Cynthia Dale on her new musical, Fun Home, and reprising her role as Olivia Novak in the Street Legal reboot

Dale talks to Ali Hassan about her character in the Musical Stage Company production of Fun Home, and shares what's in the works regarding the Street Legal revival.
Cynthia Dale is performing in the Musical Stage Company production 'Fun Home' at Mirvish's CAA Theatre (formerly Panasonic) until Sunday, May 6. (cynthiadale.com)

There's a good chance you know who Cynthia Dale is. For more than 20 years, she's been one of Canada's most beloved actors of the stage and screen. Maybe you've seen her at the Stratford Festival where she's played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Queen Guinevere in Camelot. Or, if you watched television in the '80s and '90s, you'll remember her as Olivia Novak, the ambitious, risk-taking young lawyer on the CBC drama Street Legal. It's a role she just might have the chance to revisit, given the recent buzz about a possible Street Legal reboot. 

Now, Dale returns to the stage for Fun Home — a musical about a woman reflecting back on her childhood, her relationship with her father and her sexual identity. She talks to Ali Hassan about her role in the new production, and shares what's in the works regarding the Street Legal revival.

Fun Home runs at Mirvish's CAA Theatre (formerly Panasonic) now until Sunday, May 6.

Produced by Cora Nijhawan

The streetwise team of lawyers are joined by Olivia Novak, an ambitious young lawyer who creates havoc in their personal and professional lives. Personalities: Eric Peterson as Leon Rabinovitch (top centre), Sonja Smits as Carrie Barr (right), C. David Johnson as Chuck Tchobanian (lower centre) and Cynthia Dale as Olivia Novak (left). (Canadian Press)
Cynthia Dale and Hannah Levinson in Fun Home. (Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann 2018)


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