This is my first year experiencing the Toronto Fringe Festival! What an amazing time to be in Toronto. There's around 150 shows this year; I know I'll only be able to skim the surface. The following is by no means a review, just some short thoughts!
I began by going to see "Crux" a new show written by a fellow Sheridan alumni, Greg Borris and choreographed by my good friend Eric Dahlinger. This was a very innovative piece of immersive theatre that took place in a rock climbing gym! They took their scenes to new heights, literally! A very interesting piece that is worth seeing.
On Saturday I took a non-performer friend to see "The Fence" written by the team who wrote last year's "Summerland": Johnson, Johnston and Wilde. I LOVED this show! It was an amazing performance of song and dance that had the entire theatre on their feet by the end. So many beautiful moments were created with a clearly phenomenal group of artists. I was laughing, crying and beaming! Highly recommend. My friend also loved it! Not being a performer herself she was nervous that the material would be inaccessible to her, but I can assure you she was crying throughout and thoroughly enjoyed her first Fringe experience.
This week I plan to see "Life After" and "Into"! So excited for both of these pieces. I'll see what else I can snag tickets to.
This city is full of so much creativity, love and stories waiting to be heard/seen.
A lot of has happened since closing night of Sunday in the Park with George. I had the immense pleasure of watching the rest of my classmates perform in Grand Hotel which was a stellar production. Finally I finished off my last year at Sheridan with an awards night performance of "Nothing Without You" from Theory of Relativity with the Class of 2016.
On June 7th I officially graduated from Sheridan's Music Theatre program as part of the Class of 2016! Now it's time to leap into the professional world of theatre and beyond.
This month I also officially moved into Toronto to begin a new adventure. It's been amazing to take in the shows and classes available here! My first summer in Toronto. I've already seen some amazing Mirvish shows and I can't wait to check out the Fringe Festival!
Some exciting news is that the CMTP workshop cast of Matthew Lee Robinson's Atlantis recorded a demo CD and it is now being distributed. Hoping to share a few songs on here. Keep checking back under "Media"!
I have some new keys that I'm bringing with me, let's see where I go.
Opening Week of "Sunday in the Park with George"
This week we open "Sunday in the Park with George", my final show with Theatre Sheridan! It has been an amazing process. The artistic team is incredible! The tech for this show is ASTOUNDING and unlike anything you've seen before at Theatre Sheridan. I can't wait to perform this show with my very talented classmates. Come see us in one Sondheim's masterpieces!
We open on April 14th and run until April 24th
Directed by: Sue Miner
Music Direction by: Adam White
Shows are officially SOLD OUT but some tickets may still be released, call the Theatre Sheridan box office: 905-815-4049
Sunday in the Park with George ~ Week 2
We have almost finished our second week of rehearsals for Theatre Sheridan’s production of Sunday in the Park with George. Last week we focused on learning the score and this week was some reviewing as well as staging! This is such a beautiful show and I feel so privileged to be a part of it. In Act 1 I portray Celeste #2 and in Act 2 I play George’s ex wife, Elaine.
The show will be running from April 14-24 in Theatre Sheridan’s Studio Theatre. It is directed by Sue Miner with Music Direction by Adam White. You do not want to miss it.
Tomorrow I have my first costume fitting, and I can’t wait to try on a bustle!
Tickets are available online at: https://tickets.sheridancollege.ca/TheatreManager/1/login&event=0
or in person at the Box Office or by calling in at 905-815-4049
Also, here is a beautiful Renoir painting that is providing some inspiration for the Celestes’: