Grand Theatre announces Canadian tour of its record-setting production of Cabaret
Back by overwhelming demand, the Auburn Stage at the Grand to be transformed into the Kit Kat Club in Spring of 2021
January 27, 2020 – The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce a cross-Canada tour of its production of Cabaret in 2020-21.
Cabaret was part of the Grand Theatre’s 2018-19 season and closed after a record-setting six week run that included three extensions, making it the longest running production on the McManus Stage in the history of the Grand. In order to meet demand, two extensions were put in place before Cabaret opened.
The Grand’s Artistic Director, Dennis Garnhum, directed the production that provided an unforgettable theatre experience for patrons. The show was given five stars by the London Free Press and was also featured in a story in the Globe and Mail on the new era of cross-gender casting.
On Monday, Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) in Calgary announced its 2020-21 season that includes Cabaret from April 14-May 2, 2021 in the Martha Cohen Theatre.
“During the run and all through the summer and fall, we’ve been fielding requests from theatres across Canada interested in putting our Cabaret in their upcoming season. It’s been both affirming and exciting for all of us,” noted Garnhum. “We needed to ensure that the theatres that we are partnering with had the distinctive and unique spaces to provide the immersive experience that is so critical to the production. The Martha Cohen Theatre is a brilliant example of this kind of space. As the remaining partnering theatres announce their seasons over the coming weeks and months, you’ll know instantly why we’re so thrilled about this tour.”
Grand Theatre audiences will be excited to know that Cabaret will have a month-long return run on the newly-named Auburn Stage in March-April of 2021. Full casting announcements for the tour will be made in the coming months.
“Subscribers will have first access to tickets once the Grand announces its full season in early March,” noted Deb Harvey, Executive Director. “Cabaret continues to set records for the Grand. This is the first time a Grand Theatre production will be presented in multiple cities as a touring show.”
The Canadian tour of Cabaret is sponsored by BRON Media Corp., a global leader in the media entertainment sector.
Cabaret will rehearse at the Grand in the fall before travelling to its first production run.
About the Grand Theatre – World Curious. London Proud.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum and Executive Director
Deb Harvey, the Grand is a leading cultural hub located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario. The Grand offers diverse, relevant, and original stories from around the globe through collaborations with national and international performing arts organizations and is committed to developing, producing, and premiering original stories through COMPASS New Play Development program. The Grand supports educational programming with The High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, and 100 Schools, a community initiative that brings professional theatre to London-area schools at no cost. The Grand’s season runs from September to May.
BRON Media Corp is a global leader in media entertainment sectors comprised of: BRON Studios, BRON Creative, BRON Animation, BRON Ventures, and BRON Releasing. An award-winning producer of feature films and television series, BRON is a driving force in studio and independent production, and has become the industry designation for established and emerging talent. With an esteemed reputation for quality entertainment, BRON has produced and financed motion pictures with Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal, Lionsgate, A24, MGM, and others. BRON’s investment in key owner-operators and media-tech entities fuels the promise of its continued growth throughout media and entertainment sectors. Headquartered in Vancouver, BRON has offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, and operating companies in the United Kingdom. BRON has been strategically involved in more than 75 productions since its inception in 2010.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Matthews, Communications Manager, Grand Theatre
jmatthews [at] grandtheatre.com
519-672-9030 ext. 411