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“Saturday Night Fever” takes stage in Toronto Feb 7 to 12, 2017
Mirvish Productions is bringing the new all-Canadian production of Saturday Night Fever – The Musical, to the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, for a limited engagement run from February 7 to 12, 2017.
The story of Tony, the talented young guy in a dead-end job from Brooklyn who wants to dance his way to a better life, defined the disco generation. Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night”, and Norman Wexler’s 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, the original musical stage adaptation featured the unforgettable Bee Gees hits and premiered in London’s West End in 1998. The following year it opened on Broadway, and subsequently has had 36 professional productions around the world. This current production began January 7th and is on a 52-week North American tour.
Forty years after the film first burst onto screens, this new production captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled audiences. A new generation of talented actor/singer/dancers, none of whom were even born in 1977, explores the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age for a new generation of theatregoers.
Saturday Night Fever – The Musical
February 7 – 12, 2017 – Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM – Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM
The Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. West, Toronto
Tickets: $36 – $130 – Phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
With an all-Canadian cast, Saturday Night Fever – The Musical stars Matt Alfano as Tony Manero, Tessa Alves as Stephanie, and Heather McGuigan as Annette. Featured are Christy Adamson, Jak Barradell, Katie Beethan, Deb Collins, Michael De Rose, Kristin Dobby, Aaron Ferguson, Nicko Giannakos, Ryan Gifford, Sarah Higgins, Galen Johnson, Kyla Musselman, David Rosser, Adam Sergison, AJ Simmons, Justin Stadnyk and Jennifer Thiessen.
Directed by Marcia Kash with choreography by Marc Kimelman and music direction by Steve Thomas, this new production of Saturday Night Fever – The Musical is presented by NorthCore Productions and 2 Luck Concepts LLC. The show is adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood (who produced the original film), in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version is written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti.
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