For most musical theatre composers, lyricists and bookwriters, creating musicals is a passion, but earning a living pursuing that passion can be elusive. Understanding how to translate creativity and hard work into a way to pay the rent isn’t easy, or straightforward. Between grand rights, performance rights, publishing contracts, grant applications and the mysterious machinations of producers and artistic directors, looking after the business of your creations is enough to make your head spin.
Since #KevinTheIntern got promoted to Associate Artistic Director earlier this summer, I have had the great honour of becoming Intern Artistic Director or #StephanieTheIntern at The Musical Stage Company for 2017-2018. Here’s a list of some of my favourite Musical Stage Company interactions thus far. More
Get to know our 2017-18 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize winners! We caught up with Celine Tsai & George Krissa as they prepare for their Musical Stage Company debut in UnCovered: Dylan & Springsteen. More
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