Hi all! It’s your Associate Artistic Director Kevin here, but wearing my writer hat instead! Joining me for this blog post is the mahhhvelous Julie Tepperman, book writer for our upcoming show, The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel, which recently won the Paul O’Sullivan Prize for Musical Theatre and will be at the Toronto Fringe this July! (Ahhhhhhh!!!!!) We just got back from a wonderful week-long retreat where we worked exclusively on act one of Polly Peel at Thousand Islands Playhouse, thanks to the incredible support of The Musical Stage Company and the Playhouse. More
Last week, a crazy idea that began 18 months ago came to fruition as we performed three new musicals, inspired by paintings in the permanent collection at the AGO, in the gallery where the works are hung.
Only a few tickets remain for Reframed, running April 12-17 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Three teams of Toronto composers & lyricists. 3 Paintings. 3 Brand new 20-minute musicals performed inside the gallery.
Before we witness the premiere of Erin Shields & Bryce Kulak’s new musical “La Casati”, we researched the artist and painting on which the musical was inspired. More
Opening night is just around the corner for Reframed, running April 12-17 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Tickets are on sale now, get yours before they’re gone!
To get an idea of what to expect from Reframed, we had a look at other art-inspired music theatre pieces. From Sondheim to Ahrens & Flaherty, it seems many of the greats have also drawn inspiration from visual art, sculpture, and photography.