Tag: musical

Justin Rutledge joins the cast of UnCovered!

We have some great news for Acting Up Stage fans, and music fans across Toronto… Juno winner Justin Rutledge is going to perform in this year’s UnCovered concert!

Justin is an acclaimed recording artist from Toronto, and has gained a large following with his alt-country style. He has shared stages with Blue Rodeo, Dolly Parton, Kathleen Edwards and more, and won a Juno award for his 2013 album Valleyheart. His most recent release is Daredevil, full of covers of The Tragically Hip.  More

Check out the poster for The Wild Party!

Isn’t it a thing of beauty?


Has the Internet killed my love of musicals?

Mitchell's CD collection

Over the thanksgiving weekend, I took a road trip to Montreal with my parents in their mini-van. One of the things that I love about this minivan (are there things to love about minivans?) is the subscription to Sirius XM Radio. Why? Because it means that I can enjoy a 6 hour drive to Montreal, listening to Seth Rudetsky’s “Big Fat Broadway.”

Triple Threat with Jake Epstein

Jake Epstein in Beautiful The Musical

Get to know our 2014/15 season artists as we get them to dish on their favorite and most influential musicals. Triple Threat is a regular feature in which we interview a musical theatre artist and ask them to recall which musicals left indelible impressions on them. Plus, we’ll throw in a couple of extra questions every interview to see what kind of musicals make their inner theatre geek sing.

Rehearsals begin this week for this year’s UnCovered featuring the music of Elton John and Billy Joel. Fresh from his Broadway turns in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Spiderman: Turn off The Dark, Jake Epstein is making his first stage appearance back in Canada with his return to UnCovered.


Mitchell’s Musings – God I Hope I Get It!

God I Hope I Get It. I Hope I Get It. How many people does he need?

Those opening lines of A Chorus Line ring in my head every time I am heading to auditions. Dozens of hopeful, incredibly talented individuals, vying for a few roles in a production. 

Sitting on an audition panel is always a humbling, inspiring and exhausting experience. This past week, I had the great privilege of seeing 60 artists for 9 (remaining) roles in The Wild Party – our winter production in association with Obsidian Theatre Company. More