Friday, June 17, 2011

Toronto's Theatre 20 is Driven to Score - June 20 Celebrating Canadian Composers

From a media release:

Now that the Story has Begun,
Theatre 20 is Driven to Score!


Monday, June 20, 2011
DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers


Toronto, ON - Following their critically acclaimed inaugural concert in May 2011, Theatre 20, Toronto's newest musical theatre company, takes the stage June 20 with DRIVEN TO SCORE, the second in their three-part concert series at the Panasonic Theatre.

In keeping with their three-part mandate of celebration, creation and education of story-driven musical theatre, DRIVEN TO SCORE is an intimate celebration of Canadian composers, featuring the work of Leslie Arden, Jonathan Monro and David Warrack.

Directed by Alisa Palmer and hosted by Ann-Marie MacDonald, DRIVEN TO SCORE brings together an incredible lineup of Theatre 20 Founding Artists - Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), Ma-Anne Dionisio (Miss Saigon) and David Keeley (Rock of Ages) - joined by Sterling Jarvis, Alana Bridgewater and Yvan Pednault, six incomparable Canadian musical actors, for one night only at the Panasonic Theatre. Special appearances by Adam Brazier and the Theatre 20 Emerging Artist Choir.

Tickets are $59 and $69 and are available in person at the Panasonic Box Office, through TicketKing by phone at 416-872-1212 (1-800-461-3333) or online at TicketKing.com.https://web.ticketking.com/TK/default.asp

Theatre 20's journey started with a packed house and rave reviews for THE STORY BEGINS: Celebrating Songs from Story-driven Musicals. Join us on June 20 for the next night of musical theatre celebration, DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers.

All concert series profits will benefit Theatre 20's future productions.

For more information about Theatre 20, or to inquire about development, education, sponsorship and/or volunteer opportunities, visit theatre20.com  or contact info@theatre20.com.

Theatre 20 presents DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers
Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m.
Panasonic Theatre - 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
• Tickets $69 & $59
• 416-872-1212  |  1-800-461-3333
BUY TICKETS at TicketKing.com


THEATRE 20
Theatre 20 is an artist-led, story-driven company with a focus on developing and presenting original Canadian musicals as well as re-imagining existing repertoire from both the national and international canons. It is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization that has been formed not only to create musical works for the stage but also to play an active and positive role within the community. It aims to nurture the talent of writers and composers and foster the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs.

Theatre 20's management team is made up of Artistic Director Adam Brazier, Artistic Producer Tamara Bernier Evans, General Manager Rosie Shaw and Associate Producer Michael Rubinstein.  Founding artists include Evan Buliung, Brent Carver, Dan Chameroy, Juan Chioran, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Susan Gilmour, Trish Lindström, David Keeley, Nora McLellan, Louise Pitre, Eliza-Jane Scott, Carly Street, Steven Sutcliffe and Colm Wilkinson. (Louise Pitre is pictured above)

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