FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 27, 2014
Liam Tobin and Elicia MacKenzie star in Trey Parker’s 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
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.
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.com, mirvish.com or by calling 416.872.1212.
Additional Book, Music and Lyrics
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
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.