5 Days to World Premiere!
TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
WILL BE THE FIRST WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE
Commissioned by PANAMANIA,
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
Arts and Culture Festival
LIMITED RUN FROM JULY 11-15, 2015
TORONTO, ON: The first theatrical performance after the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games will be the enthusiastically anticipated original production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. This World Premiere event will have FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY from Saturday, July 11 to Tuesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, at 585 Dundas Street East.
Dora Award and Gemini Award-winner RICK MILLER directs and performs in the role of Captain Nemo. Canadian actors MARY-LEE PICKNELL, MARCO POULIN and ANDREW SHAVER co-star in this production. Natives of Québec City, MARY-LEE PICKNELL and MARCO POULIN and have worked extensively with ROBERT LEPAGE, as has Miller.
Co-created by RICK MILLER and CRAIG FRANCIS, and produced by KDOONS and WYRD Productions, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a multi-media extravaganza with interactive digital audience participation.
This is an immersive multi-media theatrical production for all ages that connects the wonder of the Victorian era with today’s scientific and water environmental issues. Board the Nautilus for Jules Verne’s classic tale of undersea adventure with the mysterious Captain Nemo and his passengers… or are they prisoners?
RICK MILLER recently co-starred with Carly Street in Canadian Stage’s Venus in Fur, playing multiple runs to critical and commercial acclaim. MILLER’s solo show BOOM was an audience favourite during the Off-Mirvish season in January 2015 and will be the most presented new show in 2015/16 season across Canada, with 225 performances in most major Canadian theatre centres. He is the creative director of KDOONS Productions, theatrical co-producer of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
CRAIG FRANCIS is a cartoonist, voice actor, improv comedian and writer. He is the creative director of Kidoons: Canada's Family Entertainment Network. Kidoons animated stories and web series have millions of viewers worldwide.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea was developed in association with The 20K Collective and was commissioned for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games arts and culture festival, PANAMANIA presented by CIBC. Visit www.20kshow.com for more information. For animated web series, education and community outreach programs connected with the show visit www.kidoons.com.
Box Office Information:
This world premiere theatrical event will have five performances only from Saturday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 15 at Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, at 585 Dundas Street East. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. except for the matinee on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
General admission ticket prices are $40 and are available for purchase online at
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