Acting Up Stage Company is dedicated to producing, developing and advancing the versatile art of musical theatre by:

i. interpreting contemporary, thought-provoking work through the lens of our country’s artists;
ii. bringing new musicals to life; and
iii. developing the artists and audiences of tomorrow.

Staged in intimate settings and starring Canada’s finest artists, our productions are timely, thought-provoking and entertaining, challenging expectations of the genre.

“Acting Up Stage Company began in 2005 as a response to a market dominated by musicals based on pop songs or movies,” says Artistic Producer Mitchell Marcus. “We wanted to provide an alternative musical experience with rich scores and powerful stories.”

Acting Up Stage Company has been rewarded time and again with rave reviews, sold-out performances and 13 Dora Award nominations. We have been recognized by arts councils, foundations, corporate sponsors and private donors for artistic excellence, prudent financial management and sensible strategies.

Mitchell Marcus, Artistic Producer
Mitchell is the founder and Artistic Producer of Acting Up Stage Company. He also is an Associate Producer with Luminato - Toronto's Festival of Arts and Creativity. Mitchell has previously produced the 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and for four years, served as the Production Coordinator for the It’s Always Something Variety Show at the Princess of Wales and Elgin Theatres. Mitchell serves on the board of directors of the Laidlaw Foundation.

Board of Directors

Scott Belton
Mallory Gilbert
Arlene Jillard
Gary Marcus
Peter McKinnon
Linda Montague
Eddy Morassutti
Angela Nelson-Heesch
Jason Spetter
Beth Sulman
Ellen Wallace

Associate Artists

Thom Allison
Leslie Arden
Barbara Barsky
Bruce Dow
Steven Gallagher
Patty Jamieson
Jeff Lillico
Sharron Matthews
Robert McQueen
Tracy Michailidis
Phillip Silver
Paul Sportelli


Mitchell Marcus, Artistic Producer
Elenna Mosoff, Associate Producer
David Daniels, Executive Producer