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Based on the poll on our blog, it looks like you are just as excited about the 2012/2013 season as we are. To amp up your excitement even more, here’s some just released tidbits about the new season!

1. 2011 Jessie Richardson Award nominees for directing Janet Wright (from CTV’s beloved hit Corner Gas) and Dean Paul Gibson will be directing Clybourne Park and She Stoops to Conquer respectively.

2. Rachel Ditor, the literary manager and resident dramaturg of the Arts Club, will direct the comic, coming-of-age story My Turquoise Years. Wendy Noel (who played Annie Clark in Calendar Girls) and Peter Anderson (writer and lead actor in Don Quixote) will star in this production.

3. We’re also bringing back David Mackay and Ryan Beil from this season’s hit The Importance of Being Earnest—David to direct the hilarious Boeing Boeing, and Ryan to star in the comedic SantaLand Diaries.

Allan Zinyk and Ryan Beil in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Photo by David Cooper

4. Meg Roe, who starred in this season’s Canadian classic The Penelopiad, will make her debut as an Arts Club director with Master Class.

Meg Roe and Colleen Wheeler from THE PENELOPIAD. Photo by David Cooper

5. The original creators of the 2 Pianos 4 Hands, Richard Greenblatt and Ted Dykstra, are presenting their final tour performance at the Stanley. Watch a video of Ted and Richard!

6. Yvette Nolan’s new work The Unplugging will be directed by Lois Anderson (who recently starred in The Penelopiad) and will star Margo Kane (a leading figure in Aboriginal performing arts), Jenn Griffin, and Anton Lipovetsky.

7. An enhanced version of the hit indie musical Ride the Cyclone, will begin its national tour at the Granville Island Stage, presented in collaboration with the PuSh Festival.

The cast of RIDE THE CYCLONE. Photo by Fairen Berchard

8. Gina Chiarelli, the two time winner of the Jessie Richardson Award for acting, will star as the legendary Maria Callas in the Tony Award–winning play Master Class. She will act alongside Shannon Chan-Kent, Frederik Robert, Angus Kellett, Melanie Krueger, and Felix LeBlanc.

9. We have Norman Browning (recently seen in High Society), Leslie Jones, Luc Roderique, Andrew Cownden, Jay Hindle, Chris Cochrane, Sebastian Kroon, John Voth, Josh Drebit, and Christine Quintana (our very own box office staff member!) to star in the bawdy romp She Stoops To Conquer.

10. A mile-high comedy Boeing-Boeing features Jonathon Young, Andrew McNee, Kimberley Sustad, Colleen Wheeler, and Moya O’Connell.

Eagerly anticipating a season of great shows! (*Hint: You can get the best seats at the best price when you purchase season tickets!) Stay tuned for more of the latest updates on the new season.

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One Response to Be the first to know!

  1. The season looks fantastic. And I love that you are letting us know some of the actors. How to make stars of our very talented! I think letting audiences know brings in followers. Thank you.

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