Infusing the city with explosive street parties, interactive jam sessions, and surprise performances, MUSICAL MOMENTS brings pop-up experiences into Toronto communities by harnessing the imagination and creativity of artists. 7 different Musical Moments developed by local artists will bring a series of performances and creative experiences across the city.
MUSICAL MOMENTS explores The Musical Stage Company’s MARQUEE theme of ‘Turning Points’. All projects will be unique interpretations of establishing roots, discovering dreams, and building futures.
The Musical Stage Company presents MUSICAL MOMENTS
Dillan Meighan Chiblow (He/They)
Anthony Gladue (he/him)
Kehew Buffalo (he/him)
Jennifer Villaverde (she/her)
Maria Aragon (she/her)
Kodie Rollan (he/him)
Sprucecourt Public School Collaborator
Senior Education Manager (Young People's Theatre)
Braeden Soltys (he/him)
Lizzie Song (she/her)
Russel Von Niessen (he/they)
Paul Moody (he/him)
Artist Name: B1GJuice
Tyreek Phillips (he/him)
Band member: BitterxBroke
Aaron Diaz (he/him)
Band member: BitterxBroke
Yoshinori Aoyama (he/him)
Band member: BitterxBroke
Justin Javier (he/him)
Carray Hammond (he/him)
Joey O'Dael (they/them)
Annelise Hawrylak (she/they)
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see a list of the 2021-22 MUSICAL MOMENTS projects listed below.
MOBILE MINI POWWOW
- [Producer/Director] Dillan Meighan Chiblow (he/they)
- [Singer/Storyteller] TBA
- [Dancer/Storyteller] Kehew Buffalo (he/him)
A Mobile Mini Powwow, produced by Dillan Meighan Chiblow, will be offered in outdoor public space popping up in different corners of the city! The aim is to share Indigenous joy through dance and music, with audience members encouraged to participate through dancing. At each Mobile Mini Powwow, multiple dancers and singers will use a mix of live hand drumming and pre-recorded music to bring the mini powwow to life!
SPRUCECOURT SHORTS: A MUSICAL!
- Jennifer Villaverde (she/her)
- Maria Aragon (she/her)
- Kodie Rollan (he/him)
Jennifer, Maria, and Kodie will take excerpts from original plays written by the super-talented students of Sprucecourt Public School and infuse them with music. Jennifer & Maria will perform these songs armed only with a couple handy instruments and their love of musical theatre. Original plays were created as part of the Young People’s Theatre Sprucecourt Playwriting Festival Program facilitated by artist Paula Wing.
SONGS OF HOPE: A Traveling Clown Show
- Braeden Soltys (he/him)
- Lizzie Song (she/her)
- Russel Von Niessen (he/they)
- Kryslyne (she/her)
Songs of Hope (A Travelling Clown Show) will see four artists with original songs, and musical performances tour Toronto’s parks, streets, and shops this summer. The clowns will travel the city bearing music, and gifts, and hopefully, we’ll meet up along the way!
LIVE BAND KARAOKE FOR THE COMMUNITY
- Paul Moody (he/him) and friends
Live band Karaoke for the Dufferin Grove community welcomes people of all ages and skill sets to come together and unleash their inner theatre and rock star. Choose from a list of solos or small and large group songs that the band will have prepared, or bring sheet music to your favourite songs to perform!
THE SAY YOUR PEACE SHOW 2022: JAMMING THROUGH THE PAIN
- [Artist Name: B1GJuice] Tyreek Phillips (he/him)
- [Band member: BitterxBroke] Aaron Diaz (he/him)
- [Band member: BitterxBroke] Yoshinori Aoyama (he/him)
- [Band member: BitterxBroke] Justin Javier (he/him)
- [Artist Name: Ray HMND] Carray Hammond (he/him)
SAY YOUR PEACE is an interactive jam session and community-driven concert series crafted by Toronto’s Bitter Juice Collective specifically for the Musical Stage Company’s MUSICAL MOMENTS initiative. As the name suggests, this jam session is built to uplift and celebrate underrepresented voices of young artists and the arts community in Toronto. This year’s show, titled JAMMING THROUGH THE PAIN, will include live music performances by the Bitter Juice Collective, accompanied by a free-to-participate audience jam session, as well as an interactive graffiti wall for audience members and artists to describe their thoughts and feelings.
- [Producer/Musician] Joey O’Dael (they/them)
- [Producer/Musician] Annelise Hawrylak (she/they)
- Dillan Chiblow (he/they)
- Starr Domingue (she/her)
- Madeleine Eddy (she/her)
- Phoebe Hu (she/her)
- Rosanna Saracino (she/her)
- Haneul Yi (he/him)
Inspired by a fascination with museums, theme parks, and that summer we all tried PokémonGo, MusicalWheres is a sonic scavenger hunt exploring one of the most distinct Musical Moments in Toronto’s rich cultural history: Yorkville in the 1960s. Equipped with cryptic clues and an annotated map, audiences will venture through Yorkville discovering QR codes to unlock exclusive new covers of beloved Canadian folk hits featuring local talent.
Ways to explore:
- Hard Mode: Follow clues released on social media to unlock musical treasure on an all-ages musical scavenger hunt (no shovel required).
- Story Mode: Use our annotated map to plan an afternoon stroll with a sprinkling of history peppered along your route.
Accessible, gender-inclusive washrooms are indicated on an annotated map, also available in a spoiler-free form. A suggested route with curb cuts at each sidewalk break will also be available.