Tag: Life After


A Year in Review

I’ve never been someone to get wrapped up in year-end reflections. Since a theatre season follows the academic calendar, the “new year” typically starts for me right after Labour Day, making the December 31/January 1 transition fairly irrelevant. However, as we say goodbye to 2017, I am more nostalgic than usual, reflecting on our first 12 months as The Musical Stage Company. Here are some personal highlights: More


The Role of a Supervisor, Arranger & Orchestrator on a New Musical

By: Lynne Shankel

I got an email this spring from two lovely women who were co-producing a new show called Life After.  They were looking for a music supervisor/arranger/orchestrator and I had been recommended to them by a colleague of mine. First off, you’re probably wondering “What the heck does all that mean? Supervisor? Arranger? Orchestrator?” Welcome to my weird, wonderful world. 
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In Conversation with Britta Johnson

Life After opens this Saturday! Do you have your tickets yet? Don’t miss this exciting new Canadian musical by our inaugural Crescendo Artist, Britta Johnson.

We sat down with Britta to discuss the development of Life After and how her creation process varies from project to project.

 

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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


Sneak Peek of our 2017/2018 Productions

Hear a preview of our 2017/2018 productions from our second Ambassador event of the season. An intimate evening at The Jazz Bistro exclusively offered to our donors and core attendees, giving a peek behind the curtain.

Hear pieces from our upcoming productions of Onegin, Life After, UnCovered and Fun Home.

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