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BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her Photo BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 27, 2019

 Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to Stratford for a one night only in-concert performance of Leslie Arden's acclaimed Canadian musical THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. Stratford audiences may remember Ms. Kennedy from her much lauded lead performances in WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to name just a few. Since then, she transferred to Broadway with the rest of the company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and then played over a thousand performances on Broadway as the title character in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Currently, she is starring as Dina in the national tour of THE BAND'S VISIT. BWW had the chance to speak with Ms. Kennedy a few days after she concluded the Toronto run of THE BAND'S VISIT. She shared her excitement to finally return to the Stratford Festival, and her passion for THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE.

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only Photo Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden's award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies.

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Hits All the Right Notes at the Stratford Festival Photo BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Hits All the Right Notes at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - May 30, 2018

Last night marked the opening of the Stratford Festival's production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the Festival Theatre. In this show, music is responsible for bringing the children of River City back to their parents. Tonight, it also brought patrons of the Stratford Festival back to the theatre.

Exclusive: Get A First Look At Stratford's THE MUSIC MAN Photo Exclusive: Get A First Look At Stratford's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Stratford Festival's 66th season is off to an exhilarating start with Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Music Man. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the production in the video below!

Stratford Festival Performances Begin with First Preview of MUSIC MAN Photo Stratford Festival Performances Begin with First Preview of MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Stratford Festival's 66th season is off to an exhilarating start with Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Music Man. Previews begin today at the Festival Theatre, marking the first performance of the season.

BWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERT Photo BWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERT
by Taylor Long - Jan 14, 2018

Podium Concert Productions, led by producer Peter da Costa and music director Mark Camilleri, presents high-calibre concert versions of musicals. Their second production, NINE IN CONCERT, was just that, a mostly high-calibre production featuring a cast of prominent Canadian talent, and a rare opportunity to see a rarely-produced show.

BWW Interview: Talking with the Artists Behind Podium Concerts' NINE IN CONCERT Photo BWW Interview: Talking with the Artists Behind Podium Concerts' NINE IN CONCERT
by Taylor Long - Jan 8, 2018

After the success of last year's inaugural show, THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Podium Concert Productions returns to present NINE IN CONCERT on January 12 and 13, 2018 at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long chats with director Tim French, Stratford Festival-favourite Juan Chioran who is playing Guido, and Tracy Michailidis who is playing Guido's wife, Luisa Contini.

Photo Flash: Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert Photo Photo Flash: Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Following the critically acclaimed success of its inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert, Podium Concert Productions will proudly present the Tony Award-winning musical Nine in Concert, at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts on January 12 and 13, 2018. Starring Stratford Festival veteran Juan Chioran, this limited engagement concert also features a world-class orchestra of 23 musicians, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, to accompany 15 of Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre and an ensemble of rising stars from Etobicoke School of The Arts. Nine continues Podium Concert Productions' mission to create exhilarating performances of 'shows that deserve to be heard', combining the symphony experience with musical theatre excellence.

Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert Photo Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Following the critically acclaimed success of its inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert, Podium Concert Productions will proudly present the Tony Award-winning musical Nine in Concert, at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts on January 12 and 13, 2018. Starring Stratford Festival veteran Juan Chioran, this limited engagement concert also features a world-class orchestra of 23 musicians, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, to accompany 15 of Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre and an ensemble of rising stars from Etobicoke School of The Arts. Nine continues Podium Concert Productions' mission to create exhilarating performances of shows that deserve to be heard , combining the symphony experience with musical theatre excellence.

Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratfo Photo Seana McKenna, André Sills, Daren A. Herbert & More Will Lead 2018 Season at Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino just announced key casting for the 2018 season of the Stratford Festival, including Seana McKenna as Julius Caesar, Andr Sills as Coriolanus, and Daren A. Herbert as Harold Hill, the 'Music Man.'

Photo Flash: Music and Magic Combine in JAY & SHILO'S SIBLING REVELRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Imagine if the creatures from NARNIA found themselves in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA... Sibling Revelry is a fun, musical romp for the whole family revolving around siblings Jay and Shilo; two kids who live in a theatre populated by magical and musical creatures. Drawing on their creativity, the brother and sister duo use their strengths to help their friend Tallulah the fairy find her bravery and take centre stage.

Sarah Caraher to Star in Podium Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Podium Concert Productions is thrilled to announce the final casting of the two young protagonists in the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert, for three performances only January 13-15, 2017.

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal.

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal.

Casting Complete for Podium Concert Productions' Inaugural Presentation of THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Podium Concert Productions is thrilled to announce the final casting of the two young protagonists in the Tony Award¬ģ-winning musical¬†THE SECRET GARDENIn Concert, for three performances only¬†January 13-15, 2017.

Sarah Caraher to Star in Podium Concert Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Podium Concert Productions is thrilled to announce the final casting of the two young protagonists in the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert, for three performances only January 13-15, 2017.

Podium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Podium Concert Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, in concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne lamon Hall, January 13-15, 2017, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre.

BWW Exclusive: A First Look at the Cast of Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Alan Henry - Feb 9, 2015

I'm very pleased to announce that BroadwayWorld Toronto has exclusive photos from this morning's first rehearsal of The Stratford Festival's The Sound of Music. See the exclusive photos of the cast in action in our photo gallery!

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Swift advance sales have prompted the Stratford Festival to extend the runs of four productions, just as the box office has opened to the public. Performances of Carousel, The Alchemist, The Physicists and The Last Wife have been added to the schedule.

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