“This musical feels like a labour of love, and we can’t wait to share it with you!” ~ Kyle Blair makes a scene-stealing YPT debut as beloved song-and-dance chimney sweep Bert in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins”, now onstage at YPT.
Heathers seems an implausible choice for a musical. The 1988 teen cult film is actually two movies in one. The first two-thirds is a hilarious, corrosive and nihilistic satire of life at Westerburg High School where the 3 titular Heathers rule the stratified social roost until they are challenged by anarchic forces in the form […]
A leader in the COC’s Scotiabank Summer Opera Camps, Composer Chris Thornborrow mentors young people to acquire skills, express creativity, and form friendships within a vibrant, interactive operatic experience.
Anika Johnson & Barbara Johnston’s ONE SMALL STEP is a new musical about high-school students mounting a musical, “The Hadfield Follies: An Out of This World Musical Journey into the Life and Times of Astronaut Chris Hadfield”.
“We’re discovering that family life is already pretty absurd, surprising, and unbelievable at times. So, how far, how absurd can we go with this play and the characters’ interactions with each other while singing?” ~ Jennifer Villaverde, Music Music Life Death Music
The timing of Njo Kong Kie’s exquisite Picnic in the Cemetery seems like uncanny prescience. The concert theatre opened at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre just 3 days after the Yonge Street Tragedy that shook Toronto to its core. It was a brutal reminder of the fragile preciousness of life and the irrevocable end brought […]
Baritone Geoffrey Sirett will don the titular overcoat as Akakiy Akakiyevich in the world-premiere production of Morris Panych and James Rolfe’s THE OVERCOAT: A MUSICAL TAILORING in Toronto and Vancouver.
There are blooms aplenty in YPT’s THE SECRET GARDEN. RBC Emerging Artist honouree Natalia Gracious plays Mary Lennox, and Jake Runeckles plays her cousin Colin Craven. They tells us how this adaptation of the classic 1911 book has been interpreted to reflect today’s audiences and why it will strike a strong chord.
Hooray! The Lorax has arrived in Toronto! Got a family? Gonna see it? You ought to! Seuss tells great tales, is a masterful rhymer For entertainment and education, The Lorax is a primer. Rob Howell’s design draws on visuals from the book: The multi-hued trees? Could not be mistook For another writer’s . . . […]
How do you bring new ideas to a familiar text as old as time, that has been told in multiple blockbuster iterations? If the Young People’s Theatre‘s (YPT) new production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is any indication, you put it in the hands of director Allen MacInnis and his diverse team. And you […]