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. 
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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.

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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”

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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