September 23 - October 29, 2017

Ellen Denny in Life After. Photo by Michael Cooper

Life After

As a celebrated Self-Help Guru, Frank Carter seems to have the answer to the meaning of life, but when he smashes into a truck on her 16th birthday, his daughter Alice is left to pick up the pieces and solve the puzzle for herself. An expanded and reworked production of the 2016 hit Fringe musical, Life After is a genuine and funny story of love, loss and vivid imagination from one of the most exciting new voices in Canadian musical theatre.

Life After is this first production to be a part of The Crescendo Series, a three-year commitment by The Musical Stage Company to produce the work of Britta Johnson and her collaborators.

Britta Johnson’s Life After will continue its development at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California as part of their 2018-19 season. The Old Globe is one of the most prominent theatres in the US. They’ve sent over 20 productions to Broadway which have garnered 13 Tony Awards and numerous nominations. The Old Globe itself was the recipient of a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1984. For more information, click here

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Book, Music & Lyrics by Britta Johnson
Part of the Crescendo Series
Co-produced with Canadian Stage and Yonge Street Theatricals


directed by
Robert McQueen

music directed by
Reza Jacobs

Neema Bickersteth, Rielle Braid, Dan Chameroy, Ellen Denny, Barbara Fulton, Anika Johnson, Trish Lindström, Tracy Michailidis, Kelsey Verzotti

Anika Johnson

set design
Brandon Kleiman

lighting design
Kimberly Purtell

costume designer
Ming Wong

sound designer
Peter McBoyle

choreographed by
Linda Garneau

musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by
Lynne Shankel

stage manager
Erin Fitzgerald

assistant stage manager
Kate Duncan

apprentice stage manager
Lucy McPhee

music assistant
Jeff Lupker


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