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Pretty Woman at Columbia County Performing Arts Center

Why see Pretty Woman?

Walking down the street on its first national tour!

After delighting audiences on Broadway Vivian and Edward are bringing their whirlwind romance on their first national tour! 

Even though we all know Pretty Woman, the creators of this upcoming musical know the original storyline won't go down to well with modern audiences. Therefore, the Vivian we once knew will now be a stronger and a more independent heroine for the 21st century.

This stage adaptation packs quite a creative punch. Marshall's vision is fulfilled by the movie's scribe J.F Lawton in penning the libretto, while Canadian rock god Bryan Adams and his songwriting partner Jim Vallance provide the score. Directing and choreographing the show is two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, On Your Feet!).

What is Pretty Woman about?

A ruthless and driven business tycoon, Edward specializes in taking over businesses and then selling them off, piece by piece, totally unsympathetic to the hundreds of employees' lives he destroys. During a trip to LA, he finds himself without a partner for series of schmaltzy functions, so hires a sex worker to act as his escort. The lady of the night he chooses is Vivian, who much like Edward, goes about her work with a clinical detachment.

As their week together progresses, this usually isolated couple find themselves utterly comfortable in each other's company and discover that they might just be falling for each other. Can this blossoming romance turn both of their lives around?

Did you know?

The movie may be a light and charming romance, but the story started out very differently. The original script was a dark drama, with a much more downbeat ending. Once Gere and Roberts were cast, however, it was clear that the pair generated such chemistry together that the movie's tone needed to be lightened.

Key Information

Run Time

Two hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission.


Apr 24, 2025


  • Ellie Baker as Vivian Ward
  • Chase Wolfe as Edward Lewis
  • Rae Davenport as Kit De Luca
  • Adam Du Plessis as Happy Man
  • Liam Searcy as Philip Stuckey
  • Kerry D'Jovanni as David Morse
  • Sarah Wang as Violetta

Further cast

Matthew Blum, Brianna Clark, Vincent Diperi, Lauren Esser, Charlie Fusari, Steven Gagliano, Justin Glass, Christian Maxwell Henry, Alexandra Kinsley, Joshua Kring, Bethany Mcdonald, Robert Miller, Hank Santos, Taylor M. Sheppard, Devyn Trondson, Elana Val


Our review

Bold, Nostalgic, Romantic

Our reviewer Saadiqah saw the production on the West End, here's what she thought!

Saadiqah Gardner

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Customer reviews

62 reviews, average rating: (2.7 Stars)


What Fun!!!

What a great afternoon and performance! I attend many musicals here and in NYC and I relished this performance! The cast was so talented, the score was terrific and there was even a bit of opera. If you love a rousing musical, this is for you! ... Read more

Amy Nafus

Loved it

I absolutely loved this musical. Such talent and true to the movie. It was my favorite show at Pope Joy so far! It fills your heart with happiness and makes you smile. Outstanding performance. ... Read more


Why do people feel the need to be so mean…

I attended PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL in Montreal last night. Perhaps I had an advantage, knowing ahead of time that the musical score to tell the story of the show was written by our own Bryan Adams and his co-writer, which in itself made me feel proud to be Canadian. It would appear that much of the audience was expecting the soundtrack from PRETTY WOMAN, the movie, which in this case would not tell a story, they were just great songs. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance in every way, the actors, the choreography, the songs, etc. I laughed, I cried at the end, especially during the show ending number of yes…Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman. It saddens me that people are unable to put forth their opinions in a constructive and respectful manner. Everyone is entitled to share their thoughts, the difference is how you choose to deliver them. Is it so difficult to be a kind human being? ... Read more

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