Video Round-Up: Musicals based on Operas

Across broadway and beyond there are musicals based on novels, poems, films, plays, and also OPERAS! Our current musical Onegin is based on Tchaikovsky’s original opera Eugene Onegin. This isn’t the first musical whose origins come the opera, so we thought we would do a round up of the big broadway hits that are also based on operas.

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The Development of New Canadian Musical Theatre

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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


A Canadian Broadway Snapshot

In anticipation for our 2nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 11th, we are thrilled to cheer for a new Canadian musical, Come From Away, which is up for seven awards!

Canadian musical theatre has often been overshadowed by our larger, flashier, more affluent American neighbour. Though we may accredit many of the big name musical hits to USA, Canadian musicals are beginning to make their mark on 42nd street. While many popular Canadian cities are stomping grounds for touring productions and pre-Broadway runs, we have a few original titles that have made a name for Canadians on Broadway. 

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An Interview with the writers of Come From Away & Onegin

As we approach Canada’s 150th celebration we are thrilled to see Canadian musical theatre front and centre on the world stage. We sat down with the writers of Come From Away (Irene Sankoff & David Hein) and Onegin (Amiel Gladstone & Veda Hille) to discuss the landscape of Canadian musical theatre and what the future may hold. 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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