Hugh Jackman touched down in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon and instead of being chauffeured to his show that evening, he rode there himself – on a bicycle.
The Australian actor and singer brought his “The Man. The Music. The Show'” tour to the city, making his way to Scotiabank Arena via a scenic downtown bike ride, disguised in a helmet and shades.
Jackman documented the moment on Instagram telling fans to “bring it on.”
One lucky fan named Pauline certainly got the memo as she “[brought] it on’ stage during a dance-off with Jackman. Pauline showed off her fancy footwork and even used her cane as a prop, imitating “The Greatest Showman” himself.
The elderly woman stole the crowd’s heart, especially Jackman’s. He shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “My dance partner tonight is the one and only PAULINE!!! And I absolutely adore her.”
Jackman invited Pauline up on stage when he took a breather from his theatrical performance to talk to the crowd. He concluded the sweet interaction by giving Pauline a big hug before she returned to the audience to enjoy the rest of the show.
The actor not only made Pauline’s night (and probably one of the highlights of her life), he also touched many fans with the heartwarming gesture, including Pauline’s daughter who thanked Jackman for “picking her [mom] out and dancing with her.”
Jackman’s Toronto gig was the sixth show of 32 on the North American leg of his world tour, “The Man. The Music. The Show”. The star will be bringing it home to Australia in August and then continuing on to New Zealand in September. The tour already had its European run, having just wrapped up a few weeks ago before it skipped across the pond to North America.
The show includes charttopping songs from Jackman’s musical performances in “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables,” and “The Boy From Oz”.