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Akiva Romer-Segal is a lyricist who has collaborated with composer Colleen Dauncey on the scores of Rumspringa Break!, Going Under, Bremen Rock City and more. Colleen & Akiva wrote the score to Prom Queen: The Musical, which was the recipient of the 2016 Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award, and was featured at the 2017 NAMT Festival of New Musicals in New York. Colleen & Akiva are alumni of Theatre 20’s Composium, Acting Up Stage’s Noteworthy program, the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University, and the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College. Their standalone songs have been performed internationally in Cutting Edge Composers (NYC), Blame Canada (NYC, London, Canada), and more. For more info follow them on twitter at @colleenandakiva or visit www.colleenandakiva.com.

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Review: Writers From The Great North Are Eh-Mazing In NORTHERN EXPOSURE at 54 Below

Northern Exposure at 54 Below was an effective example of the best new musical theatre that our northern neighbors have to offer.

See Jennifer Holliday, the Original Broadway Cast of PIPPIN & More Next Month at 54 Below

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See February's lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!

John-Andrew Morrison, Matt Saldivar, And More To Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

Paul Alexander Nolan, Chilina Kennedy & More to Star in NORTHERN EXPOSURE at 54 Below

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present “Northern Exposure” on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7:00PM.

Eclipse Theatre Co. Presents Original Canadian Song Cycle 'TIL THEN

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the live presentation of 'TIL THEN, an original Canadian song cycle of 3 stories and 18 new songs by 24 writers including, Chantal Kreviazuk, Leslie Arden, Britta Johnson, Colleen & Akiva, Richard Ouzounian and many more.

The Grand Theatre to Present the World Premiere of GROW

Is the grass always greener on the other side? From April 19 to 30, this age-old question will be theatrically explored as London’s Grand Theatre presents the World Premiere of the Canadian musical comedy GROW. 

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp Announces Its 109th Summer Season!

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp is the longest running performing arts camp in the country! Founded in 1913, the list of past students and faculty is long, and includes everyone from Julie Harris to Jessica Biel, Stephen Schwartz to Corey Hawkins. 

Segal Centre Presents North American Premiere Of APRIL FOOLS

The Segal Centre is reopening and putting theatre back in the spotlight with the upcoming English-language premiere of April Fools, a pop/rock cabaret musical from Israeli superstar and two-time “Israeli Singer of the Year” Keren Peles.

Musical Theatre Composer Colleen Dauncey Releases New Single 'gotaway'

On August 20th, 2021, Canadian musical theatre composer Colleen Dauncey released her latest solo indie-pop single 'gotaway', co-written with longtime lyrical collaborator Akiva Romer-Segal.

Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards! Segal Center, Montreal Theatre Hub & More Take Home Wins!

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 

New Canadian Musical GROW to Release Music Video for 'Grow'

Musical theatre lovers worldwide are invited to tune in for the debut of a brand new music video for “Grow”, the title song from the highly-anticipated original Canadian musical, premiering as of 9 AM EST December 17, 2020.

Grand Theatre to Present Free, Virtual Un-Opening Night Celebration

On the eve of what would have been the Opening of the Grand's 50th season as a professional theatre company, today the Grand announced some of the talented artists that will be featured as part of its virtual Un-Opening Night Celebration. This one-hour event will be streamed live from 7-8 PM on Thursday, October 22 and is offered at no cost.

VIDEO: THE LOUDER WE GET Releases New Music Video In Celebration of the Graduating Class Of 2020

On the heels of its sweeping success at Theatre Calgary, the producers and creative team behind the musical The Louder We Get have released a new music video of the exhilarating song 'This Dance Is For You.'

2020 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed Participants Announced

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

GROW Will Be Featured At The Goodspeed Festival Of New Musicals

The Grand Theatre has announced that Grow, a musical in development through their COMPASS New Play Development program, has been chosen to participate in the esteemed Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals to be held January 17-19th, 2020 in East Haddam, Connecticut. With only three new musicals included in the program, this announcement marks an incredible opportunity for the Grand, and also for the future of new, Canadian theatre. The Festival, which will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2020, features students from the Hartt School and the Boston Conservatory performing staged readings of three brand new musicals, along with industry-related seminars, a symposium, and cabaret performances.

Goodspeed Announces FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS 2020 Lineup

The lineup has been announced for the 15th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.

Casting Announced for Lonny Price-Helmed THE LOUDER WE GET at Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), along with Solo Productions' Mary Young Leckie (Maudie, Mary's Wedding), have just announced the creative team and casting for The Louder We Get, based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.

Grand Theatre Announces Principal Casting for the Season

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum has announced principal casting for the 2019/20 season including Deborah Hay and Mark Uhre in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS, Gavin Crawford, who takes on all 40 roles in the hilarious FULLY COMMITTED, Rebecca Northan in EVERY BRILLIANT THING and THIS LONDON LIFE, and Alexis Gordon starring as Ma in the North American premiere in ROOM, based on the award-winning novel by Emma Donoghue.

BWW Interview: Marc Hall And Stafford Arima Talk THE LOUDER WE GET at Theatre Calgary

The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.

VIDEO: Theatre Calgary Releases New Music Video For Lonny Price Directed THE LOUDER WE GET

Theatre Calgary is getting loud and celebrating Calgary Pride, sharing the true story behind our dazzling January 2020 musical, The Louder We Get. The show tells the story of Marc Hall, a Canadian hero who inspired people across Canada when he won his Ontario Superior Court battle for the right to take his boyfriend to his high school prom.

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