Presented by Theatre Passe Muraille in association with Acting Up Stage Company.
Ride the Cyclone is the newest creation of British Columbia’s Atomic Vaudeville—a group of the country’s most unique and enthralling theatre creators.
A teenage chamber choir from Uranium City, Saskatchewan dies in a roller coaster accident at a traveling fair. Ride the Cyclone is their final recital, where they celebrate their individuality while coming to terms with their untimely demise. This comic assault on your senses is more than a musical, it’s a unique theatrical insight into the angst of a new generation.
Awards & Recognition
- Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (2012): Best Canadian Musical
- Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (2012): Best Director of a Musical, Britt Small and Jacob Richmond
- Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award (2012): Best Actor in a Musical, Elliott Loran
- Dora Award (2012): Outstanding Touring Production
Lyrics and Music by
Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Britt Small and Jacob Richmond
Choreographed and Staged by
Rielle Braid, Matthew Coulson, Kelly Hudson, Elliott Loran, Sarah Pelzer, and Kholby Wardell
Hank Pine and James Insell
**** (out of 4)! The most awe-inspiring, truly entertaining, heart-tugging, toe-tapping musical I’ve seen in years.
— Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star
**** (out of 4)! My love for it is beginning to exceed the bounds of critical propriety.
— J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail
NNNN (out of 5)! An outrageously fun show performed by young artists you’ll be hearing lots about in years to come.
— Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine
**** (out of 5)! Take this ride over and over again.
— John Coulbourn, The Toronto Sun
***** (out of 5)! If there is one show to say you “saw it when…,” it’s Ride the Cyclone
— Carly Maga, The Torontoist
Sheer theatrical magic.
— Drew Rowsome, FAB
Riotously funny, always surprising and filled with five shows’ worth of solid ideas.
— Jon Kaplan, Now Magazine
A work of pure genius.
— Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun
Tight and bright and carries its audience along on a roller-coaster like ride that never lets up in its high level entertainment factor.
— Monica Prendergast, CBC
Imaginative, laugh-out-loud funny and oddly touching.
— Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist