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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Video Round-Up: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals

Did you know that although the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded since 1918, only nine musicals have won the prestigious prize?  NEXT TO NORMAL won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for “expanding the scope of subject matter for musicals,”  having been the first musical to directly discuss and showcase mental health and how it can affect a family.

Check out the entire list of Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals below and join us at the CAA Theatre, April 26 – May 19, 2019, as we return to the Off-Mirvish Series with 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