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“Sousatzka” World Premiere in Toronto – Until Apr 9, 2017
Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka, written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musicianâ€™s destiny. It’s an inspirational story of art and music as a tool for change and healing, could not be a more prescient response to the current global attitude towards refugees.
SOUSATZKA stars Tony AwardÂ®-winner Victoria Clark (The Light In The Piazza), Tony AwardÂ®-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis), two-time Tony AwardÂ®-winner Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work if You Can Get it), and features the Broadway debut of Jordan Barrow (The Tempest / Shakespeare in the Park).
SOUSATZKA, a Garth Drabinsky production presented by Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) is written by three-time Tony AwardÂ®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas (An American in Paris, The Light In The Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss); and the legendary team of Tony AwardÂ®-winning Lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby, Big, Fosse) and Academy AwardÂ®-winning Composer David Shire (Closer Than Ever, Baby, Big, the film Norma Rae); choreographed by ten-time Tony AwardÂ®-nominee Graciela Daniele (Ragtime, The Visit); and directed by Adrian Noble (former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Secret Garden, Macbeth /Metropolitan Opera).
SOUSATZKAâ€™s pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. Planning is underway for a fall Broadway Premiere.
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1M4
On now until April 9, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday @ 8pm | Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm
Ticket prices range from $60â€“$175
Buy tickets online at www.ticketmaster.ca, by phone 1-855-985-5000,
or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office 189 Yonge Street
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About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.