Press Release/Media Call
For Immediate Release – August 25th 2011
Lunchbox Takes a Musical, Whirlwind Trip to Paris
Peril in Paris by Ethan Cole and Eric Rose
Calgary, AB – To kick off our 2011/2012 Season, Lunchbox Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Peril in Paris by Calgary’s Ethan Cole and Eric Rose. This quirky, madcap musical sees our heroine songbird lured into a Parisian trap – can her farm-boy boyfriend save her from a life of songstress servitude? Directed by Rose with musical direction by Cole, see their musical vision come to life!
“Ethan Cole’s Awesome Girl and Radical Boy was a big hit for Lunchbox in 2008, winning Cole a Betty Mitchell award for Original Composition” says Artistic Director, Pamela Halstead. “The combination of Ethan’s musical talent and Eric Rose’s brilliant direction promises a dynamic start to the season.”
Peril in Paris is the story of a talented singer with stars in her eyes, a shyster who lures her to gay “Paree” and a young prairie boy determined to rescue her no matter the danger. This is a madcap musical, with all the glamour and charm of its 1930’s Parisian setting and a large does of zany to spice things up. It’s sure to leave audiences smiling and humming tunes for the rest of the day.
Peril in Paris features Jamie Konchak as Trish, Scott Shpeley as Tony and P’tit Richard and Daniel Mallett as Chuck. The production team features director Eric Rose and musical director Ethan Cole, set and costume designer Tyler Sainsbury, lighting designer Anoton de Groot and stage manager Kelsey ter Kuile. Peril in Paris runs September 19th to October 15th, Monday to Saturday at 12:10 pm, Fridays at 6:10pm and Saturdays at 7:30 pm.
The world’s longest running lunchtime theatre, Lunchbox Theatre is a professional company that caters to downtown office workers over the noon-hour by producing seven plays per season, as well as the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival and the Emerging Director Program. Lunchbox Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower.
Media are invited to a Media Call on Monday, September 19 at 1:15 pm.
1:15 pm – B-Roll of Peril in Paris (2 minute scene)
1:30 pm – Interviews as requested with actors Jamie Konchak, Scott Shpeley and Daniel Mallett, playwrights Ethan Cole and Eric Rose, or Lunchbox Theatre’s Artistic Director Pamela Halstead.
For more information, to RSVP, or to request an interview:
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