The Giant’s Garden – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

from press release:

A SMALL PRICE TO PAY

FOR A GIANT MUSICAL

Tickets for The Giant’s Garden at the Toronto Fringe go on sale this Wednesday, and with acast of 13 led by some of the biggest names in the Toronto musical theatre scene, The Giant’s Garden is a steal of a deal with advance tickets costing only $11 and tickets at thedoor for only $10! The show features music by Dora and Canadian Comedy Award nomineeScott White (Top Gun! The Musical, Sleepless, Bosco And Jones) and a stellar cast led byDora Award winning performer Paula Wolfson (Beauty & The Beast, Les Mis, Shaking TheFoundations), stage veteran Mark Terene (Pumbaa in the Canadian cast of The Lion Kingand Beauty & The Beast) and Michael MacLennan as the Giant (Nine, Oklahoma, Man Of La Mancha).

The Giant’s Garden is an all ages musical inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant.Deep in The Deep Dark Forest, hidden beyond The Stream of Sorrows and Sinking Spiritslies The Giant’s Garden – a place forbidden to outsiders: But when Giant goes away, thechildren sneak in to play, and for seven years their idyllic world has been undisturbed … untiltoday. Today the Giant is coming home. Today, a young boy will risk his life and test hiscourage. And today a battle will take place which could lead to a world without warmth.

In addition to Paula Wolfson, Mark Terene and Michael MacLennan, the cast features Jody Osmond (Mamma Mia) Dale Miller (Les Mis, Cats, Forever Plaid), Laura Caswell(Buddy … The Buddy Holly Story), and Lucas Meeuse (West Side Story). The ensemble ismade up of recent theatre school graduates including Alison Dawn Campbell, LinneaCurrie-Roberts, Kaitland Gray, Lauren Maykut, Tara Lisowski, and Tyler Whitaker.The Giant’s Garden was written by Scott White (book, music & lyrics) & Peter Fenton(book). Scott White will direct with choreography by Laura Caswell. The design consultantis Lindsay Anne Black and the show will be stage managed by Debbie Read.

The Giant’s Garden is a large scale show with a big heart for a small ticket price aimed at afull family audience. Adults will enjoy the underlying themes and vaudeville humour, andchildren of all ages will enjoy this fast paced story filled with music and laughter. In thewords of theatre critic Ashley Goodfellow from the Orangeville Banner, “This production isrecommended for anyone who wants to find their inner store of mirthful glee and for thosewho just love a good fantastical family adventure.”

The Giant Collective

at The Toronto Fringe Festival

presents

The Giant’s Garden

Written by Peter Fenton & Scott White

Direction & Musical Dir. Scott White

Choreography Laura Caswell

Starring Laura Caswell, Michael MacLennan, Lucas Meeuse,Dale Miller, Jody Osmond, Mark Terene & Paula Wolfson

With: Alison Dawn Campbell, Linnea Currie-Roberts,Tara Lisowski, Kaitland Gray, Lauren Mayku t& Tyler Whitaker.

Design Consultant Lindsay Anne Black

Stage Management: Debbie Read

Opens July 6th and runs to July 16th

@The George Ignatieff Theatre 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario

Performances:

Wednesday July 6th @ 10:30 PM

Saturday July 9th @ 5:15 PM

Monday July 11th @ 8:00 PM

Tuesday July 12th @ 3:00 PM

Thursday July 14th @ Noon

Friday July 15th @ 8:45 PM

Saturday July 16th @ 4:00 PM

Please note this is a 90 minute show with no intermission.

Media members please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

Ticket Prices:$11 in advance, $10 at the door

Tickets go on sale on June 15th and are available by phoning the Fringe Box Office at(416) 966-1062 or at www.fringetoronto.com

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