Category: Producing Notes


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 Director on a New Musical

By: Robert McQueen

When Britta Johnson contacted me in December of 2015 to say that she had been awarded the Toronto Fringe Festival’s Paul O’Sullivan Award for her new musical Life After I was, of course, thrilled for her. I had first heard Britta’s theatre composition a year earlier when she participated in our annual Noteworthy session, and immediately I had became an ardent admirer of her work;  so, when shortly after our first conversation, she rang me again  and asked if I would direct the Fringe production,  I was thrilled. More


The Great Controversy of 1812

While Broadway controversies rarely make headline news, last week’s Mandy Patinkin/The Great Comet saga sure got a lot of ink. More


In Conversation with Sharron Matthews

Are you ready for #GirlCrushTO on July 24th!? We caught up with Sharron Matthews who will be rocking the High Park Amphitheatre with her cabaret Girl Crush for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Have a read below and don’t miss the musical event of the summer season. #MondayInTheParkWithSharron

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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