Month: September 2012

The Year of the Child #1

When we decided we were going to launch our “Musical Notes” initiative, I was asked to write a weekly posting, tracking the journey of an Artistic Director over the course of a season. While this was a great idea, it posed one problem – “Musical Notes” was launching exactly when I was taking a 5 month parental leave from Acting Up Stage to care for my newborn twins who were born on June 13! I wasn’t so sure that people who wanted to know what an Artistic Director does would be all that interested in how many diapers get changed daily.

(As a side note: I was going to gamble that I change the most number of diapers daily compared to any Artistic Director/Producer in the city until I remembered that Brian Goldenberg from Angelwalk Theatre has triplets.) More

Jeff Lillico’s Triple Threat

What musical will you always remember for its choreography/dancing?

What musical will you always remember for its choreography/dancing? Chicago, which I saw in London’s west end. I’ve always loved Fosse. I’m a big Michael Jackson fan, particularly for his choreography, and it’s been said his moves were very influenced by Fosse. Chicago’s choreography is so slick and sexy, I love it. 

What musical will you always remember for its music?

Ragtime. I saw it on tour many years ago and again at the Shaw Festival this year. More


Welcome to a brand new musical theatre blog, Musical Notes! Here you’ll find all the latest trends, developments and gossip about musical theatre locally and internationally. We’ll have exclusive interviews with actors, directors, composers, designers and more, and feature posts from other Toronto based musical theatre companies. We’ll also give you the inside scoop on Acting Up Stage, including the latest from Artistic Producer, Mitchell Marcus and our Banks Prize winners chronicling their journey over the next year.

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