BRIDGET RYAN is an award winning actor, singer, playwright, director and television host from Edmonton Alberta and recently completed a sold-out run at The Citadel Theatre’s new cabaret space, The CLUB for the third year in a row. Bridget graduated from the University of Cincicnnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre and moved to New York City as a working actor. She has performed in several national tours across the states and has worked as an actor at just about every single major theatre company in Canada.
Bridget became interested in Cabaret in her early years in New York City. She developed her first cabaret ‘Go Big Or Go Home’ and garnished rave reviews, being described by Playbill’s Theatre Critic Peter Filichia as a ‘force to be reckoned with’. He then awarded her with the prestigious ‘Straw Hat’ Theatre Award for most exciting new comer and ‘the one to watch’. She has since gone on to perform her cabarets all over and returns to New York this fall for a two week run.
When she is not performing, Bridget is Co-host of Breakfast Television on CITY in Edmonton AB. She is the recipient of two Sterling Awards for Theatre Excellence; author of three published children’s books (www.whoisboo.com) and for the past six years, has been voted ‘Favourite Personality’ in Vue Weekly. Bridget was also awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2011 alongside ‘Man of the year’, Olympian Kevin Martin.
Bridget Ryan’s Cabaret ‘Here’s To The Ladies Who Laugh’ is a perfect blend of all that is right in a show: it is part musical theatre, part stand-up comedy and 100% entertaining. A celebrated vocalist and comedic performance artist, Bridget has meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from her vast repertoire of performing in over 70 musicals, and takes you on a musical journey of life’s ups and downs through song. From the hits of Broadway, songs from the 80’s, ABBA or classics from the world of Jazz, there is no situation that won’t be explored. It’s inspirational, identifiable and it’s funny. Song mash-up’s, song-a-logues and good ol’ fashioned stand up will have audiences of all ages rolling in the aisles. ‘Bridget Ryan is the one to watch – she is simply out of the ordinary’ (Next Magazine, NYC)
Options for Running Time:
90-minutes or 2 – 45 minute acts (with intermission)
“Bridget Ryan is hilarious.” (TIME OUT NEW YORK)
“A firecracker of a performer; Bridget’s cabaret brims with dazzling versatility” (Edmonton Journal)
“Bridget Ryan is one of Canada’s most talented exports. See her while you can.” (National Post)
“There was a general agreement that Bridget Ryan’s Cabaret was more entertaining than many of the big budget Broadway shows we saw” (www.broadway.com)
Dec. 15-17/17 – Evergreen Cultural Centre – Coquitlam, BC
Feb. 4/17 – Miners Hall – Rossland, BC
Feb. 10/17 – Sid Williams Theatre – Courtenay, BC
Apr. 8/17 – Keyano Theatre – Fort McMurray, AB