Mirvish Productions is the premier name in Toronto Theatre, bringing musicals, dramas, comedies and more to the theatre stage for over 50 years.
As the curtain rises, both those on stage and those in the auditorium bring their own perspectives and history to the story about to unfold before them. People travel from far and wide and descend on the theatre to create a unique and shared experience. Today we explore both the far and wide and the hyperlocal.
This week's Check In From Away has our hosts checking in with Come From Away companies from around the globe. We also have our Director of Communications, John Karastamatis, in a Q&A with Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue (Room, The Pull of the Stars). Finally, we chatted with longtime Mirvish staffer, Laurel Purvis, about her favourite local spots in Toronto!
With a heavy heart Mirvish Productions will mark the life of Brent Carver, one of Canada’s most acclaimed actors, by dimming the marquee lights of two theatres on Friday August 7 at 8PM — the Royal Alexandra, in which he performed his solo show of stories and songs in 1995; and the Princess of Wales, in which he starred as Gandalf in the world premiere production of The Lord of the Rings in 2006. ©Marcus Oleniuk (Toronto Star)
Acclaimed musical theatre star Ma-Anne Dionisio performs “The Bottle and the Song”. The six-part serialized story (available in a podcast) and song cycle (released as a music video) continues today with a new chapter and new song release.
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