Month: December 2012

Phillip Silvers’ Triple Threat

Phillip Silver is a set, lighting and costume designer for theatre and opera whose work has been seen in some 300 productions on major Canadian stages from coast to coast. His designs have earned him a Sterling Award (Aspects of Love), three Dora Awards (Aspects of Love, Pal Joey and Democracy) and a Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medal for his contributions to arts and culture. Phillip’s investment in the emotional affects of design have led to new approaches in set, costume and lighting. 

The Year of The Child – Hannukah Vacation

We are going to Mexico in 3 days. 23 of us.

Every few years, my extended family plans a big trip. It’s a wonderful chance to be together with my immediate family, plus grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. This year, the destination is Cancun.

Normally I am over the moon excited for these trips. This year, I am slightly terrified. Why? Because the notion of leaving our safe ‘baby-friendly’ home and getting on a plane (eek!) to a new country (eek!) with a limited amount of gear we can bring (eek!) is pretty frightening.

Babies under 2 years old don’t pay for plane tickets. This is good. More

Tapestries – Photo Blog

On November 26, we celebrated the music of two of music’s most beloved singer-songwriter and best friends in our annual tribute concert, Tapestries: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor. These are our favorite photos from the evening.

Leblanc, Farb and EpsteinAmanda Leblanc, Sara Farb and Jake Epstein — “Carolina on My Mind”


Craigslist Ad of the Week — To the person who found my frisbee

To celebrate Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, Acting Up Stage Company and Factory Theatre are proud to partner with Jennifer Walls and her SINGular Sensation band in throwing an evening of Craigslist-inspired cabaret performances on February 13, 2013… that could be headlined by you!

Click here for full contest details and submission guidelines.

Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata runs from Jan 30 – Mar 3, 2013 at the Factory Studio Theatre. Tickets are now on sale, or visit our website for more info.

Tracy Michalidis’ Triple Threat

Tracy Michailidis is a Toronto based actress, singer and teacher. In addition to shining brightly in two Acting Up Stage shows (Light in the Piazza and Parade), she has been a company member at Stratford and toured with the North American production of Beauty and the Beast. She is gorgeous, a phenomenal singer and an all around lovely human being. Here’s what she had to say about musical theatre: More