Although theatre companies across the country produce musicals each season, there are few programs dedicated to the development of new musicals.

In May 2011, Acting Up Stage Company inaugurates NoteWorthy - a program in five parts unlike any other in Canada for musical theatre. First, the “matchmaking”, wherein composers and playwrights are paired up to explore an artistic collaboration. Next, two sets of the most promising collaborators move on to develop a dramatic concept. Then, the most exciting musical concept will be commissioned, then workshopped and ultimately brought to life on our stage.