Category: Previews & Reviews


Musical As Immersive Ritual

By: Mitchell Cushman
Director, Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life More


2018 Musical Theatre Fringe Picks

ARE YOU READY TO FRINGE?
Don’t miss your chance to see some extraordinary performers and productions at the 2018 Fringe Festival, running July 4 – 15th.  Here are a few of the musical offerings that we are most excited to check out.

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Writers Retreat: Polly Peel

Hi all! It’s your Associate Artistic Director Kevin here, but wearing my writer hat instead! Joining me for this blog post is the mahhhvelous Julie Tepperman, book writer for our upcoming show, The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peelwhich recently won the Paul O’Sullivan Prize for Musical Theatre and will be at the Toronto Fringe this July! (Ahhhhhhh!!!!!) We just got back from a wonderful week-long retreat where we worked exclusively on act one of Polly Peel at Thousand Islands Playhouse, thanks to the incredible support of The Musical Stage Company and the Playhouse. More


I wish to go to the [NAMT] Festival!

For the last few years, our company has had the pleasure of sending representation to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) 29th Annual Festival of New Musicals. This year, Stephanie Graham (Intern Artistic Director), Kevin Wong (Associate Artistic Director), and Robert McQueen (Director of New Musical Development) attended. In this blog entry, Kevin and Stephanie debrief on their experience at the festival! More


The Role of a Supervisor, Arranger & Orchestrator on a New Musical

By: Lynne Shankel

I got an email this spring from two lovely women who were co-producing a new show called Life After.  They were looking for a music supervisor/arranger/orchestrator and I had been recommended to them by a colleague of mine. First off, you’re probably wondering “What the heck does all that mean? Supervisor? Arranger? Orchestrator?” Welcome to my weird, wonderful world. 
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