September 23 - October 29, 2017

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As a celebrated Self-Help Guru, Frank Carter seems to have the answer to the meaning of life, but when he smashes into a truck on her 16th birthday, his daughter Alice is left to pick up the pieces and solve the puzzle for herself. An expanded and reworked production of the 2016 hit Fringe musical, Life After is a genuine and funny story of love, loss and vivid imagination from one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian musical theatre.

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

 

“An intense, layered whirlwind of humour, grief and humanity. There’s no doubt there will be life after Life After.”
– The Toronto Star

Co-Produced With: 

 

Company

Company

 

directed by

Robert McQueen

music directed by

Reza Jacobs

choreographed by

Linda Garneau

musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by

Lynne Shankel

starring

Neema Bickersteth, Rielle Braid, Dan Chameroy, Ellen Denny, Barbara Fulton, Anika Johnson,  Trish Lindström, Tracy Michailidis, Kelsey Verzotti

 
dramaturg

Anika Johnson

set design

Brandon Kleiman

lighting design

Kimberly Purtell

costume designer

Ming Wong

sound designer

Peter McBoyle

 

 
stage manager

Erin Fitzgerald

assistant stage manager

Kate Duncan

apprentice stage manager

Lucy McPhee

music assistant

Jeff Lupker

 

Tickets

Box Office

Tickets on sale now!

Online: Canadianstage.com

By phone: 416-368-3110

In-Person:

The Berkeley Street Theatre Box Office
26 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON
M5E 1B4

Schedule

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
     

Sept 23

Preview,
8pm

Sept 24

Preview,
7pm

 

Sept 26

Preview, 8pm

Sept 27

Preview, 8pm

 

Sept 28

Opening, 8pm

Sept 29

Evening, 7pm

Sept 30

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

Oct 1

Matinee,
1pm

 

Oct 3

Evening, 8pm

 

Oct 4

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

Oct 5

Evening, 8pm

Oct 6

Evening, 7pm

Oct 7

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

Oct 8

Matinee,
1pm

 

 

Oct 10

Evening, 8pm

Oct 11

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

Oct 12

Evening, 8pm

 

Oct 13

Evening, 
7pm

Oct 14

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

Oct 15

Matinee,
1pm

 

       

Oct 17

Evening, 
8pm

 Oct 18

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

 Oct 19

Evening, 
8pm

 Oct 20

Evening, 
7pm

 Oct 21

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

 Oct 22

Matinee,
1pm

 

Oct 24

Evening, 
8pm

 Oct 25

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

 Oct 26

Evening, 
8pm

 Oct 27

Evening, 
7pm

 Oct 28

Matinee,
1pm

Evening, 8pm

 Oct 29

Matinee,
1pm

 

Venue

Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON

Directions by Car

From west of Toronto:

  • Head east on QEW toward Gardiner Collectors.
  • Continue onto Gardiner Expy.
  • Take the Jarvis St exit.
  • Turn left at Lower Jarvis St.
  • Turn right at Front St E.
  • Turn right at Berkeley St.

From east of Toronto:

  • Head south on Don Valley Pkwy
  • Continue onto Gardiner Expy
  • Take the Sherbourne St exit
  • Merge onto Lower Sherbourne St
  • Turn right at The Esplanade
  • Turn left at Berkeley St Destination will be on the left

There is a Green P parking lot just south of the theatre, at Berkeley Street and The Esplanade.

Directions by TTC

From King Station (University/Yonge Line):

  • Board the 504 King streetcar Eastbound at street level at King Station.
  • Exit the street car at the Ontario stop, which is the next stop east after Sherbourne.
  • Walk east on King to Berkeley Street, turn right and walk south past front to the second building (sign outside).

From Broadview Station:

  • Board the 504 King Streetcar Westbound.
  • Exit the street car at the Ontario stop, which is the next stop east after Parliament.
  • Walk east on King to Berkeley Street, turn right and walk south past front to the second building (sign outside).

From Pape Station:

  • Board the 72 Pape.
  • Exit at the Berkeley stop right in front of the building.

From Castlefrank Station:

  • Board the 65 Parliament departing from Castle Frank station, exit at the Berkeley stop in front of the building.

For more information visit Canadian Stage.

Media

Videos

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Reviews

Reviews

Life After by composer/lyricist Britta Johnson is getting a note-perfect premiere that is also a milestone for musical theatre production in Toronto.

— The Globe & Mail

An intense, layered whirlwind of humour, grief and humanity. There’s no doubt there will be life after Life After.

—The Toronto Star

The real star is Johnson, who, judging from this score and the maturity of her vision, has a long career ahead of her.

— NOW Magazine

The score’s best feature: its capacity to make every song a piece of the action, physical or emotional or both. That’s a Sondheim quality, and we’re in his territory

—  The National Post

NNNNN/5. Britta Johnson’s extraordinary musical is hugely ambitious

— NOW Magazine

More intelligent than Next To Normal. Its last scene had me tearing up.

—  The National Post

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the running time of the show? 75 minutes

Is there an intermission? No, there is not an Intermission

What is the recommended age for children? This show is appropriate for children of all ages, but is best suited for children 13+.

What is the seating procedure for latecomers? Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time in the balcony.

Is the theatre wheelchair accessible? Yes, please make sure you inform the box office when purchasing your tickets so the necessary arrangements and seating location can be arranged.

What is the best way to get tickets? You can buy tickets online (at the link here), by phone (416-368-3110), or in person at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street).

What are the box office hours? Box Office hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm, or until performance time. On Sundays and statutory holidays the Box Office opens three hours prior to curtain on performance days only.

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 curtain. However, we highly suggest purchasing tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment.

I’m a teacher, can I bring my school to a performance? Yes, we have Wednesday matinees at 1 pm. Please email erin@musicalstagecompany.com to reserve your spot.

What is the ticket refund/exchange policy? There are no refunds or exchanges.

Producing Patrons 

The Don & Shirley Green Family Foundation