This past week has seen a lot of great moments for the LGBTQ community and their allies – the U.S. legalized gay marriage country-wide, Toronto saw its own Pride festivities reach all-new heights of fun and celebration (not to mention a mayor that actually stuck around for it!). Then, Canada Day let us celebrate this great country that allowed gay marriage nationwide a whopping ten years ago.
But celebrating tolerance and human rights shouldn’t be relegated for only one week every year, or for rare law changes – play these musical showtunes every day, and be your best, truest self all the time!
The second annual Take The Stage event has come and gone in a blur for us at Acting Up Stage – but that’s nothing compared to the whirlwind day that our five competing teams had this past Sunday! In only four hours, these five teams – each from Etobicoke Musical Productions, Scarborough Music Theatre, Sheridan College, the R.A.T. (Really Amateur Theatre) Pack, and one made of individual participants known as the Public Team – learned a group song with four-part harmonies and even choreography. At the end of the day, each team did an amazing job performing their song for a panel of three judges: talent agent Daniel Birnbaum, producer Derrick Chua, and critic Carly Maga.
But before all this – these teams successfully raised over $10,000 in support of Acting Up Stage Company! We’re forever indebted to their enthusiasm and love for musical theatre in Toronto. And we feels o lucky they chose to spend a rainy Sunday with us! More
How about those February blahs, huh? We don’t know about you, but we’re already getting pretty sick and tired of trudging through snow and ice just to sit at home with our cat(s). It’s time to party! More