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Video Round-Up: Musicals based on Operas

Across broadway and beyond there are musicals based on novels, poems, films, plays, and also OPERAS! Our current musical Onegin is based on Tchaikovsky’s original opera Eugene Onegin. This isn’t the first musical whose origins come the opera, so we thought we would do a round up of the big broadway hits that are also based on operas.

Check them out below! 

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A Canadian Broadway Snapshot

In anticipation for our 2nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 11th, we are thrilled to cheer for a new Canadian musical, Come From Away, which is up for seven awards!

Canadian musical theatre has often been overshadowed by our larger, flashier, more affluent American neighbour. Though we may accredit many of the big name musical hits to USA, Canadian musicals are beginning to make their mark on 42nd street. While many popular Canadian cities are stomping grounds for touring productions and pre-Broadway runs, we have a few original titles that have made a name for Canadians on Broadway. 

Check them out below! 

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An Interview with the writers of Come From Away & Onegin

As we approach Canada’s 150th celebration we are thrilled to see Canadian musical theatre front and centre on the world stage. We sat down with the writers of Come From Away (Irene Sankoff & David Hein) and Onegin (Amiel Gladstone & Veda Hille) to discuss the landscape of Canadian musical theatre and what the future may hold. More


The History of ONEGIN

Eugene Onegin has had a long life and many incarnations since the first publication of the Alexander Pushkin classic novel. Check the extraordinary history of ONEGIN and join us for the Toronto premiere of the new Canadian musical by Amiel Gladstone & Veda Hille!


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Video Round-Up: Musicals based on Classic Novels

ONEGIN opens in FOUR WEEKS! Do you have your tickets yet? 

We are thrilled to present this beautiful new Canadian musical based on Alexander Pushkin’s timeline novel, Eugene Onegin.

To get an idea what to expect from ONEGIN, we had a look at other modern musicals based on classic literary sources. Did you know that 183 MUSICALS ARE BASED OFF OF LITERARY SOURCES? We couldn’t list them all so below are some of the greats.

p.s – These are novels from before 1920, there are so, so many fantastic musicals based on modern text (RagtimeHamilton, Wicked) but I’ll have to save that list for another blog post. 

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