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Who’s up for a musical theatre dance party?

Dance Party

If “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” then we have the event for you. Coming up on Sunday, April 19 is the second annual musical theatre dance party And 5,6,7,8… presented by Acting Up Stage Company in association with Theatre 20, Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program, and Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. More

The Internet: How NOT to attract Millenials?


What’s the first thing you do when you wake up? For me, I generally turn on my phone that lies charging next to my bed. I see what emails have come in between 12AM and 7AM (sadly, there are usually a solid dozen) and then I open Facebook and Twitter to see what’s happening in the lives of those around me. And what’s the last thing I do before going to bed? Generally logging onto Facebook for one final check in before shutting off my phone and turning off the light. More

Step Up, and Take the Stage!

Take the Stage 2014

Attention all local singers and musical theatre enthusiasts! Have you always wanted to be coached by Canada’s finest musical theatre  stars, have a unique day of team-building and skill development, and end it all with a performance to celebrity judges – all while supporting a local charitable theatre company? Well, Acting Up Stage is here to serve your very specific dreams with Take the Stage! More

Fun facts about the musical Once


To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, as well as the current Mirvish production featuring a homegrown cast of Canadian performers, we’ve gathered a short list of fun facts about the 2012 Broadway musical based on the 2007 micro-budget Irish film starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. More

My Wild Party Experience in New York City

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Unionville High School had a tradition – every year the Grade 10 Drama Students would go on a trip New York City in May. So, in early May of 2000, I boarded the bus to the Big Apple.

We departed early Monday morning and pulled up to the Skyline Hotel at West 49th St and 10th Ave. around 7 p.m.; it was four students to a room. We spent that first night wandering around Times Square; candy stores, Toys-R-Us and neon lights. I don’t really remember what we did during the days (Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum, Harlem… it’s all kind of a blur) because the real reason I went on the trip was to go see Broadway musicals. More

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