Tuesday, August 15th – 8pm
Wednesday, August 16th – 2pm
Wednesday, August 16th – 8pm
Thursday, August 17th – 8pm
Friday, August 18th – 8pm
Saturday, August 19th – 8pm
Written by and starring Adrian Marchuk and a cast of outstanding musical performers.
Building on the great success we had with Adrian’s production of “Any Dream Will Do” last summer, “Over The Rainbow: The Harold Arlen Story” is sure to be another musical delight, as we explore the life and iconic music of this fascinating man who wrote the music for The Wizard of Oz (although many are unaware of this).
Harold Arlen (February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by E.Y. Harburg), including the classic “Over the Rainbow”, Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook.
Over The Rainbow – Bios
Adrian Marchuk – Creator and Performer
As one of Canada’s top singing actors, Adrian is in high demand across the country. He spent three years playing Frankie Valli in the Toronto and Las Vegas companies of Jersey Boys. Other recent credits include starring in Musical of Musicals (Mirvish), Marry Me A Little (Tarragon Theatre), Dr. Fine in the hit rock musical Next To Normal (Tarragon Theatre), Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Patrick Street Productions, Persephone Theatre), Gilbert Blythe in Anne & Gilbert (Ontario Tour). In addition to his acting work, Adrian is on the faculty at Sheridan College for the Performing Arts, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, and St. Clair College. He also teaches voice at his studio in Toronto, and is one of only three teachers certified in the method taught by master voice teacher Katie Agresta.
Adrian is also the creator of three successful concert shows: The Sweetest Sounds: The Richard Rodgers Legacy, which has played around Ontario and at the historic Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan; Any Dream Will Do, which premiered in Collingwood before successful runs in Barrie and Toronto, and Over The Rainbow: The Harold Arlen Story, which will premiere in the summer of 2017 at Theatre Collingwood, the Mady Centre in Barrie, and Toronto. www.adrianmarchuk.com