Author: Victoria Barber


An Afternoon Lecture with Jack Viertel

Join us for an afternoon lecture with Broadway’s Jack Viertel!

The Musical Stage Company & Harbourfront Centre welcome Jack Viertel, Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters and Artistic Director of the New York City Center’s Encores! Series, to Toronto to offer a free masterclass to musical theatre creators. Widely considered one of the leading experts in musical theatre dramaturgy and the author of the ground-breaking novel ‘The Secret Life of the American Musical’, Viertel will share his thoughts and experience on musical structure and creation.

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Designing an Immersive Musical

We sat down with Nick Blais, one of the incredible designers for Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life, to discuss the unique and immersive design for our inaugural co-production with immersive leaders Outside the March. 

Don’t miss #DrSilverTO, onstage at Heliconian Hall until October 21!

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2018 Musical Theatre Fringe Picks

ARE YOU READY TO FRINGE?
Don’t miss your chance to see some extraordinary performers and productions at the 2018 Fringe Festival, running July 4 – 15th.  Here are a few of the musical offerings that we are most excited to check out.

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An Interview with Laura Condlln

We sat down with Laura Condlln to discuss the rehearsal process for Fun Home!  Laura joins the cast as Alison, a 43-year old lesbian cartoonist and the central character in the musical. Don’t miss Laura in her professional musical debut at the CAA Theatre, on stage now!


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Video Round-Up: The Musicals of Jeanine Tesori

Not many musical theatre composers have such an impressive (and varied) canon of musicals credits like Jeanine Tesori. She is the most prolific and honoured female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations under her belt. As we prepare for the Toronto premiere of FUN HOME, we look back at the sensational musical works of Jeanine Tesori. 

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