Canada's Got Talent Takes the Stage

NATIONWIDE CITYTV TALENT SEARCH CONTINUES WITH LIVE THEATRE AUDITION TOUR IN SIX CITIES

Tickets available online at www.canadasgottalent.com

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Citytv invites Canadians to join in on the action when the biggest talent search in the country rolls into town in a theatre near you!  Beginning mid-October, Canada's Got Talent hits the road once again for its second cross-country trek, stopping in six cities for the Live Theatre Audition Tour.

The tour stops in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal, and will feature the most talented and entertaining acts from the first round of auditions earlier in the year. Canada's Got Talent premieres on Citytv in Spring 2012.

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Viewers and listeners can tune in to Citytv, Breakfast Television and Rogers Radio stations in local markets for a chance to win tickets to the Live Theatre Audition Tour. In addition, tickets are also available free of charge at www.canadasgottalent.com. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, with limited availability.

Canada's Got Talent - Live Theatre Audition Tour Schedule

City Date Venue
Calgary October 18 & 19 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Vancouver November 9 & 10 The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Toronto December 3, 4 & 5 John W. H. Bassett Theatre (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Winnipeg December 13 & 14 Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Halifax January 5 & 6 Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie University Arts Centre)
Montreal January 11 & 12 Théâtre Outremont

*all venues are subject to change

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Tim Hortons is proud to be a founding partner of Canada's Got Talent.  Tim Hortons' sponsorship components are multiplatform in their execution and extend across a myriad of Rogers media platforms.

Canada's Got Talent, the Canadian version of the hit Got Talent format from FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment, will be produced by multiple award-winning Insight Production Company Ltd. John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are the Executive Producers, as well as Ed Robinson, Executive Producer, Rogers Media Inc. Mark Lysakowski and Sue Brophey are the Supervising Producers for the series.

Citytv™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and CityLine; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. Citytv is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE:

RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on Citytv stations and programming, visit www.Citytv.com

Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for outstanding quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include, Battle of the Blades, Top Chef Canada, Canadian Idol, The Juno Awards and Canada Sings. For more information visit www.insighttv.com

About FremantleMedia FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. For more information, visit www.fremantlemedia.com

About Syco Entertainment Syco Entertainment is a global joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment focused on the production and exploitation of music, television, film and digital content. Syco TV and Music includes the global television franchises 'The X Factor' and 'Got Talent' which currently air in over 60 countries. Syco Music roster includes superstar artists such as Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle and Il Divo. In 2009, 'Britain's Got Talent' launched the global music career of Susan Boyle, whose debut album is world's fastest selling album in history. Syco Entertainment is based in London and Los Angeles with a staff of 30+.

 

 

SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.

For further information:

Media Contacts: 
Cary Mignault, Unit Publicity Manager, Canada's Got Talent, Insight Productions
cmignault@insighttv.ca, 416.435.9295

Stephanie Perron, Publicity Coordinator, Canada's Got Talent, Rogers Media Television,
stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 647.278.6799

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