Long & Winding Road

2011/2012 Season

About the Show

Apr 1, 2012 | TELUS Centre, Koerner Hall

After our sold-out, smash hit concerts Both Sides Now and The Sound of Silence, Acting Up Stage Company blurred the lines of rock, cabaret and musical theatre with an astonishing evening paying tribute to the music and partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Hit songs such as “A Day In The Life”, “Revolution”, “Blackbird” and “Let It Be” were re-imagined by some of Canada’s greatest musical theatre performers with stunning original orchestrations.

Musical theatre fans loved the chance to see their favourite artists performing these “undiscovered showtunes” and music fans were blown away by the re-examination of this iconic music.


  • musical direction, vocal arrangements and original arrangements by Reza Jacobs
    directed and dramaturged by Elenna Mosoff
  • starring Thom Allison, Jackie Richardson, Michael Therriault
    Sara Farb, Deborah Hay, Kelly Holiff, Jeff Irving, Amanda LeBlanc,
    Jeigh Madjus, Eden Richmond, Mike Ross, Steve Ross, Evan Alexander Smith
Jacobs Reza

Reza Jacobs

Reza Jacobs is a composer, sound designer and music director, known for his versatility in style and genre. His composition and sound design credits include The Madonna Painter at Factory Theatre, Candida and Serious Money at The Shaw Festival, Shakuntala at Pleiades Theatre and, as Music Director, Assassins by Birdland/Talk is Free Theatre (Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Musical, 2010). For Acting Up Stage, Reza has music directed and arranged A Man of No Importance and Edges, as well as the The Beatles, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen tribute concerts. Outside Canada, Reza has composed and performed as a musician for Sovanna Phum, one of the leading Cambodian puppet and dance companies, touring Cambodia and then the United States with The Story of the Dog. This fall, Reza will tour with Andrea Martin as Music Director of her one-woman show, Everything Must Go.

Elenna Mosoff

Elenna is a director and producer in Toronto. She recently completed her MFA in Directing at Ohio University. She has directed numerous productions at Hart House Theatre including last season’s Equus. She has worked in NYC with HERE Arts Centre & FIGMENT. In London, England she worked with Punchdrunk, The Royal Opera House as well as The British Library Archives at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since returning to Toronto, Elenna has worked with Luminato, The Toronto International Film Festival and Acting Up Stage Company. She is the co-founding Artistic Director of Limehouse Theatre, as well as founding member of The Mission Business.