Mon–Tue 7:30PM, Wed–Sat 8PM. Matinee Wed & Sat 2PM. A high school chamber choir that perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident sings about their thwarted dreams in an outrageous and darkly hilarious final concert.
Atomic Vaudeville (Victoria, Canada)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and the Arts Club Theatre Company
January 17 – February 16, 2013
Mon & Tues 7:30 PM | Wed–Sat 8 PM
Matinee Wed & Sat 2pm, No show Sun
Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
A high school chamber choir from Uranium, Saskatchewan, perishes in a freak roller-coaster accident, and the Amazing Karnack, a mechanized fortune-teller, feels responsible. To make amends, he brings the teens back to life to sing about their thwarted dreams and desires in one final concert. Created by Victoria’s Atomic Vaudeville, the wildly imaginative and darkly hilarious Ride the Cyclone is already being lauded as a contemporary musical masterpiece.
With morbidly comic and unforgettable numbers like “Space Age Bachelor Man” and “Sugar Clouds,” Atomic Vaudeville skillfully mixes a range of musical styles embracing cabaret, hip-hop, gospel and Broadway. Winner of the 2012 Dora Award for Outstanding Touring Production, Ride the Cyclone has been hailed as “a work of pure genius…a dark and delicious carnival of lost souls” (The Vancouver Sun).
>>Probably the most uproarious and outrageous piece of musical theatre Canada has ever produced<< The Globe and Mail
Atomic Vaudeville has developed a cult-like following with a young spirited audience for their long running monthly cabaret show in Victoria BC. Founded by Britt Small and Jacob Richmond in 2004, their award-winning productions (including Legoland, The Qualities of Zero and Circus Fire) have toured to Toronto, Seattle, Bellingham, Prague, New York, Victoria and Vancouver.
Tickets from $29
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Eligible for PuSh Pass access Jan 17 – Feb 3 with a $12 surcharge, payable at time of booking.
An Atomic Vaudeville production
Written by Jacob Richmond
Music and lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Starring Rielle Braid, Kelly Hudson, Elliott Loran, Jameson Matthew Parker, Sarah Jane Pelzer, Kholby Wardell, Carey Wass
Directors Jacob Richmond and Britt Small
Music Director Brooke Maxwell
Musicians Sebastian Britneff (bass), Kiaran McMillan (guitar), Zack Santella (piano), Andrew Taylor (drums)
Choreography and staging by Treena Stubel
Set Designers James Insell and Hank Pine
Costume Designers Ingrid Hansen and James Insell
Lighting Designer Rebekah Johnson
Sound Designer Brooke Maxwell
Sound Engineer William Porter
Stage Manager Lois Dawson
Transportation Saul Andersen
Post-Show Talkback Jan 29, led by Wendy Gorling
Pre-Show Talk Jan 31 at 6:30 PM
Duration: 90min, no intermission
Accessible PuSh: Feb 7 8PM performance will have described audio, provided by VocalEye. Click here for details!