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Cynthia Dale and Matthew Armet to Bring ROAD TO OPENING Blog Series to BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld Toronto is thrilled to announce that following the success of our 'Road to Opening' blog series last year by Stephanie Rothenberg and Sara Farb - The Stratford Festival and BroadwayWorld will bring the series back this year with two new bloggers!

Beginning Monday February 22nd BroadwayWorld readers will get a behind the scenes look at The Festival's production of A CHORUS LINE from guest blogger Matthew Armet! This is Armet's 5th season with the festival. He has previously appeared in The Sound of Music, Carousel, Crazy For You, Man of La Mancha, Tommy, Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street, The Pirates of Penzance, Net to Normal, and Passion.

Armet will be playing Greg in A Chorus Line and also appears in As You Like It this season.

Dora Award winning actress Cynthia Dale will be blogging her 'Road to Opening' night as Charlotte Malcom in A Little Night Music at The Festival. This is Dale's 13th season; previously she has appeared in Passion, Alice Through The Looking-Glass, 42nd Street, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, and many more.

Dale's first weekly blog will be posted on Monday, March 7th - and the series will continue through opening night.

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-vérité about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. Memorable musical numbers include I Can Do That, At the Ballet, Dance: Ten; Looks: Three, The Music and the Mirror, What I Did for Love, One (Singular Sensation) and I Hope I Get It. It is a brilliantly complex fusion of dance, song and compellingly authentic drama. The show was instantly recognized as a classic.

Set in 1900 Sweden, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrick's wife, Anne, Desirée's current lover, the Count, and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men - as well as their jealous wives - agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

The 2016 season runs from April 19 to October 30, and features Macbeth, As You Like It, Breath of Kings, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Shakespeare in Love, All My Sons, The Hypochondriac, John Gabriel Borkman, The Aeneid, Bunny and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.


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