Following the critically acclaimed success of its inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert, Podium Concert Productions proudly presents the Canadian Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Nine in Concert. Starring Stratford Festival veteran Juan Chioran, this limited engagement concert will take place at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts on January 12 and 13, 2018. A world-class orchestra of 22 musicians, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, will accompany 15 of Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre and an ensemble of rising stars from Etobicoke School of The Arts.

About the Show

Based on Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, 8 1/2, Maury Yeston’s sultry and enchanting musical Nine follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life. Contini is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice. Contini is also, after recent box office failures, drifting toward a nervous breakdown from which he is held back only by the support of his wife, Luisa. As his sanity disintegrates, he drifts into nostalgic reverie, eventually focusing on the formative sexual encounter of his life, which occurred at the age of nine.

The original Broadway production of Nine opened in 1982 and was nominated for 12 and won five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. It also received 8 Drama Desk Award nominations, winning 7, and a Grammy Award nomination. In 2003, it won another Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical with Antonio Banderas; Jane Krakowski won for Best Featured Actress. Nine was adapted for film as a musical drama in 2009, directed and produced by Rob Marshall (Chicago). The ensemble principal cast consisted of Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, and Sophia Loren, with Kate Hudson and Fergie. Nine received four Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Penélope Cruz).

Performance Information

Friday January 12, 2018 – 7:30pm
Saturday January 13, 2018 – 2:00pm
Saturday January 13, 2018 – 7:30pm

Location

Tickets

Tickets starting at $39. Groups of 8 or more receive a 15% discount by contacting Podium Concerts. Tickets on sale Sept 1, 2017

Win a VIP Ticket Experience

Enter by sending your contact info to contest@podiumconcerts.com for your chance to win one pair of orchestra seat tickets, an opportunity to attend a closed dress rehearsal, and an exclusive invitation to the closing night party. All entries will automatically receive a 20% discount ticket offer. (No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest closes September 1, 2017)

Creatives

Featuring an all-Canadian cast drawn from the theatre and opera worlds spanning Broadway, Mirvish, Canadian Opera Company, Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Charlottetown Festival, Dancap Productions, West End-London (UK), and much more.

Creative Team

    • Mark Camilleri
    • Musical Director
    • TSO, Mirvish, DanCap, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, Marvin Hamlish, Audra McDonald
    • Tim French
    • Director
    • Evita (MTC, Theatre Calgary), Dreamgirls (The Grand Theatre), Footloose (Drayton Ent.)

Featuring

    • Juan Chioran
    • Guido Contini
    • Lead roles at Stratford (15 Seasons), Acting Upstage, CanStage, Livent, Mirvish, NAC, Shaw, Soulpepper

Cast

(listed in alphabetical order)

    • Alexis Gordon
    • Claudia Nardi
    • Most recent: Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Stratford (4th Season)
    • Kira Guloien
    • Carla Albanese
    • Doctor Zhivago (Broadway), Mrs. Walker in Tommy (Stratford), Young Edie in Grey Gardens (Acting Upstage)
    • Alexandra Herzog
    • Maria / Italian Reporter
    • 4 Seasons at Stratford incl. Liesl in Sound of Music and Kristine in Chorus Line
    • Ashley Hughson
    • Olga/ American Reporter
    • Alice in Alice in Wonderland (American Family Theatre – US National Tour)
    • Barbara Mantini
    • Guido’s Mother
    • Featured Soprano with numerous symphonies. 20 years with The Mantini Sisters
    • Gabriel Mattka
    • Young Guido
    • Most recent: Young Roch in The Hockey Sweater, A Musical (Segal Centre)
    • Tracy Michailidis
    • Luisa Contini
    • Beauty and The Beast (Broadway), Fun Home (Broadway National Tour)
    • Jamie McRoberts
    • Stephanie Necrophorus
    • Regina in Rock of Ages, Irene Roth in Crazy for You, Glinda in Wizard of Oz
    • Denise Oucharek
    • Mamma Maddalena
    • Sound of Music (Stratford), Mamma Mia (Mirvish), Secret Garden (Podium Concerts)
    • Rebecca Poff
    • Liliane La Feur
    • Showboat (Broadway and 1st National Tour), Phantom (Livent)
    • Valerie Stanois
    • Serraghina
    • Oz in We Will Rock You (Mirvish), Rock of Ages (Toronto and Broadway)
    • Sash Striga
    • Heidi / German Reporter
    • Most recent: Janet in Drowsy Chaperone (Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts)
    • Kate Suhr
    • Our Lady of The Spa
    • Mary in Mary Poppins, Aerial in Little Mermaid, Secret Garden (Podium Concerts)
    • Victoria Whistance-Smith
    • Diana / British Reporter
    • The Jazz Singer (HGT/DanCap), Recent grad of the Royal Conservatory of Scotland

Choir

    • Etobicoke School of the Arts Women’s Ensemble

Musicians

    • Mark Camilleri
    • Conductor
    • Andy Ballantyne
    • Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto & Soprano Saxaphone
    • Lief Mosbaugh
    • Oboe, English Horn
    • Johnny Johnson
    • Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
    • Sasha Boychouk
    • Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
    • Pol Coussée
    • Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet
    • Dave Dunlop
    • Trumpet
    • Paul Otway
    • Trumpet
    • David Quackenbushe
    • Horn
    • Olivia Esther
    • Horn
    • Al Kay
    • Trombone
    • William Carn
    • Trombone
    • Janice Lindskoog
    • Harp
    • Michael Viera
    • Piano
    • Mark Inneo
    • Percussion
    • Adam Campbell
    • Percussion
    • Lenny Solomon
    • Concert Master / Mandolin
    • Ellen Moore
    • Violin
    • Natalia Zielinski-Chaturvedi
    • Violin
    • Brandon Chui
    • Viola
    • Brian Carlile
    • Viola
    • Sharon Prater
    • Cello
    • Wendy Solomon
    • Cello
    • Pat Kilbride
    • Double Bass

About Podium Concert Productions

Led by award-winning producer Peter da Costa and veteran music director Mark Camilleri, Podium Concert Productions aims to produce a series of Broadway musicals in concert featuring Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre sharing the stage with an orchestra of world-class musicians.

The founder of da Costa Talent Management and co-founder of Show Choir Canada, Peter da Costa has built his career on creating opportunities, seeking new ventures that capitalize on his extensive industry experience. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, da Costa Talent Management today enjoys a cross-country presence that benefits the agency’s roster of award-winning Triple Threat talent. Podium Concert Productions is one of several productions in development, including a TV series and an original live theatrical show.

A music director, pianist, composer, arranger, accompanist, engineer, producer, conductor, and recording studio owner (Imagine Sound Studio), Mark Camilleri’s credits include music directing The Toxic Avenger (Dancap Productions); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions); and Disney’s High School Musical (Drayton Entertainment), Funny Girl in Concert ; A Rhapsody in Gershwin, The Very Very Best of Broadway, with Marvin Hamlisch, Martin Short and Audra McDonald; Back The Mack, with Matt Dusk, Sophie Milman, Jim Cuddy, Measha Brueggergosman and Johnny Reid; and the Canadian Screen Awards; associate music directing Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish Productions); and conducting major symphony orchestras across Canada. He has also shared the stage with Il Divo, Celine Dion, Sting, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, David Foster, and Annie Lennox.

Previous Productions

Secret Garden – 2017

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