Category: UnCovered


Triple Threat: Kelly Holiff

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 Kelly Holiff! More


Video Roundup: The Hits of Simon & Garfunkel

What’s the good thing about the end of summer, besides pumpkin spice-flavoured everything and sweater weather? We’re all the more closer to our annual UnCovered concert!

This week, individual tickets went on sale for this year’s edition – UnCovered: Simon & Garfunkel, coming to Koerner Hall from November 3 to 5 (tickets are already going fast – get yours now before they’re gone!).   More


Triple Threat with Jeffery Straker

Get to know artists and production team members from our upcoming shows as we get them to dish on their favourite musical influences! Triple Threat is a regular feature in which we interview a performer or production team member, and ask them to recall which musicals or artists left permanent impressions on them.

Unlike the other performers in this year’s UnCovered: Billy Joel and Elton John (coming up November 12-13), Jeffery Straker is not a musical theatre artist first and foremost. Instead, he’s a successful Canadian musician known for his piano-based pop, much like the music of these two classic “piano men” showcased in the concert. As a touring and recording artist for over eight years, he’s the perfect person to reexamine these songs under a new perspective. We talked to him (see previous interviews with Chilina Kennedy and Jake Epstein) to learn more about his musical inspirations.   More


Triple Threat with Chilina Kennedy

Get to know artists and production team members from our upcoming shows as we get them to dish on their favourite and most influential musicals! Triple Threat is a regular feature in which we interview a musical theatre artist or production team member, and ask them to recall which musicals left indelible impressions on them. Plus, we’ll throw in a couple of extra questions every interview to see what kind of musicals make their inner theatre geek sing.

It’s now October and we’re getting closer and closer to this year’s UnCovered concert, featuring the classic tunes of Billy Joel and Elton John re-imagined in a musical theatre style. So as November 12 and 13 inch closer, we’re “uncovering” the MT favourites of the concert’s big stars. We’ve already talked to Jake Epstein (recently returned from Broadway), and next up it’s Chilina Kennedy – a Stratford Festival favourite and new mom! More


Triple Threat with Jake Epstein

Jake Epstein in Beautiful The Musical

Get to know our 2014/15 season artists as we get them to dish on their favorite and most influential musicals. Triple Threat is a regular feature in which we interview a musical theatre artist and ask them to recall which musicals left indelible impressions on them. Plus, we’ll throw in a couple of extra questions every interview to see what kind of musicals make their inner theatre geek sing.

Rehearsals begin this week for this year’s UnCovered featuring the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Fresh from his Broadway turns in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Spiderman: Turn off The Dark, Jake Epstein is making his first stage appearance back in Canada with his return to UnCovered.

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