Month: June 2013

Thomas Tony Tuesdays – 2009 Tony Opening Medley

Word on the street is that this year’s Tony Awards will feature an opening number combining all the Broadway musicals currently running (yes…even Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark whose producers boycotted the Tonys last year in response to not being nominated for Best Musical). Having a good opening number is important to the broadcast network, CBS, as the majority of viewers tune in early and start to drift off as the evening rolls along. So for this week’s performance I chose another awesome medley: More

Acting Up Stage Company is nominated for 6 Dora Awards!

Fresh on the heels of winning 2 Toronto Theatre Critics’s Awards, Acting Up Stage Company has been nominated for 6 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, with Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata going head to head with Falsettos for Outstanding Production in the Musical Theatre Division! More

Rodgers and Hammerstein Playlist (According to Nathan)

Nathan Carroll is an actor, storyteller, and singer-songwriter living in Toronto. He has been blessed to perform across the country in such shows as The Book of Esther and Bordertown Cafe(Blyth), The Sound of Music (Citadel), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood). He has been a part of numerous new works in development, including Alexandria (Acting Upstage),When the Ice Breaks (Down n’ Out), and Bremen Rock City (Theatre 20). Nathan is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School, and inaugural Theatre 20 Emerging Artist, and a member of the folk’n’b band We’re Sorry We’re So Famous. He is currently performing in Forever Plaid in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. 

Nathan Carroll
Nathan Carroll

I was raised on Rodgers and Hammerstein. The first musical I ever acted in was The King and I at our local community theatre, with my very caucasian father playing the King, my older sister playing one of his wives (it’s a small town, okay?), our next door neighbour playing Anna, and a 5-year-old me and my 7-year-old brother as two of his sons. They dyed my platinum blonde hair permanently black, an action I’ve never forgiven them for as my hair was never as blonde again. Despite being only a little older than a toddler, something stuck, and I’ve been adoring these two geniuses ever since. More