Category: Producing Notes


The Development of New Canadian Musical Theatre

ONEGIN

Each morning for the last few weeks I have awoken humming an ode to love. But rather than some Top 40 radio tune, or Rogers and Hammerstein’s trope (“I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love, I’m in love…”), I’m generally singing one of the motifs from Onegin:

“If I wanted to live in love, in love. Then you are who I would choose.” More


An Interview with Peter Fernandes

Did you catch #PassingStrangeTO this winter? We caught up with Peter Fernandes who will have joined us twice on stage this year (Passing Strange & Onegin) and asked about his experience, the difference between these two immersive pieces and what audiences can expect from ONEGIN.

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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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Unsung Understudies

I was charmed by a Broadway story this week: It Only Takes a Moment: Bette Midler’s Gracious Gesture

Bette Midler – who is apparently the highest paid Broadway star ever, currently leading the revival of Hello, Dolly – allowed Christian Dante White to take the final bow at one of the performances. The reason? White is an understudy and went on in the role of Cornelius with little notice, and little rehearsal and Midler wanted to acknowledge the impressive feat that was his flawless performance. More


Unforgettable Acting Up Stage Moments

But if life were only moments,
then you’d never know you had one”

 

I am a terrible secret keeper. I love secrets so much, but I find it SO hard not to share. So, you can imagine my relief to have FINALLY announced The Musical Stage Company, our vision, and our upcoming programming after so many months of secrecy. More