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Matthew James presents The Musical Firefighter

Saturday, September 20 2014, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
________________ The Musical Firefighter® descends upon Toronto Show will combine talents of musician Matthew James, Jeff Lorber and dancer Blake McGrath in show’s debut Toronto, Canada —The Musical Firefighter® will celebrate the traditions of firefighters and support the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on September 20, 2014 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The debut will feature Canadian Matthew James on saxophone, as The Musical Firefighter, renown Jazz Fusion artist and producer Jeff Lorber as musical director, and Canadian dancer Blake McGrath. MATTHEW JAMES is a seasoned and acclaimed musician who has been performing professionally for the past 12 years and has three albums to his credit. The Musical Firefighter® fulfills his life-long vision and utilizes powerful visual imagery and stunning choreography, combined with a haunting original score, to promote fire safety education and the heritage of the firefighting profession. The show’s audience is broad and includes all ages, enticing teens, young adults, mature adults as well as seniors. Renown Jazz producer JEFF LORBER will be working with James on the score for this production and will also be appearing in the show, making it a once-in-a-lifetime on-stage collaboration! The show welcomes choreographer and dancer BLAKE McGRATH for its debut performance. McGrath is best known from the premiere season of So You Think You Can Dance USA, Jennifer Lopez’s MTV Dance Life, LifeTime’s Dance Moms and judge and choreographer from So You Think You Can Dance Canada! He has also shared the stage with Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. Recounting the life of a firefighter (played by James) whose immunity to fire, allows him to save lives and inspire others through his music, The Musical Firefighter is a classic tale of good triumphing over evil, set in a fictional fire hall. The show includes the compelling theme song: “Saving Lives One Breath at a Time” which will resonate with showgoers for days following the show. James is busily creating an original score with renown Jazz producer JEFF LORBER for the show which will be available on iTunes after its debut. ( The cast also introduces real-life heroes — firefighters — actress Katie Castell, and dancers: Samantha Rennie, Jaden Brough, Natalie Manson, Emily Gibson, Tylee Jones, Diego Varela, Claire Wallis-South, Zoe Bevan and Kelly O’Rourke. The Musical Firefighter will be directed by Dana Sacco, choreographed by Becky Regan and produced by Matthew James, Tamara McKee and Dana Sacco. Tickets are on sale now at and part proceeds will support the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness. W: F: themusicalfirefighter T: dalmatiamusical
Location: Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
Contact: Tamara McKee
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