SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30

By: Apr. 30, 2016

Show Choir - The Musical premieres in Canada tonight, April 30, 2016 featuring the Winnipeg Studio Theatre Adult Ensemble. The performance will take place at 8:00pm CDT for one night only at The Met Entertainment Centre- 281 Donald Street in Winnipeg, MB Canada. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at

Produced by WST and Directed/Choreographed by Brenda Gorlick this producton features a cast of seventeen, Ghislaine Alleyne, Josh Bellan, Aron Broder, Christina Claeys, Holly Dandonneau, Anthony Ferens, Gabby Fontaine, Carlyn Graff, Laura Mitchell, Adele Poulin, Pamela Roz. Richard Smith, Luther Sousa, Ken Stone, Samantha Unrau, Hannah Wigglesworth, and Meagan Yallowega. Other production team members include Assistant Director/Choreographer Rebekah Jones, Apprentice Director Brooke Pluta, and Accompanist Trish Franklin.

Show Choir! - The Musical is a melodious mockumentary about America's favorite teen pastime...with jazz hands. This original musical comedy by Mark McDaniels and Donald Garverick was developed in New York City beginning in 2006, including an award winning production at the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival and a sold out run at the 2010 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Show Choir! also received acclaimed productions at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The American Conservatory Theatre - San Francisco in 2012. Furthermore, in 2015 the Show Choir! Studio Cast Album was released on Bandcamp featuring Broadway's Kevin Duda and Tony Nominee Christiane Noll.

Winnipeg Studio Theatre (WST) is a non-profit company founded by Kayla Gordon and Brenda Gorlick in 2006 and is devoted to creating, developing and producing Canadian and international contemporary plays and musicals in an intimate setting. Our goals are educational and developmental, combining a mix of original, traditional and experimental theatre where creativity can emerge and artists of different disciplines can discover and work together. Recent productions include Heathers The Musical, Ordinary Days, Rooms - A Rock Romance, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, Altar Boyz (which was mounted originally at the Winnipeg Fringe and remounted as part of the Prairie Theatre Exchange season), and Hersteria, a new musical by Sharon Bajer and Joseph Aragon developed by WST and produced at the 2011 Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

(4 Stars) "You'll be humming the words to the title track long after you've left the theatre!" - Rory Halperin, Time Out New York

(4 Stars) "Show Choir! is an absolutely hilarious parody of a musical...taking what Glee has done and creating a musical with real talent and no auto-tuning." - Paul Virides,

"Up With People" meets "Spinal Tap!" Campy fun." - Jack Quinn, Theater Scene

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