Tag: UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John

Alessia Lupiano: My Banks Prize experience so far…

Now that rehearsals have begun for The Wild Party, we’re checking in with this year’s Banks Prize recipients to see how their development into musical theatre superstars is going… More

A look back at UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John!

Another edition of UnCovered has come and gone – and though we’re sad to see this year’s performers leave the stage, we’re thrilled to celebrated the most successful concert yet! Take a look at a few highlights of UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John that our photographer, Joanna Akyol, snapped during the second performance on Thursday, November 13. More

Video Roundup: Alternative “Rocket Man” Covers

 If you attended one of our two performances of UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John this week, then you were lucky enough to see the virtuosic theatrical experience that was Brent Carver singing Sir Elton’s timeless tune “Rocket Man,” turning it into a trippy and solemn take on addiction. 

 But he’s not the first one to take the road less travelled with “Rocket Man.” Here are some of our favourite covers musical history. More

Video Roundup: When pop goes the stage

In the annual UnCovered concert at Acting Up Stage, we take beloved pop and rock music and transform it into something straight out of Sondheim or Gershwin. Of course, we aren’t the first to discover the connection between what we hear on the radio and what we hear on the stage – there’s a whole musical theatre genre consisting of shows that find intricate storylines within the works of famous pop and rock artists (and we’re not talking jukebox musicals – that’s a whole other blog post). 

In celebration of this year’s UnCovered: Billy Joel & Elton John, here’s a list of some pop-inspired Broadway musicals. Have more to add to the list? Let us know in the comments! More