Monday, 10 January 2011
A New Era for Canadian Musicals?
January 20th looks to be an auspicious date, at least for Canadian musical theatre. On that date, Theatre Twenty will be launched in Toronto. A collective of twenty of Canada's top musical theatre artists, including Louise Pitre and with support from no less a figure than Jean Valjean himself -- Colm Wilkinson, it would appear that Toronto's march toward becoming a major world centre for musicals is taking another bold step. Of course, we've been here before, and the unfortunate demise of Australia's Kookaburra should serve as a cautionary tale, but I'm hoping they'll get it right this time. They are beginning with a workshop of a musical based on Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs. Let's hope that it's the first of many, and that it will give me a cause (and a means) to come home at last.
Posted by Mel Atkey at 16:55