Saturday, 12 February 2011

Musical Stages

There is a very good magazine published in the UK called Musical Stages.  (  I have subscribed to it -- and occasionally contributed articles -- for many years.  Like me, they treat musical theatre as an international form, and have subscribers and correspondents all over the world -- except, apparently, in my native Canada.  Even though Toronto is arguably the world's third largest centre for commercial theatre and has given the world shows like The Drowsy Chaperone and The Story of My Life, they don't cover it, while they do cover such other centres as Melbourne, Tokyo and Amsterdam.  I suggested that they ought to do an article on Theatre Twenty, the new artist-led company that has started in Toronto with Colm Wilkinson, Louise Pitre and Bret Carver (and seventeen others).  But I haven't won them over yet.  Maybe you can help me.