This is always an exciting time for me. I’ve found that since Dancap Productions stepped into Toronto’s life 5 years ago, Mirvish has been working extra hard in order to bring the most anticipated shows to Toronto. And they have hit a home run once again, promising an extremely exciting line up of shows.
On Monday, Mirvish announced it’s 2012/2013 season at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly known as the Canon), where a surprised audience greeted Tony Danza. The star of the famous sitcom Who’s the Boss? announced that he will be playing Tommy Korman in the world premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas.
The season is lead by Backbeat, a show that chronicles the birth of the Beatles, which is followed by La Cage aux Folles starring George Hamilton as the nightclub owner and Christopher Sieber as his partner.
I may be the most excited for their third show in line, Sister Act the musical. We all know the movie, and the musical is just as heart warming. Nominated for best musical last year, the show really impressed Broadway theatre-goers with not only an extremely talented cast, but by their original score. It’s so hard to find a musical these days, especially those based off movies, that have original music. So good on ya, sister.
Click below to see a performance of ‘Raise your Voice’ from Sister Act the Musical at the Tony Awards.
After that comes Danza’s shining production of Honeymoon in Vegas, proceeded by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most recent show The Wizard of Oz. Mirvish is also in the works with a Theatre 20 production, Bloodless, which will be Colm Wilkinson’s directorial debut. Flashdance, based after the 1983 hit will have it’s North American debut in Toronto and will feature songs such as What a Feeling and She’s a Maniac.
But the most anticipated show has to be The Book of Mormon. Written by South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the show took home nine Tony awards including best musical last June. Not to mention that the show has been completely sold out for months and months and has no sign of stopping. So get your tickets now and support Toronto’s theatres.
Click below to watch Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannels perform ‘I Believe’ at the Tony’s: