Category: Video Roundup

A Gift for the Holidays from Acting Up Stage

Hot-off-the-press, here are FIVE videos captured live at our recent UnCovered: Queen & Bowie concert at Koerner Hall. We hope that you enjoy this token from our company and share widely among your friends and family in the spirit of the holidays. More

I Can Do Better Than That! The Ladies of The Last Five Years

With the huge Broadway news that Tony-Award Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony-Award Nominee Joshua Henry will perform in a Benefit Concert of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years, we decided to dive into all* the astounding Cathy Hiatts that we’ve seen. From Sherie to Betsy to Anna and finally to Cynthia, let’s take a look at the different character choices that these ladies took to the iconic role.


Video Round-Up: Let’s Play Ball!

As the Blue Jays get set for their home opener Friday night, we decided to prepare ourselves the only way we know how…. with MUSICAL THEATRE.  

Here’s our favourite baseball themed musical theatre songs to get you prepared for the baseball season ahead. 



Video Round-up: Art-Inspired Musicals

Opening night is just around the corner for Reframedrunning April 12-17 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Tickets are on sale now, get yours before they’re gone!

To get an idea of what to expect from Reframed, we had a look at other art-inspired music theatre pieces. From Sondheim to Ahrens & Flaherty, it seems many of the greats have also drawn inspiration from visual art, sculpture, and photography.


Video Roundup: When pop goes the stage

In the annual UnCovered concert at Acting Up Stage, we take beloved pop and rock music and transform it into something straight out of Sondheim or Gershwin. Of course, we aren’t the first to discover the connection between what we hear on the radio and what we hear on the stage – there’s a whole musical theatre genre consisting of shows that find intricate storylines within the works of famous pop and rock artists (and we’re not talking jukebox musicals – that’s a whole other blog post). 

In celebration of this year’s UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John, here’s a list of some pop-inspired Broadway musicals. Have more to add to the list? Let us know in the comments! More