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Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS

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The National Tour of American Idiot kicked off last week in Toronto to rave reviews, and this weekend Canadian fans got a special treat as the three lead Idiots (Johnny, Will and Tunny) were being played by hometown boys.  Gabriel Antonacci (last seen on a Toronto stage in Dancap Productions' Jersey Boys) is normally a member of the ensemble, but for the Saturday night and Sunday matinee he stepped in for Van Hughes as lead Idiot Johnny.  Alongside him were fellow Canadians Jake Epstein as Will and Scott J. Campbell as Tunny.

The show was just as good as opening night, with an added element of Canadian national pride that was a quizzical juxtaposition with the content and theme of the show.  The camaraderie that clearly existed between the three boys only served to strengthen their character's story arcs and make the bond between them realistic and (at times) heartbreaking.

Personally I believe that the show served as a testament to the tremendous talent that we have coming out of our great city (and country), and I'm thrilled that they will be touring across the United States sharing their gifts with our neighbours to the south.  If you get a chance to catch the show before it leaves at the end of next week, I highly suggest you take it.  Join Idiot Nation - you won't regret it.

When and Where?

American Idiot

The Toronto Centre for the Arts

On now until January 16th, 2012

Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at (416) 644-3665 or online at www.dancaptickets.com

For more information on American Idiot, please visit the official website at www.americanidiotthemusical.com

All photos by Racheal McCaig Photography

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Jake Epstein, Gabriel Antonacci and Scott J Campbell

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Gabriel Antonacci

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Gabriel Antonacci and Okieriete Onadowan

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Gabriel Antonacci

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Gabriel Antonacci

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
The Cast of American Idiot

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
The Cast of American Idiot

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
The Cast of American Idiot

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Scott J Campbell, Gabriel Antonacci and Jake Epstein

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Scott J Campbell, Gabriel Antonacci and Jake Epstein

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Gabriel Antonacci

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS
Larkin Bogan, Tommy McDowell and Scott J Campbell

Photo Coverage: The 'Canadian' IDIOTS

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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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