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In-Conversation: Eva Foote & Kale Penny on Their Banks Prize Caberet

This week we sit down with our 2019-20 Banks Prize winners, Eva Foote and Kale Penny who share the inside-scoop of their creative process, offer some advice to future Banks Prize applicants and share what audiences can expect from their cabaret! 

Don’t miss the 2020 Banks Prize Cabaret, ‘THE WORLD IS FOLKED’, on stage at Jazz Bistro March 1 & 2, 2020.


Measha Brueggergosman on CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

This week we sit down with internationally acclaimed opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman who opens up about her transition into the world of musical theatre and joining our all-star cast!

Don’t miss Measha in the multi-award-winning musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE . On stage at The Winter Garden Theatre through February 16, 2020.


In-Conversation: Alana Hibbert Revisiting CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

Alana Hibbert is an accomplished, Dora Award-nominated actress and singer who’s appeared on many stages across Canada. She first portrayed the role of ‘Dotty Moffet’ (Caroline’s close friend who is also a maid) in the original Canadian production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE back in 2012. This week she sits down with us to chat about what it’s like revisiting this show nearly 8 years after that ground-breaking production. 

Don’t miss the return of this multi-award-winning musical to the Toronto stage. CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will play the Winter Garden Theatre from January 30 – February 15, 2020.


Video Round-Up: The Music of Jeanine Tesori

With five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations under her belt, Jeanine Tesori is among the most accomplished and revered musical theatre composers in history. As we prepare for our first public performances of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, we are taking a look back at some of Jeanine’s most iconic works from the musical theatre canon. 


The importance of revisiting CAROLINE, OR CHANGE in 2020

I’ve always felt that our musical productions are in dialogue with the world around them. A key part of programming is trying to figure out what musical has the most to say in the moment that we live in right now. Unfortunately, our world has no shortage of enormous challenges that can be unpacked through theatre. Climate change, inequity, the rise of hatred, the divisiveness in our political landscape – the list feels endless. More