Tag: Toronto Fringe Festival

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.



2016 Musical Theatre Fringe Picks

Ahh, summer.  A time for ice cream, sunshine and artistic festivals. With Luminato wrapping up this weekend we turn our attention over to the 2016 Fringe Festival, which kicks off Wednesday June 29. Here are a few of the musical offerings at the Fringe that we are most excited to check out.


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.


Missed the Fringe? We’ve got you covered

Missed the Fringe? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered on the musical happenings at this years Toronto Fringe Festival.  When it comes to musicals, the Fringe has it all; From one-woman shows to comedic musical duos to the full blown musical show. The variety at this years Fringe was endless, as was my theatrical appetite. 

Over the past two weeks I had the opportunity to attend almost all the musicals within the festival and I was absolutely blown away by the caliber of talent this city has to offer. The festival offers a unique Toronto experience where patrons can witness new theatre works at discounted prices.  Although all the productions were fantastic, there were 5 shows in particular that left me craving for more.