Tag: Canadian musical theatre


Musical As Immersive Ritual

By: Mitchell Cushman
Director, Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life More


MT Scavenger Hunt: CHASSE GALERIE

This season Soulpepper is presenting Storefront Theatre’s 2015 holiday hit, CHASSE GALERIE.  We caught up with Mike Cox to take us backstage on a Musical Theatre Scavenger Hunt!

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What will make the great Canadian musical Canadian?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the next great Canadian musical.

Over the last few weeks, happily, I have been immersed in experiences that celebrate Canadian writers working on musicals. In the middle of May I flew out to Vancouver to the In Tune conference and enjoyed showcases of over a dozen musicals in development out West. Earlier this month, I attended Blame Canada presented by the amazing new Canadian Musical Theatre Writers’ Collective and Sheridan College’s Canadian Musical Theatre Project. During that evening, some of our finest artists presented excellent songs by established and emerging Canadian musical theatre writers. At the recent Toronto Fringe Festival, I saw several new musicals and participated in a very well-attended talk for writers interested in developing new musicals. And later next month, the Musical Works in Concert Festival, co-produced with Theatre 20, will present readings of four new musicals in development.

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