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Enjoy Rainbow Stage’s 60th Anniversary Season


Rainbow Stage’s 60th Anniversary Season will run from mid-June through late August 2014,

Enjoy this season's effervescent, celebratory programming mix selected by Artistic Director Ray Hogg which pays homage to the company’s glorious past, all the while moving the company forward towards a thrilling future. For the first time since 1965, Rainbow Stage will be producing a three-show season in its iconic venue in Kildonan Park.

 

The season opens with A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline (by Dean Regan, June 5th – June 15th 2014)

This outstanding Canadian-written musical chronicles country music legend Patsy Cline’s rise to stardom, from her humble beginnings in small town Virginia to the bright lights of Carnegie Hall; this is the intimate story of a feisty, gutsy, and powerful woman with an unforgettable voice. Featuring more than 20 of Patsy Cline’s hits, from gut-wrenchingly emotional I Fall to Pieces to the charming Walkin’ After Midnight, this enchanting story is sure to resonate with theatre and music fans alike. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline has delighted audiences across Canada, the United States, and is finally going to receive its Winnipeg Premiere at Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park.

 

Our second show of the season is the hilarious, multi Tony Award-winning musical The Producers (by Mel Brooks, July 4th – July 19th 2014)

Based on Mel Brooks' 1967 film of the same name, The Producers sees down on his luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock set out to make millions by producing the worst show ever written. Brooks' zany comedic genius takes aim at every possible theatre cliché, and slays with thigh-slapping one-liners, sight gags, and gut-busting jokes. The golden-era, classic Broadway feel of this musical comedy propelled The Producers to legendary status, helping it to win more Tony Awards than any other show in Broadway history! Join us in "Little Old Lady Land," hear Ulla belt and laugh so hard you won't know what to do with yourself. "Everything you've heard is 100% true," says Clive Barnes of the New York Post. The Producers is "a cast-iron, super-duper mammoth old-time Broadway hit!" Please note: Explicit Language, Mature Themes, Sexuality.

 

Rainbow Stage closes its stellar 60th Anniversary season with Disney’s The Little Mermaid (by Alan Menken, Doug Wright, Howard Ashman & Glen Slater, August 13th – August 29th 2014)

This beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale was animated by the folks at Disney in 1989, and then brought to life on the Broadway stage in 2008. Rainbow Stage is thrilled to present the Canadian and Winnipeg premiere of this classic, high-octane family favourite. This Disney classic includes the “Oscar-winning Under the Sea; the more lilting, shimmering calypso of Kiss the Girl, and especially Part of Your World, a teenage mermaid's lament that expresses youthful yearning for experience … simply and radiantly…” -Elyssa Gardner, USA Today

 

Season Subscriptions go on Sale November 1, 2013

and can be ordered online by visiting www.rainbowstage.ca/tickets,
by calling the Box Office at 204-989-0888 (toll free 888-989-0888),
or in person at 200-180 Market Avenue, Winnipeg.
For Group Sales please contact: Danielle Plett, Group Sales Manager, Rainbow Stage Phone: 204-989-5261 x2222, email: dplett@rainbowstage.ca

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As Canada’s largest and longest running outdoor theatre, 2014 marks Rainbow Stage’s 60th consecutive season as Winnipeg’s only professional regional music theatre company. With more than 40,000 patrons, Rainbow Stage draws its dedicated audiences from communities as diverse as Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Thompson, Kenora, and North Dakota. Rainbow Stage is one of the very few “A” Category regional theatres in Canada producing not-for-profit musical theatre, and is the largest in Manitoba.

 



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