Liam Tobin and Elicia MacKenzie star in Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical

By November 27, 2014 News No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 27, 2014

Liam Tobin and Elicia MacKenzie star in Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical

Elicia MacKenzie and Liam Tobin star in Cannibal! The Musical

Starvox Entertainment announces all-Canadian cast featuring Toronto’s top comedic talents: Marty Adams, Mike “Nug” Nahrgang, Trevor Martin, Mark Andrada, Lana Carillo, Tim Porter, Troy Goldthorp and Constant Bernard

Toronto, ON – Starvox Entertainment today announced casting details for Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical on stage at David Mirvish’s Panasonic Theatre (651 Yonge St.) from Feb. 10 to Mar. 8, 2015. The highly anticipated new production tells the hilarious, and (mostly) true story of Alferd Packer, the only person ever convicted of cannibalism in America. Based on Parker’s fan-favourite film of the same name, Cannibal! The Musical will premiere a brand new production featuring new songs, new jokes, and an all-Canadian cast led by Liam Tobin as Packer (Shrek the Musical, MTC’s Next to Normal) and Elicia MacKenzie (The Sound of Music; winner of CBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) as Polly Pry, Packer’s unexpected love interest.

Both veterans of the stage, Tobin and MacKenzie are no strangers to the spotlight with a history of landing leading roles in professional theatre. MacKenzie was hand-picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star in The Sound of Music, winning CBC’s hit-show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. Tobin was mentored by Garth Drabinsky earning the runner-up title on Triple Sensation, another CBC show searching for rising stars in musical theatre. In Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical they share the stage with even more all-star performers with a cast featuring some of Toronto’s top comedic talents and best-known Second City alum: Marty Adams, Mike “Nug” Nahrgang, Trevor Martin, Mark Andrada, Lana Carillo, Tim Porter, Troy Goldthorp and Constant Bernard.

Before South Park and The Book of Mormon, Parker wrote and directed Cannibal! The Musical over spring break during his time at the University of Colorado. Marking the Canadian theatre event of the season, Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical comes to Toronto as a theatrical sensation that bears all the hallmarks of a Parker-Stone collaboration: juvenile humour, complete irreverence and the slaughter of innocents. Full of songs, dance and laughs, this production will mark the world premiere of a re-vamped show featuring additional book, lyrics and music by Christopher Bond (Evil Dead – The Musical!), Aaron Eyre and Trevor Martin.With songs like “Shpadoinkle” and “Hang the Bastard,” this parody of classic American musicals fuses the style of stage classics like Oklahoma! with Friday the Thirteenth Part 2into one pleasantly vulgar and deliberately cheesy gem. It’s country western, meets court room drama, meets survival story, meets laugh out loud fun!

“I’ve been a long-time Trey Parker fan, and when I saw the film version of Cannibal! The Musical I loved it,” said Bond, co-creator and director. “As fans of the original, we’ve made sure to stay true to its campy spirit, while adding more goofs and hilarious songs. It’s allowed us to bring something new to the stage that has the same vintage Trey Parker wit. Now with our stellar cast – a range of talented comedians and musical theatre pros – we’ve got the perfect group to bring this creation to life.”

Cannibal! The Musical follows five miners from Utah (Martin, Nahrgang, Andrada, Adams and Porter) who embark on a treacherous journey to stake their claim on land in the Colorado Territory. Led by their reluctant guide, Alferd Packer (Tobin), the group encounters trappers, natives and a whole lot of tom-foolery before losing their way in the Rocky Mountains. When they are found days later, Alferd is the only one left standing, and the Sheriff arrests him for cannibalism – but what really happened out on them there mountains? Intrepid reporter Polly Pry (MacKenzie) is determined to tell the REAL story… that is, if she doesn’t fall in love with the unsuspecting Packer first.On sale now, tickets range in price from $29.95 to 109.95 and are available online at cannibalonstage.com, mirvish.com or by calling 416.872.1212.

Website: cannibalonstage.com; starvoxent.com
Twitter: @CannibalOnStage; @Starvoxent
Hashtag: #eatme

Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical
Venue: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St., Toronto
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 to Sunday, Mar. 8, 2015
Tickets on sale: Tickets ($29.95 to 109.95) available at cannibalonstage.commirvish.com or by calling 416.872.1212.

Written by
Trey Parker

Directed by
Christopher Bond

Additional Book, Music and Lyrics
Christopher Bond
Aaron Eyre
Trevor Martin

Cast

Liam Tobin Alferd Packer
Trevor Martin Bell; Juror 1; The Undertaker; Prison Guard
Mike “Nug” Nahrgang Miller; The Judge; Frenchy; Convict
Mark Andrada Swan; Victim/Jury 3; Nutter; Indian Chief; The Executioner; Cherub 1
Marty Adams Humphrey; Mills; Priest; Weeping Witness
Lana Carillo Yuki; Lianne; Teacher; Sheep
Elicia MacKenzie Polly Pry; Soothsayer; The Doctor; Angel  
Tim Porter Noon; Loutzenheiser; The Preacher; The Cyclops; Cherub 2
Troy Goldthorp Swing      
Constant Bernard Swing  

 

About Starvox Entertainment:
Founded in 2005 by Corey Ross, Starvox Entertainment is ranked number 17 on Profit Magazine’s list of Toronto’s top 50 growth companies in 2013. Starvox produces, manages, represents and promotes cross-over performing arts shows that tour across Canada and the United States, as well as México, China, the Middle East and Europe.In 2013, Ross was a producer on the Canadian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS and remounted Evil Dead – The Musical to record-breaking sales in Toronto and Philadelphia. Starvox is also the producer of the U.S. tour of HAIR. Starvox is the producer of the successful Harry Potter themed off-Broadway sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience which continues to tour and experience sold-out engagements across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A second North American tour is planned for the 2014-15 season.Starvox has presented three productions written and directed by Woody Harrelson, as well as co-produced John Malkovich in Giacomo Variations, and has produced nationally broadcast concerts for the Stephen Lewis Foundation featuring Alicia Keys and Annie Lennox. Starvox is currently working with Beyoncé’s creative team, producing a multi-million dollar reboot of the classic Las Vegas revue show Jubilee for Caesars Casino.

 

For interview requests or high-res photography, please contact:
Rebecca Shoalts, rock-it promotions, inc. rebecca@rockitpromo.com,
416.656.0707 ext. 104
Ashley Ballantyne, rock-it promotions, inc. ashleyb@rockitpromo.com,
416.656.0707 ext. 111