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Gardeners and Flowers: Nathan Carroll on Next to Normal

By: Nathan Carroll

Nearly everyone I’ve ever met knows I’m obsessed with Will & Grace.

For the better part of 20 years, I’ve watched at least one episode a day.  The characters mean so much to me that I’ve got their apartment number tattooed on my skin.

In one of my favourite episodes, ‘The Unsinkable Mommy Adler,’ Grace brings up how Will sees people:

“Will has a theory about relationships. One person is the gardener who tends, and the other person is the flower who gets tended to.”

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An Interview with Rielle Braid

We sat down with Rielle Braid, Rehearsal Doctor Madden, to discuss the rehearsal process for Next to Normal

Rielle is playing the role of Doctor Madden in rehearsal while Louise Pitre finishes up the pre-Broadway run of Marie, Dancing Still at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. We spoke to Rielle about this unique rehearsal process and how she works to serve the entire production of Next to Normal.

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Michelle Bouey: 2018-19 Banks Prize Winner

We caught up with Michelle Bouey about her year so far as a Banks Prize winner as she and fellow 2018-19 recipient Brandon Antonio prepare for their upcoming cabaret.

Now in its 7th year, The Syd & Shirley Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists provides two musical theatre artists under 30 the opportunity to advance their careers with mentorship, increased exposure and a cash prize. More


Winter (Garden) is Coming…

Announcing a new partnership with the Winter Garden Theatre!

Beginning in Winter 2020, The Musical Stage Company will take up residency for one production each year at the historic Winter Garden Theatre. Owned and operated by Ontario Heritage Trust, the Winter Garden Theatre is a unique and magical setting housed in the last operating double-decker theatre in the world.  More


Happy Holidays from The Musical Stage Company

Here are SEVEN videos recorded live at our recent (totally sold-out) UnCovered: Joni Mitchell & Carole King concert. We hope that you enjoy this token from our company and share widely among your networks in the spirit of the holidays.  More