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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lisa Horner honoured for being first actor to perform on all four Mirvish Theatres

(News Release)


TORONTO --Lisa Horner is a multi-talented, award-winning actor who has a resume that reflects her deep roots in the Canadian theatre community.

As of the evening of June 16th, at the first performance of the Canadian premiere production of KINKY BOOTS, in which Lisa performers a variety of roles, she can now add another “first” to her many accomplishments: She now holds the distinction of being the first actor to have performed on all four Mirvish theatres in Toronto.


She has previously starred as the title character in MY  MOTHER’S JEWISH LESBIAN WICCAN WEDDING at the Panasonic; as the Wicked Witch of the West in THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, for which she won the Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical; and as Mme Thénardier in the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISÉRABLES at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

Last night, Lisa was presented with a rare bottle of champagne after the first KINKY BOOTS performance, in the “Old Stage Door” room backstage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

This room, which houses the stage-door entrance to the theatre for the venue’s first 80 years, is adorned with signed photos of the many greats who have played the Royal Alexandra – everyone from Helen Hays to Mae West to Edward G. Robinson to Katherine Hepburn. It was an appropriate location to mark yet another milestone in the history of this historic theatre.

About KINKY BOOTS
With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

The design team for Kinky Boots includes Tony® Award nominee David Rockwell (Scenic Design), Tony® Award-winner Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), Tony® Award-winner John Shivers (Sound Design), Josh Marquette (Hair Design), Stephanie Gorin and Telsey + Company/Justin Huff, CSA (Casting), with Musical Supervision and Arrangements and Orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Stephen Oremus.

About the Cast
Alan Mingo Jr. stars as “Lola”, Graham Scott Fleming stars as “Charlie Price”.  AJ Bridel stars as “Lauren”.  Daniel Williston stars as “Don”.  Vanessa Sears stars as “Nicola”.  James Kall stars as “George”.

Rounding out the ensemble are Thomas Alderson, Andre Anthony, Nicola Dawn Brook, Patrick Cook, Arden Couturier, Dan Domenech, Lisa Horner, David Houle, Eric Leclair, David Lopez, Stewart Adam McKensy, Julia Mclellan, Kristen Peace, Erica Peck, Andrew Scanlon, David Silvestri, Isaiah Slater, Jivaro Smith, Justin Stadnyk, Kaden Stephen, Geoff Stevens, Madeleine Suddaby, Jesse Weafer, Cleopatra Williams, Ryan Wilson and Sandy Winsby.
KINKY BOOTS
Now on Stage through September 27, 2015
The Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. West, Toronto 
Tickets $35 to $130 
Available online at mirvish.com
By phone 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333
In-person at the theatre box office  
Performances: Tue-Sat 8:00 PM; matinees Wed, Sat & Sun 2:00 PM
Added performances on Thursday July 2, 2:00 PM, Sunday July 12, 7:30 PM, Thursday July 23, at 2:00 PM.
No shows on June 17, 2:00 PM; June 20, 2:00 PM; June 21, 2:00 PM; June 24, 2:00 PM; July, 1, July 10, and July 26

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