Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season

DO_NOT_LIVE_Photo_Coverage_Practically_Perfect_in_Every_Way_Mirvishs_201112_Season_20000101The much anticipated 2011-2012 Mirvish Subscription Season was announced yesterday, and the stars came out in support of the event. David Mirvish announced a season that is "practically perfect in every way" - a smart reference to one of the biggest shows to be coming to Toronto later this year, Mary Poppins. The announcement was held at the beautiful Princess of Wales theatre, with invites and official correspondence taking on a Mary Poppins theme. BWW was thrilled to be on hand to capture exclusive photos of the event to share with its readers.

The fabulous new season includes a North American Premiere, Canadian Premieres and both pre-Broadway and pre-West End shows. Star-studded and well diversified, it features both plays and musicals as well as a show so special that it gets its own theatre (The Railway Children) All in all there is something for everyone, which I think is what makes this new season such a winner. The four bonus shows are also spectacular, with something aimed for every type of Canadian Theatre-Goer.

The Subscription Season includes:

- The North American Premiere of The Railway Children (which will be housed at the new Roundhouse Theatre being built at Steamwhistle Brewery)

- The pre-Broadway run of Private Lives starring Canadian Kim Cattrall

- The pre-West End run of the UK hit Chess, the Musical

- The Canadian Premiere of Mary Poppins

- The Toronto Premiere of Blue Dragon

- The Canadian Premiere of War Horse
- The Direct from Broadway Smash-Hit HAIR

In addition to the seven subscription shows, Mirvish also announced four bonus shows:

- Ghost Stories

- Good Mourning Mrs. Brown

- Women Fully Clothed: Older & Hotter

- 2 Pianos, 4 Hands

Additional Details:

The 2011-12 Subscription Season officially kicks off May 3rd, 2011 at the Roundhouse Theatre with The Railway Children. Private Lives is slated for September/October 2011 at The Royal Alex, while Chess, the Musical will play The Princess of Wales around the same time. Mary Poppins comes in just in time for Christmas with a November/December run at The Princess of Wales.

The New Year will start with The Blue Dragon in January/February at The Royal Alex, and War Horse gets its Canadian Debut in February 2012 at The Princess of Wales. The Hair Tribe comes to town in March/April 2012 at The Royal Alex to finish off the season.

In addition to the subscription series and bonus shows, Mirvish also announced some of the exciting shows that will be offered to subscribers through the new joint venture with The Sony Centre. Announced earlier this year, the partnership brings Mirvish Productions together with Toronto's largest theatre, The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, to co-promote the Centre's visionary programming to the city's diverse communities, including its special outreach programs for children and youth.

Tickets to Sony Centre shows are made available to Mirvish subscribers at special prices and, when available, on a priority basis. The Sony Centre shows in 2011 available to Mirvish subscribers are:

Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet's Swan Lake with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony - March 1-6

The Pink Floyd Experience - March 9

Kodo Drummers of Japan - March 11

Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage - March 18-20

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony - April 9

Madagascar Live! - May 25-29

Bharati - October 26 - November 6

Purchase Information:

The seven-show subscription package is priced at only $125-$599

Subscriber benefits include: First choice of seats, savings of up to 48%, free easy and flexible ticket exchange, free subscription to "ONSTAGE" newsletter, bonus shows at Sony Centre, Honest Ed's gift card, parking discounts, dining discounts, pre-show reminders and more.

To purchase by phone please call 416-593-4225 or 1-800-771-3933

You can also purchase online at www.mirvish.com

All photos by Racheal McCaig

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season

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"Practically Pefect in Every Way"

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
David Mirvish announces his "Practically Perfect in Every Way" Season

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
2 Pianos, 4 Hands' Richard Greenblatt & Ted Dykstra

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
2 Pianos, 4 Hands' Richard Greenblatt & Ted Dykstra

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
2 Pianos, 4 Hands' Richard Greenblatt & Ted Dykstra

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Women Fully Clothed's Katherine Greenwood, Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood and Teresa Pavlinek

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Dan Brambilla - Head of Sony Centre

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Natasha Greenblatt - Starring in Railway Children

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Paul Eliott - Producer of Private Lives

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Kim Cattrall announces Private Lives

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Kim Cattrall

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Kim Cattrall

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Chess, The Musical

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Katherine Walker from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Sam Strasfeld and Katherine Walker from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Sam Strasfeld and Katherine Walker from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Katherine Walker & Sam Strasfeld from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Sam Strasfeld and Katherine Walker from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Sam Strasfeld and Katherine Walker from Mary Poppins Broadway Cast

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
War Horse

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
The Puppet Horse of War Horse

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
The Puppet Horse of War Horse

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
HAIR

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Members of the Hair Tribe Perform

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Steel Burkhardt and Paris Remillard

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Hair Tribe rocking out

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Paris Remillard

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Steel Burkhardt from Hair

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Members of the Hair Tribe give out signature flowers

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
The 2011-2012 Season is "Practically Perfect in Every Way"

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Canadian Graham Coffing and members of the original West End cast of War Horse

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Andy Nyman from Ghost Stories

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Steel Burkhardt and Paris Remillard from Hair

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Women Fully Clothed's Jane Eastwood, Katherine Greenwood, Robin Duke, and Teresa Pavlinek

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Sam Strasfeld and Kim Cattrall

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season
Kim Cattrall

Photo Coverage: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' Mirvish's 2011-12 Season

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

Headshot photo by Racheal McCaig www.rachealmccaigphotography.com




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