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Stratford Festival's 2021 Productions to Roll out Digitally Photo Stratford Festival's 2021 Productions to Roll out Digitally
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021

Productions from the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season begin streaming this Thursday, September 2, with a ticketed viewing party of selections from Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre on Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s streaming platform. It will feature a live chat for all those virtually attending at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PLAY ON! Cabaret is an Exhilarating Rock Concert Photo BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PLAY ON! Cabaret is an Exhilarating Rock Concert with the Bard
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 1, 2021

The fresh new PLAY ON! Cabaret at the Stratford Festival offers an impressive celebration of what popular music pulls from Shakespeare, what Shakespeare has to say about music, and what themes are frequently explored in both. Described as a “Shakespeare-inspired Mixtape,” this 90 minute cabaret produces diversified covers of songs by artists like Taylor Swift, Prince, and Rush while skillfully weaving in some of Shakespeare’s most celebrated words. Between the excellent music selections and arrangements, beautiful words, and tremendous performances from all four singers, The Festival Theatre Canopy has become home to a bonafide rock concert with the bard. 

Photos: First Look at PLAY ON! at Stratford Festival Photo Photos: First Look at PLAY ON! at Stratford Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2021

Curated by Robert Markus, Julia Nish-Lapidus and James Wallis, and directed by Julia Nish-Lapidus and James Wallis, the performance features Gabriel Antonacci, Jacob MacInnis, Jennifer Rider-Shaw, and Kaitlyn Santa Juana.

Stratford Festival to Begin Performances in July Photo Stratford Festival to Begin Performances in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021

The Ontario government has issued its guidance for attendance at outdoor performing arts events, paving the way for the opening of the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season. According to these guidelines, the Stratford Festival will be able to accommodate 100 people (or 25% capacity) in each of its new outdoor canopies.

Stratford Festival Announces 2021 Outdoor Season Featuring Plays & Musical Cabarets S Photo Stratford Festival Announces 2021 Outdoor Season Featuring Plays & Musical Cabarets Starring Canada's Top Talent
by Alan Henry - Apr 7, 2021

The Stratford Festival is transforming, for this summer, into an outdoor festival offering a season of six plays and five cabarets reflecting on the theme of Metamorphosis, with performances held under beautiful canopies that will hark back to the Festival’s founding under a tent in 1953.

BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is a Magical Romp for Kids and Adults Alike Photo BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is a Magical Romp for Kids and Adults Alike
by Isabella Perrone - Nov 27, 2019

Pinocchio is not a new story by any means, and according to director Sheila McCarthy's program note, it's been translated into 260 languages since it was written in 1881. With such a wealth of imaginings and interpretations already in the world, Brian Hill (book) and Neil Bartram (music and lyrics) wisely decide to let the simplicity of the fairy-tale take centre stage in THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO.

Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO Photo Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that this year's holiday musical is the Canadian premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio! Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct this rollicking new musical, which follows the beloved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. The Adventures of Pinocchio will be presented on the Mainstage from November 11, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Full Company Announced for ATLANTIC BLUE at The Charlottetown Festival Photo Full Company Announced for ATLANTIC BLUE at The Charlottetown Festival
by Julie Musbach - Jul 29, 2019

Confederation Centre of the Arts welcomes Tara MacLean's ode to Canada's East Coast to The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Honibe, Atlantic Blue open this Friday August 2 at 7:30 p.m. and plays Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights through September 27, 2019 at The Mack. The title sponsor of The Charlottetown Festival is CIBC.

Full Company Announced For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival Photo Full Company Announced For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Jesus Christ Superstar at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival. The Adam Brazier-directed production will present his take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock opera.

Full Company Announced For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival Photo Full Company Announced For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

Complete casting has been announced for Jesus Christ Superstar at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival. The Adam Brazier-directed production will present his take on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock opera.

YPT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extended Due to Popular Demand! Photo YPT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Extended Due to Popular Demand!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that Beauty and the Beast will be held over to January 7 due to unprecedented demand!

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Tonight at Young People's Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens Tonight at Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Young People's Theatre has become known for their joyous Holiday shows and this season's offering couldn't be better!

YPT to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this Holiday Season Photo YPT to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has become known for their joyous Holiday shows and this season's offering couldn't be better! YPT is thrilled to present the beloved musical Beauty and the Beast. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, this timeless classic will be presented on the Mainstage from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31.

Come Enjoy Some Dr. Seuss and Holiday Family Fun at YPT!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2016

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has been overwhelmed by the response to Seussical by critics and audience members alike, with performances selling out! There are still a few good seats available up to and including Holliday Week -- but you need to act fast. Best seats and prices can be found at 11am performances.

Photo Flash: Young People's Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2016

Young People's Theatre is proud to present a brand new production of Seussical. An all-time favourite at YPT, this fantastical musical exemplifies the philosophy that 'a person's a person no matter how small'. It's a Seuss-a-deussical treat for the Holidays!

Brand New Production SEUSSICAL to Return to Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Young People's Theatre is proud to present a brand new production of Seussical. An all-time favourite at YPT, this fantastical musical exemplifies the philosophy that "a person's a person no matter how small". It's a Seuss-a-deussical treat for the Holidays!

Young People's Theatre Extends JACOB TWO-TWO
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 13, 2015

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has been overwhelmed by public response to the musical, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, announcing today the run would be extended due to demand. Originally slated to run from November 16th to December 20th, the show will now run right through the holidays, to January 3rd. A signature production in YPT's history, this action-packed musical - the company's most-produced show and amongst its most beloved - will feature new music and lyrics by the talented young song-writing duo, Britta and Anika Johnson.  

Young People's Theatre to Present JACOB TWO-TWO MEETS THE HOODED FANG LIGHTS
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 16, 2015

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present a huge audience favourite for the Holidays in their 50th Anniversary Season: Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. A signature production in YPT's history, this action-packed musical - the company's most-produced show and amongst its most beloved - will feature new music and lyrics by talented young song-writing duo, Britta and Anika Johnson.  

Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9
by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 3, 2015

Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada's exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre. Scott Christian, Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal and Kevin Wong are behind some of the biggest hits recently presented at the Fringe, SummerWorks and Next Stage festivals. Their songs have been enjoyed on recordings and in theatres, concert halls and cabarets worldwide. Discover compelling characters and stories brought to life by a whole new generation of musical theatre creators.

YPT Extends JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH into January
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 19, 2014

Young People's Theatre has announced that the musical James and the Giant Peach has just been held over for a second time due to overwhelming audience demand. YPT is extending their special ?Holiday schedule which will now include performances at 11am and 2pm on most days from December 26 to January 4. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for complete schedule details.

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