September 2018

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This Fall you are invited to Toronto’s historic Heliconian Hall to celebrate the life of the mysterious and magnetic spiritual leader Dr. Gordon P. Silver. The festivities promise to be an enchanting experience; a sung-through, psychedelic dissolution into the transcendental power of music. 

Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life is our inaugural co-production with Outside the March, Canada’s leaders in immersive theatre, by created by two of the most exciting and innovative artists in Canadian musical theatre, Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson.  

“Siblings Britta and Anika Johnson are revolutionizing the musical theatre world.” – NOW Magazine

Dr. Silver is a part of The Crescendo Series, a three-year commitment by The Musical Stage Company to produce the work of Britta Johnson and her collaborators.

A Musical Stage Company and Outside the March Experience.


         

Company

Company

book, music, and lyrics 

Anika Johnson & Britta Johnson

music director & supervisor

Elizabeth Baird

accompanist & conductor

Adam Sakiyama

director

Mitchell Cushman

movement coach & assistant director

Barbara Johnston

arrangements

Bram Gielen 

starring

Rielle Braid, Peter Deiwick, Bruce Dow, Donna Garner, Kira Guloien                & The Wexford Collegiate Choir

production designers

Nick Blais, Nick Bottomley, Anahita Debhonehie & Ken Mackenzie

sound designer

Richard Feren

stage manager

Kate Sandeson

apprentice stage manager 

Lucy McPhee

production manager

Oz Weaver 

associate production manager

C.J. Astronomo

 

Luminato Workshop

Luminato Workshop

Join us from June 14-19, 2018 for a work-in-progress presentation and be amongst the first to experience an experiment in immersive musical theatre from Britta and Anika Johnson.

For more information & to purchase tickets, visit the Luminato website.

Tickets

Box Office

Online: DrSilverTO.ca

Ticketwise Phone: 1-888-324-6282 or 416-907-0468

(Box Office Phone Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30AM – 5PM)

Seating & Pricing

Premium Reserved Seats: $65.00 
A limited number of premium, reserved seats are available at every performance. 

General Admission Seats: $50.00 

Artsworker/Under 30 Seats: $29.00
A limited number of general admission seats are available for all performances.

Groups 

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount of 15% for both General Admission & Premium Reserved Seats. Contact Robyn Hoja, Production Coordinator, at robyn@musicalstagecompany.com or call 416-927-7880 ext 221 to inquire about prices and availability. 

Venue

Venue

The Toronto Heliconian Club is the oldest association of its kind in Canada. Founded in 1909 to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet socially and intellectually, the Club holds to its original purpose while responding to the changes of contemporary life. The hall itself dates from 1875 when Yorkville was a rural village on the outskirts of Toronto. Originally a church and then the headquarters of a painters’ union, the building was bought by the club in 1923 and named Heliconian Hall. Its architecture is Carpenter’s Gothic with a simple board and batten exterior, and with the embellishment of a Victorian rose window and carved rafters in a high vaulted ceiling. Its good acoustical properties are a boon to this day to the Club’s musicians and other performers. Heliconian Hall is one of the few church buildings of this style in southern Ontario. It was designated a Toronto historic site in 1990 and a National Historic Site in 2008.

Heliconian Hall is centrally located at 35 Hazelton Avenue, in the heart of Yorkville.

Outside the March and The Musical Stage Company are committed to making the experience of Dr Silver as accessible as possible. If you have accessibility concerns, and would like to speak to a member of our team about the specifications of the venue before purchasing, please contact Robyn Hoja at 416-927-7880 ext 221 or robyn@musicalstagecompany.com, and it will be our pleasure to assist you.   

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the recommended age for children? This show is appropriate for children of all ages, but is best suited for children 12+. 

Is the venue accessible? Yes, please make sure you inform the box office when purchasing your tickets so the necessary arrangements can be made. Please email robyn@musicalstagecompany.com if you have any specific questions about accessibility in this venue. 

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? If the performance isn’t sold out, there will be tickets for sale at the Box Office before the show starts. However, we highly suggest purchasing tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment.

What is the ticket refund/exchange policy? There are no refunds for tickets, exchanges can be made on a case-by-case basis by calling the Box Office.

Crescendo Series Leading Light 
Anne-Marie Canning 
 

Dr. Silver was originally commissioned by The Musical Stage Company and Outside the March (FORWARD MARCH).
 
Dr. Silver has been developed in part with the Luminato Festival and through The Collaborations at Canada’s National Arts Centre.
 
Dr. Silver has been supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre and in part by the Innovation & Exploration Grant, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from The Alhadeff Charitable Foundation – www.namt.org
 
The playwrights acknowledge the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between the Banff Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts.