YES Theatre and Sudbury Theatre Centre’s Ride the Cyclone is extending its run after an epic first week.
This show will now run at the Sudbury Theatre Centre until August 20 (adding an extra five performances).
More than 1,500 people have taken this ride so far, following an almost sold-out run of the Wizard of Oz: In Concert.
Directed by Alessandro Costantini, Cyclone plays eight performances weekly with an all-star Canadian cast ranging from Sudbury locals to Broadway alumni. This show is the first fully staged production in the YES/STC partnership season.
“How incredible is it that this piece gets to live on the stage for longer?” said Janie Pinard, resident choreographer, in a press release.
“Ride the Cyclone showcases the skill and passion from locals and out-of-towners. I am moved time and time again by this story, these actors, the creative team and technicians. A special shout out to April Perrin for her amazing choreography, I am so very proud. Come ponder the complexities of the human experience… Ride the Cyclone with us for a little longer, Sudbury!”
“It has been so gratifying to hear the feedback on this extremely special piece,” said Ruthie Nkut, associate artistic director.
“Every single person I’ve talked to, from every walk of life has loved this piece. It is absolutely hilarious, and besides the stunning cast and live band, the brilliant set and the magical material, this is a deeply Canadian piece at its core.
“After getting so much love in New York, it is epic to see it produced here with an all Canadian cast because it belongs to us. This is the kind of work we should all flock to see.”
Six teenagers wake up in a Carnival-style purgatory when a fortune teller reveals that one of them can win the ultimate prize - a chance to live again.
This wacky, hilarious and heartwarming musical is a secret gem of Canadian musical theatre. An energetic and dazzling spectacle that blends Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors with a musical score that will have you singing and dancing as you leave the theatre!
An apocalypse themed retelling of Into the Woods is to follow in September.
Tickets are available in person at the STC Box Office, over the phone at 705-674-8381 and online at www.yestheatre.com.