After a sold-out run at the 2008 Toronto Fringe Festival and a wonderful remount the following October, Off Sides Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the Original Toronto Cast Recording of Hockey: The Musical! is now available for both hockey and musical theatre fans alike!
Hockey: The Musical! faces off with everything we know about professional sports, our relationships with one another, and the technologically advancing world we live in. Co-written by actor/educator Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson and up-and-coming sports journalist Justin DeMarco, Hockey is a poignant, uplifting portrait of the sport and those who play it, accompanied by a soaring musical score.
The recording features all twelve of the original cast members from Toronto and features all of the original music written by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson for the Fringe Production. The album also includes the song, “I’m Not Doing That” which was added in the remount production in October 2008. Off Sides has also included the two original concept tracks that were used to originally promote the show, What’s Going On? and Somehow, newly remastered for this release.
The Minnesota Turtles are one of the best teams in the United Hockey League, and their All-Stars, Pavel Riccardino and Oleg Meloski are rapidly propelling their team toward the playoffs. However, on the heels of Riccardino’s celebratory scoring of his first career hat trick, scandal rocks him, challenging his very identity. In the age of the Internet, iPhones, and YouTube, information travels faster than a speeding puck. Relationships with his teammates become strained, testing the team’s loyalty to him, to one another, and to the game they all love. How can athletes maintain their lives, relationships, and dignity when the media spins “truths” which shape and alter who they are and who they are perceived to be? What is the price of an athlete’s fame and the cost of keeping his truths secret?
Much more information on the show; bios of its creators, cast and crew; and photos and video of the original 2008 productions available at: