Last week I had the chance to attend the Paprika Festival. I’m honoured to have been chosen as the “Leading Supporter” of this year’s festival. I’m a big fan of what they do. A festival of plays written by artists under 21, performed by artists under 21, directed by artists under 21. It’s a really amazing place to find the talent of tomorrow, and they offer everything to their participants for free year after year for the last 12 years.
Both plays I saw were outstanding. But one of them hit particularly close to home. More
Tim French has had a long and illustrious career in musical theatre as a performer, director and choreographer. He has directed and choreographed all across Canada, including Stratford, Soulpepper and, most recently, for Acting Up Stage’s Caroline, or Change. He has been nominated for almost every award in the book, including the Doras, the Betty Mitchells, the Sterling Haynes and the Pauline McGibbon Award for Emerging Directors. Tim French is the choreographer of our upcoming production of Falsettos.
What musical will you always remember for its score?
Sunday in the Park with George.
You’re on a desert island and you can only bring on cast recording. What is it and why?
Sunday in the Park.
It’s a rich and moving and beautiful score by Sondheim. I never get tired of listening to it. And it’s about the artist and the fraught act of creation, the balance or imbalance of life and art, and the difficult moments of transitions in one’s life. More