Category: UnCovered


Introducing the 2016/2017 Banks Prize Winners!

Get to know our 2016/2017 Syd and Shirley Banks Prize winners! We caught up with Arinea Hermans and Jahlen Barnes as they prepare for their Acting Up Stage debut in UnCovered: Queen & Bowie.

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Triple Threat: Melissa O’Neil

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals and musical experiences left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions.
Up next, Melissa O’Neil!

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Putting it Together

This time of year, I spend most of my days working at Reza Jacob’s music studio on Queen West. Set on the second floor of a three-story building, with apartments above and retail below, Reza’s studio has serious character with walls covered in mirrors and an old style bar tucked in the corner of the room hiding a sloped floor. Each day, we meet with one of the artists in UnCovered: Queen & Bowie. Starting with only a lyric sheet and a few ideas, a glorious, new arrangement of a Queen or Bowie song emerges through experimentation and collaboration within a few short hours.

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Triple Threat: Andrew Penner

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals and musical experiences left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions. Up next is Andrew Penner!

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Triple Threat: Robert Markus

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions. Up next is Robert Markus!

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