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Paramount Live bringing Broadway magic to Thunder Bay with Funny Girl

Tickets for Funny Girl are available now and can be purchased online.

Thunder Bay's leading youth theatre group, Paramount Live, is set to dazzle audiences with its latest production, Funny Girl, running from May 14 to 17.

This iconic classic Broadway hit promises an evening of unforgettable entertainment for theatre enthusiasts of all ages.

Funny Girl tells the captivating story of Fanny Brice, a spirited native of the Lower East Side whose dreams of stardom propel her onto the grand stage of Broadway.

Despite facing skepticism and doubt from those around her, Fanny's indomitable spirit and undeniable talent lead her to become a cherished icon, illuminating the Broadway scene like never before.

This Paramount Live production boasts a stellar cast of young actors, with the talented actress Jessica Smith taking centre stage as Fanny Brice and Cooper Fraser as Nicky Arnstein, her love interest. With help from her friend Eddie (Cale Cambly) and mother Mrs. Brice (Sydney Rollick) she works towards her dreams.

Audiences can expect to be swept away by the timeless musical score, which includes iconic tunes such as "Don’t Rain On My Parade," "I’m the Greatest Star," and "People."

The cast is filled out with over 20 talented young actors, including some performing for their last season with Paramount Live as they graduate from high school.

Directors Tegin Menei, Amanda Husiak, and Candi and Lawrence Badanai and the entire creative team at Paramount Live have worked tirelessly to bring this beloved Broadway classic to life on the Thunder Bay stage.

From period costumes to stunning dances, every aspect of the production has been carefully crafted. In addition to its entertainment value, Funny Girl carries a poignant message of resilience, perseverance, and the pursuit of one's dreams — a message that resonates deeply with audiences of all backgrounds.

Tickets for Funny Girl are available now and can be purchased online at Don't miss your chance to experience the magic of youth making Broadway magic right here in Thunder Bay. 


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