Bosco & Jones: Toronto 2010 Fringe Preview

From Press Release

They’re Back!

The creators of Waiting For Trudeau: The Return of the King and Nursery School Musical

and the composer of Top Gun! The Musical and Sleepless

proudly present a brand new all-Canadian show:

Bosco & Jones

a bittersweet musical comedy about a ventriloquist and his dummy.
Toronto, ON… What ever happened to Bosco & Jones? One of the greatest comedy duos of the 60’s and 70’s, they’d virtually disappeared by 1986. Now, they’re being brought back to save the theatre where they got their start. But is the magic still there? You can find out at The Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto, June 30th to July 11th.

A show about fathers and sons, puppets and poplars, fans and faded stars, Bosco & Jones is about more than just giving good wood.

With book and lyrics by husband and wife team Brett and Racheal McCaig, and music by the wonderful Scott White, it promises to be a must-see show.

You may remember the McCaigs taking the Fringe by storm in 2004 with their debut Waiting For Trudeau: The Return of the King. It was both an audience favourite and quickly acclaimed as the Critic’s Pick by the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and Now Magazine. They followed it up with Nursery School Musical, which was the top-selling show of the 20th Anniversary Toronto Fringe Festival in 2008. It also was the Critic’s Pick in the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and NOW Magazine, and named both “Pick of the Fringe” and “Best of the Fringe” . It then went on to take Houston, Texas by storm in its American debut, before being expanded and heading home to a smash limited engagement at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre. It is currently being turned into a feature film by Corsair Entertainment.

But likely, none of that would have happened if Racheal hadn’t created the role of “Goose” in Scott White’s Top Gun! The Musical. That show, of course, was a smash hit at the 2002 Fringe, in its remount the following year, and its America premier, before ultimately flying high off-Broadway.

The amazing cast of Bosco & Jones includes Paul Constable (Nursery School Musical, Second City, “Dan for Mayor”, “She’s The Mayor”, Canadian Comedy Award winner) as Bosco, Matt Bois (The Overcoat 10th Anniversary Tour, “Flashpoint”) as Jones, Patty Sullivan (everyone’s favourite CBC Kid’s host, Ross Petty’s Cinderella) as Lisa, Allan Gillespie (Full Monty, Guys & Dolls) as Everybody’s, and Brett McCaig (Guys and Dolls, Forever Plaid, Joseph…) as Wilson. Completing the production team once again will be choreographer Valerie Stanois (Nursery School Musical, Mirvish’s Rock of Ages & We Will Rock You), and stage manager Heather Lacey (STLC, Solar Stage).

Bosco & Jones

Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Wednesday June 30th at 6:30pm; Friday July 2nd at 10:30pm; Sunday July 4th at 8:45pm; Wednesday July 7th at noon; Thursday July 8th at 2:15pm; Friday July 9th at 11pm; Saturday July 10th at 4pm

Tickets: $10, call the Fringe Hotline at 416 966 1062 or www.fringetoronto.com

High resolution publicity stills can be downloaded at http://public.me.com/rmccaig

Company website: www.BoscoandJones.com