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Suddenly Its Spring (Posted On: Tuesday, April 15, 2014)

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Canadian Musical Theatre Stars, Adrian Marchuck (Jersey Boys, Musical of Musicals, Marry Me a little) and Susan Cuthbert (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Anne of Green Gables) team up to perform musical highlights to celebrate the long awaited Spring and showcase selections from their upcoming shows.  This multitalented pair will share songs, dances and anecdotes that will delight any audience. Music from  Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera to Harold Arlen to Sondheim. It's the show everyone's been waiting for! 

Friday, April 25th, 2014 at The Historic Gayety Theatre, Collingwood 7:30pm For One Night ONLY! Tickets: $40 (includes HST) Groups of 10 or More: $35 each (includes HST) Red Carpet Tickets: $85 each (includes HST) Red Carpet Tickets include premium seats, a tax receipt, and Red Carpet Reception with the performers following the show in the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts.  Catered event.

Starring: Susan Cuthbert & Adrian Marchuk and Accompaniment by David Warrack

Susan Cuthbert 

Susan Cuthbert has established herself throughout her magnificent career as one of the true treasures of our Canadian Musical Theatre. An award-winning dancer, Susan flawlessly moved on to become one of the finest actresses and singers to grace stages across Canada and the United States. Beginning with her iconic run as Anne in the Charlottetown Festival production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, including across Canada tour and the Canadian Cast Recording, she went on to become one of the original stars of the Canadian production of CATS, Christine in the original Canadian PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, principal roles at the Stratford Festival, a DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD nominee and principle actor on TV'S DEGRASSI:NG. Most recently she performed in the production of CATS in Toronto (Panasonic Theatre) this past year.  Her soaring Soprano, her infectious sense of humour, and her captivating stage presence are this lady's trademark qualities. Some may have seen Susan at The Historic Gayety Theatre in our production of "All you Need Is Love" this past February.  She is so thrilled to be returning to Collingwood, teaming up with the amazing Adrian Marchuk in "Suddenly It's Spring"! 

Adrian Marchuk 

As one of Canada's top singing actors, Adrian is in high demand across the country. He spent the last three years playing Frankie Valli in the Toronto and Las Vegas companies of Jersey Boys.  Other recent credits include starring in Marry Me A Little (Tarragon Theatre), Dr. Fine in the hit rock musical Next To Normal (Tarragon Theatre), Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Patrick Street Productions, Persephone Theatre), Gilbert Blythe in Anne & Gilbert (Ontario Tour).

Other credits include Cale Blackwell in Fire (Persephone Theatre, Theatre & Company), Edgar in Bat Boy: The Musical! (Betty Award Nomination for Best Performance), Max in Lend Me A Tenor, Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing.  Adrian spent two seasons at the Shaw Festival, where he appeared in Peter Pan, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Caesar and Cleopatra, and the Canadian premieres of Merrily We Roll Along and Hello Again. 

Adrian's production of The Sweetest Sounds was presented by Theatre Collingwood last October and made its NYC debut at the historic Birdland Jazz Club in January 2013.

David Warrack 

As Conductor & Musical Director, David Warrack has worked with orchestras and bands across North America. He toured for years with the legendary Maureen Forrester, and they released a CD of songs he wrote for her entitled "Interpretations of a Life". As Music Director for well over 250 musicals, including the Canadian tour of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well, Closer Than Ever (for which he won a Dora, the Canadian equivalent of the Tony), the first Canadian production of A Chorus Line, Shenandoah on Broadway with John Cullum, and nine seasons of Ross Petty's Christmas pantomimes at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Mr. Warrack is constantly in demand. Highlights include a gala tribute to Oscar Hammerstein with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, conducting the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa for a set of concerts featuring Natalie McMaster and the Men of the Deeps, conducting the Kitchener/Waterloo Symphony in a three-concert Latin extravaganza featuring an entirely new program which he orchestrated specifically for this magnificent ensemble, music directing a jazz extravaganza at the brand new concert facility Koerner Hall in Toronto, and music directing the performance of Dave Brubeck's LIGHT IN THE WILDERNESS with the celebrated Elora Singers in Guelph. He is the founding Conductor of the 60-piece Canada Pops Orchestra.

Call the box office to purchase tickets:  65 Simcoe St - Studio 7, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7  p: 705-445-2200.

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