Another show, another opening. On Friday we put The Wild Party in front of an audience for the first time. I feel that usual combination of excitement and terror. Mostly though, I’m just delighted to share this massive show and its incredible cast with Toronto.
The Wild Party itself has a dramatic history: the original 1928 poem was nationally banned for its risque content, and two different musicals inspired by the poem, both called The Wild Party, both opened in New York City in 2000 (considered to be the first time in Broadway history that’s ever happened). As such, I thought it appropriate to share a few little known – and hopefully interesting – facts about our production of The Wild Party and its own unusual and winding path to arrive at the Berkeley Theatre stage. More
As rehearsals for The Wild Party cruise along, we talked to Stratford Festival veteran and TV star (The CBC’s Book of Negroes) Cara Ricketts about her taking on the powerful character of Queenie and performing in her very first musical. You can even watch her in a sneak peek right here! More
Queenie is very, very happy to see you at her party and wants to tell you all about it. More
Now that our flyers for The Wild Party are about to be unleashed into the city of Toronto, word about the show is about to spread like wildfire! Keep your eyes peeled for these beauties in your neighbourhood soon, and be sure to pick one up. Not only are they full of key information about our upcoming production of The Wild Party, but the team at Acting Up Stage discovered a fun trick you can do with one… More
Isn’t it a thing of beauty?