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.”


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.




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