See Titanic The Musical in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 30 April 2012 18:32
With the 100th anniversary of the Titanic being commemorated this year, the historical ship has been getting a lot more attention lately. The eponymous blockbuster movie has been re-released, the wreck's original discoverers are being interviewed and a whole new generation is learning about the "ship that could not sink."
If travellers are taking tours of Ottawa this summer and want to be part of these anniversary celebrations, they can attend the Titanic musical that is being hosted by the Orpheus Theatre. From June 1-10, guests can step back in time and find out what really happened that fateful night when the Titanic struck ice and sank to the bottom of the sea.
Based on the book by Peter Stone, the musical does not make light of the situation, but rather gives new life to the event through beautiful, original music and theatrics. The show debuted on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards the same year for honours such as Best Musical and Best Original Score.
The classic story tells the tale of the people who were on board the Titanic when it hit an iceberg in the middle of the ocean. While the musical does not resemble the timeless love story of James Cameron's movie, it follows several passengers' and crew members' own stories of love and tragedy. The music truly makes the show, with numbers such as "We'll Meet Tomorrow" and "To Be a Captain."
Since the anniversary of the Titanic's sinking was on April 15, the musical has been revived throughout the world and shown to audience members who are interested in this fascinating event in history. At the Orpheus Theatre production, travellers can see the clever ways the event is presented on stage, incorporating scenes of the boat and a singing cast while honouring the memory of that fateful day when many lives were lost at sea.
Travellers can purchase tickets through the venue's website and find out more information on the play through Facebook and Twitter. While some of the themes may not be suitable for young children, couples and families with teens are welcome to attend and experience this unique Broadway play.