Hart House Theatre Presents HIGH FIDELITY 1/15/2010

Opening on January 15, 2010, Hart House Theatre is proud to present a rockin' start to the year with the Canadian Premiere of the musical version of the cult classic, High Fidelity.

Based on the popular novel and hit film of the same name, High Fidelity tells the story of a young man trapped in a "quarterlife crisis" - he gets dumped by his girlfriend, has no money, a cruddy apartment, a dead-end job, and he can't seem to get off his downward spiral to nowhere. With a little help from his friends, and some rockin' tunes, he climbs his way out of his self-centred world and finds happiness.

Songwriters Tom Kitt (a 2009 Tony Award®-winner for Broadway's Next to Normal) and Amanda Green comment: "The wit, humour and humanity of Nick Hornby's characters and story naturally lends itself to musical treatment. It is a socially acute contemporary love story about people who are obsessed with, and define themselves by pop music and culture. The hero's life is a soundtrack and the big moments are songs." (Playbill 2006).

The score boasts over 20 original musical numbers influenced by the world of pop, R&B, soul, and rock, with such diverse musical styles as Bruce Springsteen, the Beastie Boys, the Indigo Girls, Aretha Franklin and Guns N' Roses.

Director Mark Selby, a Toronto-based freelance producer, writer and musician for theatre and TV, leads the production team after mentoring under Richard Ouzounian on Hart House Theatre's blockbuster hit Jerry Springer the Opera.

On the production team are Hart House Theatre veteran Brandon Kleiman for Set and Properties Design, hot Toronto Costume Designer Melanie McNeill (recently recognized for her work on one of Toronto's top 10 shows of the decade; The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot - NOW Magazine) and Travis Hatt returns to tackle the Lighting Design after his recent success with Hart House Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

January 15 - 30, 2010

3 Week Run (11 performances)
Week 1: Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Week 2: Wed to Sat @ 8pm
Week 3: Wed to Sat @ 8pm + Sat 2pm
Tickets:
Adults $25
Students & Seniors $15
$10 Student Tickets every Wednesday Night!

call UofTtix Box Office for more details 416.978.8849

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