Thursday, August 20, 2009

To Aug 29: WARDROBE and OKLAHOMA at Chemainus

Pacific Theatre will be bringing Vancouver audiences our lovely two-hander version of THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE that premiered in 1998 with Anthony Ingram and Miriam Brown (Gutierrez), then played at the Norman Rothstein for 22,000 people in 2003 with two casts: Anthony Ingram and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight under Morris Ertman's direction, and Julia Mackey and Paul Moniz de Sa (who won a Jessie for his work) that I directed. This time it will be back in the intimate setting of Pacific Theatre, Kerry VanderGriend at the helm (CHICKENS, THE FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL), with Kyle Rideout (HALO, BEGGARS AT THE WELL OF IMMORTALITY, and plenty of roles at Bard, etc) as Peter and Donna-Lea Ford (THE NERD) as Lucy.

But if you can't wait until November, or happen to be on Vancouver Island, check out a similar two-handed version of the C.S. Lewis classic at Chemainus, starring none other than Mack Gordon (who played the romantic lead in YOU STILL CAN'T this spring), and directed by David Nykl, who toured with Pacific Theatre's DRAGONS PROJECT way back when, appeared as Jake's brother Marty in MERCY WILD, and will be back on our mainstage in REFUGE OF LIES next spring. And while you're there, CTF has a hit on its hands with OKLAHOMA, starring Tracy Neff - who blew me away in GUYS & DOLLS last December at the Gateway, and who we hope to see on our stage before too long.


to August 29
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes De Mille

Filled with all the exuberant melodies you remember, including Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', The Surrey With the Fringe On Top, I Can't Say No, People Will Say We're in Love, and, of course the title song, Oklahoma! This 1944 Pulitzer Prize winner ran for an unprecedented 2,212 performances when it originally opened on Broadway. Later it enjoyed award-winning revivals, national tours and a movie which won the Academy Award. Featuring Tony Barton and Tracy Neff.


From the story by C.S. Lewis
Dramatized by Le Clanche Du Rand

Join Lucy and Edmund as they enter the magical world of Narnia. A bold adventure for all! "We are what we believe we are" - C.S. Lewis For Ages 6+

$10 per person - 4 tickets for $30 | Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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