Seven-time Emmy nominee and "America's Dad" (Growing Pain's) Alan Thicke is starring as iconic TV personality Jack Bailey in the world premiere of Queen for a Day: the Musical. The 12-performance show is currently running through October 7th at the brand new state-of-the-Art Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Thicke is scheduled to perform in 10 shows only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show. Check out the video below!
Queen for a Day takes place in the Hollywood of 1953, where fortunes can change in a heartbeat. The outgoing and independent Claribel Anderson (Blythe Wilson; MARY POPPINS, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music) and her fellow waitress Lana (Marisa McIntyre; Mama Mia!) find themselves at the glitzy Moulin Rouge Theatre, where "Queen for a Day" airs live daily. Claribel's 15 minutes of fame send her down a funny and touching road, forcing her to re-evaluate her dream of being the perfect '50s housewife.
Reliving her glory days, Old Claribel (Stratford Festival veteran Denise Fergusson) reflects on her encounters with people from her past. She amuses Felicia (Camille Eanga-Selenge) with tales of Birdie (Lisa Horner; Wonderful Town), a scheming waitress at Scully's Diner; Esther (Angela Teek; Rock of Ages), a contestant who hopes to win leg braces for her son with polio;her attractive and immature husband Ned (Jay Davis; Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon); up and coming "Queen for a Day" producer Dwight (Cory O'Brien; MARY POPPINS, Cabaret); and her chauvinistic boss Scully (Sheldon Bergstrom; The Sound of Music, The Producers, Guys and Dolls).
Dates that Alan Thicke is scheduled to perform include Sept 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, Oct 3, 6 & 7. All shows play the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge Street, Wed at 2pm, Thurs-Sun at 8pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm.
Tickest are $35.00- $59.50. To purchase, call 905-787-8811 or visit www.queenforadaythemusical.com. Great discounts for groups of eight or more by calling 416-259-1625 or 1-855-259-1625.
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