January 21, 2015 by Carly Maga
January 16, 2015 by Carly Maga
Acting Up Stage Company is very excited and proud to be co-presenting a film at this year’s Toronto Black Film Festival! Una 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
January 13, 2015 by Mitchell Marcus
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
January 9, 2015 by Carly Maga
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.
January 5, 2015 by Carly Maga
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
Isn’t it a thing of beauty?