Tag: musical theatre


A Canadian Broadway Snapshot

In anticipation for our 2nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 11th, we are thrilled to cheer for a new Canadian musical, Come From Away, which is up for seven awards!

Canadian musical theatre has often been overshadowed by our larger, flashier, more affluent American neighbour. Though we may accredit many of the big name musical hits to USA, Canadian musicals are beginning to make their mark on 42nd street. While many popular Canadian cities are stomping grounds for touring productions and pre-Broadway runs, we have a few original titles that have made a name for Canadians on Broadway. 

Check them out below! 

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The Importance of Passing Strange

In March, 2016, Alyssa Rosenberg from The Washington Post called Passing Strange “The musical anyone who adores ‘Hamilton’ must see.” Needless to say, having programmed Passing Strange, I was delighted to see this sentiment (that I share) put so boldly in print. More


Hey, Mr. Producer, I’m talking to you, Sir!

This morning I sat down at my computer around 7:00am and devoted the morning to reviewing headshots and resumes. We have two shows that we are casting in December and we start booking people into auditions tomorrow for one of the projects. More


Video Round-Up: Let’s Play Ball!

As the Blue Jays get set for their home opener Friday night, we decided to prepare ourselves the only way we know how…. with MUSICAL THEATRE.  

Here’s our favourite baseball themed musical theatre songs to get you prepared for the baseball season ahead. 

 

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Triple Threat: Jeigh Madjus

Get to know some of our favourite artists! Triple Threat is a regular feature that reveals which musicals left indelible impressions on the performers, musicians, and actors involved in Acting Up Stage productions. Up next is Jeigh Madjus!

Jeigh’s a Toronto-born grad of Etobicoke School of the Arts and Sheridan College for Music Theatre – Performance, who has appeared in musicals all over Canada and the United States, most recently in David Byrne’s Here Lies Love in New York City.  He’s also an annual feature at our UnCovered concerts, and returns once again for UnCovered: Simon & Garfunkel  this November 3-5. (Until then, we suggest you check out his amazing YouTube channel!) More