Shorelines THE MUSICAL Will Make Global Premiere at Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary’s Creative Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway Carrie, Off-Broadway revival Ragtime – West Stop premiere Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), together with Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Tony & Emmy Award winner: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Broadway), Douglas McJannet for Arden Leisure, JAS Theatricals and Alison Spiriti for Appropriate Angle Entertainment have just declared the worldwide premiere of Beaches the Musical as the ultimate present of Theatre Calgary’s approaching 2023-24 season.

Producers also introduced that Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Corridor of Famer Mike Stoller has joined the musical’s imaginative crew as composer.

“I was delighted to get a cellular phone get in touch with from Iris inquiring if I would produce the tunes for the musical Shorelines. Functioning with Iris is normally a satisfied course of action comprehensive of laughs, and collaborating with Iris, Joe, Jenn, and Lonny on this fantastic job has been a pleasure!” said Mike Stoller in a assertion.

Shorelines the Musical features a book by Iris Rainer Dart &Thom Thomas, lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, centered on the novel Beaches by Dart, and was developed in collaboration with David Austin. Joseph Thalken serves as Audio Supervisor. Directed by Tony Award Nominee Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard – revival, Lady Working day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill), and co-directed by Matt Cowart (Sunset Boulevard – revival, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, 110 in the Shade, Broadway), previews start May 18th, 2024, open May perhaps 24th, and run right up until June16th in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre in Calgary.

A new musical primarily based on the most effective-marketing novel, which was designed into the blockbuster movie starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, Beaches follows two remarkable buddies via 30 several years of camaraderie, laughter, sorrow, and appreciate. Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and stunning, privileged Bertie satisfy as little ones and turn into rapid mates. From pen-pals to roommates to passionate rivals, Cee Cee and Bertie’s oil-and-drinking water friendship perseveres by means of even the most tragic trials. With a touching vulnerability, Beaches exemplifies the triumph of the human spirit and the bonds of sisterhood. 

The complete solid and creative workforce for Beaches the Musical will be introduced at a later on day. Beaches the Musical will be having a NYC Business examining in Oct 2023.

Earlier developmental productions of Beaches have taken position at The Signature Theatre in Washington, DC in 2014 (starring Alysha Umphress and Mara Davi) and The Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago in 2025 (starring Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor).  Equally versions had been directed by Eric Schaeffer and featured new music by David Austin.

In honor of Nationwide Friendship Working day, Beaches the Musical is giving a Greatest Close friend Getaway.  Visit to enter your data to obtain a prospect to get a VIP journey for two – you and your bestfriend –  to attend the Opening Evening of the Intercontinental Premiere of Beach locations the Musical at Theatre Calgary on May possibly 24, 2024. (Sweepstakes will start off on Nationwide Friendship Working day 8/6/23).

Stafford Arima – Theatre Calgary ArtisticDirector:

“I keep in mind the movie’Beaches’ like it was yesterday. I very first observed it when I was 18 many years previous. Now 35years later, the excellent Iris Dart, who wrote the authentic novel, has teamedup with the legendary songwriter, Mike Stoller to reimagine this timeless taleof friendship as a musical. I am honored and thrilled that this new productionof Beaches, directed by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart, will have itsinternational premiere at Theatre Calgary.”

“Not prolonged back I visited the attractive TheatreCalgary and fell in enjoy with the theater, the electrical power of the team, andStafford Arima’s joy and enthusiasm in presenting plays andmusicals to the group. Remarkably, it was my aged friendStafford’s thought, quite a few decades ago, that I turn Beaches into a musical. The teamof co-administrators Lonny Selling price and Matt Cowart and our producers JenniferMaloney-Prezioso and Douglas McJannet have brought Mike Stoller and mealong with lots of laughs, and just the suitable form of loving steerage to get us tothis vital variation of our musical. We cannot wait to share it with all ofyou.”

“I’ve never ever been to Calgary, but I’ve had the excellent enjoyment of understanding and doing the job withStafford Arima. How fortunate can a male get? – I’mwriting a musical with the great Iris Dart, who I adore to create tracks with.Our exhibit, “Beaches” (primarily based on Iris’novel)is getting directed by the fabulous Lonny Selling price (who I achieved and worked withdecades in the past) and co-directed by Matt Cowart. The producers, JenniferMaloney-Prezioso and Douglas McJannet have assembled this dream crew, and now I’m likely to get to seeCalgary and my dear pal, Stafford Arima.”

“Having previouslydirected ‘The Louder We Get’ at Theatre Calgary, Matt Cowart (co-director) andI are thrilled to carry on our excellent functioning relationship with ArtisticDirector, Stafford Arima, returning with a further brand name new musical, Shorelines!Primarily based on the novel, which was designed into the blockbuster movie, Beach locations is astory that celebrates the ups and downs, the triumphs and tribulations of thethirty-five yr friendship in the life of Cee Cee and Bertie. (In the film,Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.). We defy anybody to stroll away unmoved by IrisDart’shilarious and touching guide, as nicely as her lyrics to famous composer MikeStoller’sexhilarating new score. If we audio pretty thrilled about it— we are!”

“It is one of the greatest pleasures of mycareer to provide Seashores the Musical to the phase and to have our internationalpremiere at Theatre Calgary. Doing work with the impeccable Stafford Arima andthe Theatre Calgary team has been a pleasure for my companion DouglasMcJannet and me, and at any time Director Lonny Rate and Co-Director Matt Cowartare primary the staff, the viewers is in the greatest fingers possible. With IrisRainer Dart and Thom Thomas’ beautiful ebook tapping into the uniquebonds of friendship and the timeless rating that Iris and legendary composerMike Stoller have designed, best close friends all over the globe will drop in appreciate withCee Cee and Bertie, for the very first time or for the hundredth time. At its core,Shorelines is a really like story about friendship… come tumble in love!”