Episode 049 – Come From Away, Rio By Night, Shawn McDonald
David Hein and Irene Sankoff are the creators of the Tony-winning musical Come From Away. It tells the true story of the town of Gander, Newfoundland which, after 9/11, took in thousands of stranded air travelers, essentially doubling the population of their town. Every actor plays several characters. The show won best director – musical, while the creators themselves were nominated for best musical.
Rio By Night is Britt MacLeod’s labour of love. After toying with a solo career and undergoing many line-up changes, Rio By Night’s new album Yet The World will be released on July 20th. Britt talks about the artistic process.
Shawn McDonald is a long time Vancouver actor who will be in Theatre Under the Stars production of The Drowsy Chaperone, playing the Man in the Chair, who, essentially functions as the tale’s narrator. It runs from July 12 through til the end of August.
From Rio By Night’s Yet The World
A Line To Draw
Half The Time