Media Alert - 'Rob Ford The Musical' Casts Lead Role

Sheldon Bergstrom of Saskatchewan to play Toronto's notorious Mayor

TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - After a nationwide search for the actor to play the lead in the upcoming "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation" – running September 16th-28th at the Factory Theatre – Saskatchewan actor and comedian, Sheldon Bergstrom, won the coveted role.

In addition to Bergstrom, Toronto's Lisa Horner will play Margaret Atwood in the musical lampoon. Horner will be recognized for her well-loved Ikea spot, "Start the Car" as well as Mme Thenardier in Mirvish Productions' 25th Anniversary revival of Les Miserables.

"Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation" will take to the stage as an unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy. In true Canadian form, it tackles the issue head on, through irreverence and fearless self-deprecation. Positioned as a lampooning of everyone and anyone who has been involved with the mayoral chaos, this urban satire follows the personal and political journey of Rob Ford as he ascends to power and global attention.  The media, the police chief and the city itself are not off limits in Toronto-based writer Brett McCaig's latest musical comedy with music composed by Toronto's own Anthony Bastianon.

Read the full release & follow the show at http://www.robfordmusical.ca/blog/.

About the Show

Rob Ford the Musical: The Birth of Ford Nation
A McCaig Regan Production
Written by Brett McCaig, Music by Anthony Bastianon
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
September 15th – 28th, 2014
Tickets: Available for purchase at: www.robfordthemusical.com, Twitter @RobFordMusical or look for us on Facebook
Factory Theatre Box Office: 416-504-9971, www.factorytheatre.ca

SOURCE Rob Ford The Musical

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