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They're Back! ‘Bittergirl' Cast Announced for 2017

February 9, 2017

They're Back! ‘Bittergirl' Cast Announced for 2017
Valentine's Day 40% off sale announced; Nicola Dawn Brook joins the remount

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) - Let's take it back to The Mack! Bittergirl: The Musical sold out virtually its entire run when it first premiered at the Festival and will return this summer with new songs and scenes, and the same girl-group hits like ‘I'm Gonna Make You Love Me,' ‘Ain't No Mountain High Enough,' ‘I Will Survive,' and ‘Too Many Fish In The Sea.'

For a limited time only Bittergirl tickets are 40% off for a special Valentine's Day promotion. Use promocode ‘love' between February 11 and 18 and treat yourself and a friend to the most hilarious musical of the summer. This promo applies to dates between July 8 and 19, 2017. For tickets, visit the Confederation Centre box office in person, via phone at 902.566.1267, or online at confederationcentre.com/theatre.

This hysterical Canadian-made comedy returns July 5 through August 26, and The Charlottetown Festival has announced complete casting. Jay Davis, Steffi DiDomenicantonio, and Marisa McIntyre all return from the 2015 world premiere and will be joined by London West End veteran, Nicola Dawn Brook.

Brook is no stranger to musical comedy, bringing howls to the Homburg all summer in 2016 blockbuster Mamma Mia! as former Dynamo, Rosie. Brook also recently appeared in Mirvish's mega-hit Kinky Boots and has performed in her native United Kingdom. with the Prince of Wales Theatre and Victoria Palace, and on the screen in Sweeney Todd and The X-Factor.

For her part, Brook is thrilled to return to the Island "I'm a huge fan of 60's music and coupled with its hilarious script I think we're going to get up to some giggles on stage!" she enthuses. "I love to make people laugh. Especially when the news makes you want to scream!"

"The audiences were so warm and generous during our Mamma Mia run," she continues, "I would often get a lovely hug from audience members after the show -- that's a very special feeling!"

Bittergirl: The Musical is written by Annabel Fitzsimmons, Alison Lawrence, and Mary Francis Moore and will be directed by Artistic Director Adam Brazier. Bob Foster is the show's musical supervisor and Lisa MacDougall the musical director. Set and costume design is from Cory Sincennes.

Appreciation is extended to the title sponsor for The 2017 Charlottetown Festival, CIBC. Media sponsors are Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, and The Guardian.

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Photo cutline: (L) - A fan favourite from last summer, Nicola Dawn Brook will be rocking The Mack as one of three Canadian women on a plunge from romantic bliss to devastation and back to happiness again (submitted photo).

(R) - Three of the ‘Mack pack' return from 2015's sold out run, (l-r) Marisa McIntyre, Jay Davis, and Steffi DiDomenicantonio (Louise Vessey photo).


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