Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?

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Expect a cast recording of Carousel!

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Yes - I'm very excited for the Carousel cast recording! Was so excited when I had heard in the original press release. 

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It doesn't seem like anyone here really cares (judging by the traction on this thread from last year!) but Ouzounian announced today that Stratford will do A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music in the 2016 season.

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Not really excited for either one, to be honest. I bought the cast recording for A Little Night Music about 10 years ago, and then the new one for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury and have yet to listen to both full through. I can't get into it.


As for A Chorus Line, to me its a museum piece. It will depend strongly on the casting of the characters. I mean, to a certain degree anyone can play everyone. What made the original production so "interesting" was that the actors were playing themselves, or a variation of themselves.


I'll be interested to see what Shaw has to offer. Are there any rumblings for them?

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I think it's interesting to put A Chorus Line on the Festival Stage (if Ouzounian is correct with this information).  Can you do A Chorus Line on a thrust stage?  Isn't the whole point that it's on a proscenium stage, with an actual chorus line?  Seems like Night Music should be on the Festival stage, right?

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I could not agree with you more, Tag. Although, I wish Carousel was on the Festival Stage like it was back in 1991.

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I think A Little Night Music and A Chorus Line are a good lineup. But, as you say, it does seem that Chorus Line is better suited to a proscenium stage, while Night Music could be well done on a thrust stage. Do they think A Chorus Line is a bigger draw and that’s why they want to put it in the Festival Theatre? I would think A Little Night Music would be a bigger draw for Stratford’s audience – which is largely older.

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What genius PR department do they have in Stratford that would have a season announcement on Canada Day?!

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I love Stratford and their PR department is honestly fantastic. Love working with them.


(But if BWW had like buttons, I'd like your post.) Was not expecting it yesterday.

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