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.

Co-Produced By The Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage & Yonge Street Theatricals

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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

Musical Direction
Reza Jacobs

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

Anika Johnson

Set Designer
Brandon Kleiman

Lighting Designer
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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  • WINNER! Outstanding Production, Musical Theatre Division – 2018 Dora Award
  • WINNER! Outstanding New Musical – 2018 Dora Award
  • WINNER! Outstanding Direction – Robert McQueen – 2018 Dora Award
  • WINNER! Outstanding Musical Direction – Lynne Shankel & Reza Jacobs – 2018 Dora Award
  • WINNER! Outstanding Performance (Female) – Tracy Michalidis – 2018 Dora Award
  • WINNER! Outstanding Ensemble Performance – 2018 Dora Award