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 […]
To John Wamsley, now more than ever, spelling counts! This recent graduate of the Sheridan College-University of Toronto Theatre and Drama Studies program (and The Office aficionado) is a versatile triple-threat. He can toggle effortlessly between Shakespeare, stage musicals and everything in between. And he’s about to take the stage at Hart House Theatre as “Chip” Tolentino in […]
BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL looks and sounds great. The problem, however, is the story.