news | Tuesday June 5, 2012

Cyclone is Riding High!

Atomic Vaudeville’s musical Ride the Cyclone is nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award — Canada’s equivalent of a Tony award.

The Victoria show, created by playwright Jacob Richmond and composer Brooke Maxwell, is nominated in the category of outstanding touring production, it was announced Tuesday. The awards, distributed by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, will be given out June 25 in Toronto.

Last week Ride the Cyclone won three awards at the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. It won for best new musical, best direction (Britt Small, Jacob Richmond) and best supporting actor in a musical (Elliott Loran).

The black-comedy musical is about school children from Saskatchwan who perish in a freak roller coaster accident. Atomic Vaudeville aims to take Ride the Cyclone on a five-city Canadian tour next year.

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