway musical theatre to our beloved audiences.
Please be assured that it is business as usual for Dancap, and we will continue to provide the top notch customer service for which we have become known. When the next great show comes along, there is nothing stopping us from presenting it to our great audiences for whom I have much affection and appreciation.
In the meantime …
See You at the Theatre!