As a sign of support for Victoria’s Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, the writers and performers that created Atomic Vaudeville’s mega-hit musical production Ride The Cyclone announced they will be performing songs and excerpts from the various productions of the work that first made its premiere in Victoria in 2009 and went on to take the Canadian theatre community by storm. Cited by the Vancouver Sun as “a work of pure genius” and Toronto’s Now Magazine as “riotously funny” for three years Ride The Cyclone played in theatres large and small from Toronto to Vancouver scooping up awards in every city that it played.
Scheduled for its long anticipated premiere at an American Theatre in the fall of this year, The Cyclone Song Cycle will feature songs, portions of the text and anecdotes about the making of this hit musical from original cast members Rielle Braid, Kelly Hudson, Elliot Loran, Sarah Jane Pelzer, Alex Wasenko and Kholby Wardell. Conceived by the show’s creators playwright and lyricist Jacob Richmond and lyricist and composer Brooke Maxwell, The Song Cycle will be hosted by Atomic Vaudeville’s Co-Artistic Director and Ride The Cyclone Co-Director Britt Small.
“The arts community in Victoria is amazing,” said Blue Bridge Artistic Director Brian Richmond. “All I had to say to this wonderful show’s creators and performers was that Blue Bridge needed their help and they all responded immediately offering their services to help us keep building our theatre and home in the Roxy Theatre for the benefit of the present and future theatre artists.”
The Cyclone Song Cycle will be performed Feb. 12, 13 and 14 at 8pm and Feb. 14 and 15 at 2pm. Advance tickets are available for $20 (plus handling charges and GST) before Feb. 7 and after that for $25 (plus handling charges and GST) by calling Ticket Rocket at 250-592-6291 or online at ticketrocket.org.