Canadian Swing Musical To Tour US

VANCOUVER, CANADA -- On the heels of the success of the Broadway production "Swing!" comes the Canadian production "Forever Swing."

Set in the late `30s and early `40s, Forever Swing follows the fictitious Tommy Vickers Band as they tour ballrooms and dance halls in North America and then head off to Europe for the war years. With a live 13-piece band, this fast-paced show has something for everyone as the "swing kids" jitterbug, fox-trot and quickstep with an athletic abandon that sometimes looks dangerous to their health.

"I've never experienced a musical that captured the spirit of its era quite like this production," said Jeffrey Latimer, head of TaurPro Entertainment, the show's production company. "It's a song and dance show that is pure entertainment for all ages. We've put together the best designers in the country as well as an incredible Canadian cast of singers, dancers and musicians to make Forever Swing bigger and better for its Toronto debut."

The new musical is producted by TaurPro Entertainment and Lutvick Productions International.

The musical tribute of 1940s swing was conceived, directed and choreographed by Dean Regan.

Songs include: "In The Mood", "One O'Clock Jump", "I Got A Gal In Kalamazoo", "Begin The Beguine", "A Tisket A Tasket", "I'd Like To Get You On A Slow Boat To China" and others.

Tickets are available by calling TicketMaster at (416) 872-5555. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $69.00 for shows Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Jan 9 - 14 / Victoria, B.C. at the Royal Theatre
Jan 23 - 28 / Detroit, MI at the Music Hall
Jan 30 - Feb 4 / Ottawa at the Nat'l Arts Ctr.
Feb 6 - 11 / Chicago, IL at the Chicago Theatre
Feb 12 - 18 / Washington D.C. at the Warner Theatre
Feb 27 - Mar 4 / Richmond, VA at the Carpenter Theatre
Mar 6 - 11 / Norfolk, VA at the Chrysler Hall
Mar 13 - 18 / Philadelphia, PA at the Merriam Theatre
Mar 27 - April 1 / Montreal, Quebec at the Places des Arts


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