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Theatre Calgary announces star-studded cast and creative team for Beaches the Musical

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/By / Apr 8, 2024

Theatre Calgary has announced the full cast and creative team for its upcoming international premiere of Beaches the Musical, beginning previews on May 18 in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre.

Based on the New York Times best-seller by Iris Rainer Dart and subsequent film starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, Beaches the Musical features music by Grammy Award-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mike Stoller, lyrics by Dart, and book by Dart & Thom Thomas, developed in collaboration with David Austin.

Leading the Beaches cast are Kelli Barrett and Jessica Vosk. Rounding out the cast are: Cecilia Currie, Emily Dallas, Jillian Hubler-McManus, Sierra Holder, Nathan Gibb Johnson, Jamie Konchak, Hailey Loyns, Kayla MacKenzie, Katie McMillan, Brent Thiessen, Addison Wagman, Alba Evora Weiler, and Eric Wigston.

Co-directors Lonny Price and Matt Cowart lead the creative team, which includes James Noone (scenic design), Tracy Christensen (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), Kai Harada (sound design), David Bengali (projection design), and J. Jared Janas (wig/makeup design).

“I am absolutely overwhelmed by this truly spectacular cast of fifteen performers from Calgary, Toronto, and New York City, and the stellar team of designers, that will breathe life into this brand-new production of Beaches the Musical making its debut at Theatre Calgary,” artistic director Stafford Arima said in a press release. “I can’t wait to see and hear the magic that this talented group of artists creates on Theatre Calgary’s stage.”

Beaches is produced by Theatre Calgary with Jennier Maloney-Prezioso, Douglas McJannet for Arden Entertainment, Alison Spiritti for Right Angle Entertainment, and Broadway & Beyond (Tracey McFarland, Ryan Bogner, Victoria Lang). 

Crossroads Live has joined the team to continue Beaches: The Musical‘s journey to Broadway, the West End, and around the globe following the Calgary run.

A full press release is available on the Theatre Calgary website.

Aisling Murphy

Aisling Murphy

Aisling is Intermission's senior editor and an award-winning arts journalist with bylines including the Toronto Star, NEXT Magazine, CTV News Toronto, and Maclean's. She likes British playwright Sarah Kane, most songs by Taylor Swift, and her cats, Fig and June.



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