Linus Hand - Arts and Culture Wall of Fame
Linus Hand was born in Scotland and moved to Canada in 1967, then moved to Niagara Falls in 1987. Linus was the general manager of the Royal Alexandra and the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto from 1990 to 2004. In 2005, as Executive Producer, Linus brought Disney’s Aladdin to Niagara Falls. This was followed by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Seussical, Scrooge, and Disney’s High School Musical. At the Scotiabank Convention Centre Theatre, Linus Hand Productions has presented Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, Peter Pan, and Oliver. Additionally Linus has produced RENT, Bodies the Exhibit, and the Disney Princess Show. With his Production Company, our local children have had the opportunity to study drama, singing, and choreography with
professional artists. Linus founded and continues to oversee the Linus Hand Drama Academy as well as summer musical theatre camps. Linus has generously provided thousands of tickets to performances ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience live professional theatre. In fact, one thousand tickets for each production are donated to those who cannot afford to attend. In addition, two thousand children from our local school boards are provided with complimentary tickets with the help of community partners. Thanks to Linus thousands of Niagara
residents have been introduced to the magical experience of professional music theatre.