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article imageOp-Ed: Wolverine takes to the stage in Toronto Special

By KJ Mullins     Jul 7, 2011 in Entertainment
Toronto - Hugh Jackman may be known as Wolverine on the big screen but his first love is the stage. Until July 17 he is in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre starring in Hugh Jackman In Concert.
Jackman is having a go when it comes to his one man show. The Aussie superstar is down home entertaining as he sings, dances and shares bits of his own life during the 95 minute performance. His love of Broadway and movie musicals shines through as he shared with the audience special personal meanings from each piece.
Jackman is backed by an 18-piece orchestra conducted by Patrick Vaccariello who never skipped a beat during Wednesday night's performance. It is clear that Jackman has a close relationship with all the members of the orchestra as he makes jokes and chats with them during parts of the show.
The lovely Merle Dandridge and Angel Reda join Jackman as back up singers. They share the stage alone for a rendition of 'Take Me As I Am' from the musical Rent.
The entire performance is first rate with an ending that will take your breath away. Olive Knight, a vocalist and renowned spokesperson for the aboriginal people of Australia joins Jackson on stage with Paul Boon and Nathan Mundraby playing the didgeridoo. If for nothing else this act makes the show a must see this month in Toronto.
Hugh Jackman In Concert plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Ticket prices are $49 - $130.
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