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FULL HOUSE THE MUSICAL!, Starring Perez Hilton, Debuts in Toronto Tonight Before NYC Run

David Galpern / Corey Ross / Starvox Entertainment previously announced Torontonians can spend the summer with the Tanner Family when they see the premiere of National Lampoon's Full House The Musical! A Tanner Family Parody!. Starring larger than life celebrity personality Perez Hilton as Danny Tanner, the production is on stage at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) for a strictly limited engagement from tonight, August 18, to September 6. Full House The Musical will also be heading off-Broadway this fall.

Full House The Musical! is the unauthorized musical parody that puts an adult spin on ABC's Friday night family sitcom. The beloved TV show followed the heartwarming story of a widowed Father whose best friend and brother-in-law move in to help him raise his three daughters. Every episode of "Full House" serves to remind you that no matter how unconventional the Tanner family is - they will always be better than your family.

Visiting Toronto for an exclusive run before heading off to Theatre 80 in New York, Full House The Musical! follows Tanner family patriarch, Danny, who loses his super power of solving any problem with his sensible "Dad Speeches" (complete with soft piano accompaniment). Follow Danny's wacky and hilarious descent into madness as he slowly turns from wholesome Danny Tanner to foul?mouth and dark Bob Saget. Will he get his "Dad Speech" power back in time to save his family? Probably not!

Full House The Musical! includes book, music, lyrics and stage direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith (Bayside! The Musical!; Showgirls! The Musical!) who will have audiences clapping and singing along to catchy tunes like "This House is Too Full" - Tanner Family/Comet the Dog; "Have Mercy on My Heart/Don't Touch the Hair" - Uncle Jessie/Rebecca Donaldson; and "Our Family is Better Than Your Family" - Tanner Family.

Joining Hilton on stage, the cast features Seth Blum as Joey Gladstone, John Duff as Jesse Katsopolis, Amanda Nicholas as DJ Tanner, Marguerite Halcovage as Stephanie Tanner, and Marshall Louise as the Olsen Twins.

On sale now, tickets range in price from $29.95 to $99.95 and are available online at Full House The Musical! will play the Randolph Theatre (formerly The Bathurst Street Theatre), 736 Bathurst St. (centrally located on Bathurst St. just south Honest Ed's - with easy Green P parking nearby), running Aug. 18 to Sept. 6, 2015.

Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment was ranked number 17 on Profit Magazine's list of Toronto's top 50 growth companies in 2013.

In 2013, Mr. Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS and in 2014 remounted Evil Dead - The Musical to record-breaking sales in Canada and the United States. Starvox has toured the west-end hit show Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience since 2012 which continues to break records in Canada and the U.S. Starvox recently produced Trey Parker's Cannibal! The Musical and Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience in Toronto.

Starvox has presented three productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, presented John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and produced nationally broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox. Starvox recently produced a multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show Jubilee for Caesars Casino, with pop mega-star Beyonce's creative team.

In over 15 years in entertainment, David Galpern has helped to develop and produce over 80 projects. His theatre productions have toured North America and been nominated for and garnered numerous awards. With Tobly McSmith, David is the producer of Full House The Musical! in NYC. In 2013, David was a producer of the box office hit Canadian revival production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS.

David is the co-founder of Classical Theatre Project. Since its founding in 2001 the company has played to audiences of more than one million people across the continent. Through CTP, he recently produced the smash hit comedy Shakesbeer, US National tours of Hair, Romeo & Juliet, and Huckleberry Finn, and with Original Content London, the wildly innovative dining experience The Betrayer's Banquet, which starts its Toronto run this summer before transferring to New York and LA. He established CTP Media in 2009, expanding CTP's pioneering work into transmedia properties for a new generation.

In 2005, David founded the Toronto Youth Theatre (TYT), a registered charity that gives young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to work and perform in a professional theatre environment.

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