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Terra Bruce Productions Announces Two Shows for Toronto Audiences in 2023

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Let's Dance - Photo by Ritche Perez
Let's Dance! The Musical - Photo by Ritche Perez

Terra Bruce Productions, a St. John’s and Toronto-based musical theatre production company, is excited to enter the vibrant Toronto theatre community with two new original productions: Let’s Dance! The Musical, and The Wild Rovers. Led by entertainment visionary Bob Hallett, the company aims to enrich the cultural landscape of Toronto by developing and producing original musical theatre productions. Hallett is a musician, author, producer, and entrepreneur best known as a founding member of the Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea.  

Born out of a love of music and culture, the company was formed to hire within the incredible talent pool of Canadian artists, writers and musicians and build a repertoire of high-calibre, world-class shows. In addition to providing additional employment opportunities for Canadian talent, Terra Bruce Productions has purchased two historic theatres, The Majestic Theatre in downtown St. John’s and The Regent Theatre in Toronto. Plans are now underway to revive these incredible buildings. The Regent Theatre, will be a beautiful 350 seat theatre in midtown Toronto, returning the company to its roots as a neighbourhood arts centre.

“We are thrilled to enter Terra Bruce Productions into the Toronto theatre market with two outstanding original productions this year. Let’s Dance! The Musical is a combination of iconic songs, and exhilarating dance numbers, while The Wild Rovers is inspired by the music and magic of the beloved Irish Rovers,” says Bob Hallett, COO of Terra Bruce Productions, “With so many talented entertainers in Canada, we wanted to create additional opportunities for them to explore their skills. By entering the Toronto market, first through our original productions followed by our own home.”

Let’s Dance! The Musical
Let’s Dance! The Musical – Photo by Ritche Perez

Let’s Dance! The Musical / August 10-20, 2023 

This summer, get ready to twist, shout, and dance the night away as Let’s Dance! The Musical takes centre stage at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Following successful performances in St. John’s and Halifax, this exhilarating new production from Terra Bruce Productions is set to ignite the stage with the greatest pop songs of the early 1960s.

Featuring an incredible lineup of chart-topping hits such as “It Never Rains in Southern California,” “I Know a Place,” “The Peppermint Twist,” and “The Carnival is Over,” Let’s Dance! The Musical will transport audiences back to a time of infectious melodies and high-energy dance numbers.

Let's Dance! The Musical - Photo by Ritche Perez
Let’s Dance! The Musical – Photo by Ritche Perez

Terra Bruce Productions presents Let’s Dance! The Musical
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
189 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M5B 1M4

  • Thursday, August 10 – 8 pm (preview)
  • Friday, August 11 – 8 pm Opening Night
  • Saturday, August 12 – 2pm and 8 pm 
  • Sunday, August 13 – 2pm and 8 pm 
  • Tuesday, August 15 – 8pm 
  • Wednesday, August 16 – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 17 – 8 pm
  • Friday, August 18 – 8 pm
  • Saturday, August 19 – 2pm –  8pm 
  • Sunday, August 20 – 2pm – 8pm 

Tickets range from $38-$90 (taxes and fees included
Tickets for Terra Bruce events are available online at letsdancethemusical.com

Let’s Dance! The Musical Coming to Toronto Aug 10-20

The Wild Rovers / October 2023 

Inspired by the music and magic of the beloved Irish Rovers, The Wild Rovers is a mad-cap adventure that sees the famed band whisked away to a fantastical land of Athunia, not to be confused with their sworn enemy, Ethunia, (and yes they are pronounced exactly the same). These fictional countries find themselves on the brink of war and the loveable, hard-working band must help them find a path to peace through song! There will be puppets, there will be no intermission and there most definitely will be no fourth wall.

CAST AND CREW

  • Marco Luciano Decicco *
  • Sophia Mikayla Stradiotto
  • Principle Sherman / Dance Captain Michele Shuster *
  • John / Ensemble Dylan Corscadden *
  • Andrea Rebecca Sellars
  • Debra      Ali Powell *
  • Norm Levi Stepp *
  • Caroline Océane Kitura Bohémier-Tootoo
  • Brenda/Cornelia Kenzie Drover
  • Mike Timothy Harder
  • Peter Alexander Batycki *
  • Oliver/Ensemble Diego Terán
  • Ensemble Sarah Parlatore *
  • Ensemble Jacques St-Pierre
  • Ensemble Celeste Brillon
  • Swing Eric Dahlinger *
  • Swing Jaden Kim

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Director Keith Pike
  • Musical Director Paul Moody
  • Book Writer and Choreographer Victoria Wells-Smith
  • Musical Arrangement Aaron Eyre
  • Set Designer Joshua Quinlan
  • Costume Designer Graham McMonagle
  • Sound Designer Brian Kenny
  • Original Concept and Story Walter Schroeder
  • Lighting Designer Frank Donato

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