This article was published on January 28th, 2019
Friends, Canadians, Thespians: You’re going to want to grab the loved ones and get your butts to the theater! Broadway Across Canada has a new, exciting lineup of some of the hottest live entertainment coming, to a Canadian city near you.
There is no day like today to pick up some tickets to some fantastic theatre, and kicking off the 2019 season is a newly remastered tour of the smash hit musical RENT. The 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award-winning show is back to give audiences in Canada a new season of love. RENT is the epitome of the 90’s rock musical, and its stories of queer love, AIDS/HIV, and struggling to Bea successful artist without selling out forever changed theatre. Based off of Puchini’s La Boheme, RENT was just featured in live musical format on Fox television and the 20th anniversary tour production will be waiting to take you out tonight.
Singer Sara Bareilles was, up until recently, one of the most underrated song writings of this generation. But her hit Broadway musical Waitress has officially solidified the 6 time Grammy nominee as a force to be reckoned with in the musical theatre world. Inspired from the Adrienne Shelly’s film of the same name, Waitress is the story of a waitress, stuck in a small town and in an unhappy marriage. A baking contest in a nearby town could mean the start of a new life for the lead character of the musical, but she must summon the inner strength it will take to change and refine her purpose. Waitress has thrilled crowds on Broadway, and you won’t want to miss your chance at seeing this uplifting musical.
2018’s Grammy for best Musical Dear Evan Hanson will be returning to venues across Canada for the 2019/2020 season. A lie and letter never meant to be seen catapult shy loner high school student Evan Hanson into the spotlight and the throngs of new found attention. Now he has to deal with the reprecussions from his actions while trying not to be forced back into the shadows of solitude by his peers. Dear Evan Hanson won the Tony for Best Musical and five other Tony Awards. You’ll not want to miss this extraordinary musical that had critics raving.
Finding Neverland is the next hot show featured in the 2019/2020 Broadway Across Canada lineup. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland is a sort of retelling of the classic Peter Pan story. Finding Neverlandis about Peter Pan’s original creator, the (at the time) struggling playwright J.M. Barrie and his desire to create a meaningful piece of art. When he meets a widow and her four young boys who are constantly fantasizing about make believe adventures, Barrie becomes inspired by this family, and thus: the beloved children’s character came to life. The musical mixes a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of magic to deliver an exciting theatre-going experience.
Always looking to give their audiences a thrill, Broadway across Canada is wrapping up their 2019/2020 season with a bang of a curtain call. The final show of the season happens to also be a musical that has solidified its place in theatre legend: Wicked. Stephen Schwartz’ stunning musical about the land of Oz and what happened beforea little girl from Kansas came and shook everything else up. Wickedis the untold true story about the Wicked Witch of the West and her rise to become one of the most infamous villains in literature, pre-Dorothy and Toto. Wicked is a blockbuster of a musical that will leave you defying gravity and wanting more.
Tickets are now available for Broadway Across Canada’s hot series of exceptional shows that start in September. You won’t want to miss this fabulous upcoming theatre season. Visit www.broadwayacrosscanada.ca for tickets and more information.