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Una Vida, Co-Presented by Acting Up Stage and the Toronto Black Film Festival

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Acting Up Stage Company is very excited and proud to be co-presenting a film at this year’s Toronto Black Film FestivalUna Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind is playing on Saturday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the AGO’s Jackman Hall, with a very special tribute to legendary actor Bill Cobbs!   More

Here’s why you should pick up a Wild Party flyer – NOW

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Now that our flyers for The Wild Party are about to be unleashed into the city of Toronto, word about the show is about to spread like wildfire! Keep your eyes peeled for these beauties in your neighbourhood soon, and be sure to pick one up. Not only are they full of key information about our upcoming production of The Wild Party, but the team at Acting Up Stage discovered a fun trick you can do with one… More

How to get rich fast – don’t work in the arts

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Recently I have read several articles, all coming out of the UK, discussing the low income of artists. In her column (which I love) Lyn Gardner suggested that theatre directors have been subsidizing theatre in the United Kingdom, with half of them earning less than £5,000 a year. Susan Jones also recently published an article in The Guardian looking at artists’ fees across several well-developed countries, including Canada, noting that artists are generally paid less than the average national income. In Canada for example, she notes that a typical Canadian artist earned $20,000 per year which is 74% of the national income.

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Video Roundup: The Roaring Twenties in Musical Theatre

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The closer we get to the opening of The Wild Party next month, the more we wish the clock would roll all the way back to the Roaring Twenties. The jazz, the dancing, the fashion – this is truly one of the most glamorous decades in history.

But without the actual ability to travel through time, we luckily have Broadway shows to momentarily transport us almost 100 years backwards (yes – it’s been that long). And when we especially feel the need to inject a little roar into our everyday life, we find that these are five songs are the real bee’s knees. More

Check out the poster for The Wild Party!

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Isn’t it a thing of beauty?

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