London’s Grand Theatre: 2012-2013 MainStage Season
Looks like an exciting line up!
High School Project 2012
September 18 – 29
My Fair Lady
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Witness the transformation of young Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle after her encounter with Professor Henry Higgins. She leaves the streets of London and lands in the midst of high society. This lively musical featuring London and area high school students includes such memorable favourites as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Get Me to the Church On Time” and “On the Street Where You Live”.
October 16 to November 10
By Tim Firth
Hilarious, fun and poignant, this revealing true story follows a courageous group of women as they bare all for a worthy cause. When the local hospital is in need of a new couch, Chris and her friends decide to do something about it. The women create a calendar filled with members of the local Women’s Institution discreetly posing nude while engaged in typical club activities.
November 21 to December 30
Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Could the department store Santa be the real thing? Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favourite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbel’s Department Stores and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her sombre daughter and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humour and spectacle, Miracle on 34th Street is a musical and joyful treat for families during the holiday season.
January 15 to February 2
A Soulpepper Production
By Ins Choi
Appa opened his Korean convenience store years ago in Regent Park, Toronto to support his wife and family. Now, as he prepares to retire, he wonders who will continue his legacy. Laugh along on the journey of his fractured but loving family as they confront the future and attempt to forgive the past. Kim’s Convenience was a smash hit at the 2011Toronto Fringe Festival and sold out shows with Soulpepper Theatre in 2012.
February 12 to March 2
By Steven Dietz
Every bar has its regulars and Yankee Tavern has Ray. Ray keeps things lively with his tall tales, strange encounters and surprisingly gripping conspiracy theories. Add to the mix the mysterious Palmer and bar owner, Adam, can’t help but wonder what is really going on. Could the unthinkable be true? This intriguing thriller is filled with surprising and dangerous revelations and things that will make you go.. “hmmmm”.
March 19 to April 6
Mom’s the Word – For Crying Out Loud
Written by Linda A. Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly,Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams
The original ‘moms’ are back in this latest installment in the hilarious Mom’s the Word series. From the terrible twos to the terrifying teens, experience the frustrations, embarrassments and dizzying joys of parenthood. Audiences around the world have roared with laughter and tears at these outrageously funny, poignant and true vignettes of motherhood.
April 16 to May 18
Conceived by Alex Mustakas
From the creators of the ever-popular Twist and Shout: The British Invasion and Legends comes a show that is sure to put some spring in your step! Dance Legends celebrates the art of dance with an energetic tribute to legendary dancers and choreographers. Get swept away by the soft shoe grace of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gene Kelly, the toe-tapping talent of Sammy Davis Jr., the elegance of Cyd Charisse and the iconic moves of Michael Jackson. Dance, music and comedy will leave you energized and inspired.