Best of broadway’s last 60 years

Catch Broadway: Decades in Revue, presented by the Victoria Operatic Society at the McPherson Playhouse. Opens Friday, May 6.

Catch Broadway: Decades in Revue, presented by the Victoria Operatic Society at the McPherson Playhouse. Opens Friday, May 6.

Best of broadway’s last 60 years


The Victoria Operatic Society is taking you back in time with Broadway: Decades in Revue, to enjoy some of the best and brightest broadway tunes since the Tony Awards got their start in 1947.

With a cast of 38, this won’t be your typical revue, says producer Mary-Lynn Britt. “It is a complete ensemble, there’s no one star,” she says. The cast also includes 12 children.

“Some songs will feature the whole cast, others will be soloists,” Britt says. “They are hardly ever off stage, unless it’s to change their costumes.”

Victoria’s Hunter Watson will be tapping along to a tune from the Tony Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot. The cast also includes many familiar faces from VOS’s previous performances.

Featuring music from Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly!, Gypsy, Chicago, The Producers, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kiss Me Kate, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Momma Mia, Miss Saigon, Grease, Rent and Wicked— among others, this show has something for all ages to enjoy, Britt says.

“The music is all woven together, it will flow from one song into the next.”

Directed and choreographed by Sylvia Hosie, music direction by Heather Burns and costumes by  Harmony Moore, this revue will have you singing and tapping along.

Tickets are $19-$39 with a $2 discount for students and seniors. The show runs May 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8 p.m. And May 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. M

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