Theatre Calgary has announced the cast for "The Secret Garden," which will close out Theatre Calgary's 50th Anniversary season. To be directed by Arima, "The Secret Garden" will feature some notable names in Canadian musical theatre, along with a large number of Calgary artists: Laura Brandt, Matthew Bruce, Lucian-River Mirage Chauhan, Matt Chittick, Dave Comeau, Eric Craig, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Tory Doctor, Susan Gilmour, Jillian Hannah, Greer Hunt, Allison Lynch, Doug McKeag, Elizabeth Stepkowski-Tarhan, Trisha Talreja, Brent Thiessen, Suchiththa Wickremesooriya, and Eric Wigston. "The Secret Garden" will run at Theatre Calgary from April 17 - May 19, 2018, in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre. www.theatrecalgary.com
Rehearsals commence for "The New World" (music by Gary Adler, lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz, and book by Regina DeCicco and L.F. Turner) with choreography by Lorin Latarro and music direction by Paul Masse. Cast includes: Ann Harada, Julius Thomas III, Jillian Gottlieb, Clyde Alves, Jennifer Perry, Tyler Maynard, Eddie Cooper, Ann Sanders, Ginna Levine, Rod Singleton, Kiet Cao, Danny Bevins, Yael Rizowy, Adena Ershow, Annelise Cepero, and Brandon Weber. The creative team for "The New World" is: Anna Louizos (Set), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), Jennifer Caprio (Costumes), Joshua D. Reid (Sound), Danny Troob (Orchestrations), Jenn Rapp (Associate Director), and Shiloh Goodin (Associate Choreographer). "The New World" is produced by Robyn Goodman, Alex Fraser, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler at Bucks County Playhouse
"Mary & Max" (music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin and book by Crystal Skillman) heads to Atlanta, GA for a developmental reading as part of the Broadway Dreams Foundation. Cast includes Tony Galde, Lauren Elder, Bella Fraker, Nick Adams, Anne Brummel, Alex Newell, Greg Kamp & the Broadway Dreams students.
"Tiananmen" (music by Drew Fornarola and book by Scott Elmegreen) heads into a 29-hour reading featuring: Zachary Noah Piser, Elena Wang, Karl Josef Co., Julia Abueva, Grace Choi, Marcus Choi, Katie Lee Hill, Kendyl Ito, Austin Ku, Kenneth Lee & Toren Nakamura.
Theatre Calgary announced today that Stafford Arima will be the new artistic director. Arima will be the 12th artistic director in the theatre's 49-year history. Theatre Calgary is Southern Alberta's largest and longest-running theatre company.
Stafford Arima will direct the San Diego premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's play Red Velvet at The Old Globe. Red Velvet follows the controversy that erupts when American actor, Ira Aldridge becomes the first black man to play the title role in Shakespeare's play, Othello. Casting and creative team to be announced. Previews begin in March.