A summer of epic theatre is putting it mildly. This season, Rainbow Stage presents three of the biggest shows in its history, while working with unprecedented numbers of local artists.
Beginning earlier than usual, from June 4 to June 19, West Side Story will feature a cast of 32 actors and a 20-piece orchestra comprised of members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
This is followed up with the blockbuster production of Les Misérables from July 9 to July 24, introducing a cast of 36 local actors and musicians – including four talented children who will have their Rainbow Stage debuts as Young Cosette, Young Eponine, and the loveable Gavroche.
And, finally, the Winnipeg premier of the hilarious Sister Act will run from Aug. 13 until Sep. 1, with a cast of 24 actors and a 12-piece orchestra in this spirited, spiritual song-fest that is sure to surprise and delight audiences.
Once casting is complete, Rainbow Stage’s 2015 epic summer of theatre will feature over 165 artists – a staggering amount.
“Our commitment, as always, is to presenting the highest quality theatre in our unique setting,” says Artistic Director Ray Hogg. “This means focusing on building a jaw-droppingly good artistic team. With auditions beginning in August of 2014, we have spent the past 6 months ensuring that the caliber of performer we engage is of the highest level, that the chemistry between our actors is electric, and that each of the 165 artists who will be working with us in 2015 is committed to creating magic on our stage in beautiful Kildonan Park.”
Another exciting development this year is the return of Rainbow Stage alumni Kevin Aichele, Tatiana Carnavale, Shaun Castor, Cassandra Consiglio, Connor Coughlin, Mike Cox, Paul De Gurse, Mike Duggan, Leo Mark Dookeran, Donna Fletcher, Matthew Fletcher, Tracey Flye, Omar Forrest, Terri-Lynn Friesen, Ali Fulmyk, Colleen Furlan, Joanne Parker Gibson, Brenda Gorlick, Scott Henderson, Peter Huck, Brittany Hunter, Patricia Hunter, Aaron Hutton, Evan Klassen, Kelsey Lacombe, Nicolette Liwanag, Julie Lumsden, Darren Martens, Candace Maxwell, Brett Mikulik, Simon Miron, Sean Mulcahy, Melissa Novecosky, Harry Nelken, Trevor Patt, Brian Perchaluk, Sam Plett, Jamie Plummer, Paula Potosky, Jodie Potter, Cory Wojcik, Kristen Sawatzky, Heather Schiller, Joseph Sevillo, Michele Shuster, Leslie Sidley, Tom Soares, Andrew St. Hilaire, Joseph Tritt, Melanie Whyte, Tyrell Witherspoon, Michael Toronto, Ross McMillan and Catherine Wreford.
Making their Rainbow Stage debuts are Jak Barradell, Jordan Bell, Karina Bershteyn, Linsey Callahan, Andrea del Campo, Saccha Dennis, Sam Digiuseppe, Sandra McEwing, Marisa Falcone, Aaron Ferguson, David Fox, Troy Goldthrop, Pam Gordon, Trevor Gray, Jacqueline Harding, Kaylee Harwood, Jeffrey Huard, James Magnus Johnston, Reanna Joseph, Marcia Kash, Quinn Lazenby, Michael Lamont Lytle, Heiid Malazdrewich, Lucas Meeuse, Rebecca Paulding, Katherine Krueger-Peterson, Jeffrey Pufahl, Wes Rambo, Alana Randall, Reece Rowat, Alison Roberts, Nathan Sartore, Sarah Strange, Jennifer Thiessen, , Kimberley-Ann Truong, Cleopatra Williams, Nicole Power, Saccha Dennis and Steve Yurkiw.
For group ticket information contact Danielle Plett, Patron Services manager firstname.lastname@example.org or the Rainbow Stage ticket office 204-989-0888.
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