The Playlist Behind Killer Business - The Musical

A couple of weeks ago, we asked the folks behind A Misfortune to create a playlist of some of the songs (both musical theatre and non) which inspired their show. After much feedback, we decided to ask the same of Rob Torr, the composer of Killer Business - The Musical, also having its premier at the Next Stage Theatre Festival in January. Set against the opening of a new musical which is unexpectedly ambushed by the appearance of a less-than-alive victim, Killer Business has everything we love: song, dance and a body count. If you’re a fan of an old-fashioned showtune dosed with a healthy side of whodunnit, we have a feeling that if this musical rocks, it will absolutely be your new favorite show. More

A Misfortune Playlist (According to Scott, Kevin and Wade)

A Misfortune, premiering at the Next Stage Festival on January 9, is a a romantic, bittersweet musical about small moments and momentous decisions. Based on a story by Chekhov, composed by the team behind the Summerworks hit Hero and Leander and starring our very own Banks Prize Winner Jordan Till, we’ve got to say we’re staying up nights in excitement over their new foray. We asked composer Scott Christian, lyricist Wade Bogert-O’Brien and book writer Kevin Shea to compile a playlist of their influences for A Misfortune More

Sting Playlist (According to Mitchell)

In anticipation of UnCovered: Sting & The Police, for anyone who doesn’t know his music (or anyone who doesn’t know that they know his music), here is my suggested 30-minute playlist – in alphabetical order - to whet your appetite (spoiler alert – all of these songs will be in our concert). More

Kander and Ebb Playlist (According to Rielle)

Singer songwriter teams are so wonderful. The very notion that two artists have found a part of their soul in the other is so incredibly special. So specific. What one lacks, the other provides. The trust, the vulnerability, the honesty. It’s everything art should be. I like to imagine when these teams find each other, they can physically feel a change in themselves, almost like they found a twin. More

Rodgers and Hammerstein Playlist (According to Nathan)

I was raised on Rodgers and Hammerstein. The first musical I ever acted in was The King and I at our local community theatre, with my very caucasian father playing the King, my older sister playing one of his wives (it’s a small town, okay?), our next door neighbour playing Anna, and a 5-year-old me and my 7-year-old brother as two of his sons. They dyed my platinum blonde hair permanently black, an action I’ve never forgiven them for as my hair was never as blonde again. Despite being only a little older than a toddler, something stuck, and I’ve been adoring these two geniuses ever since. More

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