HOOK UP, a world-premiere opera for teens, explores questions of privacy, consent, and power. Our interview with creators Chris Thornborrow (composer) and Julie Tepperman (librettist)
Julie Tomaino’s lively production of HAIR is just the sunny panacea for the January doldrums. On stage at Hart House Theatre until Feb 2. Details in our review.
“Cinderella is a timeless tale, and the story will remain close to the original with a panto flair and lots of local references.” ~ Interview with Robert Torr & Stephanie Graham, “Cinderella: A Merry Magical Pantomime”
“Let us blow your socks off! We have the WOW that will make you MEOW!” Interview with Stéphane Mayer on COC’s 2018 family opera “WOW Factor”
“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 […]