Month: March 2015


Video Roundup: Animals That Can Carry a Tune

For many of us, this weekend marks the annual date when our favourite anthropomorphic furry friend arrives at our homes to set up a sweet scavenger hunt – the Easter Bunny! But joy-spreading animals aren’t relegated to commercialized holidays alone – they’ve been treading the boards since Broadway’s early days. Here are some of our favourite four-legged pals with a great set of pipes. More


Who’s up for a musical theatre dance party?

If “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” then we have the event for you. Coming up on Sunday, April 19 is the second annual musical theatre dance party And 5,6,7,8… presented by Acting Up Stage Company in association with Theatre 20, Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program, and Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. More


The Internet: How NOT to attract Millenials?

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? For me, I generally turn on my phone that lies charging next to my bed. I see what emails have come in between 12AM and 7AM (sadly, there are usually a solid dozen) and then I open Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening in the lives of those around me. And what’s the last thing I do before going to bed? Generally logging onto Facebook for one final check in before shutting off my phone and turning off the light. More


Step Up, and Take the Stage!

Attention all local singers and musical theatre enthusiasts! Have you always wanted to be coached by Canada’s finest musical theatre  stars, have a unique day of team-building and skill development, and end it all with a performance to celebrity judges – all while supporting a local charitable theatre company? Well, Acting Up Stage is here to serve your very specific dreams with Take the Stage! More


Acting Up Stage Picks: March 2015

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Once

Set in modern day Dublin, ONCE is the story of a Guy who gave up on his music—and his love—and the Girl who inspired him to dream again. This irresistibly breathtaking production is performed by an extraordinary all-Canadian cast of actor-musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out live on stage.

Until May 31 – The Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto – mirvish.com or 416-593-4142


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Spoon River

UnCovered past star Mike Ross takes the helm in this stunning musical. Not to be missed. Edgar Lee Masters’ seminal poems of the dead are brought to vibrant life in this musical adaptation. Immerse yourself in the world of Spoon River, a slice of rural America, as residents of the town narrate their own epitaphs, telling of their lives, loves, losses, and truths.

Until April 2 – The Young Centre (Soulpepper), Toronto –soulpepper.ca or 416–866-8666


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Mouthpiece

Written and performed by Theatre Ad Infinitum company member and performer in Ballad of the Burning Star Amy Nostbakken, Mouthpiece interweaves a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality. Two performers express the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression.

April 17 – May 3 – The Theatre Centre, Toronto – theatrecentre.org or 416-538-0988