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Toronto: Terra Bruce Productions presents the new musical “The Wild Rovers” October 14-November 5

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Terra Bruce Productions presents The Wild Rovers, a new musical inspired by the music and magic of the beloved Irish Rovers. From Writer Steve Cochrane, Director Jason Byrne, with Musical Directors/Arrangers and Additional Music by Kelly Ann-Evans and Josh Ward, the cast includes Julia Dunne, Philip Goodridge, Vicki Harnett, Liam Lynch, Steve Maloney, Powell Norbert, Melanie O’Brien, Sean Panting and Nicole Underhay. The Wild Rovers will be playing at the historic Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge St) from October 14-November 5 in the heart of downtown Toronto.

The Wild Rovers is a mad-cap adventure that sees a famed band whisked away to a fantastical land of Athunia, not to be confused with their sworn enemy, Ethunia (and yes, they are pronounced exactly the same). These fictional countries find themselves on the brink of war and the loveable, hard-working band must help them find a path to peace through song! There will be puppets, there will be no intermission, and there most definitely will be no fourth wall.

The Wild Rovers features a hysterical, magical fairytale script and reimagined beloved songs. With a mashup of Irish Rovers greatest hits and original music, “there are still a lot of layers of the original songs that you might have heard,” says Kelly-Ann Evans, Musical Director. “The Black Velvet Band, Drunken Sailor, Wasn’t That a Party… The beautiful fantasy of the script has allowed us to expand on them and develop them into the musical theatre genre.”


Terra Bruce Productions, based in St. John’s and Toronto, are dedicated to developing and producing original musical theatre productions in Canada and beyond. Born out of a love of music and culture, the company was formed to hire within the incredible talent pool of Canadian artists, writers and musicians and build a repertoire of high-calibre, world class shows.

Terra Bruce now has multiple shows in development, a roster of resident artists, and a full 2023 season with touring productions in St. John’s, Halifax and Toronto. Formed by Walter Schroeder and under the leadership of Bob Hallett, they intend to be a cultural hub of creativity on the Canadian musical theatre scene. The Wild Rovers made its World Premiere on September 22 in St. John's, Newfoundland at the newly renovated Majestic Theatre. Terra Bruce Productions has also purchased the historic Regent Theatre in mid-town Toronto, and plans are underway to restore this cultural gem.


When: October 14 to November 5, 2023 (Mondays are dark). Tuesday-Saturday at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm only, Saturday matinees (after Opening Night) at 2:00pm, Wednesday matinees (after Opening Night) at 1:30 pm

Previews: October 14 & 17 at 8:00pm, and October 15 at 2:00pm

Opening Night: October 18, 2023 at 8:00pm

Where: Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St.

Approx. Runtime: 90 minutes

Pricing (including HST + service fees):

Previews - $25.99-$48.59

Tuesday evenings - $38.42 - $73.45

Wednesdays and Thursday evenings - $42.94 - $81.36

Friday and Saturday evenings, and matinees - $47.46 - $89.27

Arts Worker tickets per patron will be available for $25 each (up to two per patron, available in person at the box office, or by phone.) A limited number of Student Rush tickets for $20 will be available at the box office on the day of the performance, with valid student ID.

Group Tickets (8 or more) are available for $15 + service charges by emailing

To purchase tickets online:

Over the phone: 416-366-7723

In Person at Meridian Hall: 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Box Office Operations are Monday-Friday, 1pm-6pm.