The creative team for the Theatre Calgary production of The Louder We Get has just been announced. Lonny Price will direct Evan Kinnane, Lee MacDougall and Thom Allison. The musical, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey, is based on the true story of Marc Hall who, seventeen years ago, fought for his right to take his boyfriend to his high school prom.
“I am so delighted to be coming to Calgary to work with my old friend Stafford Arima [Artistic Director, Theatre Calgary] on this exciting new Canadian musical,” says Price. “Kent, Akiva and Colleen have written an invigorating show about empowerment, about young people standing up and fighting for what they believe in. There’s a lot we can learn from the young people of today, and we need to.”
Evan Kinnane will star as Marc Hall, he can currently be seen on Broadway in Moulin Rouge! The Musical, and the cast also features Canada’s Lee MacDougall (Come From Away, Broadway) and Thom Allison (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Broadway).
“Shorty after Evan was cast”, Marc Hall recalls, “I received a surprise phone call from him. As you can imagine, it’s a bit surreal to speak with someone who is going to play you in a musical. I’m excited to share my story with him, I think he will be amazing at bringing it all to life, and sharing the message and meaning of the show.”
The Louder We Get runs at Theatre Calgary January 28 – February 22, 2020, in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre, in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Tickets are on sale now at theatrecalgary.com.