The Canadian Music Theatre Project is Canada’s first incubator for the development of new Musical Theatre Works by Canadian and international composers, lyricists and book-writers. The first two works being developed are COME FROM AWAY, by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and CENTRAL PARK TANGO, by Robert Gontier and Nicky Phillips.
Readings of both new musicals will premiere at Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre on Tuesday, April 10 at 2PM and 8PM and will be performed by second and third year students in Sheridan’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance Program. Admission to the Toronto readings is a pay what you can contribution to Theatre Sheridan. Presentations will continue, Thursday, April 12 – Saturday, April 21, at Sheridan College’s Peter Gilgan Centre at the Trafalgar Campus in Oakville. Both works will be presented at each performance.
“Establishing a permanent headquarters for the development of new musicals is a culturally significant event in Canada. Sheridan is Canada’s largest arts school and this ground-breaking initiative continues its proactive role as the country’s centre for creative innovation,” said Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Performing Arts at Sheridan and Toronto theatre producer. “Our rehearsal halls have been creative laboratories led by some of Canada’s most accomplished theatre practitioners.”
JUST THE FACTS
Playing two performances at the Panasonic Theatre: Tuesday, April 10th @ 2PM and 8PM
Playing at Sheridan College’s Peter Gilgan Centre: Thursday, April 12th to Saturday, April 21st
COME FROM AWAY, by David Hein and Irene Sankoff (My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, 2010 New York Music Theatre Festival “Outstanding New Musical” and “Excellence in Writing” awards), under the direction of David Ferry and musical direction of Callum Morris and CENTRAL PARK TANGO, by Robert Gontier and Nicky Phillips (Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, In Flanders Fields), under the direction of Jim Betts and musical direction of Aaron Eyre.