Mirvish to Present Sweet Charity and Secret Garden in Toronto

News   Mirvish to Present Sweet Charity and Secret Garden in Toronto An all-new production of the Tony-winning musical The Secret Garden and the Menier Chocolate Factory staging of Sweet Charity will be presented in Toronto as part of the 2010–2011 Mirvish season.

The season will also feature the previously announced London transfer of Calendar Girls, the Toronto premiere of Billy Elliot, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the pre-Broadway engagement of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Complete dates and venues will be announced shortly.

Launching the season will be Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, running October-November 2010. Des McAnuff will re-stage the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum December 2010-January 2011.

The Tony-winning musical Billy Elliot arrives in February 2011, while a fresh production of The Secret Garden, by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, will run March-April 2011.

Matthew White will direct the Menier production of Cy Coleman's Sweet Charity, which is transferring to London's West End and will also play Toronto March-April 2011. Tim Firth's Calendar Girls will make its North American premiere April-May 2011, under the direction of Marti Maraden. The Mirvish season will also offer My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Feb. 26-March 21); Rock of Ages (beginning April 20); Mamma Mia! (April 28-June 6); A Jew Grows in Brooklyn (April 28-May 16); Fiddler on the Roof with Harvey Fierstein (June 8-13); and Wingfield Lost and Found (Jan. 12-30, 2011).

Mirvish operates the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Canon and the Panasonic Theatres in Toronto. For tickets phone (800) 771-3933 or visit Mirvish.com.

Tamzin Outhwaite and the London Menier Chocolate Factory cast of <i>Sweet Charity</i>
Tamzin Outhwaite and the London Menier Chocolate Factory cast of Sweet Charity Photo by Catherine Ashmore
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