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Bridget Ryan’s Under the Influence
December 15 - 17, 2016, 8pm + 3pm Sat
A HILARIOUS JOURNEY OF WHAT MUSIC CAN MAKE US DO….
By Bridget Ryan
Tickets: Adult $33 | Senior $28 | Student $15
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WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Music. Its power over us is amazing. Prepare for an unforgettable and hilarious night as Bridget Ryan (Here’s to the Ladies who Laugh!) and her incomparable cast of bandmates take you on a musical journey that chronicles music through the ages and its undeniable influence over us. From Musical Theatre to the 80’s/90’s pop, power rock and tight jazz harmonies – this show has it all and is guaranteed to get you on your feet!
WHY YOU’LL WANT TO SEE IT
Accompanied by the incomparable Jen McMillan and a three piece band full of tight harmonies and toe tapping melodies that will dare you not to get up off your seat and bust a move!
WHAT YOU’LL TAKE AWAY
Join Bridget for a hilarious musical evening that is full of new songs and stories, and come away inspired by the power of music.
Bridget Ryan is an actor, singer, playwright, director, and television host in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from MacEwan Theatre Arts program (and in 2008 was awarded Distinguished Alumni) and then went on to graduate from University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon completion, she moved to New York City, performing at several Off-Broadway theatres such as at The Cherry Lane Theatre and The Present Company. She has performed in several national tours before getting off the stage to work alongside producers Richard Frankel, Marc Routh, Darryl Roth and Scott Rudin.
Bridget has performed at theatres all over Canada and written four full length musicals including The Winters Tale Project and Wedlocked: The Musical (both with Chris Wynters) and the plays Myles, The HypoAllergenic Superhero and His Superhero Friends, Counting Americans (with Dave Horak) and has been published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She returned to Edmonton in 2001, where she became Co-Host of CityTV’s Breakfast Television thru May 2015, when it rebranded as ‘Dinner Television’. In 2010, she was named Woman of the Year by the CCA’s in Edmonton. Bridget has proudly MC’d and hosted hundreds of events in Edmonton (and surrounding areas) over the past 13 years and is proud to be a part of such an amazing community.
Bridget has written three children’s book to date: ‘WHO IS BOO: THE TERRIFIC TALES OF ONE TRICKSTER RABBIT’ which launched at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Alberta in April 2011. In 2012, URBAN ANIMALS was released in support of the AGA’s TREX Touring show of the same name and this past August 2013, ‘WHO IS BOO 2: The Continuing Adventures of One Trickster Rabbit’ had it’s launch in Canmore. The Boo Series is currently being developed into a Children’s Television series.
In winter of 2012, Bridget and visual artist Jason Carter opened up The Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art Venue in Canmore Alberta on Main Street, a place where art and live performance exist happily under the same roof. Jason Carter and Bridget Ryan continue a prolific and exciting partnership with Rabbit In The Yard Productions , a multi-media production company that produces short film, promotional video as well as music video, as seen here with Christian Hansen and the Autistics’ Cocaine Trade.